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Brawler Pugilist Style Ale - Yards Brewing Co.

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Brawler Pugilist Style AleBrawler Pugilist Style Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

862 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 862
Reviews: 258
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 23
Gots: 93 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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 when you want to go more than a few rounds.

(Beer added by: garcia2a on 12-10-2008)
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ksiazewski, May 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

troegaarden, Apr 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

timjim1327, Aug 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

tzieser, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

VikeMan, Sep 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

Joe_Detweiler, Nov 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

The closest American craft to a true English ale I've tasted.

TrishParry, Sep 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

jrutigs, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

thatdirtymick, Dec 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

ihocky2, Aug 20, 2014
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4.78/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Overall the taste of this particular beer from the other brands of Yards beer I found to be the smoothest tasting beer.

Looking at the dark caramel tones you think this beer is heavy but it actually is quite refreshing.

From a food pairing stand point, I recommend this beer with any kinds of foods. I've had it with with sandwiches and it didn't downgrade the taste at all.

mummbearsfan, May 07, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

Clanceykid, Oct 23, 2013
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FredWho, Jan 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

sammyt728, Oct 20, 2013
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bronzzoot, Oct 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

TYLY22, Aug 07, 2013
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4.6/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I know that big, high-alcohol, massive flavor beers are en vogue at the moment but I'm really starting to appreciate the easy drinking subtleties of a mild.

During Philly Beer Week I must have sample over 100 different beers and one of the beers that sticks out in my mind is truly Brawler. After 4 plus 12 hour days of drinking, brawler is just what I had been searching for. An easy drinking flavorful, low-alcohol beer that I could sip on all afternoon without loosing my head.

Kudos guys...job well done. To make a tasty beer with big flavors in a session strength is no easy feat.

I hope more breweries follow suit and I can't wait to get back to Yards and try another glass of Brawler.

sierranevadabill, Mar 17, 2009
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4.53/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer! good mouthfeel and flavor. No aftertase to speak of and it has a nice crisp finish. Malt is king with this one. Very subtle hops, no bitterness. Just a nice crisp almost sweet session ale Yards ESA is also a good product if you are looking for a bit more hops in your brew.

Uniobrew31, Nov 02, 2012
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4.52/5  rDev +22.8%

FrancsnBeans, Aug 21, 2014
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Brawler Pugilist Style Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
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