Ale Asylum Reviews

Ale Asylum Diablo Belga 3.9
Pours brown ruby red with a small tan head that quickly fades leaving behind a thin ring and spotty lacing. AROMA: malty, caramel, brown sugar, earthy, peppercorns, spices, herbs, herbal hops, banana, raisins, rubber, candied sugar, alcohol, cinnamon and light bitterness. TASTE: malty, caramel, brown sugar, earthy, peppercorns, spices, herbs, herbal hops, banana, raisins, candied sugar, alcohol, cinnamon, roasty and light bitterness. AFTER TASTE: malty, peppercorns, earthy, cinnamon and spices with a slightly oily spiced/boozy finish.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Ale Asylum Hopalicious 3.8
Pours a clear copper-gold, with middling head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Flavor is very bitter, all pine and citrus, with a bitter finish. Pretty darn good.
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Ale Asylum High Coup 3.5
Draft. Pours dark gold with white head and substantial lacing. Pine aroma with citrus notes. Malt and resiny pine hops. Some grapefruit notes but mostly pine. Mouthcoating finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, April 22, 2016

Ale Asylum High Coup 3.9
Amber with mild haze. Nose of weedy, herbal pine, touch of pineapple, and caramel malt. Flavor is mildly sweet toasted malt and a hint of biscuit with light pineapple. Solid grapefruity pine bitterness in front/middle that swells towards the finish. Lingering dry herbal pine. Pretty balanced.
Friday, April 22, 2016

Ale Asylum Hu$h Money 3.7
Bomber from Flanneryís in Oconomowoc. Shared with bananabi11. Sweet grapes, pine, light grapefruit. Some honey as well, all on biscuity malts. Sweet in the finish. This is quite tasty and solid. 14
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Ale Asylum Pilot Batch 007 2.9
Tap. This is a Belgian style ale. Nice frothy head. Thick orange pour with some cloudiness. Medium hoppy. Decent.
Thursday, April 14, 2016

Ale Asylum ‹nshadowed 3.6
Cloudy yellow. Lemon, some light dry apple. Some light honey. Quite sweet, a hint of bitterness. Chewy, light, mildly effervescent. Fine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Ale Asylum Hopalicious 3.6
Bottle in La Crosse, WI. Hoppy strawberry and pine and apricot aroma in front of a little caramel malt. Slightly hazy copper under a lasting white collar and thin wisps. Hoppy pine resin flavour with stone fruit and strawberry. Medium bitterness in good balance with malty backbone. Medium body, medium carbonation, crisp.
Monday, April 11, 2016

Ale Asylum Hu$h Money 3.6
Tap at Sidedoor. Slightly hazy orange-tan body. Foamy, respectable head. Pretty good IPA. Dryish fruit tinged hop tones. Pleasant malt backdrop. Solid offering.
Saturday, April 02, 2016

Ale Asylum Hu$h Money 3.9
Pale amber. Nose of floral white grapes and biscuity caramel malt. Flavor is juicy white grape and bitter grapefruit/mild pine. Balanced biscuity caramel malt. Dig this hop.
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Ale Asylum Demento Session Pale Ale 3.6
A real slap in the taste buds for a session IPA: big citrus and big bitterness. A grainy, heavy texture. Quite a bit to work through. Enjoyed on draft.
Friday, March 25, 2016

Ale Asylum Madtown Nutbrown 2.6
May I suggest that seven malts may be too many for a brown ale? Besides a bit of caramel in the aroma, there was little more to show for the malt investment. This ale isnít particularly sweet, nutty or creamy. Pleasant enough, but thatís about it. Had from a tap.
Friday, March 25, 2016

Ale Asylum Velveteen Habit 4.2
Pint at Harbor House Milwaukee. Beautiful pour - golden color with strong head that leaves great lacing. Aroma is floral and pine. Flavor is mostly gin and tonic with good bitterness. Outstanding.
Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Ale Asylum Contorter Porter 4
Pours a dark brown color with tan colored head. Roasted malts, coffee, and some sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium to full bodied. Finishes with roast and cocoa.
Saturday, March 05, 2016

