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The Brewer's Art Presents Birdhouse Pale Ale - The Brewer's Art

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The Brewer's Art Presents Birdhouse Pale AleThe Brewer's Art Presents Birdhouse Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

59 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 8.4%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Brewer's Art visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our pale ale is the sort of «session» beer found in
most bars in Belgium or Holland. Well balanced and mild, it is our most accessible beer. 5% alcohol by volume (abv)

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-17-2003)
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

kevinmaher, Saturday at 05:35 AM
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4.04/5  rDev +6%

bigeyedfish89, Oct 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

HarryPotHead, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A big thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is kind of sweet, fruity. Taste is hops up front, surprisingly so since they were not detected in the smell. Some malts, well balanced, hints of fruit. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking and quality beer.

tone77, Oct 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

earlholman, Oct 06, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +14.4%

ProstMasterson, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of _RL_
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

_RL_, Sep 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

nmann08, Sep 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

sourd, Sep 11, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -0.3%

Vogt52, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

BBQWhisperer, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of BeerBucks
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

BeerBucks, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
4/5  rDev +5%

I was down in DC this past weekend to partake of DC Beer Week, which is where I scored this and several other CANs in furtherance of The CANQuest ™.
From the CAN: “In Honor of Icterus Galbula”, which translates to the Baltimore Oriole! I love it! Please tell me that they vend this at Camden Yards.
I CRACK!ed the CAN and it was like the nursery rhyme in which four and twenty blackbirds were baked in a pie and when the pie was opened, the birds began to sing. Firstly, a Baltimore Oriole is a member of the blackbird species and secondly, when the CAN was opened, some of its CANtents flew out and onto my fingers. The inverted Glug was their singing, resulting in both a pseudo-cascade as well as three fingers of dense, rocky, orangish (not tawny in this instance) head with decent retention. It began to fly away slowly, leaving sticky lacing in its wake, or should I call it bird droppings? Color was Amber to Deep Amber (SRM = >9, < 13) with MD (not NE)-quality clarity. It is so great to have enough reviews under my belt to be able to allude to them as clichés. Nose was deeply grassy, like the lawn had just been mown or the dank had been harvested from the hydroponic garden in the basement. Good birdies! Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was not as intense as the nose, instead giving a slightly spicy, bready malt flavor. I was reminded of spice cake. Finish was dry as one might expect any time that spices are either present or invoked. I MUST send a CAN to my brother, the lifelong O’s fan!

woodychandler, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

This is a Belgian Pale Ale? Really?

Pours a basically clear amber hue. Nose seems to hint, very mildly, at being Belgian. Tastes mildly fruity. Almost a roasted thing on there as well.

It's a decent beer, and it hints at Belgian characteristics. But it lacks a definitive punch that might make it interesting.

RblWthACoz, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

jkrug5, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of bubseymour
4.48/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice brown/orange ale with great 2-3 finger head with great lacing and nice retention. Smell is of fresh grains and hops. Not the citrus hop variety but very floral or piney. Still smell very nice and fresh and earthy. Once again the taste profile is about as solid as you can get for an Pale Ale. I think it tends to lean towards the English style with sweetness and malt balancing out the hop profile. Very fresh grain taste as well which I really like. It also is very full bodied ale, not like some of these watery and thin but citrus hopped session ales lately. This is a classic very well crafted pale ale and I highly recommend. I'll be finding this one frequently if possible.

bubseymour, Aug 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

yanosh, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a tulip glass.

Copper to bronze red body, and quite clear with some ruby red highlights. Minimal carbonation with a two finger light head that settles to a soapy collar. Fairly decent looking appearance.

Small hints of sticky and sweet Belgian? yeast with a bit of toasty brown bread and faint caramel. Quite a decent balance and inviting.

Light palate provides some easy drinking and flavors. Slight caramel and crisp hop bitterness in the mid palate. Big roof top dryness with some almost saison pepper like quality. Small sweet caramel finish, with a light body, but full enough to let the flavors come out. Bit of an interesting take between toast, caramel, and Belgian dry quality.

Overall pretty decent and easy drinking pale ale from them.

smakawhat, Aug 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

wiscokid920, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

stephenjmoore, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

LowRG, Jul 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

wisegreensoul, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

csnyder83, Jul 18, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can into a Burley Oak snifter (the date is smeared on the can bottom, but this is newly canned, so I'm not worried)

A: Copper body that pours with a vigorous head that decreases rapidly. Nice bit of lacing with just a bit of froth on top and for a collar.

S: Smells a bit Belgian, with a mostly malt nose to it.

T: Easy drinking with only a slight bit of hops, but it is mostly the standard malt taste for a pale ale. One of the better pales for me.

M: Smooth, just a wisp of carbonation felt on the back-end.

O: Good stuff, and up there for MD pride beer (i.e. Orioles, Camden Yards, Baltimore, Old Bay), but for me it can't compete with Flying Dog's Dead Rise.

gillagorilla, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

MikeB_, Jul 12, 2014
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The Brewer's Art Presents Birdhouse Pale Ale from The Brewer's Art
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