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Gnarly Brown - MadTree Brewing

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Gnarly BrownGnarly Brown

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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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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of wulfie85
3.19/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beejay
3.22/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Much thanks to Ricardo for getting me this brew!

A: Very dark brown with a full coffee and cream head.

S: Floury and bready. There is a slight spice note with perhaps a touch of raisin or brown sugar.

T: Tasty, with dark bread, toffee and perhaps a tiny hint of black tea. There is a strong bitterness in the finish, with a touch of an earthy flavor.

M: Medium in body, the carbonation seems really high. The finish is dry.. very dry. The finish seems strange, long lasting bitterness and dryness takes away from the brew.

O: Overall good, but the mouthfeel throws it a bit out of whack.

Photo of NW2285
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.28/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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.

Photo of mothman
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a thick layer of creamy tan head. Color is a dark caramel brown. Leaves some lace.

Flavor profile: Sweet at first. Kind of like candy and syrup. Chocolate, cocoa, and vanilla. Some roasted notes with hints of coffee. Maybe some brown sugar.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth. Medium bodied. Ends a little dry and roasted.

Overall, a nice drinking brown. It tastes a little bigger than a regular brown ale. Very flavorful.

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

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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