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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A blend of seven unique malts give this brown ale an earthy aroma and a flavor reminiscent of caramel with a slightly creamy finish.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Pours a copper-brown, slightly hazy, with lots of effervesence, crowned by a huge foamy tan head. Nose is mostly malt with notes of caramel and chocolate. Taste is very malty, with added flavors of chocolate and carmel. Very creamy on the palate. Finishes with a hint of dry hops, not sweet. Goes great with hotdogs, brats or burgers off the grill or most any hearty pub fare.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - DEC 4, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2010 Wow, great brown ale here. Second best to Rogue’s Hazelnut brown nectar for me. Copper colored pour with a nice nutty, burnt sugar, malt aroma. Flavor slightly of hops, burnt sugar/caramel, and nuts. Good stuff!!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2009
12 oz bottle from my GTMW trip to Wisconsin. Pours a nice copper brown, a bit lighter on the brown side, well hazed, lighter on the edges, almost iced tea shade. A moderate offwhite head that cakes and stays at that level, laces fairly well. Aromas are a good malty brown, light cocoa, caramel, toffee, a good nuttiness, faint vanilla and tobacco, biscuity malts with light florals. Pretty nice, no overbearing sweetness. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, caramel, toffee, faint chocolate, nut, raisin and a touch of dark fruit. Biscuity, a touch cakey, largely malty but nothing overbearing, faint bitterness, the sweetness steals the finish, light tobacco, coats a bit. A decent Brown Ale that has a bit too much raisin for me. Could use a touch more hop, but is quite drinkable. Cheers

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
shigadeyo (3192) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2009

9/05/2009: Madtown Nutbrown... Aroma: Caramelized sugar with a hint of butter/diacetyl. Appearance: Caramelized sugar color; dense and creamy beige head, thick lacing. Flavor: A little caramelized sugar, hints of butter/diacetyl, slightly earthy; a weird creaminess. Palate: Medium-bodied with a mellow and creamy mouthfeel. Overall: I don’t like it.

Draught at Ale Asylum in Madison, Wisconsin. Rating #59 for this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4971) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2009
12oz shorty bottle. Murky orange-brown color. Minimal oily head. Very nice sweet nutty aroma. Medium bodied, very easy drinker. Complex brown malt tastes, spicily hopped in very balanced way. Some caramel sweetness along with a nutty richness. A very nicely done Brown Ale, too sessionable to win Ratebeer accolades, but a quality product all the way. Worth a try for those into the style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Claoudy brown, moderate off-white head. Sweet malty, nutty aroma, no hops. Moderate to light malt sweetness, nutty flavors, no hops. Medium-light body. RIght up there with Fat Tire.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3072) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Tap @ the Memorial Union on Lake Mendota - Pours dark brown with a creamy head. Smells nutty and lactic, with chocolate and cinammon notes. Num. Taste is smooth...waaaay smooth. There’s lactose, sweet mild malt, cinammon. There’s a touch of hops on the finish, but nothing that detracts from the malty sweetness. Feels great in the mouth, and would be a great beer to split a pitcher with a friend. Hey, that’s what i did.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (6682) - Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Had on tap at the brewpub. The beer was fine and good to drink, but relatively average.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerwolf77 (42) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2009
Had this on tap at the brewery. It pours a dark brown color with a minimal head. The smell is malty with a nutty coffee tone. The taste is a mix of coffee and chocolate. Very malty and rich. It has a nice full mouthfeel. The carbonation is low so it goes down really smooth. I will be picking up a sixer of this next time out.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4578) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Murky copper/orangeish color with a falling, medium head. Caramel, nutty, slightly buttery aroma. Malty flavor, but not outrageoulsy thick or deep. Lightly nutty, some biscuit. Dry, earthy hop finish.


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