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Tavern Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company

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Tavern AleTavern Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

149 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | 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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TheMirrorOwl

Virginia

3.49/5  rDev -5.4%

Appearance: Dark, faint ruby tint. Thin off-white head, thick lacing. Carbonation visible.

Smell: Licorice malt, some chocolate.

Taste: Molasses owns the flavor. Licorice, bread, chocolate, caramel, faint raisin and cherry fruitiness. Some peaty smoke in the malt profile.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium bodied feel with fuzz from the carbonation. Could do with more body and less carbonation.

Overall: Very tasty ale that I've come back to many times. Definitely darker,sweeter flavor than most brown ales, but it's tasty and unique, and will remain an erstwhile go-to for this Virginian.

03-14-2014 05:09:18 | More by TheMirrorOwl
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doctorb

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

02-06-2014 02:49:57 | More by doctorb
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farrago

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +3%

Gives you a little under a finger’s worth of mostly larger bubbles so there’s not much of a tight weave to the head and it dissolves off quickly, light tan in color, the lacing shows some initial stickiness but then slides downward without much fight or gumption. The liquid is fairly filmy and opaque, brown color base but with a great deal of orange tint, you don’t see many bubbles floating inside. Heavy malted and sweet nose, bursting with milk chocolate, butterscotch, root beer, vanilla and even coconut notes, challah bread and honey covered nuts, when warmer delivers more plum and cherry fruit scents, really nothing there for counter weight but it’s agreeable enough to not matter. Medium-bodied, has a bit more zip and punch than expected, decent prickle from the carbonation. More dough, bread notes here which suck up some of the sweetness. Not to say it lacks from chocolate, caramel, toffee and vanilla goodness. Still, tastes as much like soda as it does beer. Which is not necessarily a bad thing but you kind of have to be prepared for it. Cherry, golden raisin, fig fruit flavors. Nutty finish. Pleasurable.

02-01-2014 01:32:05 | More by farrago
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kierancarobine

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-04-2014 00:13:08 | More by kierancarobine
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tard24

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

01-02-2014 09:49:47 | More by tard24
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jlivings757

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

12-12-2013 19:39:05 | More by jlivings757
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67cuda

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-11-2013 16:59:38 | More by 67cuda
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corneliustoad

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-07-2013 13:18:21 | More by corneliustoad
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fishrunner

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-30-2013 14:52:35 | More by fishrunner
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev +10.6%

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Dark chestnut out of the bottle and hitting the glass with a deep mahogany brown color. Creamy forming small head of two fingers tall, tan in color with a creamy top. Settles to a simple well sized bubbles puck and collar.

Good nose. Hints of roasty nuts and toasty bread. Light hints of chocolate as well and some milky creamy sensations.

Creamy slightly light palate hits the mouth with lots of coating sensations. Good hints of chocolate and a grainy crunch malt density. Steely like finish and moderately carbonated to make for some playful flavor profile. Nutty slightly tannic in the mid palate as well.

Overall an interesting melding of flavors for a brown and well put together, quite solid.

10-14-2013 19:36:21 | More by smakawhat
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AWB3

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

09-26-2013 23:19:32 | More by AWB3
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

09-04-2013 10:12:42 | More by AngusOg
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PaulD

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-31-2013 03:23:57 | More by PaulD
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Jeffreysan

Maryland

4.23/5  rDev +14.6%

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a deep dark brown color, that lightens a little at the bottom of the glass with a quarter of a finger of off-white colored head that quickly disappeared into a thin wispy lacing of foam that covered the entire top of the beer.

Aroma: Lots of strong dark bread and roasted malts. There’s hints of dark chocolate and caramel as well. Very pleasant.

Taste: Very malty and bready with some nice, slight hoppy bitterness at the end. Roasted nuts and fresh bread.

Mouthfeel: Medium and a little chewy, with some really good carbonation to tickle the taste buds and coat the palate.

Overall: This is a very tasty, very satisfying brown ale. I’ll certainly get it again.

08-29-2013 21:28:04 | More by Jeffreysan
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StoutSeth

Virginia

2/5  rDev -45.8%

08-28-2013 21:41:03 | More by StoutSeth
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-22-2013 23:39:41 | More by kristougher
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VBWharfRat

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-15-2013 23:44:01 | More by VBWharfRat
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edificio5

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-13-2013 23:25:39 | More by edificio5
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brendaniel

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-21-2013 21:15:04 | More by brendaniel
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bcheng

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-14-2013 21:45:53 | More by bcheng
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

07-14-2013 12:06:28 | More by dgherm
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ChefHopMeister

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-14-2013 04:00:01 | More by ChefHopMeister
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-11-2013 21:25:05 | More by Molson2000
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CreightonSM

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-10-2013 17:22:51 | More by CreightonSM
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dbell23

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-27-2013 00:00:13 | More by dbell23
Tavern Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.