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Brewer's Art Le Canard - The Brewer's Art

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BA SCORE
88
very good

95 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Brewer's Art visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GeoffFromSJ on 02-02-2005)
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oline73

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

06-20-2013 01:30:14 | More by oline73
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IronCity1822

Missouri

3/5  rDev -24.4%

06-18-2013 02:38:11 | More by IronCity1822
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-05-2013 13:36:12 | More by InspectorBob
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mactrail

Washington

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%

Big coarse foam on the initial pour in the wine glass. Clear amber color.

Quite a fullsome Belgian flavor with the sweet yet bitter yet dry complexity. Fruity with mango quite distinct, some peach, and a pomegranate finish. Quite dry after some sipping. A mineral aftertaste. Some bitterness as you sip. A pleasant, interesting brew with plenty of Belgian character and that tart, darkly tinted fruitiness.

From the 750 ml corked bottle bought at Whole Foods in Foggy Bottom. I don't know if this is a 2013 bottling or older, but label says #82 with a (best by?) date of 4/10/15.

06-04-2013 03:03:47 | More by mactrail
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brutalist

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-27-2013 18:50:32 | More by brutalist
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-26-2013 04:49:11 | More by hoppymcgee
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-19-2013 23:11:51 | More by Phillyz
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-10-2013 17:51:35 | More by yourefragile
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lfeikin

Maryland

5/5  rDev +25.9%

10-12-2012 02:33:20 | More by lfeikin
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -8.1%

A - Two plus fingers worth of lively effervescent tan colored head with a faint orange tinge that is comprised of lots of big chunky bubbles that is slightly fluffy overall... Minimal retention... Once settled, there is a thick rich creamy lacing that is very inviting... The color is a deep dark resiny amber... A cyclone of small bubbled carbonation swirls in the middle of the glass...

S - Brown sugar... Raisins... Honey... A bit of melon... Sweet oranges... Caramel... Candied sugars... A hint of fig... Very sweet, put never overpowering or cloying...

T - A bit boozy to start... A lot of the sweetness alluded to by the nose is absent on the palette... Slightly medicinal... A hint of orange zest... A bit of honey... Fruit cake... The booziness returns on the finish and lingers for a while...

M - On the heavier side of medium bodied... A bit dense... A bit thick... Moderate carbonation... A little stickiness... A slightly dry boozy finish...

D - A definite sipper... Boozy and bit overpowering at times... Not a bad beer by any means, but a bomber is a lot for one individuals... Lots of strong flavor that could stand to be mellowed out a bit... This Brewer's Art offering has lots of good things happening, but there are just enough rough edges to make this one nothing more than decent...

07-28-2012 00:56:16 | More by philbe311
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KevinTK


4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-30-2012 14:15:14 | More by KevinTK
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-19-2012 22:26:41 | More by AndrewMichael
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sneth019

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-10-2012 01:58:54 | More by sneth019
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mdalpert

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-17-2012 17:45:23 | More by mdalpert
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Rickythejeweler

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-05-2012 17:50:49 | More by Rickythejeweler
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-11-2011 06:02:29 | More by THECPJ
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ckollias

Maryland

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%

Enjoyed this 750ml bottle out of a large snifter glass. Very tight cork POPS! and lets the brew breath.

A: Pours a copper hue with some blonde highlights Has a thin 1-finger white head that quickly dissipates and leaves a solid persistent lace.

S: Strong sweet Belgian candi aroma with hints of honey, yeast and mixed fruits.

T: Sweet beer with lots of fruity flavors – apple, pear, and possibly grapes. There are hints of honey and lemons mixed in here. Complex flavors cross the palate with every sip.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: This was an excellent Belgian strong brew. Very complex and very tasty

12-05-2011 00:18:11 | More by ckollias
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -9.8%

dark golden yellow, very cloudy with a big white frothy head, Great retention left the head around for most of the glass. Lots of sticky lace driped down the flass and left rings on the sides. Great visible carbonation could be seen bubbling throughout.

Smell was very intresting. Quite lively aroma with hints of sweet fruits, lemon and a touch of sugar. Bananas, figs, and pears could also be picked up as well as a touch of grapes as it warmed. First impression of the flavor was to be honest a bit of a shock. There was something in it I could not place right away, some other reviews have touched on a saltiness, and at first I thought it did have that too, but there was this other underlying flavor which I kept trying to pin down. Finally settled on something of a sweet lemon cake or tangerine and orange combination. Very pleasant and very sweet flavor, never had tasted it before in this style, quite intresting. very smooth delievery and great carbonation

12-04-2011 03:39:06 | More by mikesgroove
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SFLpunk

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

750mL brown glass cork and caged bottle thanks to Carl (sleepnbballrlife). Back label read 371 3/2/13.

