Madtown Nutbrown | Ale Asylum

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BA SCORE
3.69/5
Good
400 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:
#32,883
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
400
pDev:
12.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
83
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 400 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of aasher
2.9/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazed brown with a thin creme head. Flavor is kind of slightly sweet with nut tones and wood tones as well. Slight tangy edge, but it doesn't overshadow the slightly sweet nutty tone that is there. Feel is smooth on liquid. Quite easy to drink. Bump up the nuts and bring down the tangy just a wee bit and I am happier.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks goes out to beerwolf77 for this one.

Pours a nice cloudy brown color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacy to follow. The nose is malty, with some nice caramel notes. The taste is malty, sweet, with some caramel notes. Light-Medium body. Drinkable, a nice thirst quencher, enjoyable.

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Photo of jwc215
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours medium brown with a wispy tan head. Some lacing sticks.
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The smell is of caramel, brown sugar, roasted nuts and a hint of cocoa.

The taste is of caramel, nuts, and a touch of chocolate. The malty sweetness in balanced by mild roast and subtle earthy tones in the finish.

It is malty smooth and creamy. Very pleasant smoothness and aftertaste.

It hits the style on the head. A rich malty smooth that is sweet, but balanced. Caramel-ish, nutty, slightly chocolaty with a smooth texture. I had a second bottle with leftovers from Thanksgiving, and it went well with the free-range turkey and the gravy!

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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 feloniousmonk
4.07/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Caramel brown color, , slim head...

Sweetness in the nose, plenty caramel, with cocoa and nut tones...malt-alicious!

On the tongue, more of the same, but dry-ish....nutty and chocolatey.
Smoothness reigns here. And flavor is in abundance. Moderate carbonation, medium bodied, and the sweetness is tempered with light hops at each sip.

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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 tommy5
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on my trip out to Milwaukee for Summerfest and its high point of the Chris Stapleton and Tom Petty/Heartbreakers headliners. Pours a brown color with plenty of heart and viscosity to it, this isn't a thin Newcastle type of brown ale, plenty of earthiness in the pour despite possessing relatively good clarity for a brown ale. Solid 2/5" lighter brown head on top. Aroma hits you in the nutty, caramel and toffee places.

Taste also hits you in the nutty, caramel and toffee places. Even a hint of chocolate to it. Some dark bread feels without being super hefty. Hopping is minimal and to style. Speaking of style, its pretty much within guidelines, which won't excite too many of us (hey including me, I'm not sanctimonious about it). I thought it did everything better than average and would recommend to the hypothetical brown ale fan.

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Photo of tempest
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very creamy brown ale, reminds me of a bigger Newcastle. Sort of comes off like a chocolate banana but finishes flat. Decent dessert beer, but I wouldn’t open a second.

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Photo of brandoman63
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear brown pour with a tan head. Nice nutty and malty aroma with a hint of brown sugar and caramel. Taste follows the nose with nut and sweet malt flavors. Can also taste bread and earthy hops.

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Photo of pat61
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Big caramel nose with a hint of chocolate
Pours slightly hazy medium brown under a thin off-white head.
The palate begins with mildly sweet light caramel flavors and then finishes dry with a touch of chocolate.
This is a refreshing medium body, medium to medium low carbonation session beer.

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Photo of enelson
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of n2185
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jmdrpi
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a shaker pint glass . I'd say this beer was more of an English style brown ale. Nutty flavor, slightly sweet. Fuller body.

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Photo of mattmarka1
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Dactrius
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of TX-Badger
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a slightly hazy warm brown body with a creamy off-white head that last and last. There is no sign of carbonation except for a bubble or two rising to the surface.

S- There is a nice blended smell of toasted malt with hints of caramel, biscuit and honey malts that has a distinct nutty smell.

T- This beer has a smooth nice pot caramel flavor with a hint of chocolate malt and a dry biscuit note that is very soft that creates a good nuttiness in this beer. There is a nice light citrus finish to the hops that has a good bitterness.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a slight creamy texture in the finish.

D-This beer is a work of art. Must nut brown ales are very bad and the malts taste watered down and stale but this beer has fresh flavors with an actual dry nutty note. Good complexity but very easy to drink.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of barnzy78
3.42/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, no freshness date even though the label leaves a space for something to be imprinted. New to the Chicago area, I've had some of their stuff in the past and enjoyed thoroughly.
L - cloudy brown ale capped with a thinner ivory head
S - caramel, bread, chocolate, yeast
T - brown malt, nutty, bready, caramel, spicy earthy hops
F - creamy and smooth mouth feel. Fairly clean finish.
O - good nut brown ale here. Nothing exceptional, but definitely drinkable.

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Madtown Nutbrown from Ale Asylum
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 400 ratings