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:
#29,101
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
238
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
42
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 238 |  Reviews: 99
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of slusk
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a dark garnet with a short pale tan head. little head retention but a wee bit of lacing.

S: Starts with a bit of chocolate and caramel. There is a bit of dark fruit with some bread crust and a mild undertone of earthy hops. Nice healthy malt aroma

T: Caramel and toffee up front with a bit of black coffee in the lingering on the palate. A little sweet. There's a bit of spicy, earthy hop that comes through. Nicely Balanced and has a good bitter hop foundation. A few dark fruity esters are present but not much. The finish is surprisingly a bit to the dry side and light bitter aftertaste.

M: Medium body, low carbonation which is good in my opinion. I bit of a velvety mouthfeel. Not too much acidity or carbonation biting the tongue in this brew. Nice.

O: This is a very nice beer. Seems to live somewhere between a northern and southern English brown ale but with a touch more hop presence. The hops come through but do not over power the malt. I like this beer quite a lot. It's a smooth drinking beer that doesn't attempt to overwhelm the palate with sharp flavors. I'll be buying a six pack the next time I'm in Williamsburg.

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Photo of hophugger
3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice ale which I am sure is suited for all of the masses that visit Williamsburg, VA and are looking for an authentic ale. It is a good beer but seems to fall a little flat as far as head and flavor. Overall, a commendable effort and I will definitely follow Alewerks in all beers that they produce in the future. Thanks for all the authentic beers that you produce !

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- good looking, dark brown, opaque. Thin (weak) root beer colored head, disappeared fairly quick.

S- malt, spice, chocolate.

T- a little hop, bitter, gingerbread cookie.

M- light to medium. Thin. Warm bourbon barrel kind of feel.

O- a very solid, good beer. Recommendable. I've always been a fan of Sam Smith's Nut Brown Ale, and I think this is better.

Cheers all!

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of TheMirrorOwl
3.49/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of imbibehour
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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