Tavern Ale | AleWerks Brewing Company

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Tavern AleTavern Ale

Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bleedingshrimp on 11-06-2006

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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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Photo of AWB3
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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

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.

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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.

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Photo of sdsimkins
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of campfirebrew
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of rorjets
4.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Found this six pack at a local Food Lion in Newport News, VA while staying with my cousin for a visit. I wish I had picked up a couple more, as we plowed right thru the six, and they were delicious! One of the better Ales I have had recently. I will definitely search it out the next time I am in the area, as I don't think it gets wide distribution.

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Photo of rmargeson
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Raiders757
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of speedvagen
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Mattyb79
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ckollias
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Pours a dark brown hue with a thin, 2-finger, white head that quickly dissipates leaving a wispy lace.

S: Malty aroma with a mild hop background.

T: Smooth malty flavor with hints of caramel and finishes slightly hoppy.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Decent brown ale – not my favorite offering from Aleworks.

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Tavern Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 240 ratings