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Redhook Mudslinger Brown Ale | Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Mudslinger Brown AleRedhook Mudslinger Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery
New Hampshire, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Mudslinger is a Nut Brown Ale with a Medium body and a fresh aroma. Its malty flavor is layered with light chocolate, caramel, brown sugar and a hint of vanilla. Six barley malts and two hop varieties result in a surprisingly smooth, well balanced dark beer.

30 IBU

Added by RedBrewer83 on 01-07-2010

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served in a glass.

A: Light brownish-red in color. Thick whitish-tan head that dissipates very slowly leaving a lot of lacing. Very little carbonation visible, except when pouring of course.

S: A nice but underwhelming (maybe because of my sense of smell) blend of roasted malts, nuts, fruit, smoky scent and perhaps a tinge of coffee. Don't get me wrong though, it does smell good, just not as much smell as I'd like (again, maybe because of my sense of smell).

T: Nutty taste, roasted malts, coffee and smoky flavors. Bit of a spicy and bitter end to it. Kind of has an earthy taste to it (living up to the name). It all blends together to taste how an EBA should taste. Has a complex character that makes it very pleasing.

M: Smooth and medium-bodied. Can definitely detect the carbonation. Feels good.

D: Very high. Nothing is to the drinkability's detriment. Actually makes me want to have another bottle and I can/would say that about very few beers.

Love this very much. Appearance, smell and mouthfeel are okay but taste and drinkability are very high. I think this has more character than Newcastle Brown Ale and I like that beer. I think I prefer this over the aforementioned beer.
If you like brown ales or ales in general, give this a try!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice sweet smell out of bottle.

Nice unfiltered reddish-brown color

Head is tan but not aggressive, but lacing hangs on the glass thoughout.

Smell out of glass brings more subtle malt notes.

First taste is malty but not overpowering. Nutty after.

No real bitterness. Any bite is typically at the tip of the tongue or roof of the mouth.

Feel is overall smooth.

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3.92/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mud Slinger has the same over-moulded, far too transparent bottle that the rest of the Red Hook line seems to have, with the stylized wheat and what must be a series of conifers from their logo. Be beer is a deep burgundy, with a darker tan head that remains for a while. Mud Slinger smells malty, hops, and just a hint of nuttiness. It's lightly sweet, with just the right amount of hops to the malts. The mouth feel is lightly carbonated, chewy and viscous. The slightly bitter aftertaste from the hops is the last thing on your palate. Honestly, the flavour could be more nutty, since it aspires to be a Brown Ale, and the finish keeps this otherwise good offering from being great.

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3.92/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I bought a six-pack of Mudslinger at a grocery store. $6.99. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a nut brown color and is clear. Appears highly carbonated, with many bubbles rising in the glass. Modest creamy head is fairly resilient and leaves spots of lace on the glass.

Smell is sweet and malty. There are caramel and dark fruit notes, like dates or prunes.

The taste is really pretty good, sweeter than you might expect. There is a decided caramel malt flavor. Also a bit of a bitter sweet flavor to it, like a rum candy perhaps.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly cloying. You don't get the zesty sensation that the carbonated appearance suggests.

A very drinkable brown ale. It's reasonably sessionable, if you can get past the slight cloying nature. With Deschutes Buzzsaw recently retired this one fills that early spring brown ale void pretty well. It may be the best Redhook brew I have had. I'll probably pick up some more of this in season, especially on sale.

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3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a medium-dark brown body with just under an inch of off-white foam.

Smell: Nutty traces stirred up in the malts smelling additionally of caramel and sweet chocolate. Lightly estery. Mildly spicy, earthy tones from the hops.

Taste: Pale and toast-tasting malts with a reasonable light level of sweetness. With Mud Slinger, you get yourself a sliver of caramel, one or two crushed nuts, a teaspoon of chocolate morsels, a few drops of mild coffee. Earthy, lightly herbal-toned hops with a medium-low bitterness to keeps thing in balance. A little more distinct roastiness is felt on the swallow. Drying, malty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: I will be doing no mud slinging here. I liked it. Sure, you don't get a vastly complex malt character or a sizzling hop profile, and there's no room or real need for any wild barrel-aging. I'm totally fine with that. It's just a simple, decent, balanced brown.

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