Brawler Pugilist Style Ale | Yards Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
yardsbrewing.com

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

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.

Added by garcia2a on 12-10-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,054
Reviews:
319
Ratings:
1,156
pDev:
13.75%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
332
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,156 |  Reviews: 319
Photo of dafla67
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DavetotheB
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SiepJones
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Justincredble
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Am I the only one here who gets chocolate ice cream? Both in the smell and the taste I get so much of like a Haagen-daz chocolate. Maybe it’s just me. Easy to drink beer but not much else stands out than chocolate to me.

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Photo of chitoryu12
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look: Mild chocolate brown with a small tan head.

Smell: Very mild toasted malt.

Taste: Bready malt with a bare hint of hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Average thickness and carbonation.

Overall: A rather dull ale, albeit drinkable.

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Photo of TheGent
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewAskew
4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance
Pours to a creamy beige head and medium to dark brown.
Aroma
Light toasted malts and hint of earthy spicy hops
Flavor
Dryish toasty malt, bread crust, mild hop bitterness. Balance and restraint
Mouthfeel
Light and low CO2. True to style.
Overall
A well executed English mild dark for USA

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Photo of Budlum
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spartacat300
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigMustyElbows
3.2/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 4

Photo of TLA
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sulty
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rymish
4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TigerSoul
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I suppose this beer doesn't get higher marks because of the following: 1. It is not 5,000% ABV. 2. It is not flavored with Thai Basil and organic free-trade Madagascar vanilla beans, and 3. It is not double-triple-quadrupel-quintuple IPA. Here's what it is: a very good example of an English style dark. Fresh malt character, lovely (and subtle) caramel notes, and an easy drinkability without being wimpy (at all, in fact!). Recommend for those of you who don't require a three-ton hop hammer every time they pour a cold one. (By the way, the heading should be updated as it is no longer called "Pugilist"; it is now Brawler Champion Ale.)

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Photo of DirtyPenny
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drh88
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MouldyCrow
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WesMantooth
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CanConPhilly
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L - 1-finger dark yellow head atop a crimson body.

S - caramel malt, candy, pine.

T - very sweet caramel, mixed with pine. Low bitterness, no booziness.

F - medium body and carb.

O - I’ve been drinking this forever. Nothing stands out, but it’s hard to fault.

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Photo of Chasboy1
4.14/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rsquared59
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jbalintjr
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaktcc
3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Curt3
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Brawler Pugilist Style Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 1,156 ratings