Ale Asylum Velveteen Habit 3.7
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle. It poured a hazy copper hue with a light orange head and fairly solid lacing. Sweet juicy hop aroma with a nice malt balance for your tastebuds. Although this is nicely hopped, the Ciara hops do not stand out as much as I would like. This is an ok beer, but I had higher hopes for an Ale Asylum IPA brewed with my favorite hops.
Friday, March 04, 2016

Ale Asylum Velveteen Habit 3.8
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with white head. Nose is orange and tangerine. Taste adds some malt sweetness. Bitter aftertaste.
Monday, February 29, 2016

Ale Asylum Impending Descent 3.5
Aroma of sweet molasses and some chocolate. Flavor is bitter and some chocolate in there. Had out of bottle at home pours black with a tan head.
Friday, February 26, 2016

Ale Asylum Velveteen Habit 3.8
The hops in this seem to have a real earthy edgee which I donít usually associate w/ Citra but this is a really good beer so who cares. It looks pretty gross, all muddy and pale brown but that is my only real complaint. The nose is mostly pine and peaches but the taste is rich w/ quite a bit of soft, earthy bitterness. Itís fairly full bodied w/ moderate carbonation, full flavored for sure but very drinkable for its strength. I canít recall another Ale Asylum beer I liked this much. Even if you donít like the brewery, this one is worth seeking out.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Ale Asylum Sticky McDoogle 2.2
Bottle. Medium amber brownish pour with tan head, decent retention and lace. Nose is pretty much malt, some nutty and caramel notes, but not much more than basically malt. Mouth is malt forward and pretty much malt throughout, with an annoying umamate clingy bitterness to lend more lackluster boxes for me to tick. I love me some wee heavy... but this one is shit (or, as my Scots forbearers would say, itís fookin shite).
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Ale Asylum Madtown Nutbrown 3.2
On tap at Howells & Hood. Brownish with a small head. Fairly mild with malt, chocolate, vanilla some toffee and nuts. The body was medium and the finish on the dry side.
Monday, February 15, 2016

Ale Asylum Big Slick 4
Big-tasting, full-bodied stout has just the slightest edge of hops to tamp down the major malts at work. Enjoyed on tap along side a Brie Burger at Ale Asylumís Milwaukee Riverhouse -- great combination.
Sunday, February 14, 2016

Ale Asylum Big Slick 3.6
This is a pretty damn decent American stout--and not too sweet even though it mentions sweet malt on the label. Itís dark w/ a thin head of fine bubbles. Itís got a big roasty nose w/ maybe a bit of a savory hop undertone. This is big and creamy on the palate and just shy of being too much. Thereís an interesting anise note and some cherry like fruitiness but also a slight but unfortunate ashy taste. This is pretty solid all around and drinks a lot bigger than its gravity would indicate. Fans of big stouts should definitely check this out.
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Ale Asylum Ambergeddon 2.9
Bottle - average size foamy head, murky light brown color with lots of little particles floating around, good size pine hop aroma and flavor, fair malt backbone, ok overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Ale Asylum Pantheon Imperial Brown Ale 3.7
Bottle: Cola-coloured, with a small beige head. Brown sugar, earthy caramel malt scent. Caramel malt, chocolate, brown sugar.....a little booze in the flavour. Heavy, almost sticky body....really rich....and good.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

