Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Draft at the Philly airport on the way back from random NJ trip, killing time between flights. Hadn’t had a Yards brew in years, and got this one because it was the one I knew I hadn’t tried before. With a name like Brawler, I expected something huge. Instead I got a perfectly sessionable Brit beer. Poured a clear dark amber with some reddish tones, nice head. Aroma of caramel malts. Flavor was caramel malts and some toasty notes. Just enough hops to balance out sweetness, but no flavor from them. Nothing bad here, just not much going on. At the time I thought of it as a bitter without the bitterness, and I guess this is pretty much what it was. Leighton (21495) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle at the brother’s stag. Pours clear reddish brown with a foamy off-white head. Simple stuff but pretty tasty. Some toasty bread, fruits, light berries and soft toffee. Light bodied with fine carbonation and somewhat creamy texture. Sweet finish with minimal hop presence. Easy drinking. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - APR 3, 2015
This was poured into a pint glass on tap at Batdorf, Annville PA.
The appearance was a nice looking dark red to ruddy brown color with a slim creamy colored head that dissipated within seconds leaving a sligh running lacing softly glazing the sides of the glass.
The smell had the mild English somewhat "soapy" malts running in and out under my nose.
The taste was mildly sweet through the malts leaving a constrained palatable aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. It’s definitely mildly carbonated like a good English mild ale should have.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good English Mild ale, definitely a good food beer. SpamOfDeath (18) - Springfield, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours dark amber with thin head that dissipates quickly. Hop notes on the nose with hint of vanilla. Balanced body with quick finish, malt forward flavor, no bitterness. Very easy drinking. Quality alternative to Newcastle Brown Ale. Sregnar35 (1031) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Pours hazy brown with a small head. Aroma is musty malt. Flavor is stale sweet and a bit of bitter hops.
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Roser (44) - Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Appearance- moderate light mocha tan head. Some lacing (not a lot). Crystal clear mahogany brown.
Smell- clean. Spicy, sweet malts, light ginger notes, clove.
Taste- light biscuits and malt up front, feint sweet spices on the back end. Not too much going on here.
Mouthfeel- very light body. Creamy. Little/light carbonation.
Overall- a nice easy drinker. Decent session ale. Would prefer it with food.
Cheers! pressboxjoe (464) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle poured into half pint imperial glass. Thoroughly drinkable get-you-through-the-afternoon type of beer. Malty, malty, malty. All things considered I’d prefer a genuine English bitter to these mild malt bombs that seem to be America’s answer to a question that’s already been answered (what’s the ideal session beer?). skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Pours a burnt orange with a half finger off white head which fades to just a little lacing. Arona is to toasted bready malts, sweet malts, caramel, tofee, light grassy hop, and light spicy hops. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel, and a mostly sweet, medium-finish. Overall, a average but drinkable & sessionable mild. billtheman (86) - milford, Delaware, USA - DEC 10, 2014
A good tasting beer, that leaves a good after taste too. I bought one bottle at a place that lets you create your own six pack from a selection of about 15 didfferent beers. 60minuteman (1746) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Dark ruby almost brown pour from Roar in Allentown. Aroma of malt, cloves, spice, caramel, bread. Flavor is heavy on the malt, slightly sweet and a bit spicy. Certainly mild. Low ABV but the high malt content prevents it from being a true sessionable ale.