Madtown Nutbrown | Ale Asylum

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ale Asylum
Wisconsin, United States
aleasylum.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A blend of seven unique malts give this brown ale an earthy aroma and a flavor reminiscent of caramel with a slightly creamy finish.

Added by rhoadsrage on 06-29-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
373
Reviews:
97
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
12.43%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
75
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 373 |  Reviews: 97
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of WJVII
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

*Reviewed from notes*
Poured on tap into a pint glass this brew had a nice acorn color with about a 3/4 inch white head. Once settled there was a nice cap with good lacing down the sides. There was a mild bitter smell with a backbone of nutty tones. Nothing was overly noticeable with the smell of this brew and that followed suit with the taste. This was a thin beer with mild carbonation and only a slight nutty flavor. Some hints of roasted malts in the aftertaste. This was a forgettable beer. Not great, but ok...with the prices there were better choices to make in the AA line-up.

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Photo of KevChiTown
3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of superfriend
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Mismanagement
3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of whartontallboy
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of tgraven
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Kahlstrom
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of LennyBound
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of redleg411
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of jimmygord
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of BWED
3.02/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler.

A- Very turbid brown body is poured. Light brown, creamy head.

S- Caramel mixed with a little booze and a little nut.

T- Sweet caramel, with a bit of a nuttiness to the flavor as well.

M- Slight creaminess. Carbonation isn't very noticeable. Finish is smooth and sweet.

O- I'd like more from the body of this beer, for some reason, and I think the taste could be a little bolder.

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Photo of badbockbitch
3.06/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FightingEntropy
3.13/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice white head with tight bubbles that lasted for awhile. Looks ok in the glass with a mud brown color. But for me, the smell isn't all that pleasant. Some solid malt but the spiceness of the hop doesn't compliment for me. Overly sweet malt has a thin mouthfeel and not a lot of additional depth to it, though the aftertaset isn't bad. This beer just doesn't do it for me though reading some of the reviews online, I seem to be in the minority on this one. Oh well. I would pass it buy for every other Ale Asylum beer I've tried.

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Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

this was somehat underwhelming. pours a mostly clear ruby brown but with no head to speak of. toffee, roasted nuts, caramel, and rum in the nose. suprisingly thin malts in the taste. almost no residual sugars. some bitterness in the finish but mostly astringent, like cold tea. minimal carbonation. perhaps this one was a bit past it's prime even though i purchased it a few months ago and it's been in the fridge ever since.

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Photo of emerge077
3.17/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep amber tone, unexpected for a Brown Ale. Good level of foam, a thick ring of lacing coats the glass, with a skim over the top. No visible carbonation, yet it's felt on the palate.

Cereal grain dominates the aroma, with a mild sourness that nearly reaches foulness.

Grape-nuts comes to mind, so there must be a good amount of barley in this. There's a nutty sweetness, with a sour apple tang that i'm guessing is from the yeast. Tastes good, but it feels muddled and could use more definition. One pint was enough, doesn't seem much like a session ale.

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Photo of mdwalsh
3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: A fairly agitated pour give me three finders of sandy-colored head with lots of small bubbles, sitting on top of a orangish-amber, pretty clear beer with a little active carb gathering on the bottom of the glass. The head is fading fast, but is getting a nice creamy looking top. A second pour reveals what I didn't read....unfiltered, and it shows. Still looks pretty nice though, and since they declare it to be unfiltered, I declare it looks good.

S: Nutty Malt, sort of smells like Peanut Butter. No hops that I can detect. It's not very strong at all, and not very complex. It just smells the way it smells.

T: Hmm, taste is very interesting. Same nutty, peanut butter malt taste with no hops, but there is another taste. A yeasty taste that I'm not sure I like...Yeah I don't know. It doesn't taste bad, but that yeast just doesn't add anything to the beer. It tastes sort of thin and bland.

M: As I said, it seems thin. There isn't over carbonation which can be a problem with thin beers IMO, but just simply thin and average.

D: Well, most beers that are just average are still pretty drinkable. I dunno, I don't think I'd go back to this one, but I'd do it before a lot of others. Simple average.

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Photo of zaraspook
3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Madtown Nutbrown from Ale Asylum
3.7 out of 5 based on 373 ratings.
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