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

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85
very good

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 8.42%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | 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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3/5  rDev -21.1%

kevintaraross, Mar 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

langisland, Feb 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

yanosh, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of farHillsBrewer
3.3/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tasted at BAM Oktoberfest. Not your average Pale Ale. This fits the profile colorwise for sure and had some solid malt plus an even bitterness. Hopwise it was fragrant and a bit citrusy but quite moderate. The stopper for me was a definite breadiness that I've never tasted before in a PA. If their flagship brew is the Resurection, then this one was more like holy communiom.

farHillsBrewer, Oct 30, 2003
Photo of joedon
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light yellow color, small head, no lace
Mild aroma tending toward grassy, grainy
Flavor was not very assertive; slight grain and hops, no malty taste.
Very light mouthfeel; no texture
Not very interesting; doesn't make me feel like ordering another
Sort of a mass-market version of a pub beer.

joedon, Sep 11, 2005
Photo of hopdog
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Brewers Art Brew Pub.

Poured a light amber color with a small sized white head. Aromas of some grassiness, grains, and lighter caramel. Tastes of the same graininess, caramel, and some citrus. I found the body to be on the thinner body.

Notes from: 9/25/04

hopdog, Dec 23, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

sourd, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

sludgy, Nov 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

wisegreensoul, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Jammer42, Feb 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

DrBass, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of gillagorilla
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
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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3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
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 -1.3%

mendvicdog, May 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

kjmass, Sep 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

BeerBucks, Aug 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

harrisjohnson, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

inspektor, Apr 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

tadmuchowski, Jun 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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 -1.3%

csnyder83, Jul 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

wertschy, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

wrightst, Jun 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

duceswild, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

wiscokid920, Jul 28, 2014
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The Brewer's Art Presents Birdhouse Pale Ale from The Brewer's Art
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