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Brewer's Art La Petroleuse - The Brewer's Art

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BA SCORE
88
very good

56 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Brewer's Art visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GeoffFromSJ on 03-09-2004

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3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A corked and caged 750 mL from the Wine Source. A perfect beer for a beautiful Central PA day.

A: The bottle took some persuasion before it finally popped. Poured into a tulip, a thick creamy foam quickly filled the volume. The while head slowly receded but left absolutely no lace behind. Really! I swear! The bière de garde is a golden copper, bright if not mildly hazy.

S: The roasted malts, toasty grains, jump out on the first sniff. The bread is undeniable and unavoidable but quite nice. A fruity resonance, pears and apples, with a hint of spice cuts through the malt.

T: The Belgian influences, especially the yeast strain, can't be denied. The fruity pop, sugary with pear and apple, lends itself well to the ale. Belgo-French spices transition the yeast to the malts. Those malts, bready and filling, are an abrupt reminder that the French border has been crossed. As the first wave of malts fade, citrusy hops emerge. They aren't dominant but do add a zesty change of pace. The breadiness lingers, overtaking spices and fruits in the finish.

M: The mouthfeel isn't very heavy, jumping nicely from yeast to malts to hops (and back to malts). The pepper spice brings this close to a saison but the grains pull it back.

D: A bit on the heavy side, the full flavor and alcohol make repeat visits difficult. A blurring of the lines between BdG and BSPA.

Photo of Umbra
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of those rare Brewer's Art brews that I've heard about for some time, but never saw. Eventually hunted down at Mahaffey's. Pours a light orange brown with a spotty offish head. Retention nonexistent and lacing average at best. Tropical fruits and yeast aromas.

Flavor is of a bunch of spicy goodness. Fruity malts that come out a bit one sided with whiffs of yeast on the finsih.

Very light and creamy. Finishes very clean with the carbonation being tingly. ABV is stealthy. Got this one because, for some reason, I thought it would be a good low test lunch option. I was wrong.

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3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A biere de garde, eh? This strikes me as a mesh of belgian pale ale and some biere de garde characteristics. I think it carries what you'd want to see, but there is the unfiltered edge to it that kind of clogs the experience and is a slight detractor. Carbonation is a bit too aggressive also. Overall, not too shabby really. And it's growing on me over time.

Photo of oberon
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber color with a nice sticky head,aroma is spicey and very orangey.Taste is malt tilted with some decent fruitiness I get a touch of yeast as well,the alcohol content is pretty well hidden.I have had four or five brews from these guys all Belgian style they seem to do a decent job.

Photo of hopdog
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap.

Poured a hazy amber color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of citrus with some spiciness. Tastes of fruitiness, the same spiciness, some citrus, and yeastiness.I found this to have a dry and bitter aftertaste.

Notes from: 7/12/04.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: thin head on a clear copper body. Minimal lacing.

S: caramel, toffee, musty yeast and fruits.

T: caramel malts, Gum, pepper, light breads and barley. Apple fruit sweetness.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.Fairly oily.

Overall: I am fairly unfamiliar with the style. The brew overall seems to follow the style well and is fairly flavorful.

Photo of John_M
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on cask at Max's during 72 hours of Belgium.

The beer pours an attractive honey amber color, albeit with virtually no head retention or lacing. The beer really smells more like an aged cider then beer, and frankly the aromaas are quite intriguing. On the palate, again one gets the perception of an aged ale, with notes of apple cider, sherry and licorise. The beer has a very soft, plush mouthfeel and comes across as a nice, easy going, easy to drink ale. Abv. is very well disguised.

This beer is just delightful on cask.

Photo of smakawhat
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap into a chalice at Brewer's Art.

A big golden amber orange body that glows nicely. Served with a very creamy top, slightly tan colored with very thin bubbles set together. Not much noticeable carbonation, but nice in this glass.

Big punch of yeast on the nose, and large amounts of maple sugar like sweetness. Quite nice, with some good dryness as well.

First taste is a tonic water quinine then some the maple sensing sugar action kicks in. Nice controlled almost french toast like sweetness but with a yeasty punch. Tight carbonation, almost dry white wine like finish with some creamy character to match also.

Not too bad overall, not much farmhouse like senses, but definitely good controlled dark Belgian sucrose that comes out more like maple. Very nice.

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Brewer's Art La Petroleuse from The Brewer's Art
88 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.