Brawler Pugilist Style Ale | Yards Brewing Co.

Brawler Pugilist Style AleBrawler Pugilist Style Ale
BA SCORE
54.8%
Liked This Beer
3.7 w/ 1,124 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:
#27,755
Reviews:
311
Ratings:
1,124
Liked:
616
Avg:
3.7/5
pDev:
14.05%
Alströms:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
316
Trade:
1
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Photo of NiceTaps
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle in a pint glass.

A-As advertised, ruby red color, deep amber too. The fluffy 1-finger head tapers slowly leaving a heavy film and serious lacing. I'm going to call the color of the head 'English Tan'. This brew looks great.

A- Super malty aroma. It really does smell like perfectly toasted bread, still warm, buttered.
Slight notes of floral and earthy hops are there after the hunt.

T- Malty, slightly bitter, semi-sweet and semi-dry.

M- Carbonation is good, feel is light and thin body. That's ok, it makes the beer what it is: drinkable.

O-This is the beer if you're looking for an English style drinkable malt bomb. Well done.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful, brown in color, with a faint amber hue. The head is tan, and lasting. It's a clean-smelling, malty brew. Light malt, alight toast. The hop smell is herbal, but distant. Mild. Solid flavor...malt and a little bitterness. Earthy and satisfying. It would go well with a burger. Medium body. Good, and drinkable beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: pours a deep, dark mahogany with a full finger and a half of white head that lasted a long while before slowly dissolving into a thin lacing of foam that covered the entire top of the beer.

Aroma: Very, very malty, like fresh rye and/or pumpernickel bread with some floral notes, like clover and hay. Some caramel in the nose as well, but only a little. Really, the dominant smell of this beer is fresh bread. Beautiful!

Taste: Very malty up front with some nice dark bread flavors. Very roasty too, but without any of the smoke flavors that you get from other roasty beers like a porter or a stout. Actually, it’s more nutty than roasty. There’s some nice sweetness in the middle, caramel or molasses, with some very slight hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium with some nice carbonation to tickle the taste buds. Actually, it’s a little creamy too. The low alcohol content, it only clocks in at 4.2% ABV, results in no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a very good beer. Very malty, which is perfect for a malt fiend like me, and very quaffable. So far, I’m impressed with the Yards Brewing Company

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3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle poured into standard bar pint glass. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a deep brown, almost mahogany when held up to the light. A small, tan head doesn't stick around too long, eventually fading down to a thin, bubbly cap with a few holes in it. There's not a whole lot of lacing left behind, but a few streaks here and there can be seen.

S: Malty, semi-sweet, hints of chocolate, lightly-roasted grain, and some caramelized sugar. Not as complex or forward as I had hoped, but still solid.

T: This one is kind of light on the palette, offering some nice milky-chocolate flavors, caramelized sugar, a nice light touch of roasted grains and malts. Small instances of mild hop bitterness peek through it all in the finish. Low ABV on this one means the alcohol is pretty non-existent on the tongue.

M: The body on this one is on the lighter side with a very mild carbonation. An overall silky feeling makes this a very drinkable ale.

O: Seeing how Yards is about as local as local gets for me, I've been making my rounds sampling their brews whenever I can. Yards hit the nail on the head with this one, making a very solid, sessionable pub brew. If you're ever looking for something flavorful while remaining light enough to knock a few pints back, give this one a second look—it's, if nothing else, worth the try.

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Brawler Pugilist Style Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 54.8% out of 100 with 1,124 ratings
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