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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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. Mudslinger pairs nicely with grilled meats, stews, fowl, and even smoked oysters or salmon. Available on the West Coast from January through April.

Style: Nut Brown Ale
ABV: 5.8%
Malts: Two row pale, Munich, Caramel, Chocolate, Black, and a touch of Roasted Barley
Hops: Willamette and Northern Brewer
Color SRM: TBD
Bitterness Units: 30 IBU
Original Gravity: TBD
Brewed Since: 2010


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2011
bottle. Pours clear dark brown, with light tan frothy head. Aroma of caramel malt, almond, light chocolate. Medium bodied and smooth. Flavor of light chocolate, walnut, caramel, with a chalky feel. Uninteresting, but no complaints here.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cblado (232) - Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark mahogany color, with a thick, pearly head. Nice lacing. Aroma is a toasty malt. Flavor is bitter, kind of a caramel malt. Palate is decent, a bit thin. Overall a good brown ale.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcox90 (1521) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - APR 3, 2011
On tap at a local eatery. Served in a pint glass. Pours a clear dark reddish brown with a somewhat thin beige cap. Aroma is semi sweet malt and nuts. Flavor is slightly sweet malty goodness with a light nuttiness with a few hops and assorted spices to balance it out. Smooth, moderate bodied easy drinking beer.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5341) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Supermarket - Centerville Rd.- 12 oz bottle. Pours a nice dark coper-amber with an initial frothy off-white head that leaves a nice ring around the glass. Aroma is pretty much neutral with just a hint of nuts if you try really hard. Flavor is mild, but pleasant, some nuttiness, a hint of chocolate and just a slight hint of bitterness. Mouthfeel is thick enough with a bit of creaminess. Decent.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Clear copper color/ beige head. Nutty, multi grain bread aromas. medium body. Decent caramel, spicy sweet, nutty flavors--

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
on tap-pours a thin to a ring light tan head and copper color. Aroma is musty, hint of roasty medium malt. Taste is musty/roasty/nutty/caramel medium malt, secondary spice hops. Towards medium body.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
J_man (685) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Very heavy aroma of dark molasses and sour wood-aged notes. Beautiful medium amber body with a finely laced, persistent off-white head. The molasses follows through in the flavor along with a milk chocolate and light hazelnut flavor, along with a slight smokiness. This is a malty beer but there is some nice dry hop bitterness to balance out the sweetness. Leaves a creamy, chocolaty taste behind with a light charred wood aftertaste on breathing. The combination of flavors don’t quite work for me, but overall it’s a nice beer. Just noticed the comments about food pairings in the description and I would definitely try this again with those suggestions. I think the flavors here might really integrate well with the food and make this beer sing.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2011
12oz bottle courtesy of Brass Tap Tampa. Pours a mostly clear brown with an off-white head. Nose is some mild chocolate, lots of nuts, some burned sugar, and some earth. Flavor is very nutty- roasted nuts, some toasted malts, and a hint of dryness in the finish. Light to medium in body, and not bad overall.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burg326 (3518) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2012
On draft poured a brown color, aromas of nuts, light cocolate, and some caramel. Medium mouthfeel, flavors same as aromas, with some earthness to it.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kdm1984 (624) - Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Nice light brown appearance with finger-length head that sticks around for a bit and leaves nice thick rings of lacing. Aroma is cereal-y, toasty, and a little nutty with a hint of earth and metal. Taste was a letdown after the nice appearance and pretty good aroma - very little flavor at all. I understand brown ales are one of the more subdued styles, but this is quite weak even for the style. There should be more notes of the nuttiness and toast suggested by the aroma, but there is just some vaguely bready malts on the tongue, and little else. Drinkable enough, but doubt I will get this again with many other tastier browns out there.


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