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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

99 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | 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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3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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...

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4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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

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.

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88 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.