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

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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of jordanian2
4.75/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a very good beer.

Photo of sneth019
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of everythingiszen
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

I think an outstanding pale. Pours a clear light amber, well-carbonated. Light citrusy hop aroma, taste is grapefruity, on the sweeter side. Light and refreshing. Would definitely have again.

Photo of NattyBoy
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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 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.

Photo of ProstMasterson
4.36/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.25/5  rDev +11%

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?

Photo of bigeyedfish89
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of BBQWhisperer
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Sgbrown78
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of MikeB_
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of woodychandler
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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!

Photo of Austin_Cohen
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of HarryPotHead
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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