Tavern Ale | AleWerks Brewing Company

Tavern AleTavern Ale
BA SCORE
3.69/5
238 Ratings
Tavern AleTavern Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
alewerks.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bleedingshrimp on 11-06-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,118
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
238
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
42
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 238 |  Reviews: 99
Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigbutter
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of faatcase
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had on draft at Fat Canary.

Look is a dark hazy brown with very little head.

Aroma is straight roast malt and all the sweetness that goes with it.

Taste is super sweet and roasty.

So good.

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Photo of Bdel34
3.27/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
2.82/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Taste: toasted dark malts mellow caramel malts. same with the nose. Dark brown, semi clear, with tall tan foamy head, sticky lace. Medium body. This sample might have aged to long in bottle?

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Photo of Tone
3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy brown color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hint of nut, hint of roasted malt, hint of yeast, slight hops, and pale malt. Fits the style of an American Brown Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight sweet malt, roasted malt, hint of nut, hint of hop, hint of pale malt, hint of yeast, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, good blend, aroma, body, and feel.

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Photo of BeerSexLove
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Oh the color is inviting, the smell has its offering, the feel isn't unexpected nor remarkable, but the taste only teases what I expect in a brown ale. It needs a little more depth - of course that's my humble novice opinion. I admit to rating it marginally higher because it's a Virginia beer, gotta support my regional sisters and brothers of the brew.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on tap in a sample glass.

Appearance: Darker brown with a thin beige head.

Smell: Nutty notes and malt.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of nutty notes

Overall: Not bad for a brown. Personally I'm not a fan of browns.

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

A: Dark brown in color with a ruby hue when held to the light, a tan head on top.

S: Malty, with caramel and toffee.

T: Brown sugar, caramel, and toffee.

M: Medium light in body with moderate to low carbonation.

O: Overall a pretty passable brown ale. Tasty.

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Photo of LukeB
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Riff
4.01/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with a slight tan head about a third of a finger thick. Head dissipated quickly away. Smells of roasted malts and lightly of caramel. Tastes of malts, a little caramel, touch of light roasted coffee, and a slight bit of hop bitterness. Light body, a little carbonation, easy drinker. Really solid beer, would go great at most bbq's.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AMCPhD
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryan4120
4.33/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L - deep brown with a medium tan head that doesn't really stick around
S - caramel and malt. Roasty. sweet and very pleasant.
T - Rich malt and caramel with a roasted/toasted butty flavor throughout. A little earthiness throughout as well.
F - Medium body with a medium amount of carbonation. Smooth but somewhat thin.
O - A very nice brown ale - hits all the notes you'd expect from a brown ale - caramel, with roasted malt and a nutty taste throughout.

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Photo of Categart
4.43/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of weareallfalafel
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of delta490
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It a deep, not quite clear brown with what comes out as a fizzy light tan head. You think it can't possibly last but somehow it settles down to a thin layer the persists and leaves some small soapy lacing. The aroma is a little soft, but it does have some hints of roasted nuts and a little dark sugar. The taste is similar, a little less nutty and sweet but with a big helping of earthy hops. It's medium-light bodied with a thin carbonated tingle and a mostly smooth mouthfeel.

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Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark red-brown, like mahogany, but clear. Head was rather thin, and lacing likewise.

S: Some mild aromas of dark bread, but not much else (perhaps the meager head didn't release the volatile compounds needed to really appreciate the aromas).

T: Mild malty sweetness, then a lot of toasted grain. Some coffee. The faintest citrus flavor. Hops bitterness is way in the background, but does show up in the finish.

M: Moist, but nicely carbonated.

O: A really solid American ale. Pairs nicely with cottage pie. I'll be buying more of these.

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Photo of brpendergast85
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JKasten988
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Tavern Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 238 ratings
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