Brawler Pugilist Style Ale | Yards Brewing Co.

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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
Ranking:
#31,156
Reviews:
313
Ratings:
1,136
pDev:
14.05%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
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Photo of tiredofbuyingbeer
4.29/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent beer. Warm, bready, malty flavor. Actually pretty good from the bottle, but excellent in a glass. Lacks the fruity/estery quality of English bitters and milds, but that's actually kind of welcome in this beer. I'd imagine if you're judging it as a beer in its own right and not as an exemplar of a style, then the lack of fruitiness is a good thing.

Most of the hops are bittering, with maybe a little flavor.

A bit overcarbonated for the style--which, again, is not really a big deal.

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

Sampled February 2017 from draft tap in pint glass. Drank it at a tavern, so not sure of drink by date.

Appearance: Dark brown color, medium size tan head that lasted for a long time. Nice thick lacing and remnants on the side of the glass from the head.

Smell: Sweet & malty with some toasted coffee aromas, also some hop bitterness. Some nut and caramel aroma as well.

Taste: Medium-bodied with nice balance of malt and hops and alcohol. Dominated by caramel, chocolate, coffee and burnt malt flavors, but with a little bitterness and kick from the hops. There are also sweet flavors like honey. Overall an interesting combination, but dominated by the sweet flavors.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, but very smooth. Mouth feel matched the 4.0% published by the brewer.

Overall: Nice brown ale. Easy to drink, and also has some interesting and a variety of flavors. A good drinking brown ale.

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Photo of thebeers
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Amber brown with creamy off white head. Nutty malt aroma with noticeable sweetness to it. This carries to the taste. Pretty full bodied, somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Like a slightly milder Brooklyn Brown. Maybe a tad sweet, but very easy drinking.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.41/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz pour on tap into a nonic pint

A: Not much of a head but there was a little off white trace. Body is a rich brown, caramel with good clarity.

S: Rich notes of caramel, toffee, light nuttiness, and some doughy breads

T: Follows the nose closely with maybe some light honey added in quite a bit going on in this and maybe a little bit of a raisiny finish.

M: creamy smooth lighter without being watery.

O: This beer has a ton of flavor packed into a tiny ABV. It's easy to drink with lots of robust flavors. I would get this again and again.

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Photo of Timtac
3.22/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Oakley
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mattyrubes
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gregaroo
3.09/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Brew_ski
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of fishguyac
3.31/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cnote_crafty_1
4.87/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Yards Brewing Co. Brawler, English pub ale
Look: Dark brown with white head. Good carbonation, but not too much there which fits into the style.
Smell: There is really not much going on with the smell. I didn't smell much of anything.
Taste: It is a super smooth malty beer with notes of caramel and some nutty flavors. There is a light sweetness and some roasyness to it. I don't taste a ton of hops per se, but it does have a slightly bitter finish which may be hops, or roasty bitterness. I love the malty aspects of this beer. They have really done well with that. The only thing that would put it over the top is if it had a bit more of an aroma to it.
Feel: Smooth and light, but a decent body.
Overall: A great session beer, but also just a good malt foreward beer with alot of flavor. I will have this again most likely soon.

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Photo of perfectsilence3
5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CharlesK
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PositivePest
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of agreenman19
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L - pours a caramel brown. Filtered with crimson hues. Bone white head.

S - caramel malts and toffee. Hints of dark fruits.

T - strong malt presence with some sweet tart undertones. Cherry? Nutty. Pumpernickel.

F - surprisingly rich and creamy for 4.2%. Pretty good.

O - this markets like an approachable macro, but it's more complex than it lets on. Some interesting flavors that might honestly be off-putting to some crowds! Getting some tart and tang in addition to the caramel malts.

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Photo of kwlightner
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jmg480
3.37/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Smell is very good for what it is. Muted beery but very biscuit like on the nose. On to the flavor. Nutty bread like flavor. Way better than a Macro. Not overly carbonated and not a ton going on flavorwise on the finish, some faint bitterness or pineyness on the end. Decent.

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Photo of srfou
2.38/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of telescifly
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LeftoverCrizack
3.11/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wattie83
4.26/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Selinsgrove2015
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brawler Pugilist Style Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 1,136 ratings