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Brown Ale - Saw Works Brewing Company

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Brown Ale
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BA SCORE
81
good

25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 18.87%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saw Works Brewing Company visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: firkinhophead on 10-09-2012)
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Reviews by Segelstrom:
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Segelstrom, Feb 09, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
3.36/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Saw Works Brown on tap at the Tupelo Honey Cafe (Greenville, SC).
5.7% ABV

Great looking, with a deep, dark brown body and a thick, durable head. Excellent clarity and lacing.

Good aroma and flavor, with neither noteworthy flaws nor anything exceptional.
Likewise for the medium-light body.

chinchill, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of goblue4812
3/5  rDev -15.5%

goblue4812, Jul 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

utvol, Nov 15, 2013
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2.76/5  rDev -22.3%

emerald27, Sep 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

curlybird, Jul 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

AngusOg, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Samb2323
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Samb2323, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of joebedford
2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

joebedford, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of firkinhophead
2.95/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Holiday Inn Worlds Fair.

Pours clear chestnut brown with a tight one finger head. Leaves a bit of sticky lacing, but not very active carbonation.

Aroma of faint cocoa and toasted malt. A bit of herbal, grassy hops.

Taste of toast, walnuts, hint of toffee. Very little residual sweetness. A dull, paper-like finish doesn't help doesn't boost the flavor at all. Pretty much one note.

Mouthfeel drags this one down. Thin, dull, and lacking carbonation (draft system may be to blame here). Finishes dry, with a decent hop bitterness for the style.

A decent local beer when macros are your only other choice. Don't know if keg has been sitting for awhile, which may have contributed to the oxidation notes.

firkinhophead, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of east_tn_gk
4.43/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious Brown. Not too malty, not an aggressive tasting beer. This is a great beer if you like to just sit at a tavern and enjoy a good tasting beverage. it is almost as good from the growler as the tap, drink it that night. Would recommend to anyone who walks in & doesn't want an IPA.

east_tn_gk, May 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

buckyp, Nov 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

OldTime, Jul 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Bonifeks, Jul 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +40.8%

Dglsndrsn, Feb 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Greenster, Jun 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

KerryCummins1977, Apr 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

hollywood_15063, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of tmm313
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

tmm313, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of jabergess
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

A solid brown. Lots of flavor, definitely not a one-dimensional beer. Gets even better as it warms up. Could drink this one all day.

jabergess, Aug 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

jimcivis, Feb 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

tnflyguy, Mar 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

knoxbeerman, Jul 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

robertjskelton, Aug 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

George1005, Sep 03, 2013
Brown Ale from Saw Works Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.