Tavern Ale | AleWerks Brewing Company

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229 Ratings
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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:
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Added by Bleedingshrimp on 11-06-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
229
Reviews:
94
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
10.6%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
40
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 229 |  Reviews: 94
Photo of teromous
3.02/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Below the bar code the beer is stamped with 11 04 15 so I'm assuming that's 04 NOV 2015 which indicates this is just over two months old.

Appearance: The body of the beer is dark brown and fairly hazy as light shines through it. There is a very short off-white head that doesn't last long. No retention or lacing. Eventually this thing ends up with zero head.

Aroma: Not much aroma. There is a very faint burnt toast aroma.

Taste: There is a light caramel flavor that lingers through the entire drinking experience. A bit of biscuit flavor too. There is a slightly nutty flavor to the beer...a bit like walnuts. It's not bad but it's very underplayed in the flavor department for an American Brown Ale.

Mouthfeel: It's a light easy drinking beer with just a very light touch of bitterness at the end.

Overall: It's not a beer I would recommend and it wouldn't be one I would buy if I'm looking for an ABA. The beer is just too limited in flavor and the aroma is nearly non-existent. In the glass it looks very poor. It just isn't a very well made beer. It is something that a person could just sit down and drink but it's no better than any run of the mill beer out there.

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Photo of Campvann
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fishguyac
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gregf51
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rdmiller89
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BMart
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drink_like_a_wahoo
4.19/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stolenface1
3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours deep brown with a small light tan head which diminishes quickly. Aroma of caramel, malt, toasted malt. Flavor back up the aroma with added notes of dark malt, a definite toasty-ness (which really stands out), nuts and maybe a little chocolate and a touch of coffee. Slightly more alcohol taste than expected for 6.2%ABV. Looks like I have a newer vintage(2015) than what is listed, as it says 5.6% ABV in the BA details. Mouthfeel is medium to med-full with a slightly higher carbonation that I would expect for this style and the flavors involved. Would like a little more creaminess. Overall a decent brown with a complexity that I was not expecting. Could use a little tweaking on the mouthfeel/carbonation in my opinion.

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Photo of hoosier222002
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dringus
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sebas
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skabiski
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lucular
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FriedSlug
3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JWU
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass

A- a very, very dark mahogany color. Some clarity when held to light. A light khaki head dissipates kinda quick

S- Toasty malts, caramel/brown sugar sweetness, a light nut, and some english hops.

T- A light combination of the sweetness, combines with a toasty malt and cocoa flavor. Some earthy hops and fruity esters finish things out.

M- Medium bodied, and lightly carbonated.

O- A very drinkable and accessible brown ale. Nothing earth shattering, but tasty, and well done.

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Photo of GinDC
4.43/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Boone757
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barleycorn
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tavern Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 229 ratings.
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