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Redhook Mudslinger Brown AleRedhook Mudslinger Brown Ale
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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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of mikebiewer
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours a deep copper with some red highlights. Interesting enough the head is a color you don't see often. Its a yellowish brown that is probably where the mud slinger name comes from.

Smell- I caught a whiff of alcohol the first time I smelled it, but it piped down after a bit and more maltiness came through.

Taste- Pretty good. It had a malt flavor with caramel and a pinch of chocolate sweetness. The after taste has hops come back up and bite the tongue. I seemed a get a little wood flavor in mine as well.

Mouthfeel- Pretty smooth. Its more medium bodied than I thought it was going to be with a name like Mud.

Drinkability- Better than average for me. I like to go to town on a 12 pack of Newcastles once in a while and I think I could replace those once in a while with this.

Overall, good choice.

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Photo of mothman
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Sam Adams Sensory glass.

Pours a half finger of off white head. Fades to a thin layer/ring. Leaves some slight splattered lace. Color is a clear copper bronze.

Aroma: Grassy hops with lots of malts. Light caramel and toffee. Not a lot going on here. Low profile for a malty styled beer.

Taste: very watery for a brown ale. Some nut flavors with grassy hops mixed with caramel malt flavors. Not a lot going on here. A week profile.

Mouthfeel: A little creamy and a little bitter. Light to medium bodied for a brown ale. Medium amount of carbonation. Ends malty and dry.

Overall, this beer wasn't a let down because I wasn't expecting much. This beer just didn't pack a lot of flavor. It is drinkable since it is so small, but nothing I want to drink a lot of.

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Photo of BDJake
3.72/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- brown yet clear, off-white head that went away quickly and left little lace

S- caramel malts, somewhat roasty but not too much

T- nutty and caramel notes with a decent malt backbone, not overbearing but pleasant

M- too thin for a good brown, but it is a spring ale, so it's meant to be mellow

D- very sessionable, since it's such an easygoing beer

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Photo of allengarvin
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a 12-oz mug, this beer is a lovely mahogany color with a thick topping of foam. Good malty aroma, mostly caramel, with a hint of nuttiness. Pleasant enough malty flavor, though not complex: caramel malt dominating, with a faint tickle of roast; bitterness is low. Finish is fairly clean. A tad on the thin and watery side.

This is on the good side of inoffensive. Not interesting, but drinkable.

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Photo of UWagner
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

A: A rich shade of brown, but light and clear. A fair amount of head despite the light carbonation.

S: Citrusy with hints of chocolate, roast and malt.

T: Lighter than many brown ales but pleasant nonetheless. Minimal hop presence. In slightly higher proportions were nutty, caramel and toasty flavors, none standing out. The minimalist combination actually worked rather well.

M: Like virtually all of Redhook's bottled beers it was more watery than expected. This detracted from the taste, which deserves a fuller body.
Crisp but light carbonation.

D: Despite my grievances about the mouthfeel, the light flavors and thin body helped this beer go down very easily. I drank four before I realized how fast I was putting them away. A fairly good session beer, and it would be even easier to drink in warmer weather.

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Photo of RJLarse
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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Photo of Bookseeb
3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A little early for a springer beer in mid January, but I won't let that stop me. Appearance pours a dark amber with a fair head and good lace. Smell of malt, caramel a little molasses and nutty. Taste is woodsy with the caramel malt having a low hop to it and there is something else there that I just can't put my buds on, but leaves a cloying. Mouthfeel is medium that goes down slick with the low carbonation. Still has a little heaviness to it that makes me call it more of a late winter than a spring beer.

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Photo of GreatWeisseHope
3.04/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Very light brown color, off-white head collapsed quickly and didn't rouse up much with swirling, filtered brilliantly clear.

S: This was the best part of the beer to me: malty aroma, chocolate notes, slight piney hop aromatics, moderate fruity esters. No diacetyl present. A bit muted, but in a nice direction.

T: Low hop bitterness, low hop flavor for style. Maltiness subdued, finish thin and watery. No diacetyl present.

M: Medium-light body. Low carbonation, bit of alcohol in finish. Finishes too thin.

D: A mellow beer, probably built around drinkability, but the bottle I had was pretty bland.

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Photo of waldowin
2.58/5  rDev -24.1%
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 RedBrewer83
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz into pint glass...

A: Pours a beautiful caramel golden brown with hints of ruby in the body. Head is a big three fingers, very frothy and falls in pillows, excellent sticky lacing left behind as it falls. Really hangs on well.

S: Huge caramel malt, very nutty...hazelnuts and toffee, definitely smells sweet and slightly bready, faint dark fruit on the finish. Pretty good aroma overall.

T: Flavor comes off a lot fruitier than the nose. Still get caramel malt but it comes second to the fruit and the finish is fairly dry but the fruit lingers with some of the malt. Faint hops in the finish, very faint, needs a little more to crisp things up. This could get cloying after a second. Too much fruit and expected more body from the direction of the nose.

M: Medium light body, crisp carbonation, slightly dry but needs to be drier in my opinion.

D: Fairly drinkable at 5.2, but the malt and fruit becomes a little cloying. Wouldn't want more than one of these...

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