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BEER AVG
3.87/5
Based on:
25 Beers
4,002 Ratings
Place Score: 92
Ratings: 163
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

2002 Pankratz St.
Madison, Wisconsin, 53704
United States
phone: (608) 663-3926

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Reviews by Yetiman420:
Photo of Yetiman420
4.64/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

As a point of reference, I've had the pleasure of visiting around 170 brewpubs in North America. Business travel sure has its perks.

I'm typing this review courtesy of Ale Asylum's complimentary wireless internet access (currently working on one of their three Belgium offerings).

As others have mentioned, AA is in an industrial area and the inside is surprisingly sophisticated for the location. It's close to the airport so I decided to stop by on my flight out ($14 cab ride from the east side of downtown Madison).

To this point, I've had the west-coast hopped up Amber and a Belgium and can easily say the quality of beer here is worth the trip. It's obvious they take it seriously which is reflected in the product.

The only food offering is a small deli counter with premium ingredients.

With only two brewpubs to choose from in Madison, this one will be your better pick if beer quality is what you crave.

Update post visit: I also had their amazingly fragrant hoppy pale and an excellent sandwich from their deli. The place also has a West-Coast Choppers feel to it with the industrial decor and two bald dudes (one with a long goatee). Excellent work and worth the visit!

More User Reviews:
Photo of RobinLee
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Nice tour, place is pretty big but we still got to see and hear about all of it. They have all their bottled beers, as well as a couple tap-only, so pretty solid selection. Food was great, came out in timely fashion. If I have a complaint, it is a bit dark in the back, but that's a small personal issue (I don't have the best eyesight to begin with).

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Imacopyouidiot
3.59/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of jmundth
4.49/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Dovers
4.54/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Austin32
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2.25

They built a brand new location, full of style, atmosphere and great beer.....unfortunately the handful of times I have been there the service has been below average and the food barely passes low end bar food. Again, very cool building, great drinking atmosphere and great beer... but eat somewhere else.

Photo of redleg411
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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Ale Asylum in Madison, WI
92 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.