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Gnarly Brown - MadTree Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good

150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.4%
Wants: 10
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
MadTree Brewing visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: meanmutt on 04-24-2013

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Ratings: 150 | Reviews: 20
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoctorBeer
4.93/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Roasty, Nutty, Coffee. Think of it as a a good friend on a cool evening. BTW the transition from morning coffee to Gnarly Brown is seamless.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a great brown ale. Nice malty somewhat leafy nose. Great flavor profile. The flavor lingers and evolves long after I put the glass down. Goes from richly malty with a mild tang and then leaves a dried leaf tone with strong wood. Really a superb beer. One of my all-time favorite brown ales. Wish I had grabbed more.

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3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer_Loving_Brandon
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I live in Mississippi, but I am from Ohio. A guy I work with brought some back from a visit to Ohio and brought me a few of the Madtree beers.

I drank it out of the can so I can't really comment much on the "look" other than the art on the can. To that end, I like it.

The smell is very suppressed in relation to the taste. You smell a beer, but the smell doesn't really indicate the type. I found that to be a bit peculiar, but not a reason to fault the beer.

The taste is quite enjoyable. Notes a coffee and chocolate mixed with some hoppines. As one reviewer mentioned, there is a distinct aftertaste that sticks around. It doesn't compliment the beer and I think further refinement is needed to elevate the beer to at least a quasi-elite status.

With that being said, I would buy this if it were available in my area.

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4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.19/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jminch
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ffshore545
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Weird aftertaste the more I have the less I like

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of bluejacket74
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 ounce can, canned on 11/10/2014. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a clear brown color with some reddish tints to it. Head retention is good, and there's a lot of lacing. The brew smells like brown sugar, nuts, vanilla and some coffee. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some toasted malt and a light bitter hoppiness noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and coating with moderate carbonation. I think this is a good brown ale, I wouldn't mind buying this again. Nice to see the MadTree cans finally come to Columbus! $9.99 a 6-pack.

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4.04/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.2/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.92/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.92/5  rDev -0.3%

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Gnarly Brown from MadTree Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.