Tavern Brown Ale
Alewerks Brewing Company

Tavern Brown AleTavern Brown Ale
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Style:
Brown Ale - American
Ranked #319
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
85
Ranked #27,245
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 7.05%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
23
From:
Alewerks Brewing Company
 
Virginia, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
Tavern Brown AleTavern Brown Ale
Notes: We've brewed Tavern Brown Ale since we started in 2006 and like us, it's come a long way. Six malt varieties meld with an English yeast strain and floral American hops to produce an approachable yet still complex American Brown ale.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 23 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's all in the ingredients. Alewerks utilizes six malts, English yeast, and then Americanizes with USA hops. Mild roast, significant hop presence making it more American than British. Nice solid effort.

Nov 03, 2020
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Zraly from Virginia

3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours tawny chestnut with small head that disappears quickly. Malty nose with a touch of earth. Brown sugar and brown bread notes dominate with a hint of earth from the hops. Medium bodied. A bit too much carbonation for my liking, but as it warms and settles down, the flavors meld. Very little hop bitterness but finish is relatively dry. Some residual sweetness. Good.

Mar 15, 2020
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JediMasterLenin from District of Columbia

4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into the Avery Barrel Glass

Look: Pours a clear-but-so-dark-it's-opaque mahogany. A thin off-white head dissipates quickly into a thin ring of foam, leaving some spotty lacing behind on the glass.
Smell: Toasty malt, dark bread, brown sugar/caramel. Maybe a hint of vanilla and wood in there.
Taste: Much like the aroma, with a bit less sweetness and a bit more roasty bitterness. Still sweeter than it is bitter.
Feel: On the thin side of medium bodied, middle-to-low carbonation, very tiny bubbles.
Overall: Very solid brown ale, and I've come to expect no less from Alewerks.

Jan 17, 2020
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teromous from Virginia

3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the marker above the UPC code: "BOTTLED ON 5 03 2018"

Appearance: It has a brown body that, although dark, shows a bit of haze. It has a short light khaki head with small ripples of foam. The short head recedes to a very short cap that has good retention.

Aroma: There is a light bit of caramel aroma.

Taste: It has a bit of a minty flavor up front which is mixed with the faint taste of cedar and just a touch of pine at the end.

Mouthfeel: The beer is surprisingly dry. It has a medium-light body and decent carbonation. It has moderate drinkability. No bitterness.

Overall: This beer trends mostly towards hop flavor, which is pretty nice, but it misses out on a lot of the supporting malt character. It's drinkable and enjoyable but it isn't something that will drive me back to it. It's worth trying once to see if you like it but it's not something I would rush to recommend.

Oct 14, 2018
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VABA from Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a nice dark color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has nice malty hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a nice malty flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A nice Brown Ale

Aug 08, 2018
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle it pours a legitimate brown with virtually no head, possibly as it is a bit cold. Scent is roasted malt. Taste follows nose, being well balanced and tasty. Nice!

Jul 28, 2018
Tavern Brown Ale from Alewerks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 23 ratings