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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   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.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leafs93 (2230) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2010
Pours a deep chestnut brown with a tiny white head that disappeared quickly. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and earthyness. Taste is mildly sweet with the roasted malt dominating. Low carbonation gave this brew a medium mouthfeel. Overall this was decent but not a favorite.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2010
Bottle. Nice session beer. Decent aroma - malty, nutty. Flavor is slightly bitter, light caramel.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (7917) - Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2010
4/17/10. 12oz bottle courtesy Cavie poured into a pint glass. The pour is amber/red with lots of small suspensions and an ENORMOUS khaki head (pour carefully) that fades to a couple millimeters pretty quickly. The aroma is bready, grainy, biscuits, grass, and apples. The flavor is huge sour apple up front followed by bland apple and dry roasted grains and a slight hop bitterness. This is all one strange combination that Im not digging. All followed by a light body and super high carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ilovedarkbeer (2725) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2010
Pours a dark amber color with a small canvas head. Notes of burnt biscuts, flowers, some fruit, and earthy mud. Off balance and grainy. Not very good.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Overml01 (227) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2010
12oz Bottle - Tasting at home last weekend. Bottle traded to me as an extra, forget who sent it, sorry. Im not a bid Mild Ale fan, which shouldnt be reflected in my rating of the style, I know, but I wasnt very imressed with this beer. A thin beer that really didnt stand out much in any way. It wasnt bad, but I would go out of my way to try it again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9891) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 8, 2010
On tap at Resurrection Ale House. Pours a just hazed brown with a thin to medium sized tanned beige head. A bit of smoke, malt, and popcorn, more like caramel corn than movie popcorn, as its not buttery, just warm popcorn, bready, . Curious. Medium bodied, light cola flavors, but a touch watery. Malty, but still laid back. Finishes with a slightly sweet toasty nutty bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6256) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2010
Nose of earthy and nutty malt notes, a hint of cola and caramel, and a light hop presence. Pours darker amber with a beige lasting head and noticeable bubbly carbonation, slightly sticky lace. Toasty and nutty with a tangy hop presence and lingering pumpernickel bread flavors. Rather highly carbonated, malty flavors linger, but body remains light. Very easy to drink, and enjoyable. Very to style, I like milds.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2010
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. Pours a deep amber color with a foamy off-white head. The nose has a bit of caramel, a slight earthy bitterness, and a bit of pumpernickel. The flavor leans heavily on nuttiness and caramel from the malt. Mildly bitter, the hops give a little balance. This is clearly a mild brew, coming in almost watery in terms of mouthfeel. It has a light body leading to a slightly sour, dry finish. Its a mild so I cant be too hard on it, but I really could go for a little more flavor here. Not the worst brew Ive ever had, but it is a good reminder why I like a full flavored beer.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Sa-weet! My first mild ale. Pours a clear copper with a thin to non-existent off-white head. No retention or lace. Aroma is pretty powerful toasted malt, coffee, cream, raw Vienna malt. Taste is pretty much watered down cherry Coke. Pretty flat carbonation. Meh. Would definitely be a session beer- but not my type of session beer.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
jlf278 (288) - 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.


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