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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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Ratings: 791 | Reviews: 252 | Display Reviews Only:
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Dbot

Delaware

1/5  rDev -72.8%

07-04-2014 23:35:14 | More by Dbot
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rmstreet

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -72.8%

01-19-2012 02:36:32 | More by rmstreet
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ButchAleman

New Jersey

1.8/5  rDev -51%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Had this beer on draft at Kite and Key. Pours a turbulent orange with a miniscule head. No lacing. Half-decent biscuity aroma, punctuated with citrus and marzipan. Disturbing flowery taste, with pepper and biscuit malt. Very light mouthfeel and thin finish.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2009 17:20:25 | More by ButchAleman
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ConradKenney

Maryland

2/5  rDev -45.5%

02-18-2014 15:06:01 | More by ConradKenney
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BoSean_Rodriguez

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -45.5%

07-02-2014 16:46:23 | More by BoSean_Rodriguez
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -45.5%

11-06-2012 20:48:11 | More by cfalovo97
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cwelder

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.5%

03-01-2012 07:04:39 | More by cwelder
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TobinMitnick

New York

2/5  rDev -45.5%

01-30-2012 21:56:27 | More by TobinMitnick
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HarmonMW

Missouri

2/5  rDev -45.5%

05-20-2012 20:44:09 | More by HarmonMW
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wsickler

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.5%

04-12-2013 15:54:39 | More by wsickler
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GWW

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.5%

08-02-2013 01:27:51 | More by GWW
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -45.5%

02-18-2013 21:18:58 | More by DIPAFAN
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cosmicevan

New York

2.1/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

poured from 12oz bottle

A - Dark rich amber with soft bubbly head and loose lacing.

S - Interesting. Can't really put my finger on it...earthy.

T - Watery and bitter. Very bread-like.

M - Very carbonated with a musty aftertaste.

D - eh. relatively bland for my tastes and not really what I like in a beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2009 03:28:36 | More by cosmicevan
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

2.13/5  rDev -42%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a hazy amber to brown in color, with an off white head. In the aroma, a small roast and hint of coffee. In the taste, a hint of coffee and roast, a caramel sweetness, and a bit watery. A small bite and lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry caramle in the aftertaste. Good flavors, just a mild though, hence it being thin.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2011 12:17:05 | More by OWSLEY069
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

06-20-2012 03:17:41 | More by TheBigBoy
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lilphilw

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

11-08-2013 20:36:22 | More by lilphilw
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brodkey

New York

2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

08-03-2013 20:44:30 | More by brodkey
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woosterbill

Connecticut

2.28/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

On-tap at a bar in the Philadelphia airport. Served, despite my protests, in a frosted pint glass.

A: Clear chestnut body with a finger of creamy off-white head. Ok retention, light lace. Not bad.

S: Muted nutty and chocolatey malt. Slightly earthy. Weak, even for the style.

T: Bland, bland, bland. Faint husky malt and fainter earthy hops. Slightly bittersweet finish. So weak.

M: Slick light body with moderate, fine carbonation. Good.

O: This was my first beer in the states after a week in England, and what a poor choice it was. I enjoyed some truly stunning Milds on cask, and there really couldn't be better proof of that serving method's superiority for this style. Served close to freezing into a frosted glass, this beer had less flavor than some glasses of water I've had. If I get a chance to revisit this beer from a bottle, I will.

Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2013 01:54:55 | More by woosterbill
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bobhits

Kentucky

2.35/5  rDev -36%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours reddish brown with a touch of haze. There isn’t much head here. The body has a lot of bubbles coming up so at least it is lively.
A touch of sweet fruity notes, some grain, but nothing really is standing out here.
Sweet, lightly hopped, fruity, and yet watery flavors are extremely subtle but still rather tasty. I don’t get refreshing out of this one, but more interesting without being exciting.
A rather light body and easy to drink. Without a doubt a classic pub beer, not a session beer as this is over 4% (you’re welcome Ding).
I only have the one bottle, but I’m not overly excited about it.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2011 23:21:05 | More by bobhits
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mikeg67

New Jersey

2.38/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle. Pours redish-brown with a foamy off-white head, no carbonation. Aroma is of bready malt with some hints of grassy hops. Light, smooth body. Flavors are light of toasted malt and some brown sugar. A lot of astringency. Finish is short. I could not finish the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 16:32:07 | More by mikeg67
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dahlen22

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I have been trying to give some local beers a go as of late so I bought a six-pack of this beer. The bottle's label does a decent job describing the color (amber). The aroma was malty with a bread-like aroma. As far as the rest of this beer, not impressed at all. It was very ordinary on the flavor front (malts, some hops, but a dry finish that was a bit stale). As far as the 4.2 abv goes, yes it is easy to drink these all night but why?? Without any real flavor or warming feeling in the palate, you might as well not waste the calories on this and get some other domestic beer that actually has a memorable flavor and is easy to drink (such as Long Trail, Flying Fish, Dogfish Head, etc.) Skip this one...not worth the money.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 13:46:06 | More by dahlen22
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Metz

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

07-21-2013 00:41:33 | More by Metz
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wembly13

West Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

02-26-2012 13:21:57 | More by wembly13
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Headgoober

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

01-21-2013 23:42:21 | More by Headgoober
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BigMike

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Looks like watered down iced tea. A thin off white colored head tops it off. Half a finger that is gone quickly. Not much lace.

S: Some caramel and lightly roasted maltiness. Also a weird spice/metallic/sour aroma too.

T: The taste starts off with a light caramel flavor and goes down hill from there. Like the nose revealed. There's a metallic sourness thats not very pleasant.

M: Not much mouth presence. Watery and slightly over carbonated.

Overall: Not a very memorable brew from Yard's. I got this in a variety case and it was a struggle to finish 6 of these.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2011 23:12:35 | More by BigMike
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Brawler Pugilist Style Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
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