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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
86
very good

69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.66%
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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Reviews by RblWthACoz:
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of dacrza1
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

DATE TASTED: October 24, 2014... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... OCCASION: World Series watching--the O's, so close--thanks for the souvenir beer, brother Jer... APPEARANCE: slightly hazy, pale orange body; subtle bubbles; creamy two-finger of-white head; lacing reaches to the sky ... AROMA: lemon, wheat grass and some dampened malts; a light-hearted pale ale that leaves some parting signature--late spruce, but the Belgian aspect is clear... PALATE: soft, bubbly and active--wonderfully creamy at the tongue and tickling at the teeth....TASTE: lemony citric; copper metallic malt; hops are balanced, active--not demonstrative, but sensibly tasty... OVERALL: fighting my natural Baltimore Oriole bias, I have to say this brew is a light, soft, slightly fruity can of fun that is not memorable, but one that I would love to try on tap in Baltimore soon...

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's clear, tawny body appears to be a deep amber when held to the light, but takes on a more copper-like appearance while sitting upon the bar. The thick white head holds well initially but drops quite readily once tasting has begun. It maintains a wide, creamy collar but leaves only spotty lace. The nose offers a touch of buttery diacetyl and some light fruit over a delicate maltiness. The body is firmly medium and its median carbonation leaves it lightly crisp in the mouth before warming to become more creamy. The flavor is balanced towards the malt, and it delivers what the nose promised with a nip of berry-like fruitiness and some buttery diacetyl that combines with it's lightly toasted and caramelish side to leave it somewhat nutty. Its firm bitterness becomes more apparent at the finish and dries things out nicely. Quite pleasant and highly drinkable.

Photo of Bierleichen
3.12/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of earlholman
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of BklynTerp
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of gillagorilla
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Photo of sneth019
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of CRJMellor
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours copper color with a small, bright white head that leaves no lace.
Aroma of carmelized grain dominates with some light citrus notes in the background.
Flavor of caramel and a few different grain notes to start. Pale malt then takes over and dominates until a slightly floral and bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is full and round. Pale malt and grains blend well with the lighter fruity and herbal hop bitterness.
Drinkability is very solid. Well constructed beer. Nothing jumps out at you but the combination and smoothness make it a drinming pleasure.

Photo of smakawhat
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Photo of sludgy
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of cubedbee
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Brewer's Art, served in a pint glass. Pours a nice golden copper with a thin beige head, a little lacing. Smell was light caramel malt and spicey citric hops. Taste is a nice full malt with a slightly buttery note, a slight bit of spiciness, and a medium piney hop finish. Medium bodied with a good creamy mouthfeel. This is a very drinkable pale ale, easily sessionable.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of MikeB_
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of kjmass
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of bubseymour
4.48/5  rDev +17%
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.

Photo of Dithyramb
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at JD's Smokehouse in Canton--it's tucked away at the back bar, most of the servers wouldn't know about it. I asked about the Birdhouse on the taphandle and the name of the beer, and was told, "I don't know already, it's a pale ale, it's tasty, more people here like it than the Resurrection." I ended up having a few...
It poured a clear, sandy color, with a thick white head.
Has a buttery and citrus aroma.
A very crisp and creamy, well-balanced beer. It does side towards the malt, which is very bready, but also has just a nip of citrus hops and diacetyl. Finishes very clean. I can see where this would work well with the macro-lovers, but the geeks should dig it too, it is very well done.
Very drinkable, why don't they have this in more places?

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of RBorsato
4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As I understand it, this is the only brew of their's that is contract brewed - by Old Dominion Brewing Co., Ashburn, VA. Tasted at the OD Brewpub in Ashburn, VA.

Golden with a low ivory head, decent carbonation, and light rings of lace. Light hoppy aroma and light Belgian yeasty aroma. Belgian yeasty flavor with a good malt profile. Light-medium body, a bit creamy and smooth.

A very nice session beer.

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