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


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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   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!

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Travlr (25876) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Dark golden color, scant white head. Aroma of caramel. Light malt flavor, nicely balanced with hops, slight bitter finish.

bhensonb (15630) - 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.

Ratman197 (15230) - 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.

Dogbrick (13564) - 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.

bu11zeye (13139) - 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.

hopdog (12953) - 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.

slowrunner77 (12594) - 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."

jcwattsrugger (12517) - 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.

kp (10880) - 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

alexsdad06 (10672) - West Chester, 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.

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