AleWerks Brewing Company Reviews




Ctplt777
3.9
AleWerks Superb IPA
Aroma of fresh squeezed orange juice. Smells like opening a bottle of tropicana. Super fresh and bright. Taste is like the aroma. Orange juice and a nice hoppy bitterness. Nothing but the amazing citrus taste. No maltiness to ruin the beautiful thing the hops do. Definitely a winner and super drinkable.
Saturday, January 21, 2017

jrob21
3.7
AleWerks Droste Effect
Again a bit of a thin body. Bittersweet chocolate and berry sort of flavors. Much the same in the aroma too. Good chocolate presence.
Saturday, January 7, 2017

odinstyr
3.2
AleWerks Old Stitch
Pours a cloudy brown with small tan head. Smells of roast malts, brown breads. Taste is sweet and moderately bitter - bread, hint of cocoa, and floral hops.
Sunday, January 1, 2017

monk191
3.9
AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Bourbon Barrel Porter
A very good bourbon barreled Porter. Pours a deep black with a thick brown head. Smells of bourbon, vanilla, ice cream and nuts. Taste is super thick, with lots of vanilla ice cream, bourbon, and some port in the finish. Had in the bottle.
Saturday, December 31, 2016

BeerandBlues2
3.3
AleWerks Jubilee X
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with a small, frothy beige head, no retention or lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel and cookie malt with vanilla and sweet Bourbon, figs and dates. Flavor is sweet caramel and cookie malt, vanilla and Bourbon, dates and figs with Belgian yeast spices and a sweet finish. Full body and light carbonation.
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Kinz
4.1
AleWerks Marleyís Lament
On tap at Craft 31 in Williamsburg during a much needed surprise afternoon out with the wife. Poured medium amber brown. Aroma was caramel accented malts, a bit of nutmeg and ginger, faint pepsin. Flavor matches, very pleasantly surprised that the focus here was on the excellent base English Strong as opposed to the spicing, which lingered in the background and provided additional interest as opposed to overpowering. Delightfully well done.
Friday, December 30, 2016

bnokk
3.9
AleWerks Old Stitch
APPEARANCE-nut brown in color, with red hue. Light and creamy looking head. NOSE-nice light roasty malt scent. FLAVOR- malty and sweet flavor with just a bit of roasty notes to rounding it all out. Really excellent brown ale!!
Saturday, December 24, 2016

mansquito
3
AleWerks Tavern Ale
The Majestic, Alexandria: dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is coffee, malts, and sugar. Taste is sweet with coffee and light caramel. Very low hops. Standard easy brown ale.
Friday, December 23, 2016

Drake
3.8
AleWerks Droste Effect
Bomber from Beer Run, 11/25/16. Dark brown, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of roast, chocolate, coffee, caramel. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, herbal hops, hints of coffee and vanilla. Thin-medium bodied.
Saturday, December 17, 2016

Drake
3.9
AleWerks Jubilee IX
C&C 375 mL bottle from Beer Run, 10/4/16. Probably a couple weeks shy of a year old. Dark brown with maybe a purplish tint. No head. Aroma of oak, whiskey, dark fruits, grapes, chocolate. The taste is dark fruit, oak, caramel, toffee, chocolate, whiskey. Medium bodied, smooth, well balanced, flat, well aged. Nice beer.
Friday, December 16, 2016

bnokk
2.5
AleWerks Drake Tail Ale IPA
APPEARANCE- light orange color, bottle pours a luxiourios head of mighty fine bubbles and lace. Thereís quite a bit of sediment hanging and slowly settling to the bottom. NOSE- light resin notes. FLAVOR- some light resiny hopiness. Not a lot of maltiness to provide backbone to the beer. Tastes thin, and un-complex.
Friday, December 16, 2016

