Malts: Two row pale, Munich, Caramel, Chocolate, Black, and a touch of Roasted Barley
Hops: Willamette and Northern Brewer
Sampled: 12 oz. bottle
Price: $6.99 six-pack (at supermarket)
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” — Redhook Ale Brewery
The tasting: Brownish / copper in color (clear) with a white head that dissipated quickly, leaving no lacing on the glass. When held up to the light , the color was dark-reddish orange. Aroma of toasted malts, bready malts, and citrus hops. Toasted malt and caramel malts were the strongest flavors, followed by coffee, and a touch of smokiness. Mudslinger is on the malty side, and while I tasted some earthy hops, they were light. Body is light to medium. It had medium carbonation, a smooth mouth feel, and finished with sweet malt. Very drinkable.
Rating: 3 star. Good. I would drink this again if someone gave it to me. This is an ideal beer for spring. I think it bridges the gap between the heaver winter beers and the lighter summer beers. While it's a malty beer, I found it to be light and refreshing. I didn't taste any nutty flavors (it's a Nut Brown Ale), but it still worked for me.