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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (4817) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2009 Bottle. 1980’s-era homebrew smell, a little grainy pale malt and faint noblish hop with a little nutty accent. Malt-forward, indeed! Dark chestnut brown, still translucent body with a sudsy tan head. Taste is that of a mild brown / nut brown ale, mild sourness in the back, but otherwise relatively hearty malt on the whole. Light, crisp carbonation, dry nutty aftertaste. Medium body. Englishy hops are in excellent balance. Just a touch of roast in with cream, and there’s enough interesting things here to find reward at the bottom of four or five pints.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle in a whiskey snifter. The beer pours a deep ruby color, with a small just off-white head. Carbonation is low. Aromas of fruity esters come through in the nose, as does what seems to be a little bit of tea. Also, some toffee character comes through, as well. The palate is fairly light in body, but certainly not insipid. The interplay of the character malts and the moderate to strong esters thrown by the yeast yields a pleasing melange of flavors. Overall, a nice session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Pours a nice copper color with a creamy light tan head. Aroma of cereal, bread, and caramle is marred by a metallic presense. Malty, bready, nutty flavor with a touch of roastiness and fruit. Minimal hops in this one, as would be expected for the style. Relatively substantial mouthfeel. A solid if unremarkable mild, but a nice session brew that I would definitely have again. A cask version might be interesting. (12 oz. bottle)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8852) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2009
On tap at the Grey Lodge. Poured a medium brownish/deep amberish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of roastiness, chocolate, and some caramel. Tastes of the same roastiness, caramel, and a little earthy. Not bad for a 4% beer for sure.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Malty with some roasted malt a hint of chocolate and some mild sweetness however the malt also carries with it a dank toffee and caramel flavor. Creamy and thin at the same time. Hmm i am stumped i like this i suppose not something i usually say with yards or milds...

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2009
On tap at Eulogy Belgian in Philly. Light roast, ligh dark fruit notes, Clear dark amber brown with small white head. Sweet malty with a light roasty astringency. Dry finish with light bitterness. Good mild.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2009
Bottle Pours a good clear amber with a deminishing off white head. The lacing could be a touch better. Has a good aroma of caramel, toffee, roast, and some earthiness. Has an okay carbonation. The flavor is hearty. Plenty of sweet malts. Has a light to medium body. Has a good finish with a nice aftertaste. First beer from Yards I have had in a little and good as expected.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2883) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 15, 2009
On draft at the Half Moon as an "English Ale," probably should have left it at that. The pour was copper-brown-reddish with a fairly weak head. The aroma was caramel, tofee, and brown sugar. The flavor was overly malty brown sugar sweet with some caramel, figs, lacking other fruity elements to smooth it out, maybe a touch of roast even. The mouthfeel was on par for the style, moderate body, slight acidity. Meh.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bigrond (1475) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2009
I didn’t know what to make of this beer. It tasted almost like a smoked beer. It’s labeled a mild ale. There are no hops to be found but the is nothing else at all.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
patrickfannon (1239) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Bottle. Pours amber to light right red. Thick tan head that recedes quickly, Aroma of yeast and malt. Flavor is very mild, as are the body and finish. Decent beer for little money,


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