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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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946 Ratings

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Ratings: 946
Reviews: 273
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 31
Gots: 165 | 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:
Beer added by: garcia2a on 12-10-2008

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.
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Ratings: 946 | Reviews: 273
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Photo of BigMike
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%
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.

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2.52/5  rDev -31.5%
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.

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2.65/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big thanks to NJpadreFan for the brew!

12oz. brown bottle poured into an imperial pint.

A: Pours copper with decent clarity. Moderate head on the pour without much retention. No lacing.

S: Light grainy malts. Cereal grains. A touch of sweetness. Not much else.

T/M: More of the light grains, biscuity. There's a bit of sweetness that is washed away by a flat adjunct like flavor. No hops. Body is medium light with somewhat high carbonation.

D: Low ABV but I'm not really digging this one enough for me to say it's drinkable.

Photo of jims4210
2.66/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked this up at my local six pack shop in NE Philly. Wanted to try something different and local. I've been drinking mostly Stouts lately and maybe that influenced me, but I was suitably unimpressed with this one. Seemed really tasteless and just blah.

Appearance was the best thing about this beer. Poured a nice reddish-brown, looked really appealing. head disappeared almost as soon as it hit the glass and no lacing to speak of.

Smell was caramel, a little too sweet for me. Taste was the same with a bitter aftertaste that tended to linger.

Mouthfeel was okay. Seemed a little thin, but maybe I've been drinking too many stouts. Carbonation was medium.

Drinkability was average. I could put a few of these away no problem, but overall wan't too impressed with this one. Have had much better beers from Dock Street, such as Philly Amber and Bohemian.

Photo of tylerprince
2.68/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from memory from yesterday.

A: Dark copper with off-white head. Not much in the way of lacing.

S: Weak apricot and toasted dark malts. Slight stale odor.

T: Oh my. Fruit sugars and burned malt; apricot. Complex, but not in a good way. I like hops in all my beers, and this one is practically a malt liquor.

M: Syrupy yet thin. Undercarbonated MO, but finishes with some foam.

O: Not very good. Other reviews speak highly of it, but I found it to be dull and unsatisfying.

Photo of Dix90
2.68/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Perhaps this beer's most impressive feature. Ruby in color with darker tones of brown. Small head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma: sweet and malty breadiness followed up by something I just can't place.

Taste: sweetness followed by the breadiness of malt, just as the nose suggested. The taste ends with lasting hints of slightly burnt toast. I feel as if this beer could benefit from a bit more bitterness to balance out the upfront malt presence. Perhaps this is what I'm noticing in the aroma that I can't place.

Mouthfeel: medium light body that figures in with the flavors presented.

Overall: A decent beer and I know it's unfair to compare it to other beers but in my opinion this is yard's worst beer, which may be more of a compliment to their other brews. I wish the backend of this beer had more bitterness, I feel as if it is unbalanced in that aspect.

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2.7/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear amber, with a quickly dissipating offwhite head. Nose is malty some light grassy notes, light hops. Taste is same as aroma. Palate is medium body, light carbonation, has a watery mouth feel. Finish is sweet malt and bready, light grassiness with some light hops ending. Overall not to remarkable. an average brew

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2.73/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

I have NO idea what a Pugilist Style Ale is....but this is a pretty good session beer. It pours a clear dark amber/brown with little to no head. the flavors are of roasty malt and a light hint of coffee. Very drinkable and light on the mouth feel. Not my kind of beer.

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Brawler Pugilist Style Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
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