Brawler Pugilist Style Ale | Yards Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
83
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1,120 Ratings
Brawler Pugilist Style AleBrawler Pugilist Style Ale
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
Ratings:
1,120
Reviews:
308
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
14.09%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
313
For Trade:
1
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1/5  rDev -72.9%

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1/5  rDev -72.9%

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1.8/5  rDev -51.2%

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1.81/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Had this beer on draft at Kite and Key. Pours a turbulent orange with a miniscule head. No lacing. Half-decent biscuity aroma, punctuated with citrus and marzipan. Disturbing flowery taste, with pepper and biscuit malt. Very light mouthfeel and thin finish.

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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2.12/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

poured from 12oz bottle

A - Dark rich amber with soft bubbly head and loose lacing.

S - Interesting. Can't really put my finger on it...earthy.

T - Watery and bitter. Very bread-like.

M - Very carbonated with a musty aftertaste.

D - eh. relatively bland for my tastes and not really what I like in a beer.

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2.14/5  rDev -42%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a hazy amber to brown in color, with an off white head. In the aroma, a small roast and hint of coffee. In the taste, a hint of coffee and roast, a caramel sweetness, and a bit watery. A small bite and lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry caramle in the aftertaste. Good flavors, just a mild though, hence it being thin.

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2.22/5  rDev -39.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -39%

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2.25/5  rDev -39%

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2.25/5  rDev -39%

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2.25/5  rDev -39%

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2.33/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

On-tap at a bar in the Philadelphia airport. Served, despite my protests, in a frosted pint glass.

A: Clear chestnut body with a finger of creamy off-white head. Ok retention, light lace. Not bad.

S: Muted nutty and chocolatey malt. Slightly earthy. Weak, even for the style.

T: Bland, bland, bland. Faint husky malt and fainter earthy hops. Slightly bittersweet finish. So weak.

M: Slick light body with moderate, fine carbonation. Good.

O: This was my first beer in the states after a week in England, and what a poor choice it was. I enjoyed some truly stunning Milds on cask, and there really couldn't be better proof of that serving method's superiority for this style. Served close to freezing into a frosted glass, this beer had less flavor than some glasses of water I've had. If I get a chance to revisit this beer from a bottle, I will.

Cheers!

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2.38/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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2.38/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle. Pours redish-brown with a foamy off-white head, no carbonation. Aroma is of bready malt with some hints of grassy hops. Light, smooth body. Flavors are light of toasted malt and some brown sugar. A lot of astringency. Finish is short. I could not finish the bottle.

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2.4/5  rDev -35%

Calling a beer a mild is no excuse for the beer not having any flavor. This was highly unsatisfying and watery to drink. Not recommended.

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Brawler Pugilist Style Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
3.69 out of 5 based on 1,120 ratings.
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