Yard’s Brawler

Beer :: Brawler
Brew Company :: Yards Brewing Company
Style :: English Dark Mild Ale
ABV :: 4.20%
Location :: Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Yard’s Brawler (Pugilist Style Ale) can be found year round in bottles.  It was introduced in 1998 and reintroduced in 2008.  It won Best Session Beer in 2012 from Philly Beer Scene.

Appearance :: Clear and Very dark brown.  Pours with a frothy head that settles into a small head with good retention.  The SRM color number is about 33.
Appearance Rating :: 5/6
Smell :: This has a pleasant caramel smell.  Some slightly roasted malts mingle.
Smell Rating :: 20/24
Taste :: Brawler has a roasted malt and caramel flavor.  It has some sweetness but is not cloying.  It is a very pleasant beer on the palette and does not finish overly bitter.  It invites the next sip.
Taste Rating :: 35/40
Mouth feel :: Despite the heavy head, the beer felt a little under-carbonated.  The mouth feel was medium bodied.
Mouth feel Rating :: 6/10
Overall :: This is a good English dark mild.  It has a lot of roasted malt character without a big bite.  This sample did seem to be a bit on the under carbonated side for my liking.
Overall Rating :: 17/20
Total :: 83/100

Leave a Reply