Buzzsaw Brown | Deschutes Brewery

very good
128 Reviews
Buzzsaw BrownBuzzsaw Brown

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
28 IBU

Added by Thrasher on 04-09-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice reddish/Brown hue with moderate carbonation. Small lace on glass.

Aroma: Nice chocolate and toasted malt notes with some brown sugar (molasses?). Deep caramals. Little to no hop aroma.

Taste: Medium mouthfeel. Chocolate malt with toasted malt on the tongue. Sugary resin coats my mouth with a caramal toasty finish. Hops are slightly above the balanced range which is nice for style.

Overall: Very nice American Brown ale. The chocolate malt is slightly over the top, but the toastiness carries the chocolate through. More traditionally hopped conpare with other Deschute beers which lean to the over hopped side of tradional. Very drinkable!

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Photo of Thrasher
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich burgundy with a puffy head. Little going on nose-wise; some malts and yeast show themselves but no hops to speak of. This carries over into the flavor, which is predominately sweet but not overbearingly so. Any hop flavors are seemingly undetectable, but a dryness/tautness washes across the tongue indicating some bitterness. It's well balanced by the malts. Mouthfeel is just about right, not too sticky and not much sharpness. The finish is quick and the beer vanishes without a trace. With a smoky brown sugar flavor, a relatively low abv, and the absence of some of the nuttier characteristics of brown ales, this may in fact be a good American interpretation of the uncommonly-seen mild ale.

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Photo of RenoZymurgist
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a rich red color with a tan head that stuck around for a little bit, looks like a modestly carbonated brew from the c02 bubbles.
The smell is sweet and slightly toasty with a touch of fruity esters but the main aromatics are malt.
This is a very nice American Brown ale. It begins with quick bite of hop bitterness that is quickly overtaken by abold sweet/toasty malt flavor that finishes with a lingering hop bitterness on the tongue. Very malt centric yet the hops are noticeable and this is distinct from an english brown as it has a stronger hop character.
The mouthfeel is excellent as it has a lower level of c02 than most pale ales which lends this beer a smoothness as well as allowing the bitterness from the hops to be less bitey.
The flavor can be a bit intense for a session brew though the 4.8 makes this a quaffing and a nice ale to segue us into the lighter summer brews.

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Buzzsaw Brown from Deschutes Brewery
3.77 out of 5 based on 138 ratings.
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