Ale Asylum Satisfaction Jacksin 3.3
Bottle from Galesburg Hy-Vee. Big, malty beer. Fruits and caramel flavors. Itís big and bold, but the malty sweetness seems a little heavy to me. Not one of my favorite AA beers.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Ale Asylum Madtown Nutbrown 2.6
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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Ale Asylum Hopalicious 3.5
Eleven separate additions of cascade hops give this American pale ale its lush citrus aroma and bold hop flavor without crazy bitterness.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Ale Asylum Velveteen Habit 3.7
1/11/16 Chicago (16 oz draft pour at Finley Dunnes into standard pint glass). Copper brown pour, minimal head and carbonation. Pleasant aroma of citrus, hops, and pine. Thin texture, easy and enjoyable beer to drink. Hops and citrus taste. Very good beer. Iím glad Joe offered me a taste pour, and I gladly ordered a second after finishing my first pint. Will be looking for more Ale Asylum offerings based on this offering, my first from this brewer.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Ale Asylum ‹nshadowed 3.5
Bottle pour - cloudy straw body - medium white head that recedes quickly - light lacing. Aroma is very well done - lots of banana and clove...yeasty, bit of bubble gum - very very good. I must say, reminded a bit of the Dancing Man, which stands by itself for the style in my mind. Flavor is okay...borders on good...just doesnít stand up to the nose. Bready and yeasty, it just doesnít really do a whole lot. Palate is similarly a bit thin - must admit that I was a bit shocked to see the ABV - doesnít come through in any way. Good overall drink that Iíd have again...maybe I can just smell a friendís!
Friday, January 08, 2016

Ale Asylum Ambergeddon 3.5
Aroma - caramel malt, with stone fruit, and some mild citrus. Appearance - burnt orange body color, with fine sediment. The head is off-white and about 1 1/2". the head is frothy and settles very slowly. Taste - caramel malt, with interestingly subdued Pacific Northwest hops. Superb balance. Stonefruits and some light grapefruit. Palate - light body, thin feel, flat carbonation, and abrupt fruity finish.
Monday, January 04, 2016

Ale Asylum Hopalicious 3.6
Bottle pour, though Iíve had this on tap at brewery before. Medium gold color - one finger white head that recedes quickly...little lacing. Aroma is citrusy - orange in particular...hint of resin - not overpowering, and quite enjoyable. Flavor is generally citrus hops...very mild bitterness (so bonus point as I see this was the brewerís goal). Palate is medium bodied - seems appropriate for the drink. Could session this pretty easily. Nice offering - wontí overwhelm you, but easy go-to beer that Iíll definitely enjoy again.
Sunday, January 03, 2016

Ale Asylum Madtown Nutbrown 4.3
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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Ale Asylum Satisfaction Jacksin 2.9
Cliche, but this was fantastic when it came out and is a shadow of its old self now. Rated from tap at Troll Fest. Lemony, oily, pine sol hop tones. Thick caramel balance. Not anything I want in the style. Antiquated, not good.
Monday, December 28, 2015

Ale Asylum Satisfaction Jacksin 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Big citrus aroma, murky golden brown color small white head. The aroma is hops with some pine and citrus tossed in. The taste matches the aroma and is very good
Sunday, December 27, 2015

Ale Asylum Demento Session Pale Ale 3.1
Bottle: It poured a clear gold with a white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and some floral notes.
Thursday, December 24, 2015

Ale Asylum Ambergeddon 1.9
12 oz bottle with a date code 00-23-2015. Not sure if thatís the date it was bottled or an enjoy by date. Either way, this is oxidized as hell. All cardboard and the caramel sweetness of hop death. Not enjoyable.
Thursday, December 24, 2015

Ale Asylum Demento Session Pale Ale 2.2
Bottle. Certainly not one of their best. Nose is rich and creamy with floor cleaner added. WTF???? The aroma of ammonia is unmistakable in this and drags the overall score down something fierce! Mouth-feel is very watery, a bit soapy, and aftertaste is too quick and almost nonexistent. Zero malt presence Very, very dry which I normally would like if there was some flavor. There isnít. Except for pee.
Friday, December 18, 2015

Ale Asylum ‹nshadowed 3.1
12 ounce bottle. A white fluffy head has good retention and leaves thick lacing. Some clouds in this white golden beer. Cloves and gentle fruit with banana. Wheat notes. Very light fare.
Thursday, December 17, 2015

Ale Asylum Demento Session Pale Ale 2.6
12 oz bottle, which must be a bit old, because this most certainly is not a mid-90s beer. When I popped the cap, my first thought was "WTF? That smells like piss" - plenty of ammonia-like right then. Not now, however, now itís just lemony. Taste is soapy, with some lemon sour and citrus rind hops. Almost not malt at all, super dry. Itís not terrible, but it is far from good.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Ale Asylum Kink 3.3
Pours a hazy copper with an off white head and good lacing. Aroma is malty with caramel and fruit. Taste is similiar to nose with caramel, fruit and some spiciness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Solid belgian style beer.
Friday, December 04, 2015

