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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2009
Esters full on the nose: dusty and earthy with fresh toasted bread crust and slightly moldy (but good). Fresh, bright, slightly sweet up front but turns sour and tart in the finish, not good. Moderately frothy texture over the middle but falls apart in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2009
Pours a light brown, similar to weak coffee. Strong beige head leaves plenty of tracing behind. Unfortunately it looks a bit like a rootbeer float. Sweet smelling with a slight note of malt. Caramel in taste, light hops, ends with a slight bitter finish. Good daily beer to have on hand.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDalkoholic (2339) - Linda Vista, California, USA - APR 1, 2009
Bottle from Pizza Port bottle shop: Fruity aroma of banana and pear with a sweet base of malts. Poured thick fluffy foam while the ale was a standard color of brown. The flavor was also a fruity taste with a strong yet pleasant amount of sweetened malt presence. This was a bolder attempt at the brown ale style but I doubt I could have made this a session beer, and I think one twelve ounce bottle was enough to get an idea of this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkMagus (503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 25, 2009
This is now the 5th one I’ve consumed (out of a 6-pack)... pours a nice rust-brown color with a coarse tan head that leaves behind some sticky lacing. Aromas are pretty light, but hint at caramel, roasted grains, and a bit of nuttiness. The flavors are much more intense--more caramel malt and roasted grain, a slight hint of some acidic, earthy, green-tasting hops. The mouthfeel was pretty light-to-medium-bodied but that made it more drinkable. Good stuff, but not the best brown ale ever.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RSRIZZO (1949) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Color is a bright amber with good carbonation and a thin tight head. Aroma is a sweet toasted caramel scent. Taste is sweet and hoppy. Starting with a lighter medium body it goes down crisp with a sweetness coming on. Finish come out with a light caramel sweetness some floral hop flavors then just a faint touch of bitterness. After taste is more candy sweetness rolling over what little bitterness there was. Its like drinking one of those candy necklaces. Overall its just too sweet and unbalanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2009
$6 six pack on sale (score). Brown-red in color and translucent. Short white head that relaxes into bubbles. Smells like a standard brown, malty. Tastes like an english beer, not bad at all. This is a pretty good beer but I am no expert when it comes to brown ales. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-23-2009 00:48:30

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9313) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2009
courtesy of screamforme. pour a deep red-copper with beige head. Aroma of nice floral hops / blossom and a fruity aroma that reminded me of raspberries without the tart. Taste is light, malty and hoppy, light touch of caramel. Yeast comes forward with faint touch of nuts. Finish is light, crisp, some bitterness and caramel. Good beer, sessionable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aquilo (622) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Has a nice clear red-brown color, and a small head that dissipates quickly. Nice sweet caramel aroma with a little bit of fruit as well. Flavor is a bit lacking. Tastes like malt, sugar and carbonated water. Mouthfeel is average, light bodied, and fizzy. Overall, this is drinkable, but not very exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
seanbhudson (57) - , California, USA - MAR 19, 2009
APPEARANCE: Pours an amber brown color with a large tan head that dissipates at an average rate. Moderate lacing. AROMA: Caramel and toasted malt. Hint of cocoa. FLAVOR: Toasted malt and brown sugar. Finishes with a bit of earthy hops. MOUTHFEEL: Light to medium body beer. Soft carbonation. DRINKABILITY: A very easy drinking smooth beer. A would like a bit more flavor. It is also a bit disjointed for me. The sweet malts and bitterness don’t meld together well. NOTES: BBCSD-0902-Carl

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rcasta (849) - EL SALVADOR - MAR 19, 2009
desde portland una de las que traje para continuar probando mi estilo favorito de birria. esta tiene un leve sabor a ceniza y no mucho hops

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