Redhook Mudslinger Brown Ale | Redhook Ale Brewery

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78
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235 Ratings
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Redhook Mudslinger Brown AleRedhook Mudslinger Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
redhook.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
235
Reviews:
100
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
13.31%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -70.4%

Photo of wac9
1.18/5  rDev -65.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

what a nasty beer it smells funny and finding out its a english brown ale is a big dissappointment it lack the bite the taste ande makeup to be called a english brown ale fails big time doesnt even look good in a glas i love english brown ales this doesnt even close to any of them skip it and drink anpther because no effect was put into this

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2/5  rDev -40.8%

Photo of jsprain1
2.03/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- Pours a chocolaty brown, and despite my best efforts, I can't get anything of a decent head out of it. Lacing is barely existant.
S- Smell has a touch of nuttiness to it, and tends toward sweet grains. There is a hint of soapiness to it that just doesn't seem right.
T- Starts initially sweet, a touch of caramel, before chestnut and hazelnut flavors kick in. Finishes with that soapiness to it. Low key hop profile.
M- Not enough body, probably from a lack of malt. Moderate carbonation. really is too light for the style though.
D- Easy drinking enough I suppose, but the soapy finish and lack of body really don't interest me in having another.

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Photo of beertunes
2.28/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a clean, clear light reddish-brown, much lighter in color than most brown ales. Even a vigorous pour only ended up with a half-inch of tan head that dissipated instantly and left just traces of lacing.

The smell was fairly neutral, none of the nuttiness or maltiness expected from a Brown Ale. The taste was also benign, nothing stood out. By the end of the bottle I started to get a little flavor, but more like a Pale Ale than a Brown.

The body was light, much too thin for the style, but would have been good for a Pale. The beer drank smooth and easy, but why would you drink multiples of these?

Overall, if they called this a "Dark" Pale Ale, the number scores would have been a little higher, but what's the purpose? Not a horrible beer, but not one I can recommend either.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
2.43/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle with a bottled on date of DEC 07 09. Pours a clear copper color with an average-sized light tan foam. Retention is pretty good and lacing is minimal.

Nose is pretty faint with only a little bit of caramely malt sweetness showing through. Maybe a touch of pecan nuttiness comes through as well. Meh...pretty one dimensional here.

There is really not a whole lot going on here. First thing that came to mind was a strawberry fruit smoothie, not usually a good thing for a nut brown ale. Light malts are pushed to the background by a light fruity flavor, which really implies it has no strong flavor aspect at all. Yea, there is some hop bitterness on the finish but again it is not that hard to stand out against the totally unimpressively light malt body, flavor and mouthfeel. This was an impulse six-pack purchase a couple days ago and I am already thinking how to dispose of the remaining four bottles...I am sure someone will drink them but it sure as hell wont be me.

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Photo of Bromine
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of champ103
2.55/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a ruby red/brownish color. A one finger white head forms and recedes in a second. Very light lace.
S: Sweet malt, caramel, vanilla. Some dark fruits and yeast.
T: Cloyingly sweet malt. The taste is of boiled candied sweets. Really nothing else.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. A bit thin and watery. Not hard to drink. The sweetness detracts a little, though I finished the pint with no problem.

This pretty much has a cloying sweetness that really detracts. There is nothing here that resembles a brown ale. With a name like Mudslinger, I was expecting something more roasted with some chocolate for some reason. Nothing like that here. Not the worst thing ever, but nothing to seek out. I would not recommend this.

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Photo of waldowin
2.58/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle, formed a bit of a dark tan head that left moderate lacing on the glass, and stuck around slightly throughout.

Smell is of a hint of chocolate and roast, with a light citrus finish. Unfortunately, the taste does not carry through as pleasantly. The beer tastes like a brown ale, with mud actually added in. An unfortunate theme for what I was hoping would be a decent ale. Glad I bought just the one bottle.

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Photo of Murrhey
2.59/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Two-finger very light brown head. Walnut color body with high clarity and decent carbonation. Several minute long retention with nice fluffy lacing.

S- Overcooked malts, chocolate and creamy notes. Poorly balanced.

T- Bitter, malts are not sweet. Earthy, English hops. Odd flavor, not what I was expecting.

M- Smooth and fizzy.

O- This one's kind of a stinker. Not tasty, not fitting the style. Just odd.

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Photo of brewemstrong
2.72/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Medium brown with quite a bit of red in it. 1/2 finger, off-white head that does not linger.

S: Weak, but with a fair amount of nut scent.

T: Lighter than expected for a brown ale. Limited nutiness although it does linger on the back of the tongue. Average sweetness, slightly higher than average hop flavor but this does not add to overall body.

M: Medium carbonation and lack of a bite. Somewhat sticky finish.

D: I don't prefer Brown Ales but even so, I expected more nut flavor in the body of the beer and fewer hops. Fine once, will not buy again

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Photo of Hellabeerguzzler
2.72/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in an 8oz tasting glass

appears overly carbonated with a decent brown color and off-white to tan head that dissipated almost immediately and left a single ringlet of lacing

smells nice. pretty complex actually. maybe too complex. Malt with some citrus and maybe a little molassis or burnt sugar with some spices too... interesting

taste - ugh... thin yet overly done at the same time. tastes a little of everything in there but in summary is a rather tangy, bitter (not good bitter) sort of mess. Maybe a little overthought where the basics and some body would be nice.

As someone else said, this will be okay for a backyard BBQ because it's drinkability and low ABV will make it sessionable if it's paired with some heavily BBQd chicken but if you have some nice steaks, I'd go with something else and make a meal out of it!

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Photo of Mbpike
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of wilfonzo
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of Rhettroactive
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of Tertullian007
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of Kelp
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of bcsbeer
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of AlaskanYoung
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of yemenmocha
2.78/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours light brown with minimal head. Disappointing. Nose is light with some toasty aromas, hint of brown sugar. Cola-like on the palate with light caramel flavors, decent carbonation, and a dusty finish. Light bodied and watery. Not worth trying at all.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.94/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Dammit, why can't we have clean, respectful political dialogue? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunrise sienna topped by a finger of glowing dirty white foam. The nose comprises lightly-funky wheat stuck in an old, semi-dried pool of maple syrup. The taste holds notes of old maple syrup, dry toffee, light brown sugar, light cocoa powder, and a twinge of sweet biscuit. There's a vague sense of candied orange peel throughout, but it never settles long enough for me to get a good enough idea of its existence. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slick, fluid feel. Overall, a weak bit of "English-style" sweetness that doesn't meld well within itself, much less on my tongue.

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Photo of Rpritham
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of FalconA
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of timjim1327
3/5  rDev -11.2%

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Redhook Mudslinger Brown Ale from Redhook Ale Brewery
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