Pinot Buzzsaw Brown
Deschutes Brewery

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Style:
American Brown Ale
ABV:
4.8%
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3.82 | pDev: 0%
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Deschutes Brewery
 
Oregon, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Buzzsaw Brown aged in Ayers Pinor Noir oak barrels for six weeks. 28 IBUs, 4.8%.

10 oz pils glass at the pub, Pinot Buzzsaw Brown is a murky brown with a small off-white head that leaves scattered lace.

Smell is sweet caramel, with some nice vanilla notes from the oak.

Taste is definitely oaky and vinous, which I love (man do I love red wine barrel aged beers, by far my favorite type of wood), but the brown ale doesn't really stand up to well. The wine barrel flavors dominate, but some of the caramel/vanilla from the nose creeps past the pinot as it warms. But it's really pretty good, definitely walking the wine/beer boundary, a great transition beer for winos.

Mouthfeel is tannic, lots of creamy carbonation when you swhish it around, medium-light bodied.

Drinkability is ok, the vinousness makes it a slower sipper, but the low ABV doesn't really match that pace. The half pint was plenty, good to try, not to session.

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Pinot Buzzsaw Brown from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 1 ratings