Mudpuppy Brown | Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Selin's Grove Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Deuane on 12-03-2007

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by swfeidt:
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on cask at the brewpub.

Pours a somewhat murky brown, with a 1/2 finger of off-white head that retains nicely around the edges and some thin wisps arcross the top. The aroma is a mellow combo of roasted and sweet malt presence with a touch of something else in the background. Maybe a spice element or tingling hops.

The taste is exactly the same as the aroma, with sweet malt dominating but I'm also picking up hints of spice, roast, and nuttiness. The mouthfeel has a light medium feel to it with slightly creamy feel.

With a good amount of flavor packed into a sub 5% ABV, this is one easy drinking and highly sessionable brew. Just the sort of beer for all day imbibing at the SGB.

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Photo of akorsak
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nitro pour at SGBC. Shared with ksak (along with the Solstice).

A: The brown ale is a murky brown color, hazy from the keg and opaque. A thick, creamy nitro head came with the pour, lasting through most of the glass and leaving layers of lace behind.

S: The nose is creamy, the nitro getting in the way of the brown ale itself. When comes through features toffee and caramel. Darker malts lend a fuller chocolate presence.

T: The brown ale is very tame, a soft ale that gets crowded out by the smoothness of the nitro. Darker flavors, chocolate and caramel, gradually make their way to the forefront. Hops are mild. The biggest upside is the low alcohol levels; I'd chug through it if it were served on CO2.

M: The mouthfeel is smooth, a little too smooth as it crowds out the subtle brown ale flavors. A nice low-alcohol brew though.

D: Drinkable enough but there are plenty of other SGBC offerings that I'd rather have.

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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderate brown color with an off white head. Tiny amount of lace, especially considering the serving type. Nose brings a bit of roasted malt, chocolate, light nuts, and some bread. The taste is slightly-roasted malt and a bit of caramel with some like baker's chocolate. The feel brings forward a good body with nice carbonation. Drinks pretty well overall, though in the end it's a bit plain.

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Photo of nh2032
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Deuane
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

An 100% USDA Organic Beer

A - Clear deep coppery brown with a thin tan head

S - Sweet caramel with vanilla notes

T - Like a caramel candy beer with a low hop bitterness offers itself as an astringent aftertaste. This is a malty brew.

M - Full bodied and rich with a mild roasty aftertaste. For a low-ABV beer this one packs a lot of flavor.

D - Holy! A wonderful session brew. This is a wonderful example of how to make a beer that packs a flavor punch without packing an alcohol wallop.

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Photo of orangesol
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on nitro-tap at the brewpub.

A - Pours murky brown with a beautiful creamy off-white head leaving surprisingly little lace down the glass.

S - Smells of caramel malt, toffee, mildly toasted grain, light chocolaty sweetness and some light hop bitterness. A little dull really.

T - Starts off with a mild amount of sweetness - mostly toffee, butterscotch and caramel - slowly giving way to hints of toasted grain and a surprising amount of hop bitterness. Finish has a good amount of residual sweetness and some bready toast.

M - Slick body, mild flavors with a nice creamy feel and moderate carbonation. A good balance throughout with no alcohol detectable.

O - I enjoyed this one but it really lacks the pop that would make me come back for more. If you are at the pub and are looking for something nice and easy to drink this can be your beer, but if you are looking for something great look elsewhere on the menu.

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Photo of stakem
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A nitro pour at SGB served in a pub glass. The brew appears a clear amber to brown with a silky cream froth that only nitro delivers atop. As the bubbles cascade down the glass, a rich froth comes to rest atop and lasts throughout the entire duration.

The smell is sweet with caramel and a hint of toffee to slightly darker grain inclusion. Some hints of citrus hops and a light mineral inclusion is present breaking things up. Otherwise, this is a mild smelling offering.

The taste follows through with the same experience left off by the aroma. An initial surge of caramel-like grainy sweetness sits overtop a hint of citrus and some mineral inclusion. More sips yield a fresh grainy quality but for a brown ale, this is quite mild in character.

This is medium bodied with a slick, smooth feel from the nitro. It goes down easy and my glass empties rather quicker than I would have liked. My only gripe here is its not a deep brew by any stretch. To me, the is SGB's poundable offering to be had in leu of Guinness. However, instead of an irish dry stout, this is a sweet caramel infused brown. Worth a try but not something I would see myself ordering again anytime soon.

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3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a nut brown with 1/4 inch of creamy foam with a bit of lacing left over

S - caramel and roasted grain and chocolate aromas dominate

T - nuts and roasted malt with hints of chocolate with almost no hops at all

M/D - light bodied brown ale that was easy drinking and tasty. I'll definitely be ordering more on my next stop.

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4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear dark amber color with 1 finger of creamy white head. Excellent retention and nice lacing coat due to the nitrogen. Smells of roasted malt, caramel, and a touch of cocoa. Tastes of caramel, nuts, roasted malt, light coffee, a hint of cocoa powder, and some earthy hops on the back end. Medium light in body, creamy and smooth but a tad thin in places. Low in alcohol and easy to drink, very sessionable and enjoyable in the colder months.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On nitro-tap at SGB on 1/29/10.

A - Dispensed a hazy, earhy brown-colored body with smidgen of dark amber hues at the bottom and a half-inch creamy tan cap on top that deposited some splashes of lace around the glass.

S - Subtle nose with light cocoa notes, lactose, caramel and butterscotch. I'm a little stuffy tonight, but my wife concurred that the nose was rather tame.

T - Flavor is sweet and malty with a hint of chocolate, brown sugar and light molasses notes. Finishes with a very faint earthy hop presence, adding a touch of bitterness to the otherwise sweet brown ale.

M - Medium bodied with a velvety smooth and silky texture. Finishes mildly sweet on the palate with a subtle hop bite.

D - I decided to revisit this after an almost two-year hiatus. I think I enjoyed this slightly more on nitro, and found this to be just an easy drinking, sweet brown ale.

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Mudpuppy Brown from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 14 ratings