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Redhook Mudslinger Brown Ale | Redhook Ale Brewery

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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
Ranking:
#42,178
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
235
pDev:
13.24%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
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3.22/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear brown colored beer with a thin tan colored head, it actually doesn't look like much.

Smells malty with a mild molasses and wheat toast slightly burnt aroma. Scents of chocolate and coffee with a little caramel syrup. Smells better than it looks.

Starts out semi-dry with a mild roasted malt flavor. Toasted grains with some coffee, it is quite mild tasting.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall super easy to drink even if it is a little too lightly flavored for my taste. Still I would buy again sometime when I just want a mild brown ale at a good price.

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1/5  rDev -70.6%

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3.11/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bomber into standard pint.

A: pours clear brown with copper highlights. A quarter inch of offwhite head that was pretty fluffy and fell to a thin but complete cap and is leaving some lacing on the sides.

S: beery. Sweet caramely notes. Otherwise not much there.

T: sweet but not cloying. Lots of caramel malt flavor followed by a bit of herbal hop that balances out the beer. quite drinkable.

M: light and smooth. Increases the drinkability. Could easily finish a couple of them.

O: not well aquainted with the nut brown ale style but if this is average to good then I like 'em.

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3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Mud Slinger, on-tap @ Kahootz Meridian ID. Served in a pub nonic.

A: Pours a very deep dark coppery color, mostly transparent with golden hues around the edges. Very light head lacing.

S: Toasted caramel, sweeter malt, bread, nutty flavors and dryness, a light honey and fruity quality which I'm assuming is from the English Ale yeast.

T: Light spices and crisp, grassy hoppiness emerge on the palette, still a very malty brew. Medium sweetness, very bready, with toasted grain and caramel/toffee notes as well.

MF: Medium-to-light body with some stickiness, low carbonation.

O: A decent enough Brown, serviceable and sessionable.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pushing the nutty and chocolate-caramel flavors to the front, this Northern English-style Brown Ale does well with regard to style.

The beer pours with the colors of very dark amber and medium brown. A fairly thin and short-lived head carries an early froth of egg shell white and nearly void of lace- I would have liked better foam character.

Deep caramel, perhaps on the lightly burnt side, reminds my nose of toffee or peanut brittle, without the peanuts. But an overall roasted nut character rises in the malt profile and nearly comes to life as chocolate. Mild grain husk and grassy hops hardly make a mark on the malt-forward nose.

Medium sweet to taste, the caramel, toffee, nuts, and chocolate frame the sweetness while a mild bark-like bitterness offsets just enough sweetness to remain palatable- this remains a sweeter beer overall. No fruitiness or spices detected from yeast, and only a mild grainy texture reveals a thinner, drier, and less malty body than its competitors.

Medium bodied especially to start, the beer's light carbonation allows the malt texture to lay on the tongue a bit heavy- a not toward English-style ales. But the relatively hightened alcohol and fleeting malt sweetness reveals a warm minty heat and mild grainy texture that all results in a malty-dry finish and a nutty/chocolaty aftertaste.

I certainly prefer this beer over Newcastle, but with the grainy-sweet taste and texture, the dryness and alcohol that I would have normally applauded seems to highlight the waivering malt body.

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Redhook Mudslinger Brown Ale from Redhook Ale Brewery
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 235 ratings
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