dlovell2
3.4
AleWerks Tavern Ale
On tap at The Pig in Washington DC. Pours murky brown with a tan head. Toasted malt aroma with earthy hops. Flavor is sweet caramel with toasted malt and an earthy pine finish.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Ibrew2or3
4
AleWerks Secret Admirer
Bottle pours with a murky deep copper body that supports a thin near white head. The aroma offers up malty sappy pine hops and little else. The taste delivers a nice blend of bitter pine hops and then sweeter malts. To midway it gets a little floral in hops as well as lingering bitter pine hops. Tasted on the cold side but pretty tasty.
Thursday, December 1, 2016

obguthr
3.3
AleWerks Jubilee IX
Rubbing alcohol, walnut. Clear brown. Walnut, ash, wood. Medium body soft carbonation, tannic.
Monday, November 28, 2016

SHIG
3.5
AleWerks Brown Porter
Poured a thick black with tan head. Aroma is chocolate. Taste is milk chocolate and roasted malts.
Sunday, November 27, 2016

SHIG
3.5
AleWerks Tavern Ale
Bottle: Poured a brown with tan head. Sweet sugary malt. Taste is super malty little toasty and roasty.
Sunday, November 27, 2016

OnTheTrail
3.5
AleWerks Tavern Ale
Pourís dark brown, tan head. Aroma of coffee, cola, toffee. Taste of toffee, cocoa. Pleasant brown ale, with light, carbonated mouthfeel.
Saturday, November 26, 2016

drsandman
3.4
AleWerks Jubilee VIII
Bottle thanks to Marc. Pours a deep brown/black with minimal / quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma is raisin, fig, boozy rum, sweet candied malt. Flavor is huge sweet boozy rum cake, vanilla, caramel.
Friday, November 25, 2016

altonbrownd
3
AleWerks Tavern Ale
Bottle from Total Wine & More, McLean. Dark brown amber body with thin mocha head. Nose is caramel, malts, oats, spices. Taste is malts, sweet bursts, citrus in the finish. Fruity notes. Decent.
Thursday, November 24, 2016

altonbrownd
3.1
AleWerks Red Marker Ale
Bottle from Total Wine & Co., McLean. Nice amber body with thin head. Nose is malts, caramel, toasty. Hops in the taste for sure with some malty notes. Dry finish. Pretty good.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

oRos
4
AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Bourbon Barrel Porter
Bottle from tavour. Pours black with not much head. Aroma is bourbon. Taste is roasted malts with vanila oak and a bourbon finish.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

marcus
4
AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Bourbon Barrel Porter
Bottle shared by oRos. Pours near black with a short tan head and a treacle and bourbon aroma. There is a full-bodied sweet dark molasses flavor with a vanilla and bourbon finish. Yes, lots of bourbon.
Monday, November 21, 2016

altonbrownd
3.6
AleWerks Coffeehouse Stout
Bottle from Total Wine & More, McLean. Dark black body with thin tan head. Nose is toasty malts, plums. Taste also toasty, dark berries and barley and plums. Sweet in the finish. Creamy texture. Good stuff.
Monday, November 21, 2016

GTAEgeek
3.7
AleWerks Drake Tail Ale IPA
From the bottle. Thanks, Nathan! The aroma is orange peel and wet grass, with honeysuckle and cloves. Sweet flavor, with a smooth, balanced bitterness. Light to medium body, crisp, and clean. This is an easy and approachable IPA; very sharp and refreshing.
Monday, November 14, 2016

bnokk
3.9
AleWerks Tobyís Triple Threads
APPEARANCE- great black and a nice light head when it pours. NOSE- FLAVOR- excellent and robust roasty flavor. Mild bitterness and well balanced sip from beginning to end. NOTES- excellent porter.
Saturday, November 12, 2016

