Madtown Nutbrown | Ale Asylum

Madtown NutbrownMadtown Nutbrown
BA SCORE
52.8%
Liked This Beer
3.7 w/ 375 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:
#28,200
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
375
Liked:
198
Avg:
3.7/5
pDev:
12.43%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
79
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 375 |  Reviews: 97
Photo of TheBrosy
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
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 aasher
2.9/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of Amstaffs
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TexasATM3
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
4.36/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RichardARoss
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaximalC
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a transparent, rusty, garnett color with a moderate head of fine, khaki froth. Aroma smells of caramel, peat, roasted malt, and a touch of cherry cough syrup.

The taste features nuts and milk chocolate up front, followed closely by grain husk and a faint roasted flavor. Hops are mild and earthy, lending balance while remaining mostly unobtrusive. Medium body and fine carbonation make for a smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a solid nut brown ale with nice balance and complexity. The style has never knocked my socks off, but this represents well.

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Photo of jakemn91
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewmudgeon
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

For starters it must be noted a firm pour is essential with this one, imo, to get the most out of it. Otherwise the rather abundant co2 makes it too acidic and prickly. Pours a murky brown with small chunks visible near the bottom. The off white/light tan head settles to an enduring cap and leaves scattered lace. Aroma is of toasted and some roasted malt, hints of citrus and vegetal hops. Well rounded simple malt flavors appropriate to the style but lacking in the nutty quality I was hoping for. However, root beer coming in unexpectedly toward the finish, a welcome addition. Could stand to be creamier, comes off slightly watery but the body is certainly tolerable. After the first bottle I was thinking this should be on nitro, but a hard pour with another bottle today has largely resolved the perceived problems.

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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 SixPack6
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smartin121356
3.39/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stephen_Woods
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of northcoastwolf
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eldoctorador
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of beercatbrew
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stadmo1
3.51/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vainosuomi
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown color. Mild smell of toasted malts. Taste is nutty with caramel and chocolate notes, and fairly sweet (sweeter than other brown ales I've had). Mild bitterness imparted by spicy hops (more apparent in the finish). Smooth, creamy, and medium bodied. Low carbonation, feels a bit flat against the creamy body. A pretty decent brown ale.

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Photo of nuebs
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lemmy187
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alyssa1224
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Magister_Beav
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of firkingroovin
3.57/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy brown with a slight tan head. Toasty nutty scents. Toasty malt with a littl nuttiness to it with slight carbonation and pretty thin body. Overall it's a pretty good beer.

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Madtown Nutbrown from Ale Asylum
Beer rating: 52.8% out of 100 with 375 ratings
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