ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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)
hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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...
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
eaglefan538 (2920) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 15, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2009
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I didnít know what to make of this beer. It tasted almost like a smoked beer. Itís labeled a mild ale. There are no hops to be found but the is nothing else at all.
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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,
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich Mahogany red color which looks even more impressive when held to a bright light. Average head and lacing that coats the side of the glass. Aroma is earthy like a stoudt, with some roasted malt. Flavor is roasted malt to start, finish is hoppy and a bit acidic Overall, another solid brew from Yards - these guys do an excellent job.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. This is a mild? News to me. "Pugilist style ale" is not exactly the most descriptive write-up for a beer. Iím 90% done with this beer and it just tastes like an "ale," in the most generic sense possible. Light cookie and earthy english hops, with a mild, vegetal, slightly lactic flavor. Uber-generic.