Drake
3.8
AleWerks Superb IPA
12 ounce bottle, 6/17/16. Murky yellow, large foamy white head, good retention. Aroma of mango, tropical fruit, grapefruit, pale malt. The taste is lime, grapefruit, herbal hops, pale malt. Medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness. Solid.
Sunday, November 6, 2016

zizzybalubba
4.1
AleWerks Droste Effect
22 oz. bottle from The Hop Yard, Raleigh (bottled April 27, 2016). Dark brown, almost black, pour with a thin cinnamon brown head. Dark chocolate aroma with faint floral hops. Rich chocolate taste with mild coffee and lactose. Alcohol is well-hidden. A nicely done sweet stout/Imperial stout.
Thursday, November 3, 2016

Panzerfaust
2.7
AleWerks Dear Old Mum
12 fl.oz. bottle, gift from Eduardo Ruiz-Tagle. Pours a light hazy golden color with a minimal white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is clearly spice-driven. Not much malt, mostly neutral bready and grainy, and not much hops either, with a little citrusy trace and noble-hop-like hints. Seems like the cardamom and coriander are making up for whatís missing from the Reinheitsgebot ingredients. Taste is fairly good, a bit too neutral and wheaty, with moderate sweet hints, touches of lemon and balanced spiced overtones. Fairly drinkable, well balanced. Medium carbonation, quick finish. A bit watery. Drank it back to back with a Hoeegaarden and it paled badly in comparison. Although thatís likely unfair.
Monday, October 31, 2016

drsordr
3.8
AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Bourbon Barrel Porter
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour dark cola brown with thin tan head. Nose light Bourbon, dark fruit, light vanilla, cherry. Taste sweeter red fruit, cherry, light barrel, light vanilla late. Sweeter character. Light roasted in the finish.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

IrishBoy
4.2
AleWerks Jubilee X
12.7 oz bottle from Tavour. Nose is vanilla, bourbon, golden raisins, and lightly browned candi sugar. Opaque dark brown with only a single bubble layer to itís beige head. Flavor is sweet vanilla toffee with mildly warm bourbon notes. Pretty good.
Friday, October 21, 2016

Butters
3.6
AleWerks Maizieís ESB
Draft at the dog street pub. Pretty much right in the middle on this one. Caramel sweetness upfront, followed by a nice english bitterness and a fruity finish. A very drinkable esb. I rarely find myself enjoying this style, but this one hit the spot!
Thursday, October 20, 2016

hershiser2
3.6
AleWerks Secret Admirer
Tap at tap house. Yummy citrus hop Aroma on this golden beer. Taste is bittersweet citrus and lots of heaven. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, October 20, 2016

bnokk
2.8
AleWerks Superb IPA
APPEARANCE- very light in color (dark straw) and very turbid. Head pours from bottle very nicely, and has a rich creamy appearance, with fairly large bubbles. NOSE- Hop sent comes through clearly. iím not certain what kind, but has a mild and earthy smell to it. Not distinctly resin or fruit/floral. FLAVOR- not as much hop comes through in the sip. could easily pass for pale ale. I donít taste much in the way of malt. Comes through a little lighter, almost like a heavy pilsner. NOTES- not really worth the superlative in the title of the beer.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Foxbush
3.3
AleWerks AKA Fresh Hop IPA
Draft at Mekong Restaurant The ale poured a clear amber color with a white head and lacing. The aroma was mild with some floral hops and pine resin. The medium body ale with average carbonation. This a drinkable but a typical IPA with hop bitterness. The finish is clean but no lingering bitterness.
Sunday, October 16, 2016

GenDV138
3.5
AleWerks AKA Fresh Hop IPA
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of citrus and floral. Tastes of citrus, floral, biscuit, orange. Medium body with a dry finish.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Emeister84
3.2
AleWerks Pumpkin Ale
On tap at World of Beer (Charlottesville, VA). Smells like pumpkin pie. Clear orange-gold with a fairly lasting white head. Sweet, lots of pumpkin and spices. Medium bodied.
Monday, October 10, 2016

