Wetherburn's Tavern Bristol Ale
Alewerks Brewing Company

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Alewerks Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
English Strong Ale
3.73 | pDev: 9.38%
Jun 24, 2018
Aug 11, 2015
Very Good
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Rated: 3.77 by fishguyac from Virginia

Jun 24, 2018
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Rated: 3.83 by Boone757 from Virginia

Dec 16, 2017
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a clear mahogany color. 1/2 inch head of an off-tan color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong sweet malt, hint of chocolate, slight roasted malt, slight alcohol, yeast, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of an English Strong Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet malt, hint of chocolate, slight roasted malt, slight alcohol, hint of raisin, hint of wood, hint of coffee, yeast, and a hint of hop. Overall, complex body, good blend, and aroma.
Nov 27, 2017
Rated: 4.17 by joshhug141 from Ohio

Oct 30, 2017
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Reviewed by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Newcastle glass.

Look is a hazy brown with yellow highlights and little to no head.

Aroma is all roast and molasses malt.

Taste is a lightly smokey sweet molasses like malt beer.

Maybe a bit crude for modern tastes this actually comes off as something pretty true to style for the 18th century.
Aug 18, 2017
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Reviewed by Cavanaghty from Maine

3.12/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Darker amber with a thin beige head.

Smell: Nutty smell with hints of hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of nutty sweet notes with a bitter hops aftertaste.

Overall: Goid beer. I would have this one again.
Jun 20, 2017
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Reviewed by MoMaMe from Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
This seems to be brewed specifically for Colonial Williamsburg, VA made to imitate an "18th Century style export ale" that had to keep on long sea voyages. I decided to try it out of historical curiosity.

Poured a slightly cloudy, deep amber with a thick head. (The description on the bottle said light brown and clear)

Tastes of molasses and brown sugar. There's a slight brightness to the aftertaste.

Not something I'd want to drink again, but not a bad beer either.
Mar 01, 2017
Rated: 3.6 by VeganUndead from Virginia

Feb 11, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia

Jun 17, 2016
Rated: 3.81 by AGB from District of Columbia

May 24, 2016
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Reviewed by Beejay from Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: A medium amber brown in color, very cloudy with a slightly tan head.

S: Bready with caramel and molasses. Lots of toffee aroma in there as well as a slight floral hop aroma.

T: Taste follows, bready with lots of toffee, vanilla, and caramel. Fruity on the front, and slightly floral and sweet on the finish.

M: Medium to medium thick, carbonation is lively and helps lighten the body, although you can tell there is a bit of syrup feel.

O: Yeah.. seems about right.
Mar 22, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Mantooth from North Carolina

Feb 11, 2016
Rated: 3.39 by travelguy from Ohio

Jan 19, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Dec 06, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by AMCPhD from Virginia

Dec 02, 2015
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Reviewed by KensWorld from Florida

4.23/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
From bottle dated 8-2015. No head but leaves a thin solid off white retention over beer through out its time in glass. Looks very cloudy, drownish Amber. Smells very pleasant with malty sweat honey aroma. Tastes way better then expected. Definitely a malt forward brew but it has a nice shall I say light fell to the malt profile This goes down very smoothly and leaves you wanting more. I wish I had more. Only this one bottle brought down to me by traveler John Palmer, thanks John, best beer of the bunch yet 4.25
Nov 13, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by atrocity from Virginia

Nov 09, 2015
Rated: 4.23 by SonOfKyuss from Virginia

Aug 16, 2015
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Reviewed by hophugger from Virginia

3.13/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
This is one of the handful of brews that are brewed exclusively for Colonial Williamsburg, VA. by Alewerks Brewing in Williamsburg, VA. This is classified as a strong ale. Look is a deep golden-brown with minimal head and light lacing. Aroma is malty, bready and sweet. Taste is suits the style with hints of yeast, malt and very light hops coming through. Finish is clean. Made with East Kent Golding Hops...
Aug 11, 2015
Wetherburn's Tavern Bristol Ale from Alewerks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 19 ratings