Tavern Ale | AleWerks Brewing Company

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Tavern AleTavern Ale
BA SCORE
3.69/5
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240 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:
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Added by Bleedingshrimp on 11-06-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,895
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
240
pDev:
10.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
44
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Ratings: 240 |  Reviews: 100
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

Photo of Seanecy
2.68/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of tjmiller718
4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MattXT
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jmdrpi
3.19/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, bottled 12/14/15

pours a dark brown, but with no head. looks like flat cola. very mild aroma, just a little sweet. flavor is well balanced - bready and mild caramel flavor. thinner bodied, I'd like thicker.

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Photo of Cyrano41
4.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vencad
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vabeerguy
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a nonic glass. Has a deep brown color. Nice smell and ample lacing. Did not detect much hoppiness. This brown ale surprised me. I did not expect it to be anything more than average but it fooled me. I will definitely buy this again.

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Photo of teromous
3.02/5  rDev -18.2%
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 -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fishguyac
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gregf51
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rdmiller89
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BMart
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
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 +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stolenface1
3.36/5  rDev -8.9%
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 -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.06/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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