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Madtown Nutbrown | Ale Asylum

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BA SCORE
3.69/5
Good
381 Ratings
Madtown NutbrownMadtown Nutbrown
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
Ranking:
#30,182
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
381
pDev:
12.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
79
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 381 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of jegross2
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of robear
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Jimboe
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Rick778
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of krome
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of brandoman63
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of kraticus41
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of pooogy
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of justinrphillips
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of SafeAtFirst
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of bman_85
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of PhilMiller
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Bryan12345
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TubaDan
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of dfhhead25
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zuidman
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brother_kenneth
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of TheBrosy
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

Appearance: Pours a nice brown with a slight tan head. Head disappoints a bit quickly. Lots of haze.

Smell: Caramel notes, a bit of chocolate. I don't get much nut smell.

Taste: Very smooth. Its very sweet with nice nut flavor. Not any noticeable hop bitterness nor aroma.

Mouthfeel: Thin body with medium carbonation. Somewhat smooth.

A pretty mediocre American Brown Ale. Lacks any hop either aroma or bitterness and its very hazy. Could do with slightly more nut flavor as well.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.26/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I have fond memories of Madison. ...That doesn't have any bearing here, I'm just sayin'. Anyway, this stuff pours a surprisingly swampy sienna topped by a finger of lightly-sandy off-white foam. The nose comprises lightly-toasted wheat bread, honey, oats, a sprinkle of dirt, and a vague notion of even vaguer fruits wafting in the breeze somehow, as though they were spirits of their former, earthly selves. The taste brings in more of the same, that odd fruit sensation remaining, but even more ephemeral, like the memory of the above description. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a decent little brown ale, nothing to write home about, and, unfortunately, with things like Moose Drool and Sam Smith out there, probably nothing I'm likely to see again (though I wouldn't shun it if handed to me somewhere).

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Photo of orbitalr0x
3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz stubby bottle. Pours into my glass a ruddy brown with a small bubbly white head that quickly fades to nothing. A bit of fine particulate in the glass as well. Aromas begin with caramel and a light toasted graininess. A slight nuttiness is there along with some dark fruit and a very mellow hop aroma in the background.

First sip brings a slightly toasty, almost bready caramel maltiness that flows across with some nutty flavors as well. A mild fruitiness comes through in the middle, flows down clean and finishes with just a touch of hops. A smooth brew but it just ends up boring me a bit.

Mouthfeel is smooth and slightly creamy from the fast moving carbonation. It's somewhere between light and medium bodied making it easy to drink. Overall, it's an easy drinking brown that just seems to be a little lacking in the flavor department to me. Nothing really grabs me in and makes me want to come back to this one.

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Photo of Musky
3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had a nice tight foamy head that laced graciously down the glass as it was consumed. Had quite a bit of hop character for nut brown, it almost seemed as I was tasting a dark pale ale. It did not have the malt to backup the hops. Besides that it was a delicious beer to the last drop. Much prefer their porter or stout.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.29/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle, no clear bottling date, ordered at Green Owl Tavern in Madison, Wisconsin and poured into a glass 3/15/2014.

App- Clear dark brown body, one finger white head with fair retention, lots of lacing. Looks like a fairly average brown ale.

Smell- Caramel, nutty, a touch of earthiness. Simple, strong and to the point.

Flavour- Very sweet, a touch bit too sweet for what I prefer out of a brown ale. Caramel, toffee, Wermer's butterscotch and candied sugar. Nothing here that can cut the sweetness at all. It's fine and more than drinkable.

Mouthfeel- Thinner bodied but not quite watery. Good carbonation. Sweet finish that is neither resinous nor dry.

Overall- Decent, overly sweet brown ale that doesn't bring a lot else other than sweetness to the table.

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Photo of Duff27
3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a clear brown color with a big near two-inch light tan head. Fine floating sediment. Good head retention and lacing. Looks very nice in a pint glass.

S- Very faint. Bready?

T- Real nice malt backbone...roasty and nutty. Nothing overpowering in the taste. A certain sweetness left on my lips.

M- Mouth-filling and creamy, medium mouthfeel. Low on biting carbonation per style guidelines.

D/O- Slight lack of taste makes for "mad" drinkability. This one was kind of all over the place as far as my individual ratings went. On the plus side, Mad Town Nut Brown looks great and goods down either whereas the aroma aspect and taste leaves some to be desired. Would recommend to brown/session ale fans.

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Photo of Flight317
3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This one was just average for me. If it were local I would not be picking this up as a 6er selection.

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Madtown Nutbrown from Ale Asylum
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 381 ratings
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