Beer Lifestyle Taste Test

Taste Test: Brickworks Brown Ale

Taste Test: Brickworks Brown Ale

Brickworks Brown Ale. American Brown Ale – 5.6% ABV

Brickworks Brown Ale. A product of local Canberra brewery, Pact Beer Co, this brown is a delicious treat after an evening ride.

With traditional brown characteristics, it keeps you interested with a firm but gentle bitterness. There is also a chocolate character that you would expect and which would make a lovely pairing for dessert. The real surprise with this beer is the subtle fruitiness that is almost just beyond reach.

brickworks brown ale
A firm but gentle bitterness.

The Ella hops are a beautiful pairing for dark malts in this beer and make it a real evening treat. I couldn’t down ten of these, but I could give it a good shot and have a jolly good time getting there.

It’s not cheap, and at around $25 a six pack it is competing in a price range that gives you access to many boutique and international beers. This means that Brickworks needs to stand out from the crowd to draw you in.

I think its point of difference is the hop usage, which sits this firmly in the category of American Brown Ale for me. I couldn’t drink 10, I wouldn’t keep paying the high price, but I think everyone should give it a go on one of the remaining cool evenings before daylight savings starts.

Pact Beer Co
Toasted bread, roasted coffee and sweet chocolate flavours combine, balanced with a subtle bitterness from floral and earthy Ella hops. Malty. Chocolatey. Roasty. Toasty.
pact beer six pack
Available on tap and in a six pack. What’s not to love?
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Bricks form the strong foundation of a good home. Brickworks Brown forms the foundation of a good time.

 

bike and sunset
Enjoying the last gasp of the winter evening’s dying breath.

 

CONCLUSIONS:

Overall, I’d have to give it a 3.5 out of 5.

Best suited to the thirsty cyclist enjoying the last gasp of the winter evening’s dying breath, while watching the silhouette of a leafless tree against the fading sky. As least, that’s how I enjoyed my six. Safe rolling everybody!

 

To find out more head on over to their website or say hello on their Facebook page.

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Our mystery man loves to get out and about on his bike and taste beer for the good of humanity. He’s a beer tasting guru on a mission to share the best beverages and tipples with the rest of us.

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