I'm not the biggest fan of Williamsburg Alewerks, and their Tavern brown ale hasn't changed that. This beer is OK, but a little disappointing. It pours dark brown with a persistent ring of foam. I liked the aroma better as it warmed and gingerbread and cloves showed up. But this beer smells better than it tastes. The flavor is a little muted. A little synthetic. There's just nothing there on the front, but at the swallow there is a little malt and spice. No real change on the tongue as it warmed. Not bad, but not a beer I want to have again.