Brown Ale
Saw Works Brewing Company

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Style:
English Brown Ale
Ranked #287
ABV:
not listed
Score:
81
Ranked #42,644
Avg:
3.49 | pDev: 16.33%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
57
From:
Saw Works Brewing Company
 
Tennessee, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  14
SCORE
81
Good
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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 57
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.81/5  rDev +9.2%
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 BEERchitect
3.63/5  rDev +4%
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 psmith161
3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of firkinhophead
2.95/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Holiday Inn Worlds Fair.

Pours clear chestnut brown with a tight one finger head. Leaves a bit of sticky lacing, but not very active carbonation.

Aroma of faint cocoa and toasted malt. A bit of herbal, grassy hops.

Taste of toast, walnuts, hint of toffee. Very little residual sweetness. A dull, paper-like finish doesn't help doesn't boost the flavor at all. Pretty much one note.

Mouthfeel drags this one down. Thin, dull, and lacking carbonation (draft system may be to blame here). Finishes dry, with a decent hop bitterness for the style.

A decent local beer when macros are your only other choice. Don't know if keg has been sitting for awhile, which may have contributed to the oxidation notes.

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Photo of chinchill
3.39/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Saw Works Brown on tap at the Tupelo Honey Cafe (Greenville, SC).
5.7% ABV

Great looking, with a deep, dark brown body and a thick, durable head. Excellent clarity and lacing.

Good aroma and flavor, with neither noteworthy flaws nor anything exceptional.
Likewise for the medium-light body.

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Photo of jabergess
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

A solid brown. Lots of flavor, definitely not a one-dimensional beer. Gets even better as it warms up. Could drink this one all day.

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Photo of curlybird
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of TonyLema1
3.67/5  rDev +5.2%
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 AlexFields
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of goblue4812
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of buckyp
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Mojopin88
3.1/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OldTime
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of Prager62
3.62/5  rDev +3.7%
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 bluetrevian
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pirmannt1
3.97/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of George1005
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of jimcivis
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of benloho
3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elkinbrown
3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Caskaway
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tmm313
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of khargro2
3.02/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown Ale from Saw Works Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 57 ratings