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Tavern Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company

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83
good

156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bleedingshrimp on 11-06-2006)
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Sanchezrox23, Sep 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

SonOfKyuss, Aug 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

RyanSparta, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

jamesaharvey, Aug 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

theroguebrewer, Jul 28, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of roasted malt and molasses
Head small (2 cm), light brown, creamy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm layer
Lacing good – mostly complete rings with small bubbles, a few stalactites
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor of roasted malt, some molasses, and nutmeg (?), somewhat sweet; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation.

A no too bad brown ale which from me is high praise since I don’t like brown ales. If the label had said “brown ale” it would still be on the shelf. That said, the beer is quite good. Despite the website description, I can find neither chocolate nor nutty tastes – but it does seem to have both molasses and nutmeg-like qualities.

Ozzylizard, Jul 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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2.9/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Had AleWerks Tavern Ale in a restaurant called Rocco's Steakhouse right in Williamsburg, NC. It was a nice Black Ale. No head at all in the pour. Beer has a nice smell to smell to it and a decent taste. Was not overwhelming. It was a average Black Ale to me.

malprep, Jul 16, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I love Alewerks's Pumpkin Ale, so I decided to give its brown a shot. Here goes:

A: Just OK. A very dark brown (nearly opaque). What really irked me was the fact that there was practically no head. What head was produced readily dissipated, leaving no lacing.

S: Not bad, but just OK. Faint hints of caramel and brown sugar, but on the whole almost no complexity or nothing to gawk over. Somewhat boozy, which is funny considering that it's only 5.6% ABV.

T: Slight better than OK, but not too good either. Brown sugar, some dark spices and a hint of dark fruit. Again, like in the nose, the taste was surprisingly boozy. Could taste lots of alcohol at the back of the tongue.

M: Rather watery, but not bad. Very little carbonation, too.

O: Just OK. Probably will not be getting it again.

leantom, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

xseanprimex, Jun 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Kaiyotee, Jun 10, 2014
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Tavern Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.