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Gnarly Brown | MadTree Brewing

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3.95/5
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210 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
MadTree Brewing
Ohio, United States
madtreebrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Specialty malts bring intimations of brown sugar and vanilla which meld into the Gnarly's character. Roasted coffee malt flavors and residual sweetness dance in harmony, obscuring the line between brown ale and porter.

32 IBU

Added by meanmutt on 04-24-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,322
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
210
pDev:
8.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
61
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.19/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beejay
3.22/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Much thanks to Ricardo for getting me this brew!

A: Very dark brown with a full coffee and cream head.

S: Floury and bready. There is a slight spice note with perhaps a touch of raisin or brown sugar.

T: Tasty, with dark bread, toffee and perhaps a tiny hint of black tea. There is a strong bitterness in the finish, with a touch of an earthy flavor.

M: Medium in body, the carbonation seems really high. The finish is dry.. very dry. The finish seems strange, long lasting bitterness and dryness takes away from the brew.

O: Overall good, but the mouthfeel throws it a bit out of whack.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of ffshore545
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Weird aftertaste the more I have the less I like

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.28/5  rDev -17%

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3.29/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of secondtooth
3.47/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours from the can a caramel amber, with a medium head of tan suds. Minimal lace.

Aroma: Nutty, caramel, malty, toffee. Fair enough.

Taste: Nutty sweet, with a touch of buttery toffee and a hint of citrus hops at the finish. A solid and very enjoyable brown ale, and a fairly stiff one at that (7%)!

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3.49/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kyrojack
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of jrs3994243
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jonnyoutlaw
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of denver10
3.54/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Gnarly Brown from MadTree Brewing
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 210 ratings
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