Ale Asylum

BEER AVG
3.84/5
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:
32
Ratings:
5,034
Reviews:
1,268
PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Ratings:
205
Reviews:
73
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
3.93%
 
 
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Ratings: 205 |  Reviews: 73
Reviews by nflmvp:
Photo of nflmvp
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Had lunch at the Asylum on 12/15/07.

The atmosphere of the place is typical "pub in a box". Clean and attractive, with interesting brewery related decor.

The beer and the food were both strong points for the Ale Asylum. I had a soup (Chicken fajita) and sandwich (roast beef) combo and Big Slick Stout. The food was very good and so was the beer.

The selection was good, with a number of styles being represented. All beers were Ale Asylum beers, no guest taps or bottles, that I could see. I don't recall all the different beers but I'd have to say that there were about 10 different choices, on tap.

All the bartenders were college aged guys and none of them really had the enthusiasm for the Ale Asylum beer that you would expect with a place that brews it's own. I asked one of them some questions about the beers that were available and their answers were less than knowledgeable. Otherwise, they were all very professional, courteous and attentive, so they still earn decent marks for service.

I still wish there was a choice in the price category, between 'reasonable' and 'a bit pricey'. I'd have to list this as about average, being neither of the other two. Of course, I had to give it some rating so I leaned towards reasonable.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of AtWorsttheBestOf
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of KarlHungus
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
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 +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of HazzMatt19
5/5  rDev +22.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of hoosier222002
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of SSGCujo
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
4/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Billolick
4.11/5  rDev +1%
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 +7.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of pkeating59
4.11/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of deereless
4/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of oldmanirish
4.84/5  rDev +18.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of CoreyC
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of davillanx
4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Lesingnon
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of jpbolton
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of rossracing
4.8/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
3.45/5  rDev -15.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of adamranders
4.59/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of redgorillabreath
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of XBeerBellyT
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

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Ale Asylum in Madison, WI
3.84 out of 5 based on 5,034 ratings.
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