Tavern Brown Ale
Alewerks Brewing Company

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Alewerks Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
American Brown Ale
Ranked #178
Ranked #20,172
3.8 | pDev: 6.84%
Sunday at 09:14 PM
Jun 18, 2018
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.
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This is a good brown ale and it goes well with food. Had it from draft poured into a shaker pint glass. Clear brown color with good initial head and good lacing. Roasted malt smell and taste. Toffee and a bit of caramel. Earthy bitter finish. Enjoyed it with my nachos.
Sunday at 09:14 PM
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Reviewed by Brumaster77 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A oldy and a goody from Alewerks. Appearance presents a amber color with mild head at first pour. Taste is a decent malt and mild roast with more hops than a traditional brown. A decent beer.
Jul 20, 2022
Rated: 3.79 by kkazemi from North Carolina

Feb 20, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by KeyWestGator from Florida

Jun 25, 2021
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Rated by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Nice brew. Gift on my birthday. Fine choice.
Dec 16, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by drt72 from Virginia

Dec 02, 2020
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
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
Rated: 3.91 by BD3 from Wisconsin

Oct 25, 2020
Rated: 4 by theshermancometh from Washington

Oct 25, 2020
Rated: 3.69 by Boone757 from Virginia

Oct 23, 2020
Rated: 4.04 by SeaBass12378 from Virginia

Oct 20, 2020
Rated: 3 by wildman69 from New York

Sep 20, 2020
Rated: 4 by avisong from Virginia

May 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Zraly from Virginia

3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
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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Reviewed by JediMasterLenin from District of Columbia

4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
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
Rated: 3.75 by Segelstrom from Pennsylvania

Dec 15, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by warpedrevolution from Illinois

Nov 16, 2019
Rated: 3.85 by Yeldarb92 from Ohio

Oct 12, 2019
Rated: 3.84 by tpauer from New Hampshire

Jul 28, 2019
Rated: 4.21 by Dave1999 from North Carolina

Jun 08, 2019
Rated: 4.12 by Dcoope9173 from Virginia

May 24, 2019
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
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
Rated: 3.83 by philbe311 from Pennsylvania

Aug 26, 2018
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Rated by loon from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Smooth brown ale. Not my typical flavor but it was easily consumed.
Aug 10, 2018
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.3%
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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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
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
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jun 18, 2018
Tavern Brown Ale from Alewerks Brewing Company
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