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Tavern Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | 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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3.33/5  rDev -9.8%

Bierleichen, Nov 20, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear dark mahogany in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation rising slowly from the bottom of the glass and moderate amounts of ruby red + garnet red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall creamy foamy dark beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of toasted malts, caramel/brown sugar, cocoa, nuts, and earthy hops.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of toasted and caramel malts with a light amount of brown sugar sweetness and just a touch of nuttiness. That is followed by a very light flavor of earthy hops which imparts a light amount of bitterness in the finish which does not linger for long.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy.

O: I think this beer is fairly well balanced - not too malty/sweet and not too hoppy/bitter. Enough complexity to be interesting but not overly complex. Overall, easy to drink and enjoyable. Reminds me of a slightly stronger version of the brown ales I used to grab in the pubs when in the UK.

dbrauneis, Nov 14, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +6.2%

Ngntjp, Nov 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

beerrat, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of RaulMondesi
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Not feeling too strong for this one, my peeps.

Light like a birdcage without the parrot; taste is fairly plain like that pigtailed brunette Raul sat next to in Home-Ec; and the mouthfeel is thin like a gymnast in training. Not offputting, but Raul would pass on another.

RaulMondesi, Nov 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

JasonTaverner, Oct 30, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -17.6%

Josephjp, Oct 25, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +19.2%

sherlockholmez, Oct 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

mkirkland80, Oct 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

embass, Oct 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Sanchezrox23, Sep 11, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +0.3%

jp312, Sep 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

erwityk, Sep 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

EFR94, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

mtnwesdew, Aug 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Kinger86, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

PaleAndBitter, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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

sebaastionb, Aug 09, 2014
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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
Photo of Ozzylizard
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
Photo of malprep
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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Tavern Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.