Brawler Pugilist Style Ale | Yards Brewing Co.

Brawler Pugilist Style AleBrawler Pugilist Style Ale
BA SCORE
3.7/5
1,125 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
Ranking:
#28,257
Reviews:
311
Ratings:
1,125
pDev:
14.05%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
316
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,125 |  Reviews: 311
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

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mfowler314
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TTen
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Yards Brawler

L: Brown with deep copper on the edges of the standard pint glass. light beige head with moderate retention. Good clarity. Good looking beer. 4.5
S: Cocoa, caramel, mineral. Definite bread and biscuit notes. 4
T: Mild bitterness and a good malt presence. Sourdough bread, caramel and some mineral. English\British yeast? I'm getting fruity, tart, mineral flavors. 4.25
F: Light to medium body (more light than medium) with mild carbonation. Finishes dry. 4
O: This is very good. Lots of interesting nuances for a low gravity ale. It starts mild with the bready, caramelly flavors and mid taste it starts to develop a fruity, minerally tartness and finishes dry and quenching. I can drink a lot of this, in fact it might be the beer I buy most consistently. 4.25

Bottled 2/15/2016

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

Photo of smithj4
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Papagoose
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of gruves33
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jassci
3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Franziskaner
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deep brown to chestnut in color with a quarter inch of beige resting on top. Aroma is of caramel and light malt. The flavor is full of caramel, light milk chocolate, and light malt. The mouth is very delicate and smooth.

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Brawler Pugilist Style Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 1,125 ratings
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