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:
#32,078
Reviews:
315
Ratings:
1,142
pDev:
14.05%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
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55
Gots:
330
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Ratings: 1,142 |  Reviews: 315
Photo of Mister_Falcon
3.24/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a crystal clear ruby color with no real head. Smells oaty. Tastes malty, not too much else. Feels flat and just a touch bitter at the end. Really not too impressed with this one, kinda reminds me of Sam Adams or maybe some type of Yuengling or something, not a whole lot going on here. Can't recommend it, especially at 4.2 abv.

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Photo of moreyswig
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of buzzy
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of CHADMC3
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark, yet transparent brown body beneath the foamy off white head which slowly dissolves to leav a generous ring of lacing.

The aroma is simple and straightforward featuring toasted biscuit and malt with just a hint of toffee and almost no hop presence.

The flavor is similar offering more toasted malt, biscuit, perhaps a marble like bread quality and a slightly nutty finish.

Medium in body with a traditional English draft quality with limited carbonation and a clean finish.

Quite a nice dark mild offering peasant malt and a clean, and somewhat creamy body.

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Photo of Lurkerson
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Chico1985
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Cam for this and some other Yards goodies that he brought up from Philly for me. I believe this is an untouched style for me...

Dark reddish body with some orange highlights. Beige head forms a cloudy cap and leaves lace dots.

A bit plain on the scent, decent strength. Mostly getting toasted, caramel, nutty malts.

Lots of malt flavor coming through mostly in the taste - toasty, cola, grainy, bready, buttery, nutty, light chocolate. Some raisin and very light herbal hops.

Light mouthfeel with highish carbonation, good amount of flavor for the low ABV.

Decent, a little bland but not offensive. Sessionable.

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Photo of DIPAFAN
2/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of mooseo
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into pint glass.

A - Dark amber brown with a small off-white head.

S - Toasted malt, bready, nutty, and a hint of earthy hops.

T - Bready toasted malt, nuts, and light earthy hops. Sweet up front, but finishes with some bitterness. Subtle chocolate and dark fruit evident as the beer warms.

M - Soft, creamy, smooth. Fairly crisp and refreshing. Clean finish.

O - Great drinkability and flavor. A pretty good English mild. Nicely balanced.

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Photo of mkh895
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of wonothesane42
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of rderedin
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of JayDeeHero
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of DCocco86
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of totgolfer
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of DmanGTR
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of brettmb
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of MRixon
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of dan027
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of justintcoons
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap poured into a tulip pint.

Appearance
Brownish red with a short, fluffy head. Excellent clarity and moderate-heavy carbonation.

Nose
Bready and nutty. Touches of cocoa with fruity, melon-like esters.

Taste
Bready and nutty with drizzles of caramel. Brown sugar and powdered cocoa. A touch of honeydew and perhaps the slightest inkling of grapefruit.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth and refreshing.

Overall
Easy drinking and flavorful. It's been a long time since I've had this and it's a lot better than I remember. It's nice to see an American brewery tackle an English Mild and do a nice job of it.

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Photo of CraftBeerGuild
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of hoppyhelena
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of SeanDolan
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of ranger60
3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had it on tap at Southside Grille in South Bound Brook, NJ.

Appearance - nice red ale color, clear, not much of a head.

Smell - picking up the malt, and some fruity notes.

Taste - very pleasant, but kind of nondescript and too mild for my taste.

Mouthfeel - good

Overall - nothing wrong with this beer, and I expect great things from Yards. But for my preferences, this beer is a bit too mild in flavor.

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Brawler Pugilist Style Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 1,142 ratings