Brown Ale | Saw Works Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Saw Works Brewing Company
Tennessee, United States
sawworksbrewing.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by firkinhophead on 10-09-2012

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Ranking:
#41,022
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
57
pDev:
16.29%
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Brian_L-2056
4.21/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful dark brown color with abundant off white color head. Very good carbonation as well. Only slight hop smell. Initial taste is roasted grains then a slight hop flavor takes over to a very mellow or mild finish. Almost has a cream ale texture. Lacing is outstanding, crazy thick. I have been drinking stouts and porters for a few months now so this is a lighter mouth feel to me as well, very easy drinking. Overall, I wish I could now go out and buy a 6 pack of this brew but can't because I live in WV and will have to wait for another out of state road trip.

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Photo of Mojopin88
3.1/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of psmith161
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TerryMills
3.12/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decent beer..

Tea color with 1 finger frothy white head ,some lacing..

Smell is not so good , almost a hint of macro lager sour type smell and some burnt sugar/ Carmel..

Taste is smoother than the smell lets on , little bit of bitterness up front and kinda finishes with a hint of chocolate..

Feel is thin and watery.

Overall its a drinkable beer but I'm probably not buying it again ever..

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Photo of TonyLema1
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: nice brown color, tan head, with some lacing
S: toffee, chocolate
T: follows the nose. With some caramel
F: light to medium body, there's an off taste on the finish
T: the finish ruined it for me

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Photo of Abe_Froman
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bitterbill
3.81/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark brown, +1 finger head of off white foam. Good head retention and lacing.

S: Chocolate and caramel malt, sweet but also earthy. Toffee and hints of mild bitterness.

T: Toffee, milk chocolate, earthy, bitterness in the finish.

B: Medium body and carbonation.

O: Well crafted English style Brown Ale.

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Photo of MacMalt
3.44/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from can into pint glass. It pours a cola color with a thin, ecru-colored head and lacing. It smells of bready malt, nuts, and a whiff of chocolate. Unfortunately, all of the aromas were subdued. The taste largely followed the nose with nuts and bready malt. The chocolate was fairly noticeable. It finished with a rather unpleasant sourness. This ale is medium-bodied, lightly carbonated, and with an ABV of 5.8% it is very easy to drink. In fairness, there was no date on the can and it may have been beyond its proper drinking life but it is not a distinguished Brown Ale.

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Photo of firkingroovin
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rock_Glenn
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks the part of a light bodied brown ale, big bubbled off-white head that dissipated a bit too quickly. Has small particles floating around. Smells complex, nutty and of toffee/caramel. Tastes strong of a wide range of anything you'd think possible in a brown ale. A lot of caramel and a hint of oak taste. Not much in the form of hops flavor, I'd probably say they are Earthy and Woody. Nice mouth-feel, not too thick like many brown ales. Overall Tastes pretty good, gets better as you drink down the glass.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

As the hunt for experimentation, uniqueness and intrigue often leads brewers astray, its easy to forget classic styles. But in the hands of Saw Works, the brown ale is alive and well.

Dark brown and firmly headed with a creamy, mid-statured crown, the lightly hazed beer casts a host of robust aromatics. Chocolate, nuttiness, coffee and caramel give the scent a rich and savory perfume. Its taste is sweet with bold caramel, light toffee, toast, chocolate milk, roasted peanut and fresh columbian coffee.

Across the palate, the robust sweet and toasted character begins to favor a drier, drinkable path as the moderate carbonation carries away a bulk of sweetness and allows the mild char of toast, peanut skin, coffee ground and cocoa to become earthy and mildly spicy. As estery apple and slight butterscotch linger onward, the final taste is one of candied apple.

Medium-full and creamy, the lush and velvety upstart is met with a light thinness that precedes any dryness and exposes a dull albeit brief cola-like taste before the broad and woodsy bitterness of hops close the session with earth, herb and pepper.

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Photo of Zazzi82
2.74/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Caskaway
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Prager62
3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Alamo Steakhouse in Gatlinburg served in a nonic pint glass.

Look- A cola brown color with a small amount of light tan foam.

Smell- A nutty/sweet mix of chocolate cake batter, faint coffee, cashews.

Taste- Nutty up front with walnuts and cashews. A malted milk flavor follows along with slight coffee and floral notes.

Feel- Light, creamy smooth and easy drinking.

Overall- Nothing special but worth a try if you're in the area. The creamy malted milk nutty taste paired perfectly with the filet mignon.

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Photo of pirmannt1
3.97/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnyd10vt
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The gold standard of London-style brown ales!!! A perfect brown, maybe just a hair darker than a nut brown with a nice light tan head that laces nicely. The malt and hops both come through nicely in the smell with undertones of hay and apples. The taste is just perfectly balanced where neither the malt sweetness or hops bitterness overwhelming. I just live this beer.

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Photo of JohnBender
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Washuffizi98
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
3.02/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bluetrevian
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArmedsouthernEr
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of godawgs
3.72/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of esetter
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good brown / mahogany color. Light head. Smells of caramel and malt. Malty taste , no off flavors or presence of alcohol. Not over powered by hops but good amount of bitterness. Decent mouth feel. Good brown.Little bit better as it warms.

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Photo of Sandlin73
1.9/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Jenebauer
3.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Brown Ale from Saw Works Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 57 ratings