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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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 for when you want to go a few rounds.


2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ffaoe (338) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2015
faint malt aroma. brown and clear in color with light head. light malt flavor, watery finish

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkSachon (759) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Draft at Bella Notte in Pittsburgh. Kind of weak despite the dark rich appearance. Disappointing overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RedSox2004 (1445) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Clear dark brown with a two-finger off-white head and modest lace. Aromas of caramel, earth, and nuts. Mild caramel sweetness offset with gentle earthy hops. Medium body, high carbonation, prickly mouthfeel and a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
OnTheTrail (110) - Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Great malty taste, slightly sweet not much hops. Nice dark appearance. Tasted at Buena Onda.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Larry_Duffman (104) - - JUN 16, 2015
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours a clear copper color with an off-white head and lacing. The aroma is toast and malt. The taste is toast, malt, and coffee bitterness. The mouth feel is dry and carbonated. This is a pretty good session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (704) - Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Ruby brown with tan head. Musty malty English ale aroma. Malty up front and creamy. Hint of bitter from the hopping. The musty aroma takes away from this otherwise tasty mild: in that way it is very English. Next time I'll drink it right from the bottle.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HippieFee (155) - - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle - Malt forward beer but not a very sweet one. Little hop balance. A rather ho hum, middle of the road ale. With the mild flavor it is something you can drink all day and with the 4.2% alcohol, not get wasted to easily.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kinz (3527) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Draft at the Philly airport on the way back from random NJ trip, killing time between flights. Hadnít had a Yards brew in years, and got this one because it was the one I knew I hadnít tried before. With a name like Brawler, I expected something huge. Instead I got a perfectly sessionable Brit beer. Poured a clear dark amber with some reddish tones, nice head. Aroma of caramel malts. Flavor was caramel malts and some toasty notes. Just enough hops to balance out sweetness, but no flavor from them. Nothing bad here, just not much going on. At the time I thought of it as a bitter without the bitterness, and I guess this is pretty much what it was.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (14327) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle at the brotherís stag. Pours clear reddish brown with a foamy off-white head. Simple stuff but pretty tasty. Some toasty bread, fruits, light berries and soft toffee. Light bodied with fine carbonation and somewhat creamy texture. Sweet finish with minimal hop presence. Easy drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2779) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - APR 3, 2015
This was poured into a pint glass on tap at Batdorf, Annville PA. The appearance was a nice looking dark red to ruddy brown color with a slim creamy colored head that dissipated within seconds leaving a sligh running lacing softly glazing the sides of the glass. The smell had the mild English somewhat "soapy" malts running in and out under my nose. The taste was mildly sweet through the malts leaving a constrained palatable aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Itís definitely mildly carbonated like a good English mild ale should have. Overall, I say this was a pretty good English Mild ale, definitely a good food beer.


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