williamcoggin (11) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Extremely pleasant aroma and good head starts off a very pleasant beer drinking experience. Deschutes has again produced a superior brown beer with excellent flavor and mouth feel. I never tire of drinking this beer! slugstout (18) - Zig Zag, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2007
Also sampled at Blooms and Brews Fest, but this isn’t the first time tasting it.
Medium brown/ dark amber hue. Medium creamy head, with little linger or lacing. Very mild, malty brew with very little hop presence. A well balanced beer. Great after a long hike. Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2009
For the sake of rating, I’m rating this beer against a southern English Brown Ale, because it won A silver medal in the English Brown Ale category in the 2008 World Beer Championships.
Aroma- Very nutty/bready malty aroma. Plum esters are present, no hops in aroma.
Appearance- A dark amber color with great clarity, even chilled, with a small but persistant tan head.
Flavor- Fruity esters with a strong biscuit-like malt presence. It is not overbearing at all. There is a low-moderate hop bitterness with a low. earthy malt favor. There is a faint sour note in the flavor.
Palate- Low to medium body with low carbonation.
Overall- I read the style parameters of a Southern English Brown, and this was spot-on. jpclotfelter (3) - USA - JUL 17, 2006 does not count
This is a very good spring seasonal. Nice dark color but very light in the mouth. Very easy to drink. This beer has a very short season of availability so if you see it, buy it! ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Where has this beer been! I haven’t seen it for 2 years! Was one on my favorite beers. Malty color with a mild taste. Good dark head. Awsome overall beer
Squizzle (305) - Ashland, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2013
I like this beer! It’s great in hot weather, really drinkable. It’s a great lighter brown ale. Always drink it with good friends. NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2006
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Aroma is strong with fruity notes and hearty malts. There is even a very mild chocolate malt element and some faint roasty notes. Body is a dark amber that approaches brown with a diminishing thumb thick tan head. Fore is quite chocolatey with mild roast notes, peanut skin, caramel and a dry very slightly bitter finish. Very sharp delinieation of flavor points and quite punchy overall flavor wise. A damn fine Brown Ale that is up there, imo, with the best of Brown Ales. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Deschutes Brewery--Buzzsaw Brown Seasonal Ale--2007 Release. 12 oz. Bottle. 4.80% ABV--30 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) Brown Ale--Tight creamy lacy light brown head. Bottle Conditioned. Clear amber brown color. Whole wheat bread mild hop front. Malty mild sweet creamy cloying biscuit toffee body. Mild tangy clean hop end. Malty tasty Brown Ale. Sampled 4/3/2007.
Deschutes Brewery--Buzz Saw Brown Ale--Seasonal Release--Spring 2006 Release. 12 oz. Bottle. 4.80% ABV--30 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) Brown Ale--Fizzy mild lace head. Bottle Conditioned cloudy dark tawny amber red color. Mild cocao hop front. Crisp tangy mellow BC fruit ester doughy choconut caramel body. Chalky clean mild yeast hop spice smooth refreshing end. Sampled 9/2/2006. jake65 (4000) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 14, 2006
Aroma has a nice earthy quality. as well as some roastiness. Taste is abundent with malts, chocolate, nuts, and a great balance of hoppiness. Truly an enjoyable brown ale.