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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Boasting superior taste and champion flavor, the Brawler is crafted in the style of English session ales. This malt-forward, ruby colored ale is great for when you want to go a few rounds.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
obxdude10 (2022) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2009
This is a mildly enjoyable ale, but I donít get the superior taste and champion flavor, as the description states. I understand itís supposed to be a mild, English-style session ale, but itís pretty much bland and boring. It pours a dark brown color with a minimal tan head. The head leaves a nice amount of lacing around the glass. There isnít much to the aroma, though, either. The nose features only slight hints of toffee, caramel malts, brown sugar and almonds. The body is very smooth, drinkable and enjoyable, but doesnít boast much of a palate. The flavors are very bland up until the finish, where it ends a little sour and a bit too sweet. There is quite a bit of bready notes in the aftertaste, as well. You can definitely go a few rounds with this, as you can pretty well pound them without interferring too much with your palate. This ale is just too unimpressive and bland.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7701) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2009
Draft at Caponeís, then in a bottle from Craft Ale. Pours deep brown with off-tan head. Nose is caramel malt, some brown sugar, nutty notes, with flavors to match. Decent complexity, good balance , and more flavor than most mild ales in this. I like this beer, and drink it often. I recommend you do the same, lest you get a hamhock to the backside of your head, punk!

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gsmitty80 (1782) - Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2009
Was expecting a stronger more robust beer, alas it is mild. Not high in alcohol and very malty. Gimmie some booze with my water please.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2009
This poured an amber color with an off qwhite had. aroma was pretty mcuh nothing a bit of sweetness fromt he mlats. Flavor was also malty sweetness but not overwhleming, just a weak and sessionable beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
keepersj12 (2627) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2009
Very mild. Nice amber color with a fluffy head. Aroma of malt. Flavor is tatsy with a malt sweetness followed by a slight bitter tatse. A bit thin bit dry. Easy for a hot day.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (2814) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2009
Delicious mild ale that makes me wish we had as many available here as they do across the pond. N\ice malty/toffee aroma. Pour was a medium to dark gold with a nice 2 finger creamy near tan head. Taste was very nice and refreshing. Strong carbonation with bready and yeasty notes and heavy on the roasted malt flavors. Toffee and caramel are both evident. Crisp clean aftertaste. Very good beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cheap (3941) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2009
UPDATED: APR 5, 2009 12 oz bottle. Yards brawler S5L3F3T5O12 Mild yeasty smell when you first pop the lid. Darker than pale yellow. In glass aroma is just clean. Fine visible carbonation. Good friendly initial taste impressions. Nice and easy; rather enjoyable. Repeatable and easy going. Fine overall impressions. Creamy texture. Continues to look appetizing in the glass. My preferred pugilist.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
adrian910ss (2317) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2009
On draft at the GL. Pours a dark yet clear maple amber with a medium oft white head. Grainy aroma with hints of wheat and watery malt. Taste of grain and watery malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2009
An unnecessary nightcap on my first full day in Philly, drunk at some bar that I donít have a prayer of remembering. Deep amber beer. Aroma is quite malty. Soft brown sugar sweetness with a kiss of treacle and light kettle caramelization. Hops are here and are earthy tasting, but this is very much a malt-dominated brew. Chewy toffeeish sweetness. Itís a pretty nice brew really. A touch of blackberry fruitiness that is quite subtle but that works well with these darker, toastier malts. A hint of molasses on the finish. This would make a nice session ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (698) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Pours dark amber with a small head. Noted a caramel aroma. Smooth, but slightly oily mouthfeel. Caramelly flavor with a nutty aftertaste. Not a standout, but Iíd say it definitely hits it goal of a session beer.


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