TheBeerGod
3.8
AleWerks Jubilee X
Bottle - 12.7 ounce corked and caged. Murky mahogany pour with a short bubbly tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, booze, vanilla notes, caramel and toasted malt. Taste is toasted malt, booze, vanilla, dark fruit, candied fruit and caramel. Body is medium with a soft bubbly carbonation and a light warmth. Finishes with more dark fruit, candied fruit, caramel, booze, cocoa and vanilla.
Friday, October 7, 2016

GenDV138
3.5
AleWerks Twenty Knots
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Mostly clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, malt, caramel. Tastes of caramel, toffee, light booze, light citrus, malt. Medium body with a dry finish.
Sunday, October 2, 2016

BiddleBrau
3.3
AleWerks Colonial Wheat Ale
Bottle from Alewerks. Lighter amber with nice dense white head. Mild citrus nose. Hint of spice, dry and some earthiness. Nice feeling over the tongue.
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Tmoney99
3.7
AleWerks Droste Effect
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate sweet chocolate, coffee and soft alcohol aroma. Medium sweet chocolate malt flavor with a medium sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate duration. Medium to full body with a granular texture and flat carbonation. This is a good beer.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

alexsdad06
3.7
AleWerks Droste Effect
22 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99. Pours a dark brown to black in color with a small tan head. The aroma and flavor have powdery chocolate, Nestlť cocoa, light roast, pretty one dimensional actually, for what it is itís not bad, but I have enjoyed other beers from these guys more.
Sunday, September 25, 2016

solidfunk
3.4
AleWerks Cafe Royale (Extra Coffee)
Decent enough, just not really my thing. Lots of coffee and some caramel. Black pour with decent head and lacing. Bittersweet finish. Lots of roast. Tap at Snally.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

solidfunk
3.6
AleWerks Jubilee X
Quite a lot different from the rare. Some barrel and sharp dark chocolate. A little bourbon here. Pours dark brown without much head or lacing. Tap at Snally.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

solidfunk
3.7
AleWerks Jubilee Rare
Some barrel, some roast, some dark chocolate. Some booze on finish. Pours black without much head or lacing. Thick consistency. Tap at Snally.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

radagast83
3.9
AleWerks Jubilee Rare
Draft at Snallygaster 2016. Poured a nearly pitch black color with a small tan head. Aroma was sweet caramel notes, toffee, lots of dark fruits. Chocolate. Flavor was similar. Caramel, Malts, roast, vanilla. Woody notes. Also boozy, but smooth.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

radagast83
3.9
AleWerks Jubilee X
Draft at Snallygaster 2016. Poured a very dark, hazy brown color with a small tan head. Aroma was sweet caramel notes, toffee, dark fruits. Flavor was similar. Caramel, Malts. Boozy, but smooth.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

GenDV138
3.6
AleWerks Jubilee X
6 oz pour on draft at Snallygaster 2016. Brownish black with beige head. Aromas of dark chocolate, licorice, dark fruit. Tastes of dark chocolate, dark fruit, licorice. Full body with a dry finish.
Sunday, September 18, 2016

GenDV138
4
AleWerks Jubilee Rare
6 oz pour on draft at Snallygaster 2016. Black with tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, dark fruit, whiskey. Tastes of whiskey, dark fruit, dark chocolate, oak. Full body with a dry finish.
Sunday, September 18, 2016

GenDV138
4.1
AleWerks Cafe Royale (Extra Coffee)
6 oz pour on cask at Snallygaster 2016. Black with no head. Aromas of coffee, roast, chocolate. Tastes of big coffee, dark chocolate, whiskey. Full body with a dry finish.
Sunday, September 18, 2016

argo0
3.6
AleWerks Jubilee X
Snallygaster. Medium beige head atop clear dark brown/cola body. Aroma is sweet, Boubon/vanilla, caramel, some orange. Taste is sweet, caramel, some orange, Bourbon/whiskey/vanilla. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.
Sunday, September 18, 2016