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Madtown Nutbrown | Ale Asylum

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Ale Asylum
Wisconsin, United States

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

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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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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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Madtown Nutbrown from Ale Asylum
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 376 ratings
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