Ale Asylum Madtown Nutbrown 3.2
Pours chestnut brown with aroma of nuts, caramel, and chocolate. Nutty flavor with some toffee sweetness and chocolate. A bit underdeveloped, but nice nonetheless.
Saturday, November 28, 2015

Ale Asylum Demento Session Pale Ale 3.6
12 oz. bottle poured to a small Czech-pils glass at home, displaying a clear & bright, mid-golden hue, with a fluffy layer of soft white head foam, and wavy lacing that turned into clingy patches of foam on the glass. The nose was pleasant malt sweetness, perfumey grapefruit, a bit of pineapple, some resin, and a light grain/graham cracker scent to the malt. Light to medium bodied, with average carbonation, the taste contributed a moderate, earthy & citrusy bitterness, with slight resin & rind. The texture lightened a bit, but successfully retained the lingering "C" hop experience, and finished slightly dry. Very drinkable.
Friday, November 27, 2015

Ale Asylum Big Slick 3.5
Bottle. Black with tan head. Coffee malt aroma. It had an oily mouth feel and a balanced finish.
Thursday, November 26, 2015

Ale Asylum Bedlam! 3
Can, pours a cloudy bright golden orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out a decent mix of dank hops and Belgian yeast. Flavour is similar, with Belgian yeast, dank hops, and earthy dryness. Not overly complex but it works decently enough. Okay.
Monday, November 23, 2015

Ale Asylum Big Slick 3.8
Bottle from Brunos via lake beer fridge....but consumed in Chicago. Pours almost black into a 22 oz snifter....nice taupe head that quickly fades...minimal lacing. Nose is of my favorites so Iím kinda hooked right off. A little anise in the initial mouth...just a bit. Very there as well. Sweet...bit more coffee / anise....lingers too. Very tasty...will do another...later.
Sunday, November 22, 2015

Ale Asylum Demento Session Pale Ale 3.8
Bottle, thanks George999! Lemony citrus hop aroma with light notes of grapefruit and pine. Pours cloudy golden colored with a thin white head with good retention and some lacing. Starts with bright lemony citrus and acidity. Finishes very smooth with some mild pine and grapefruit hop bitterness, but not much to speak of before coating the palate in the lemony citrus. Good, sessionable pale that is refreshing and highly drinkable.
Sunday, November 22, 2015

Ale Asylum Velveteen Habit 3.6
One of the better ipas from Ale asylum, great floral hop aroma. Copper colored, creamy, citrusy, and floral flavor. Good malt body balances with sweetness. Hop linger for a while after finishing, nice surprise. Habit forming
Friday, November 20, 2015

Ale Asylum Ambergeddon 2.6
12oz bottle, thanks to phaleslu/shrubber85. Dated 9-10-2105. Hazy red amber orange color. Thin khaki head. Decent retention and good ridge of lace. Spicy, kind of earthy, but stale hop. Some toasty malt, mild caramel. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, kind of astringent. Medium to bigger body. Kind of slick texture. Lighter kind of crisp carbonation, mild roughness to it. Tastes a bit older for sure. Seems like this was once an impressively hoppy & big amber, but right now it just tastes stale and rough. Didnít finish.
Monday, November 16, 2015

Ale Asylum Madtown Nutbrown 4
Bottle, thanks George999! Rich, nutty aroma with sweet caramel notes. Pours dark caramel brown with a thin tan head with poor retention and some lacing. Starts with rich nutty flavors with a bit toffee. Finishes smooth with excellent caramel sweetness permeating the other flavors nicely. Excellent brown ale!
Sunday, November 15, 2015

Ale Asylum ‹nshadowed 3.5
Good drinkable hefe. Lots of foaming head, and lasting head. Fresh smell. Soft mouthfeel. On the mark.
Saturday, November 14, 2015