Pop! Pours with much gusto, a medium-amber body, slightly hazy with thick fluffy off-white head. Nose is a bit soapy, in the floral category.

Palate is crisp and biting with lots of carbonation dissolved in there. Flowers, botanicals, and a taste like Cava come together to make a rustic farmhouse ale-like palate. Long, striking finish that's not necessary appreciated.

Notes: Well....it's ok. Not as good as the green pepper corn triple.

11-26-2011 08:22:47 | More by SFLpunk
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-24-2011 15:59:44 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Nice take on a Belgium Golden Ale, with a twist but overall pretty close to some standards of the style.

Presentation: 750 ml brown corked bottle. Light colored label with the image of a duck and the name of the brew. Back label along the perfunctory legal notes adds briefly that "a portion of the proceeds will benefit Baltimore area literacy programs". Notes best by date (3/2/13) Shows O.G. Plato (18.6), and 8.0% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A -Clear gold pour, rich and towering frothy head, nice retention, good surface memory, and fair touches of lacing.

S - Yeasty, caramel, brief dash of fruit. Pleasing if standard.

T - Sweet malty sense, yeasty, a bit earthy and fruity with light spicy touch.

M - Light/medium body with generous carbonation early on, smooth as it settles, crisp throughout and a good dry finish.

O - Good golden ale with a nice if a bit less than thrilling flow.

Notes: Nice one although this stays closer to the aspect of the style that I like less, and that typically seems more popular. A nice brew but I´d choose their Ozzy instead.

07-06-2011 02:34:27 | More by Daniellobo
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%

Pours a copperish brown color with a tight one finger head. The aroma is a little bit bready up front with the smells of green fruits mainly pears and citrus and sweet fruits. There is a candided yeast smell as well with a subtle hop bite. The taste has a bready backbone with hints of spiciness. Over the top is a pear and belgian candied yeast flavor along with citrus fruits. The mouthfeel is dry and moderately carbonated. The overall is good a nice big nose to invite you in and then the flavor delivers.

06-05-2011 21:38:05 | More by goblue3509
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canjeeps

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured from a 750ml.

A- a copper colored almost red aleish. I thought it would be a bit lighter. No problem though, very nice head with tight bubbles.

S- I get pears, blegian candi sugars,

T- very nice, you get a nice bready pear mouthfull. Nothing crazy but very drinkable.

O- I am happy with this one. Would def try again but nothing out of this world

05-12-2011 23:00:12 | More by canjeeps
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

I had this on tap at Brewer's Art in Baltimore, served in a goblet.

Le Canard or Canard as I called it with a strong a and was corrected immediately by another patron, oh well. The color is medium amber and accented by light copper w/ a pale cap which settles to a small one and the brew has good clarity. I got a strong whiff of belgian yeast off the bat w/ slight apple aroma and hint of sweet herbal/bitter hops w/ a mild pine edge.

The feel is slightly thin bodied w/ subtle malt sweetness and moderate carbonation w/ semi-dry finish. There is a light spiciness throughout. The flavor has both a sweet and lightly earthy taste w/ mild bitterness in the flavor and gentle peppery yeast w/ a slight pear hint and mild herbal hop flavor. There is a light woodiness in the hops which carries on into the finish w/ a mild biscuit note. I enjoyed this tasty Belgian -my first brew of the night at Brewer's art. A good malt and yeast flavor a pretty solid brew and nice tribute to the Belgian original.

10-13-2010 18:49:26 | More by Slatetank
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue X:

Releasing the tightly placed cork reveals a very active pop--this beer is just waiting to breath. Lively carbonation fills the glasses right to the rim with three fingers of bubbly head; decent head retention here. Mildly chilled, the hazed amber-gold color tells us to let this beer hit cellar temperature. Full jacket of exotic and tropical fruit in the aroma, all soft but very complex, with suggestions of mango, kiwi, passion fruit and Asian pear. The nose also exposes a faint white peppercorn alcohol and some biscuity malt. The medium body shows off a big mouthful of smoothness. Mellow but steady fruitiness throughout, starting with apple peel and pineapple, ending with fresh fig and papaya. Slightly warm alcohol comes off a little peppery, hint of chalky yeast. Solid biscuit malt flavor with a mild hop bitterness, which balances the beer well with the help of the alcohol and light bitter, herbal, nearly clovey phenols from the yeast.

The Brewer's Art flex their brewing muscles here. A bit rustic, but that's a given broadness for Belgian-style beers. A good sipper. Very enjoyable.

09-20-2010 17:51:47 | More by BeerAdvocate
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