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Tavern Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company

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Tavern AleTavern Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

173 Ratings
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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | 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:
Beer added by: Bleedingshrimp on 11-06-2006

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of doctorb
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of farrago
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of kierancarobine
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of tard24
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of jlivings757
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of 67cuda
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of corneliustoad
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of fishrunner
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of smakawhat
4.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of AWB3
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of PaulD
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.23/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of StoutSeth
2/5  rDev -45.8%

Photo of kristougher
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of VBWharfRat
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of edificio5
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of brendaniel
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of bcheng
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of dgherm
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of ChefHopMeister
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Molson2000
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of CreightonSM
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of dbell23
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of obywan59
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a crystal clear deep amber with a 2 1/2 finger head. Decent lacing.

The aroma is really nutty with sweet malt.

Sweet with the flavor of light chocolate and caramel. Nutty here as well with some nice hoppy bitterness.

Moderate to moderately light in body. slight carbonation. Creamy and slightly stidky.

Decent offering for my first W. Alewerks sampling. Tasty, creamy and an easy drinker. It makes for a nice spring beer. Not too thick, not too thin.

Tavern Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.