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Madtown Nutbrown - Ale Asylum

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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 7
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blend of seven unique malts give this brown ale an earthy aroma and a flavor reminiscent of caramel with a slightly creamy finish.

(Beer added by: rhoadsrage on 06-29-2006)
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

twbeecher, Feb 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

jakea, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of BasementBer
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Another solid design on this bottle, the grave diggers and the face with moustache in the moon.

A: Amber to brown coloration with decent lacing. Cloudy and slighty higher in carbonation.

S: Nutty malts with a sweet caramel aroma as required by the style.

T: Sweet malts in the nose followed by waffle syrup and hints of bittering in the finish.

M: washes well and doesnt leave much jazz on the tounge. just easy drinkin sweet brown.

O: great beer with rich malt character, not a must have for the style but bashes a newcastle over the head and buries it.

BasementBer, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of Chrisbracken420
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Chrisbracken420, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

rocklibster, Jan 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

areich6, Jan 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Mrpickles, Jan 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

whartontallboy, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

UncleRandy, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

duff247, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

tyleeis, Dec 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

mhaugo, Dec 04, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

bootsdomino, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Soneast, Nov 21, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Gatordaddy, Nov 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

mariposafan, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

tvv375ia, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

imperialking, Nov 15, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

bpfrush, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of manitouman84
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a solid translucent brown with subtle amber hues, with a nice two finger head and light retention. Nutty malt aroma accompanied by a fair amount of hops. Citrus and grapefruit in faint amounts with that typical and characteristic ale asylum aroma (hard to explain exactly what that is other than a gingery hop smell). Sweet caramel up front, cocoa, nutty malts, grapefruit, and white grape in the faintest amount. Slight tartness to it, medium body, the finish is a bit off, but still very drinkable and still very good.

manitouman84, Oct 07, 2011
Photo of Strix
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium-dark brown with a slight head.

Vague caramel nutty smell.

Caramel, toffee, and roasted notes. On par for the style, fairly flavorful.

Medium mouthfeel and carbonation.

This wasn't anything revolutionary, but was well-balanced and an easy drinker. Simple and enjoyable.

Strix, Sep 22, 2011
Photo of Sammy
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Brown ales are mostly not an exciting category, and this one on-tap at the brewery is no exception. It was however beter than average for the style because of its rich malt and creamy mouthfeel. Too sweet. Light brown colour with creamy head. It looks like its on nitro, which it is not.

Sammy, Sep 09, 2011
Photo of biggred1
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to wildman Joe for grabbing me some beer in Wisconsin!

Poured from a stubby brown bottle with some kind of date code that is smeared off of the bottle. A good looking beer for sure. Clear chestnut brown with a few floaties that lead me to think this one could be a tad past it's prime and a massive khaki head that settles slowly to soft peaks. Roasted almonds and barley in the aroma..nice. Roasty and malty flavors with pecan-like nuttiness and plenty of rich malt that is well balanced with mild floral hoppiness. Medium lean bodied and creamy with smooth carbonation. A tasty brew.

biggred1, Sep 04, 2011
Photo of nickd717
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Sugar Maple in Milwaukee.

Medium brown in color, fairly clear with a light beige head.

The aroma is nice and nutty, pretty spot-on for what I expect of this style.

Great complex nut flavor, with hazelnuts and chestnuts standing out along with a good toffee presence.

Medium-bodied with a decently smooth mouthfeel.

Overall very good for the style.

nickd717, Aug 26, 2011
Photo of Slyjoker87
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours out as a darkish brown color with a slight head that receded moderately.

S - Smells faintly of carmel with a hint of nuttiness or perhaps a little chocolate savoriness?

T - Tastes wonderfully rich. The carmel notes are not overpowering , and the same can be said of the maltiness and nuttiness.

M - Not overly carbonated, which is a plus. The smooth and creamy feel of this beer is exactly what you want.

O - A very drinkable beer which pairs together the carmel and nut flavors very well. It doesn't leave too much of a lingering flavor, but that helps with the overall drinkability because of how smooth it feels as it is going down. The sweetness is also not overly demanding and thus it goes on the top of the list.

Slyjoker87, Aug 18, 2011
Madtown Nutbrown from Ale Asylum
84 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.