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Review by everetends on 06/20/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 2 9 15 4 7 2010
Old Review
12 oz bottle I got in a package from Wetpaperbag today. Thanks, man! Served up in a Terrapin pint glass.

A: Pours a pretty nice and solid brown color. When the light hits it, it really bursts with some nice ruby highlights just pouring forth. The head was minimal and white. Sadly, no real head retention at all. I mean nothing. This puppy is just beer now. Very lazy carbonation moving around in there. Pretty average when it comes to brown ales.

S: Perking up a bit. This smell is very subtle but very pleasant. Getting some nice biscuity malt in here that is very mild. Got some caramel sweetness hiding in there. There is a little bit of woodsy earthiness in here that is just really nice. I imagine the hops are the culprit here. Smells very clean and not at all sweet.

T: Taste is very nice. Getting a really good amount of biscuity malt with just a bit buttery creaminess in here. The caramel is very slight but adds just a touch of sweetness in here. Yet again, a really beautiful earthiness in here that is just great. Really grassy and woodsy. Slight touch of almonds coming out on the finish.

M: Actually a really nice medium in body that has a medium carbonation. This baby is nice and smooth, just slides across the palate. ABV is perfectly no existent. Finishes nice and wet, not at all drying. Very quenching. Aftertaste is a touch of bread and almonds.

D: This is a very nice and sessionable brown ale. I mean it goes down so easily and the beer is nicely balanced in most categories. It just works nicely. Sure, it doesn't have a huge wow factor in any category, but its a really good and workable simplicity. If this was available here, it would absolutely be a staple in my beer diet. The look is my only gripe, otherwise really good.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 04-29-2009 04:53:24

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by joe1510 on 05/12/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
68 2 7 15 3 7 2010
12oz Bottle

One of the most generous traders out there sent me this bottle, BitterBill. Thanks, Bill! Buzzsaw Brown has a chestnut brown body with excellent clarity. Mahogany highlights light up the body when backlit. A creamy two finger off white head slowly settles over a few minutes to a thin cap that leaves impressive sheet lacing down the glass.

The nose shows off toasty grains as the main force behind this brown with nuttiness being the main accompaniment. Mildly roasted coffee shows up in the middle of the toastiness with a floral hoppiness I didn't expect to find. The floral quality makes this beer stand out from the other browns on the market. When this one warms up the maltiness grows, unfortunately there's a bit of metallic twang that I'm not so fond of.

Coffee stands out a bit more in the flavor than in the aroma. The toasty maltiness is rich across the tongue and a mild perfumey hoppiness seems to coat the mouth on the finish and last throughout the swallow. A touch of hazelnut and clean booziness float ghost-like through the backend. Again, the floral hoppiness makes this beer unique.

The body has a moderate density to it while the carbonation has a soft feel up front but grows as it works its way through. It's fairly simple but also fits the style of this beer.

This is an easy drinking brown. It's nothing exciting but is a solid example of the style that would be easy to put a few away in a sitting.

Buzzsaw Brown is an interesting brew simply for the mild floral hoppiness. It's a solid example of the style and another good sessionable brew from Deschutes. Thanks for the new Deschutes Bill!

Reviewed: 5/13/09

Served In: Pint Glass

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