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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

791 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 791
Reviews: 252
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 20
Gots: 60 | 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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Joelski

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

01-13-2013 00:58:21 | More by Joelski
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ClavisAurea

New York

4.47/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: reddish copper with a thin head and good lace

Nose: malty and sweet with an empty quality that opens up to warm spices

Taste: fresh, malty sweet, slight spice in the finish

Mouthfeel: rich and pleasant

Drinkability: excellent; I could drink this all night

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2010 22:47:50 | More by ClavisAurea
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CowsCanBark

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear cherry-brown with a one-finger tan head. Nice lacing left on the glass as I drink.

Smell: Very malty, toasty, with a nice spicy smell.

Taste: Nice sweet malts, very roasty tasting, almost a coffee flavor. A tiny bit of bitterness in the finish, as well as a taste that kind of reminds me of prunes, which is a good thing.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and medium bodied, light carbonation. Not crisp but certainly refreshing and certainly not a sipper!

Overall: Probably one of my favorite's from Yards, roasty and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 03:23:38 | More by CowsCanBark
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icoffey

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Never had this beer before I bought a Varity Pack while in the Philadelphia Area. I have had the IPA and the Philadelphia Pale Ale, which I really like. The Brawler has a dark color with a great smell. The taste is smooth and very flavorful. Good after taste. When I am back in the Philadelphia Area, I will get more of this Ale.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2011 16:30:37 | More by icoffey
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rickmick

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this on cask today at Varga Bar in Philly.

The head was thick and creamy, and the beer is a pleasant dark brown color. There isn't a lot of flavor here, either in the smell or the taste. That's not really a problem. What flavor does exist is pleasant--I had this on cask, and the beer was quite warm, and there is really nothing NOT to like about the beer in terms of flavor. There's also nothing that will wow you either. However, I drank this very quick without noticing. It is an extremely drinkable beer, and the low ABV makes it one of the best session beers I can think of.

I've also had this on tap, and the carbonation gives it a little more action, but the smoothness of the cask can not be beat.

Serving type: cask

09-27-2009 00:03:45 | More by rickmick
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WissBrauSean

Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I poured this beer cool from the bottle and it poured a very dark and clear amber/mahogany with a one finger tan head that stays as a ring around the glass and leaves nice light lacing, but not much.

There are aromas of roasted grains, dark sweet malts and bread. mmm Bread! only very light though. I don't get much in the way of fruity esters perhaps a tiny bit.

The taste is straightforward and roasted malts with some caramel sweetness with a dry and very mild hoppiness at the end. It's almost balanced but more sweet than hoppy. Nothing about the flavour is over the top as the beer is a bit thin which keeps it all in line.

Mouthfeel is of a sweet nature with the body kind of lighter than you would expect with a beer of this colour. It more has the body of a lager. The carbonation can feel flat, and perhaps that is why I feel the body is thin. The carbonation seems more apparent at the finish. It's different!

Overall I find this beer incredibly good especially for a session beer that you could drink all night as it has the roasted notes and caramel that I love in a British beer and is yet not overly sweet. The body is a bit lacking but that is why it is sessionable and fits with the style so I am going to have to give this beer at least a 4 out of 5.

If you drink butweezer, put that urine down and try one of these. I would be a great beer to help ease yourself off of your addiction to garbage!

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 02:12:13 | More by WissBrauSean
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bruachan

District of Columbia

4.28/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

this is my first airport review!

reddish copper color with no head, but i wouldn't trust airport glassware to be optimal for froth (froth certainly isn't encouraged in such establishments--or the rest of the macro-drinking nation)

sweet aroma. husky/grainy

breadcrusty flavors with esters that grow as the beer warms; appropriate bitterness. not much depth of flavor but that might be acceptable in this style. softer nutty elements creep in with the warmth

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2010 22:42:37 | More by bruachan
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BadaBeer

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

10-31-2012 18:04:03 | More by BadaBeer
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zillo043068

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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jkara27

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

02-07-2012 01:27:11 | More by jkara27
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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Pennsylvania

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Brawler Pugilist Style Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
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