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Active Beers: 36
Beer Ratings: 803
Beer Avg: 3.85
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Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by buschbeer:
4.28/5 rDev -4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I checked this place out on a recent visit with my friends across the river. This was our first stop of four brewpubs and by far the best. From the outside it doesn't look like much. There is a gravel parking lot and a large building that houses the brewing facility and tap room. The place isn't fancy on the inside either. The brewhouse is to the left and the tap room is immediately inside. They did not have food, but you can order in or bring food.
On the day I went there were 12 beers on tap. I picked out six for my sampler, plus our group ordered about every beer so plenty of tasting was going on. Of the six in my sampler I liked all six of them. I don't think that has ever happened to me that I liked every beer that I tried.
The bartender yelled that a tour would start for anyone interested and suggested to grab a pint which I did. I was happy to learn that MadTree would be coming to northern Ohio by year's end.
Overall, the tap room is not fancy or impressing, but the beer is awesome. They quickly became one of my favorite Ohio breweries. I cannot wait until they come to my part of the state. I highly recommend trying all of their beers. I am also a fan them canning their beer. What a great experience.
05-17-2014 18:32:44 | More by buschbeer
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3.43/5 rDev -23.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
I’m going to be honest on this up front–by the time I got to MadTree Brewing on a recent trip to Cincinnati, my palette was pretty shot. I’d already run the gamut of what nearby Listermanns had to offer, had a full dinner and quaffed a half-bottle of wine. So take this with a grain of salt.
MadTree has done a pretty decent job making a cold, middle-of-nowhere warehouse into a welcoming destination location. The place seems like its always crowded despite the inhospital exterior and extremely suspect gravel parking situation. The tap room is lively and comforting, despite the lack of comfortable furnishings.
How the hell does that even make sense?
As for the beers, I respect the breadth of options they always seem to have on tap. I had to go through almost a full two paddles full of samples before repeating anything. And of all of them I tried, they all presented themselves crisp and lacking any off-flavors. They’ve got the execution part down, at least.
The only criticism I have is that none of their beers had a wow factor. At least not for me. When the time came to order a pint, I had difficulty choosing, because none really stood out. I ended up ordering their Psychopathy IPA, with the Gnarly Brown coming in a close second. I suppose the fact that I felt their best brews are also their flagships says something for the experimentation they still need to do to find some more go-to recipes.
But as I said, everything was more than drinkable, and I had a good time. The service was swift even though they were swamped, and I enjoyed everything that splashed against my tastebuds.
07-14-2014 13:44:40 | More by bigkingken
MadTree Brewing in Cincinnati, OH
97 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.