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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (18677) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Dark golden color, scant white head. Aroma of caramel. Light malt flavor, nicely balanced with hops, slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (13228) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 22, 2006
A light chocolate aroma. Not the usual rough brown ale. Light and smooth, but not lacking in flavor. Balance favors malt rather than hop. Chocolate flavor surfaces about a third through the glass. Followed by a light lemon grass characteristic. Lacing does not persist. It’s a smooth brown, and in a blindfold I’m not sure I could distinguish it from a thin chocolate porter. Nice foamy mouthfeel, leaving a bit of a puckery sensation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a clear dark amber body with a moderate creamy beige head. Aroma of fresh baked biscuits, nuts, and light cocoa. Flavor of dustiness, mild hops, sweetness, and toasted malt. Thirst quenching.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (12156) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2009
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of cocoa, carmel and toasted malt. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth and a touch watery. Flavors of cocoa, carmel and a hint of nuttiness with a smooth watery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11752) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2009
12oz bottle-pours a dissipating tan head and copper color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel, roasty. Taste is buttery, secondary sweet medium malt-caramel, roasty/chocolate, some herbal/earthy hops, yeasty sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/21/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, 50 More Beers on the Wall

clear dark amber, scant off white head, dry chocolate aroma with a nutty character, dry chocolate flavor, touch of nuttyness, follows aroma very well, lasting bitterness, just a hint of caramel sweetness in the end, easy drinking but not too exciting

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2007
12oz bottle labeled best before 6/27/07 (and I didn’t buy it that long ago!). Poured a deep amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted nuts and light chocolate. Tastes of the same if somewhat watery. Thin body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (10424) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2008
On draught at the New York Hotel (Ketchikan Coffee Company) in Ketchikan, AK. This beer pours a dark amber-brown color with a thin and lasting beige head. Stringy lacing on the glass. Roasted malt and nuts in the nose, along with some fruit. Medium-bodied with flavors of roasted nuts, malt, chocolate and a bit of hops. The finish is sweet and malty with a lingering hops and fruit aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8884) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (8397) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"Biscuity indeed. More refreshing than most browns, and very well balanced. I’ll buy this before just about any other brown...it’s still a brown, so don’t expect it to knock your socks off, but it’s good, and highly drinkable."

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