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:
#31,151
Reviews:
313
Ratings:
1,135
pDev:
14.05%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
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Ratings: 1,135 |  Reviews: 313
Photo of dogfishbrawler
5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I believe this beer is severely underrated. When it comes to session ales, this beer is at the top of the list for me. I have never had a session beer excluding a session IPA with this much depth of flavor and malt character then the Yards Brawler. A buddy of mine and I were talking and we both a agree that this beer goes fantastic with pretzels. Specifically sourdough pretzel nuggets. Overall it is one of my top 5 favorite beers ever and not to mention it did win silver at the GABF.

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Photo of NJ_BEERLVR
3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: dark Amber, medium light carbonation, little head, head white, head fine, head dissipates quickly, quite clear

Aroma: light in aroma, hoppy, slightly wheaty, mostly light and non-descript due to coldness, slight citrus

Taste: nice hoppiness to start, slight malt backbone, citrus comes through but is light, nice lightness, maltiness increases as the beer warms up yet the beer as a whole still remains balanced, slight tang in the finish

Mouthfeel: medium light, crisp, dry finish, nice carbonation to match the flavor, well balanced

Comments: a beer that I would likely drink again on a frequent basis, would share with friends, maltiness comes a little too far forward as it warms up and the pineyness could be stronger but that's is just me being picky. In the end it is a good beer that I definitely intend to enjoy again.

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

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

A - Dark chestnut colored pour with minimal bright white lacing , mild carbonation.

S - Toasted caramel malt, nutty, and some smokiness.

T - Follows the nose: Nutty, smoky, roasted toffee malt, and a mild pine bitter finish.

M - Medium body, gentle carbonation.

O - Really solid. Not my style of beer, but very solid.

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Photo of udfan07
5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my all time favorite beers. Perfect beer all round. Nice and malty and perfect flavor. A great sessionable beer. Nothing wrong with this beer at all!

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Sheraton hotel bar in Philadelphia PA. Served in a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Clear dark brown / mahogany color with some dark amber highlights. Thin off-white head died back with very little lacing.

Smell: A bit of roasted malt, not much else.

Taste: As you would expect from a dark mild, a mild roasted malt flavor with some initial hints of chocolate, but then just some roasted malt with a mild level of tea-like bitterness. Mild, but not weak.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, although I think it should have been lighter carbonation for the style. Nice thickness.

Overall / Drinkability: An ok beer. Easily drinkable, but not a "wow" beer. Probably would work better with food than by itself. One was enough for me and while I think it had aspects of the style, I think it was too mild in flavor.

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Photo of Gtwreck45
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Guppy314
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle, pours as clear brown with red tones and an off-white head. Malt and caramel aromas. Taste is malt-forward, but no flavors are overwhelming. There is some hops bitterness and toffee at the back end, but all are nicely balanced in an overall smoothness. Carbonation and mouth feel are moderate. Nice.

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Photo of heerboth
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of prisdefer
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Genx
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johnct
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

2/29/16 bottling date

A: A very dark brown pour, almost completely opaque. Good-sized frothy tan head. Quite good retention and fluffy tendrils of lacing to boot.

S: Bready for sure - lightly toasted. Even a little bit nutty. Smells like a weak brown ale pretty much.

T: Oh yeah, very bready now. Toasted bread crusts and a bit of a nutty flavor in the middle. A hint of caramel sweetness here and there.

M: Light-medium bodied. Smooth.

O: Yum. It's basically a session ale for people who don't want something bitter, belgian or sour. Not far from a light english brown or even an english bitter (without the bitter). This is definitely my kind of brew, I'm not a fan of lighter hoppy ales so the whole "sesssionable IPA" movement does nothing for me.

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

Photo of stanzy1
3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Liquid
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of macpfb03
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dmecca
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 msp88
3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brawler Pugilist Style Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 1,135 ratings