1181. Brawler Pugilist Style Ale

1181. Brawler Pugilist Style Ale

After flying back from Spain, Jadyn and I had a scheduled layover in Philadelphia of over five hours, that was made longer by a two hour delay. We occupied ourselves by having a few beers at a couple different places in the airport. At the first bar I stuck to Hop Devil, but decided to try something new at the second. After a week of beer in Spain, American beer in the Philadelphia airport was a breath of fresh air. Actual hops, and actual flavor!

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Yard's Brewing Company
Alcohol: 4.20%
Serving: Tap
English Dark Mild Ale, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance: 3.5 | Smell: 4.5 | Taste: 4.0 | Mouthfeel: 4.0 | Drinkability: 4.0

Overall: 4.0

Brawler pours a clear, reddish brown, and is topped by an off-white head that fades to a film. The aroma was nice and malty. There were notes of toffee, caramel, and dark fruit. The aroma is very inviting.

There's a moderately sweet malt backbone throughout this beer. Caramel upfront quickly moves into notes of toffee and dark fruit in the center. The finish is mildly hoppy. Despite the mildly bitter finish, this beer sees very balanced. This mild is medium-bodied, and moderately carbonated with a mild dryness in the finish.

I really liked this beer. It's sweet, but seems to magically pull balance from somewhere.