Ale Asylum

Ale AsylumAle Asylum
BA SCORE
72.6%
Liked Their Beers
3.83 w/ 5,056 ratings
Ale AsylumAle Asylum
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

2002 Pankratz St.
Madison, Wisconsin, 53704
United States

(608) 663-3926 | map
aleasylum.com

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Added by nghab on 05-08-2006

BEER STATS
Beers:
31
Reviews:
1,273
Ratings:
5,056
Liked:
3,670
Average:
3.83/5
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
89.3%
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
205
Liked:
183
Avg:
4.12/5
pDev:
9.22%
 
 
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Ratings: 205 |  Reviews: 73
Reviews by cwcolby74:
Photo of cwcolby74
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 2

This is an interesting brewpub. After spending two evenings here and sampling almost everything they offered, I'm now a big fan of Ale Asylum. Their beer is outstanding. The brewpub keeps almost all their offerings there on tap as well as some stuff they don't bottle or release only seasonally (I'm thinking specifically of Triple Nova here. Awesome beer!).

The place itself is a little small, especially the bar. But the servers are friendly and seem to genuinely like and know something about their beer, something I don't take for granted in a town whose bars usually just hire college kids.

The only negatives I'd have are the food and the prices. The food is atrociously overpriced and not very good (frozen mini-pizzas that they unwrap, throw some toppings on and put in a mini-oven, then sell for like $7). And the beer is a little expensive for the setting.

But I'd still highly recommend visiting here and trying a variety of their beer so you know what to buy in bottle before you leave town.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of AtWorsttheBestOf
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of KarlHungus
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Ale Asylum is quickly and easily accessible from I-90/94. The atmosphere is warm, and pleasing. There are a lot of windows letting in light that balances out the more darkly colored interior. I saw no televisions in the bar area which is also nice. All put together Ale Asylum is the kind of place where you end up talking beer with the people next to you.

The beer on my trip were both nice. The hefe was well enough made with enough banana and clove to satisfy my tastes. The Baltic Porter collaboration beer they made with the Wisconsin Brewers Guild was absolutely amazing. It was one of the best I've tasted. I only had time for two beers, but could happily have spent the rest of the day getting to know the other twenty or so of their beers they had on tap.

The food was good. The burger I ordered was cooked properly, and the toppings were well chosen. I would eat there again.

Overall, Ale Asylum is a place I will visit again in the future.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of HazzMatt19
5/5  rDev +21.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of hoosier222002
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of SSGCujo
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.75/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Billolick
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Large modern kinda place, tasty food options....multiple tap for all your beer need, some comfortable large/communal tables as well as pleasant out door seating available...good place to go with a group....friendly and professional service, got our group drinks and fed in a very enjoyable manner...well worth a visit if you are in the Madison area.

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Photo of Poloplaya
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of pkeating59
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of deereless
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of oldmanirish
4.84/5  rDev +17.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of CoreyC
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of davillanx
4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Lesingnon
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of jpbolton
4.45/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of rossracing
4.8/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
3.45/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4

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4.59/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of redgorillabreath
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of XBeerBellyT
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

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Ale Asylum in Madison, WI
Brewery rating: 72.6% out of 100 with 5,056 ratings
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