Brown Ale | Saw Works Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
55
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
15.97%
 
 
Wants:
1
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13
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of BEERchitect
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
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 chinchill
3.39/5  rDev -5%
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 atrocity
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AlexFields
2.75/5  rDev -23%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Bitterbill
3.81/5  rDev +6.7%
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 hollywood_15063
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of khargro2
3.02/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zazzi82
2.74/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of buckyp
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of JohnBender
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Falcone
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of psmith161
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of curlybird
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elkinbrown
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OldTime
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of benloho
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of firkingroovin
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Prager62
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
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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3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Washuffizi98
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacMalt
3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
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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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of tlema1
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
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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Brown Ale from Saw Works Brewing Company
3.57 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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