Madtown Nutbrown | Ale Asylum

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BA SCORE
3.69/5
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399 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#32,484
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
399
pDev:
12.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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

I like brown ales so i thought I would try this one. Also, it's made in Wisconsin.

Appearance, it has a tan head. I had to pour really hard to get a one finger head. Brown, thick body. Barely any lacing.

Smells sweet, malty, nutty, some caramel and some roasted malts.

Very sweet. A lot of malt flavor and some nutty character. It tastes a lot like it smells.

Medium/light mouthfeel. Not as light as Newcastle. Lightly carbonated.

Overall, this is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.
5.5% ABV, no date.

A - Pouring clear dark bronzed walnut in color, Madtown Nut Brown forms a thin bone colored head. Dots of lace speckle the glass in rings but the fleeting head disappears rather quickly.

S - Madtown Nut Brown has a openly nutty aroma with toasted biscuit and caramel sweetness trailing. As the beer warms hints of woody maple and a fine layer of earthy hops make their way in on the back end with raisin and dark cherry emerging as the beer warms.

T - A blend of dry nuttiness opens the flavor profile with a follow up of equally dry toasted amber malts and a dollop of caramel sweetness. Wood shavings present earthy tones which compliment the nuttiness along the finish.

M - Madtown Nut Brown starts smooth and lush with a round malt mouthfeel but dries out quickly in conjunction with the carbonated finish. The entry brings some needed balance to the dry, nutty ale.

O - Nut-rich and earthy, the dry toasted notes seem to overwhelm the sweetness of this beer for a significant balance shift to the "nutty" side. Madtown is certainly not a bad beer, by any standards, it's just not my cup of tea when it comes to brown ales; the sweetness hides providing minimal balance and it's dryness becomes cloying.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of TheSSG
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a huge, frothy, slightly tan head that collapses nicely leaving lacing along the glass. Floral hops and and sweet, slightly roasted malt combine in the head, with the hops dominating. Deep burnt umber color is stunning to look at. Starts with a nice, slightly toasty, ever-so-slightly sweet malt, a nice rise in hop bitterness which is very floral and a touch grainy. As the bitterness peaks at a low-medium level, the finish begins, which is a mix of that roasted malt and the lingering hop bitterness.

Overall, not bad at all. EASILY one of the better brown ales I've had. Again, I am reconsidering this category. Brown ales tend to be a miss, but when they hit, they are very, very solid.
This is a nice balance of floral hops, medium-low bitterness, and a touch of a slightly roasted malt. It's not too bitter, not too sweet, but a great all-around brew.

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Produced a small beige head. Beer color is a non-translucent orangy/brown.

The aroma was of malts, caramel, and biscuit.

Taste was similar, but with a nutty taste. Just a hint of hop bitterness. It had a creamy, medium mouth-feel. Low-medium carbonation.

Nice brown. Easy drinking. I'd buy it again.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Knapp85
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as an orange brown color with a tan colored head on top. The retention was decent, the lacing was minimal. The smell of the beer is lightly roasted and sweet smelling, plenty of malt on the nose. The taste of the beer is malty as well with a decent roasted flavor as well, not bitter at all. The mouthfeel is creamy, nicely carbonated and smooth. Overall it's a very good beer in my opinion. Worth checking out.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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2.97/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-a ruddy brown color and murky not clear. A tan pillowy head that quickly breaks down into a film.
S-nutty malt goodness. No hop or yeast presence.
T-much like the taste. Sweet and nutty. Not much else
M-Medium bodied and carbonated
O-a plain brown ale. Tastes more like an English version. Not much character here but drinkable

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3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mad Town Nut Brown

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a shaker pint glass. This was served chilled.

A) An amber/brown brew with a slight haze, perhaps a chill haze. I noticed some sediment as well. There was not much head generated on the pour. An off white collar remained during consumption.

S) A light roast aroma with a hint of caramel sweetness. Definitely nutty, as the name implied. The aroma became more sweet as this warmed up.

T) A pleasingly malty brew. Light roast, hinting at a bit of coffee. A milk chocolate bar with macadamia nuts or perhaps almonds. Pretty sweet but enough bitterness for balance.

M) Medium bodied with light carbonation. Smooth enough, and easy to put back. Nice aftertaste.

O) Brown Ales don't get a whole lot of love, but this is a good one. It's quite flavorful, and easy to drink. Glad to recommend this brew.

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2.83/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Served from bottle at ~45F

Appearance- murky, translucent brown with a thin beige head

Aroma- all malt. Dark chocolate and caramel

Flavor- the dominating flavor is the sweetness. To me it overrides all other flavors that are trying to come out. Some chocolate roastiness comes out towards the end, but the overall cloyingness makes it almost unpalatable.

Mouthfeel- medium to medium-heavy. The overall sweetness led me to the heavy. Carbonation seems appropriate

Overall- Although brown ales should be malty, this one misses the mark entirely. To me, it is too sweet and because of it, I missed the subtle malty nuances that a traditional English brown has.

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Madtown Nutbrown from Ale Asylum
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 399 ratings