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!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2006
Pours a nice deep brown, with a creamy white head and nice lacing. Roasty malts in the nose with no hop aroma noticable. Nice slightly sweet beginning, with a nutty bitterness through the middle and finish to balance it out. A solid addition to Deschutes line of brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (11472) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"Biscuity indeed. More refreshing than most browns, and very well balanced. Ill buy this before just about any other brown...its still a brown, so dont expect it to knock your socks off, but its good, and highly drinkable."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Squizzle (302) - Ashland, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2013
I like this beer! Its great in hot weather, really drinkable. Its a great lighter brown ale. Always drink it with good friends.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Poured into a pint glass. The color is a moderate brown with a slight bit of murkiness. Good head and lacing. The nose brings forward some caramel, toffee, light nuts, and some mild fruit. The taste is bready with a bit of caramel and toffee. Good body and carbonation, this is a pretty nice brown ale and quite sessionable as well. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-09-2010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Where has this beer been! I havent seen it for 2 years! Was one on my favorite beers. Malty color with a mild taste. Good dark head. Awsome overall beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Pours a medium to light brown, nose is nutty and earthy, taste is mild on sweetness, good biscuit and nutty flavors.quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeschuld (57) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Good malty sweet aroma that continues into the flavor. It ends pretty bitter for a brown though. Good medium bodied mouthfeel and overall a pretty good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
popery (2141) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Nice looking dark and dusky red liquid with a good off-white head and lots of lacing. Pleasant, natural aroma. The flavors work in concert, rather than separately. The aroma has a lot of malt with a great nutty background. Very good beer. Light and nutty flavor. Its a good brown ale, if not a highly complex one. Every beer doesnt have to be a jigsaw puzzle and this beer works definitely accomplishes its goals. Feel is a bit thin, perhaps. Theres nothing really wrong the feel given the abv. A very sessionable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2010
12 oz bottle. Warm brown in the glass, with red burst of color when held to the light. Murky, with cream colored head to lace. Nose is sweet malt and brown sugar and alcohol, like a barleywine. Taste is much lighter than nose. Definite sweetness, and very light malt. Fairly empty finish. Ill have to let it warm, but as of now, the nose is better than the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Pours a deep brown with a nice off white head. The nose is biscuity, malt, and roasted grains. The taste is sweet malt, some low bitter notes, caramel, and nut. This is a good cheap brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Deschutes Brewery--Buzzsaw Brown Seasonal Ale--2007 Release. 12 oz. Bottle. 4.80% ABV--30 IBUs. (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 IBUs. (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.

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