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.
BA SCORE
83
good

909 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 909
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 26
Gots: 115 | 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:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Brawler Pugilist Style Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 909 | Reviews: 263 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Giantspace
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of microbrewlover
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
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.

Photo of roastTHEmost
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of
4/5  rDev +9%
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!

Photo of AWS2111
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of JohnFatAss
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

Photo of MaddHopper
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of williahd
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of thatdirtymick
5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of Dodo2step
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Photo of bsgcjg
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
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

Photo of tone77
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of CowsCanBark
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.

Photo of PaBeerLover
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jam354
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of tobelerone
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very clear, ruby-tinted amber color. Long lasting fluffy head and strong lacing.

Mild aroma of lightly toast bread, biscuity malt, and a very English kind of hoppiness. Kent, goldings, or both, perhaps.

Smells and tastes very traditional. Balanced but falls a bit further on the malty side. Bitterness is low and mostly felt in the finish and pleasantly lingering aftertaste. Dark toasted bread flavors most noticed; body is lightly creamy with medium to low carbonation.

Very easy to drink but not particularly crisp or refreshing. Still, enjoyable if unspectacular. Clearly fashioned after the old-school British pub style ales. Worth a shot.

Photo of HumphreyLee
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of hopsolutely
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of trbergman
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of JustinMatthew
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of dwaz
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of tedho21
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of deapokid
4/5  rDev +9%

Brawler Pugilist Style Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 909 ratings.