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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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.


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
jlf278 (287) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2010
This beer smells like fresh sweat. Appearance is pretty good...nice amber, good head. Taste is pretty bad, nothing much to savor, just a dirty sweaty sock. Palate is thin like water. Overall, this beer sucks. Why is it rated so high? Just because Yards brews it. Avoid this one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1289) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours a deep red with a dusting of a head. Light caramel in the nose-- maybe a bit of maple too... a bitter Lipton teabag flavor with some fizz and some hint of grass. Um... not bad, not something I’d seek out.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Aroma - basic malt; Appearance - deep reddish-brown, fluffy head, poor lacing; Taste - mild malt front, back has a faint roasted character, flavorless finish; Palate - crisp, extremely watered-down; Overall - little flavor, very light for the style, quite a disappointment, definitely doesn’t live up to its name.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2332) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2010
a kitchen sink kind of brew. it is a lightly hoppy and pleasantly disjointed hop brew so as to taste herb like with licorice, and even a trace of far off mint. aroma of a clean old beer joint ( i like that). malty frothy zingy carbonation to this deep brown and rooty tasting (with a little dirt still on the roots) beer its a take on an old style that to me seems successful... or maybe it is the old stuff. trace of fruit punch and id like to hear who can discern the fruits! good

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (9932) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, VA. Pours a slightly hazy purplish brown color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, caramel and nuts. Taste is very similar, but with some bitter hop notes and faint fruits as well. Thin-medium bodied. Decent.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Fratto (2709) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Bottle from Cavie. Sour apple and spinach aroma. Vegetation taste, malts, grapes, roasted nuts. Creamy.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cavie (3898) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Clear ruby red pour. Foamy white head. Very earthy sweet smell. Lots of heavy fruit with clay and chemical cleaner. Taste is somewhat flat and bitter with a tea leaf kinda flavor. Bitter finish, like chewing on a dry tea-leaf directly.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Bottled. Amber but more brown with little off-white head. Aroma is of caramel mostly with nuts and toasty maltiness. Flavor is similar but a little grainy... not enough bitter to finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2010
dark amber pour. lingering head. tastes buttery, roasted malts, with a cinnamin flavor. sessionable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
douglas88 (6690) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2009
12 ounce bottle. Pours a murky brown/red with a medium white head. The aroma is nutty sugary notes. A sweet flavor; lots of toasted malts, sugary sweet flavor and nuts. Sort of hot and strong. Decent. An odd mild ale.


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