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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:
#29,186
Reviews:
313
Ratings:
1,128
pDev:
14.05%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
318
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Ratings: 1,128 |  Reviews: 313
Photo of CoachG1988
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of Jeff22
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of TYLY22
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of mummbearsfan
4.73/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Overall the taste of this particular beer from the other brands of Yards beer I found to be the smoothest tasting beer.

Looking at the dark caramel tones you think this beer is heavy but it actually is quite refreshing.

From a food pairing stand point, I recommend this beer with any kinds of foods. I've had it with with sandwiches and it didn't downgrade the taste at all.

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Photo of panda917
4.7/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Nice toasty taste, great beer!

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Photo of Mhalaiko
4.68/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great beer. Yards makes some of the best.

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Photo of ClassicBlur04
4.68/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I was a die hard Fat Tire fan until this ale crossed my path. I waited three years to be able to get Fat Tire in PA, but now find myself choosing this ale over it almost every time. I'm a malt girl and this beer has it right. Hoppes only to accent. The color is only slightly reddish. It's not frothy and it is ultra smooth. I can't say how much I love this beer.

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Photo of ShaneEub
4.65/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A dark beer that tastes good and not too heavy. It's surprisingly smooth.

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Photo of Brock915
4.62/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nice light very drinkable beer, perfect for springtime.

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Photo of DarthVorador
4.61/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

An excellent brew that is SO drinkable! This one is one of my favorite session beers.

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Photo of Beerenner79
4.6/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of BillManley
4.6/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I know that big, high-alcohol, massive flavor beers are en vogue at the moment but I'm really starting to appreciate the easy drinking subtleties of a mild.

During Philly Beer Week I must have sample over 100 different beers and one of the beers that sticks out in my mind is truly Brawler. After 4 plus 12 hour days of drinking, brawler is just what I had been searching for. An easy drinking flavorful, low-alcohol beer that I could sip on all afternoon without loosing my head.

Kudos guys...job well done. To make a tasty beer with big flavors in a session strength is no easy feat.

I hope more breweries follow suit and I can't wait to get back to Yards and try another glass of Brawler.

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Photo of ordybill
4.56/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the "Blue & Grey" Pub in Gettysburg, PA. This beer is a slightly murky orangish color with a small white head. The aroma is big on malt with some caramel and spices following. The flavor is full of malt with some spices and yeasty bread. This beer is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A surprisingly real treat, very enjoyable.

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Photo of Urk1127
4.56/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

-Ruby, brown, tawny half finger head
-Toffee, anise, yeast esters, darkly toasted malt
-Yeasty, bit of funk from it, hay, black licorice, burnt toast
-Bubbly, soapy, lighter side of medium.

-Such a great beer. Cant believe how good this is. The smell isnt perfect but so what thats nit picking this is awesome

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Photo of javatime
4.56/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent mild, dark ale brawler.

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Photo of Coganmordy
4.56/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Uniobrew31
4.53/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer! good mouthfeel and flavor. No aftertase to speak of and it has a nice crisp finish. Malt is king with this one. Very subtle hops, no bitterness. Just a nice crisp almost sweet session ale Yards ESA is also a good product if you are looking for a bit more hops in your brew.

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Photo of jcluth
4.53/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FrancsnBeans
4.52/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of allensr
4.52/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good session beer, definitely a mild ale as advertised.

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Photo of malvarez_e15
4.52/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of wattoclone
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of briandaube
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Joe610
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Saxboy10
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Brawler Pugilist Style Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 1,128 ratings
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