RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
The most approachable of our ales, Brawler is malt forward and delicately hopped for a knockout flavor. Its smooth character, hints of caramel and toast, and remarkable drinkability define this ruby colored brew as a true session ale. Perfect for when you want to go a few rounds.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Reviewed 1/15/2013. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark red color with a bit of haziness to the body. The head is a one finger offwhite color. Retention could be better for 4.2%, though the texture is about on par for the style. S: Earthy malts and hops come through fairly well. Touches of fruitiness, hazelnut, and chocolate give it a decent depth also. T: Again, earthy flavors and nuttiness abounds. The finish has a light hint of generic fruit esters. Seemingly simple at first, however further sips reveals layers of hazelnut, chocolate, bright fruits, and even some hops. Not a huge amount of flavor here, however it features good complexity. M: A bit too heavy and overcarbonated for what I want the style to accomplish. The finish is very slick and wet, which makes it a little less drinkable, but allows its depth to shine through. Its a wash, really. O: This lives or dies by one fact: would I want multiple servings of this in a single sitting? At first, I didnt think so, but this grows on me the more I drink it. It does drink like a bigger beer at times, but at the same token, doesnt have a strong enough flavor profile that would allow it to fully get away with it. So Ill hesitantly say yes, I would drink multiple pints of this at a bar. I probably wouldnt buy a 6 pack of it, but Id love to see what cask conditioning transforms it into.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (6496) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Backlog, Draft at Sugar House, seems like they have the freshest yards outside of the brewery which is a stones throw away. Pours amber with a medium tan head. Smell and taste are caramel bread, fruit, spice, and other malty stuff. Light carbonation on a medium body. Solid

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (6100) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle, unsure of date, from Chameleon Club on 8/27/16.
Clear amber body is topped by a light beige head of moderate retention.
Soft, light toffee-tinged malts in the nose are joined by leafy, somewhat grassy hops adding spice and mild acidity. Lots of depth to the malt with emerging honey, biscuit and light caramel. Quite clean, not overly sweet and no alcohol.
In the flavor, it has a malty texture providing caramel, light toffee and honey-vanilla notes, with mildly fruity yeast notes and spicy-grassy hops adding modest bitterness and balance. Very nicely balanced, with a graininess that helps keep things dry and crisp on the finish. Clean. No diacetyl whatsoever in this bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2866) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Clear, rusty amber-brown with a small dusty-yellow head and good lacing. Aroma of toffee, cola and brown sugar. Taste of toasted malt, caramel, brown sugar and off-brand cola. Medium body and low/medium carbonation. Sweet and malt. Nothing fancy, but not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hivemind (896) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Tap at Black Horse Tav in Conshy area w PJ after his game. Chill. Pours dark brown w low head.. woody veggie nose and loose skim milky mouthfeel holding a light nutty and leafy palate. Kinda brown. Easy and thin but not robust. Could drink a ton but not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eddiek1977 (7) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2016 does not count
Not bad, caramel notes are faint under the the malt and hops however like the advertisements say this is an ale that you can go a few rounds with. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9702) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2016
Draught at Molly Malloys, Philly, on May 2, 2016.
Clear deep copper to brown color, dense teal head. Fruity, grainy, light floral hoppy taste. Light roasted, toasted, grainy aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, medium to medium low bitterness. Malty, light roasted scent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (838) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Pours a clear medium brown with a medium head of tan foam. Fairly thin but smooth with a light taste. Not bad but not great.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Deadpool37 (129) - - JUN 13, 2016
Pours a dark brown aroma is a light coffee smell flavors are weak not much to taste maybe slight cocoa and caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (12624) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy amber with small off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is toasted malt and grain. Medium mouth, light caramel, cocoa, lingering dry finish, good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tristanlaugher (330) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2016
Deep amber. Little head. From a bottle. Malty, not much else going on. Caramel nose.

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