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BEER AVG
3.87/5
Based on:
25 Beers
4,047 Ratings
Place Score: 92
Ratings: 164
Reviews: 69
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 nflmvp:
Photo of nflmvp
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Had lunch at the Asylum on 12/15/07.

The atmosphere of the place is typical "pub in a box". Clean and attractive, with interesting brewery related decor.

The beer and the food were both strong points for the Ale Asylum. I had a soup (Chicken fajita) and sandwich (roast beef) combo and Big Slick Stout. The food was very good and so was the beer.

The selection was good, with a number of styles being represented. All beers were Ale Asylum beers, no guest taps or bottles, that I could see. I don't recall all the different beers but I'd have to say that there were about 10 different choices, on tap.

All the bartenders were college aged guys and none of them really had the enthusiasm for the Ale Asylum beer that you would expect with a place that brews it's own. I asked one of them some questions about the beers that were available and their answers were less than knowledgeable. Otherwise, they were all very professional, courteous and attentive, so they still earn decent marks for service.

I still wish there was a choice in the price category, between 'reasonable' and 'a bit pricey'. I'd have to list this as about average, being neither of the other two. Of course, I had to give it some rating so I leaned towards reasonable.

More User Reviews:
Photo of atone315
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Visited on 2/28/15 as part of the Hop Head Beer Tour. Building was huge, atmosphere felt a tad "corporate". Will definitely stop here again but wouldn't make it the main focus of my trip.

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 164 ratings.