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Deschutes Buzzsaw Brown

Formerly brewed at Deschutes Brewery
Style: Brown Ale
Bend, Oregon USA


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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Milder than Deschutes flagship, Black Butte Porter, Buzzsaw Brown is biscuity in character with a light hop profile. Buzzsaw Brown is an easy drinking beer that is refreshing after a hard days work. The timber mills in Bend may be closed, buty whether your adventure includes a day of scaling rock faces, hitting 18 holes or skiing the slopes in spring, Buzzsaw Brown is the perfect end to a fun filled day. The newest beer in Deschutes Brewery seasonal line up in early April ands is available in both draft and bottles. Grab a Buzzsaw Brown and reward yourself!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BNSLY (54) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Pours a nice brown color.aroma of biscuit, malt. A nice easy beer to drink. Taste the malt, biscuit like quality. Enjoy!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2009
2/7/09 from 12oz bottle. Aroma is rich and malty, with more sweetness than roast and a faint smoky character. Appearance is clear brown with a well maintained off white head. Flavor is sweet-sour roast forward with no caramel and very low bittering. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a low carb texture. Overall, quite good at first, but gets tough to have more than one as it warms even a touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 17, 2009
12 oz bottle. Crystal clear light brown with a medium off white head. The aroma is bread, roasted grains and a very light Pac NW hop. Flavor is mostly a sweet malt base with a bit of bitterness and even some sourness in there too. Medium body and a clean finish. This is a good beer from Deschutes and after rumors that they won’t be making this one anymore I thought I would give it a rating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (9110) - Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2009
12 oz. bottle from trade. Pours a clear brown with a small off white head. The aroma is slightly nutty, light chocolate powder, some fruits. The flavor has light fruits, lightly nutty, some roasted malt, and a tiny bit of sourness (?). Light-medium bodied and a bit thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scenroot2 (6) - , Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2009 does not count
A - Pours a clear light copper color with a finger of off white head. S - Light roast aroma, there is a brown ale smell for sure. Not the most aromatic beer. T - Nice subtle malt sweetness and with some light hop flavors. Not overly complex, a satisfying brew. M - Thin bodied, medium carbonation that is a bit stingy. D - Nothing wrong with this beer. You could do much worse than this brown ale. Another solid beer from Deschutes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2009
Bottle from Sun Devil. Pours a warm amber color with plenty of tan foam. Smells of hops and toffee. Tastes similar with added notes of overripe red apples, black tea, and apricot. Not bad, but not ambitious or memorable either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StefanSD (2381) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2009
12 oz bottle from Bev4less. Pours an amber-brown color with a big beige head that has fair retention. The aroma is mild with brown sugar, plums and apricot. The taste is lightly fruity, like a Dunkelweizen, but then develops into a slightly sour malty mess. Lacks a good finish. The Mouthfeel is initially thin but fills out toward the finish. Overall: Better than the macros, but not better than most home-brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2009
(bottle). Pours a brown color. Small off white head. Light malt aroma. Watery malt taste. Watery finish with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3873) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2009
12oz bottle 4/26/09 (Courtesy of RSRIZZO)-Pours a dark amber with a small off white head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, and sweetness. Taste of malt and sweetness. This light to medium bodied brew is a bit light and is Ok with nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2009
Amber color, thin white head. Fruity nose. Taste is wet hair at first mixed with malt and a fruit sweetness at the end.

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