Brawler Pugilist Style Ale | Yards Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
83
good
1,123 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:
1,123
Reviews:
309
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
14.09%
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
314
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,123 |  Reviews: 309
Photo of Duke_Silver
4.83/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Smooth lager with exceptional taste. Dark color and good overall

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Photo of PA-hunter
4.07/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured 12 oz bottle into snifter glass. 4.2% abv

Appearance- Pours a dark burnt brown, with a slight red tint. Two finger white head. Good clarity for such a dark beer.

Smell- Roasted dark malt, caramel, toffee.

Taste- A caramel malt that has been generously toasted. Roasted barley. Some toffee flavors, the slightest hints of chocolate. Some earthy grains. Finish still ends malty with faint hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Light-medium, lively carbonation.

Overall- A light beer full of taste. Not a common style apparently, but this beer is very agreeable and smooth. Would make an excellent beer to get a macro brew friend into craft beer. Light body paired with flavor makes this happen. Have a few rounds of the Brawler.

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Photo of DennisFromTheBlock
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rypkr
3.07/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Taste like nothing.

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Photo of Cnoonan73
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigdeuce
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I was surprised at how good this beer is. Probably because of the ABV, which is a major beer snob "sin". The beer is average looking, as far as ascetics go, but is a dark clean looking beer. Will now be a go to session beer which will keep anyone from going overboard. This dark, malty beer is smooth as silk and very easy to drink. The body is medium and has a tart, plummy taste.

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Photo of squack
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OGShotzy
4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mbeerdino21
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of flyersfan900
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tuowl74a
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zhrike
3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Urk1127
4.56/5  rDev +23.6%
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 bryantan
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Myotus
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle (bottled 12Sep15) into a Mikasa ale glass.
LOOK: Pour with a half finger's worth of khaki foam that shrivels down into a line after 35 seconds. Rising bubbles are small in size and subtle in quantity. Copper in color. Lacing is low and thin.
SMELL: Strong aromas of toasted malts combine with mild aromas of caramel malts, subtle pale malts, and a hint of floral hops.
TASTE: The initial taste is of strong toasted malt flavors that combine with mild caramel malt flavors. Mild pale malt and subtle floral hop flavors enter about 2 seconds after the initial taste As toasted malt flavors fade to mild, but caramel malt flavors grow stronger.
FEEL: Somewhere between light-bodied and medium-bodied. Moderately carbonated. Goes down slightly rough and finishes with a moderate dryness.
NOTE: As Beer warms, caramel malt flavors become more prevalent. A great English style brew.

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Photo of ordybill
4.56/5  rDev +23.6%
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 xbrettfavrex
3.27/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MichaelPhiladelphiaBeer
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

out of bottle into a wine glass

l - pours a darker than caramel almost chocolatey color with a white bubbly inconsistent head
s - caramel, brown sugar, some sort of berry maybe?
f - solidly bubly, light on the finish
t - bitter, but not hoppy more malty. sweet almost all the way through with very little alcohol flavor, maybe a slight tinge of metallic taste
o - solid esp given the light alcohol content

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Photo of klesniew
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of empowell8394
4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of KingPurple
4.44/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hozersr
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rjp217
3.44/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of llibllennef
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Brawler Pugilist Style Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
3.69 out of 5 based on 1,123 ratings.
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