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Brawler Champion Ale | Yards Brewing Co.

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3.7/5
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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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,031
Reviews:
320
Ratings:
1,163
pDev:
13.78%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
333
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,163 |  Reviews: 320
Photo of ajdemma
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.42/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fillman72jp
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alexc11
3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Toasty, caramel aromas. Mild, light beer low on the bitterness. Deep brown color thin lace that dissipates. Very good beer but didn't make me pugilistic. Thanks a good thing since I'm enjoying this at Philly airport waiting for my flight to Europe. Wouldn't want to start a scrap.

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Photo of Rubezahl
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JA_26
3.21/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ryften
3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of z_21
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dafla67
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DavetotheB
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SiepJones
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Justincredble
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
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 -8.6%
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 -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewAskew
4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
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 -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spartacat300
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigMustyElbows
3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 4

Photo of TLA
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sulty
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rymish
4.4/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TigerSoul
4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
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 +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drh88
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MouldyCrow
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Brawler Champion Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 1,163 ratings