1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Brawler Pugilist Style Ale - Yards Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Brawler Pugilist Style AleBrawler Pugilist Style Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

769 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 769
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 17
Gots: 47 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Brawler Pugilist Style Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 769 | Reviews: 251 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of bconsidine


4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-23-2012 19:39:24 | More by bconsidine
Photo of mquinn919


4.5/5  rDev +23%

01-21-2012 22:44:27 | More by mquinn919
Photo of rmstreet


1/5  rDev -72.7%

01-19-2012 02:36:32 | More by rmstreet
Photo of Jayli


3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 12/31 at Philly Intl Airport
Poured in to a pint glass

A: This beer pours a deep copper color with some reddish hues to it. A one finger of off white, khaki head that recedes quickly. Minimal lacing left on the glass.

S: Nose is big caramel malts, roast and toast notes, and a hint of nuttiness.

T: Taste starts with a predominant sweet caramel malt flavoring. Bready, yeast notes come through and fill out the middle. Finish has a nutty, toasty note and the sweet caramel and candied notes come in.

M: Lighter bodied, medium carbonation, light and crisp feel.

O: Goes down ok, somewhat tasty, not filling, not much of a kick, ok representation of style. Not a beer that I would seek out, however a decent beer to sit with for a while.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 14:33:21 | More by Jayli
Photo of Lang44


4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-16-2012 19:34:04 | More by Lang44
Photo of ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked up this bottle to work on reviewing every style on BA. I normally don't go toward any style with "mild" in the name due to coming up in the Stone legacy. But, this was a pretty good mild beer.

I used a pint glass for the Brawler. The beer is dark brown with a light head.

It smells like a clean english ale. There is even a decent amount f malt.

The flavor has more of the malt and some pretty decent nuttiness.

The Brawler is nice & light; very easy to drink.

I would say that this is a good example of a sessionable beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 01:42:07 | More by ummswimmin
Photo of mynie


3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I really wish brewers would put the actual style of their beer somewhere on the bottle, instead of trying to be cute.

Aside from that, this is totally solid. A little bland, maybe, but that's kinda intentional.

Nice, deep brown pour. Smells of biscuits, caramel, and fruit esters. Tastes exactly the same, but you get a tiny hit of British hops near the end. The hops combine with an earthy finish to make the beer quite well balanced.

This is a very well brewed example of a style I never much cared for, which makes it sort of hard to review. On the one hand, it's bland. On the other hand, that blandess is not only intentional but expertly crafted.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 20:08:37 | More by mynie
Photo of frank12


3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-11-2012 09:44:41 | More by frank12
Photo of acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-09-2012 01:18:28 | More by acurtis
Photo of wertschy


3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-09-2012 00:18:03 | More by wertschy
Photo of Giantspace


3/5  rDev -18%

01-07-2012 05:24:41 | More by Giantspace
Photo of microbrewlover


3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew pours with a copper color and a large head which takes several minuets to dissapate. Lacing remains in the glass even when the beer is gone.

This beer hits the nose with what can best be described as a very fruity smell however I can not determine which fruits are in there; (apples and pears, maybe)?

The brew tastes very fruity with a hint of bitterness. There is also a malt taste. It goes down smoothly with a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste and a tiny bit of alchohol.

All in all a good beer for a late spring or summer night. A little too fruity for winter.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 22:36:30 | More by microbrewlover
Photo of roastTHEmost


4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-06-2012 16:21:40 | More by roastTHEmost
Photo of

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great beer all around. Had it on tap at Stanley's Tavern in Delaware and then grabbed some bottles to take home. Can't beat this beer - just make sure you drink it while its cold!
Not a complex taste that jumps out at you but some good sweet malt flavor, almost no hoppy taste (although i am a bit of a hop head). Smell is of sweet hops, something else is in the smell...just can't put my finger on it.
If its on tap or in a bottle, do yourself a favor, get some!

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2012 21:57:47 | More by
Photo of AWS2111


3/5  rDev -18%

01-03-2012 03:02:17 | More by AWS2111
Photo of JohnFatAss

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really like this beer.

Pretty to look at, good flavor, easy to drink, and a fairly low ABV.

It has a nice roasted malt flavor that is not too over powering with low bitterness.

This beer will go great with most meals, or you can easily pound down a few while watching the game.

This one will find a regular spot in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 02:20:55 | More by JohnFatAss
Photo of MaddHopper


4.5/5  rDev +23%

01-02-2012 01:25:12 | More by MaddHopper
Photo of williahd


4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-30-2011 15:02:52 | More by williahd
Photo of thatdirtymick


5/5  rDev +36.6%

12-28-2011 19:03:37 | More by thatdirtymick
Photo of Dodo2step


3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P- Barley's hop stop

A- a dark bronze color with red hihglites. A decent lacing with minimal head that disspiates rather quickly.

S- toasted malts and raisin/fig tones.

T- the figs/raisin really comes out in the taste. more caramel malts as well.

M- a carbonated prune juice type of feel. Medium bodied which isnt too surprising.

O- not a bad brew. The smell was a lil hard to figure out at first. The flavor was light but the mouthfeel was decent.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 00:08:39 | More by Dodo2step
Photo of bsgcjg


3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap last week , thought it was very good, refreshing and did not have the traditional micro brew after taste at all.

I only want to know were to find this brew in a store in Delaware.?

I highly recommend trying this on tap if you can find it

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2011 15:00:02 | More by bsgcjg
Photo of tone77


3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bronze color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of malts, some nuts. Taste is malts up front, some breadiness, very lightly hopped, a bit on the mild side. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 04:51:05 | More by tone77
Photo of ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-23-2011 20:05:29 | More by ShemRahBoo
Photo of CowsCanBark


4.43/5  rDev +21%
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
Photo of PaBeerLover


4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-15-2011 15:48:10 | More by PaBeerLover
Brawler Pugilist Style Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 769 ratings.