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Brewer's Art Ozzy Ale - The Brewer's Art

Brewer's Art Ozzy AleBrewer's Art Ozzy Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

281 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%


Brewed by:
The Brewer's Art visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our answer to the Belgian «devil» beers (i.e. Lucifer, Duvel, etc.). Both rich and dry, this beer is
all too easy to consume in large quantities. Hopped with Styrian Goldings. 7.25%abv

(Beer added by: Todd on 06-17-2003)
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mwa423

Ohio

2.9/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Picked up a can from the brewery in Baltimore, poured into a Delirium Tremens tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear golden color with a light fluffy white head with a great retention. The beer is clear enough that I can read text through my glass. The head leaves a soapy retention down to the bottom of the glass.

S - Very floral and yeasty aroma with a light hop bitterness. The aroma is perfectly balanced, you get a nose-ful when you take a deep whiff, but not overwhelming.

T - The taste offers very little of the smell that got me excited about this beer. The taste is just a light bitter mess that tastes like an old pale ale. I bought a fresh six pack from the brewery, so I doubt it's aged. The aftertaste is just flat bitterness, similar to very bitter chocolate. I'll drink it but am certainly not impressed.

M - Mouthfeel is flat, bland and watery. There is a slight bubbly bite at the end, but not much going.

Overall, this beer isn't a winner. The aroma and appearance thought this would be an out of the park home run, but the taste and mouthfeel left me disappointed. Brewer's Art makes much better stuff.

Serving type: can

04-24-2014 01:40:58 | More by mwa423
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2014-04-20 in Columbia, PA

A - Pretty clear gold with a 2-finger white head that drops to 1/2-finger pretty quickly and leaves nice lace.

S - Belgian yeast, wet straw, pale malt, tangy-earthy spice.

T - White cake with lemon-glazed icing, then some pear flesh and lemon zest, white pepper, lots of spice. Belgian yeast flavor is apparent but more subdued than in the aroma. The aftertaste retains some lemon icing flavor with the addition of mint and then some mild-moderate bitterness that doesn't last long. Lots going on here; but well-balanced.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Smooth with a little prickle. Dries nicely.

O - Didn't know what to expect with this brew and was pleasantly surprised. It doesn't taste like anything I've had before. Definitely a kludge of styles. Thumbs up.

Serving type: can

04-20-2014 20:03:47 | More by Tucquan
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Brewer's Art. From notes.

A - Golden pour with a bright body. Two fingers of fluffy white head and no visible carbonation. Spotty lace and a half finger retention.

S - Nice honey and yeast with a sweet grain note.

T - Nice and sweet with grain and honey. Not spicy like some examples of the style. Mild hops. Nice flavour.

M - Strong carbonation, medium to full body and a dry finish.

O/D - Good stuff. Nailed the style in the ways that I wanted it to. Dangerously drinkable. Strong Belgian Pale Ales don't need to be really complex or over the top, just have the requisite components that have made this style world famous. This was better than most North American takes on the style.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2014 22:15:27 | More by tbeckett
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fourstringer

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a matchy-matchy Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Best by 07/12/2014 stamped on the bottom.

A: Hazy, light-to-golden yellow with 1 finger of white head. Ok retention. Moderately heavy lacing.

S: Earthy fruit and light spice. Banana. Cardamom. Coriander. Lemon. Orange. Pale malt notes of grass, straw, bread. Vanilla. Very nice nose!

T: Fruit, earth and spice with a minimal sweetness rapidly carry into a nicely present hop bitterness that is more assertive than average for the style. Fairly dry finish. Touch of funkiness. Some bready malt breaks through. The complexity and intrigue of the scents are somewhat lost on the palate. Does improve as it warms. Slight alcohol.

M: Moderate carbonation with a certain creaminess. Moderate to light body. Smooth drinker for sure.

O: Solid brew in a can. Haven't had it on tap for a while - I should venture downtown and refresh my memory. Bonus points for locality. Just wish all the great smells made it onto my tongue.

Prost!

Serving type: can

03-23-2014 15:17:56 | More by fourstringer
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dar482

New York

4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer has Belgian yeast character, breadiness, lemon peel, citrus, and some pepper.

The flavor follows of refreshing lemon, lemon peel, a bready body. The beer dries off of peppery spice and coriander. There's a lingering yeast note on the finish.

A well made Belgian brew that is packaged in a cool can with a fist.

Serving type: can

03-10-2014 01:00:07 | More by dar482
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can courtesy of mwrecording pours a hazed, light gold color with a large cap of dense white head. Awesome retention and lacing. A fine looking brew, a few floaties are the only detraction.

Nose is tropical fruit yeast, SmarTees candy and white bread. Smells like a pretty good BSPA.

Taste also shows alot of yeasty phenols - banana, papaya, pepper and cloves. The malt is light...maybe some biscuits and the hops have a nice little snap of bitterness on the back end. Mouthfeel is a little less lively than, say a Duvel, but it is hearty enough with a nice creaminess. Easy to drink Belgian style brew...one of the better American made versions...and in a can!

Serving type: can

01-28-2014 00:50:14 | More by twiggamortis420
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a six pack for $10 after liking the beer I split with cousin. Good looking and smelling beer with even better taste. Very easy to drink and tasty, excellent value due to reasonable cost, for the cost you will not find better of this type. Will certainly continue to buy.

Serving type: can

01-24-2014 02:19:37 | More by JamieDuncan
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jtw004

Maryland

3.46/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Apperance - A very hazy darkish orange with no sort of foam/head

Smell - A light smell that gives you some wheat

Taste - A very very strong wheat beer taste. Those who do not enjoy wheat beer will not like this

Mouthfeel- Excellent mouthfeel that seems to almost gain carbonation at the end

Overall - Good warm weather beer for people who like wheat beers. Blue moon fans meet your king!

Serving type: can

11-12-2013 00:44:57 | More by jtw004
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz can into tulip. cant make out the canned on or best before date printed on the side of the can.

A: pours with virtually no head. hazed orange body. theres some brown stuff on the bottom of my glass. it looks like wood splinters. limited lacing.

S: soft fruit. pears. no hop aroma. sweet unfermented sugar.

T: very similar to the nose. a lot of fruit. very sweet. pears. a little bit of yeasty, earthy bitterness. chalky for a moment. finish has a lingering sweetness.

M: moderate carb on a medium body.

D: not bad, not great. finding this very middle of the road. wish I knew what this crap was sitting at the bottom of my glass. working past that, this thing still doesn't have anything that really grabs me.

Serving type: can

10-16-2013 03:07:58 | More by Jimmys
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Clydesdale

District of Columbia

4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a fairly hazy golden-yellow color. The white head is reasonably large, with medium density. Retention is good. Some nice lacing sticks to the glass.

S: There's a pleasant honey-on-a-biscuit aroma up front. Quite fruity underneath those initial tones. Big notes of white grape and peach, with secondary notes of pear and granny smith apple. Hop aroma is pretty light, with faint herbal and perfumey character. A bit of light, dusty spiciness and alcohol is also noticeable.

T: Some dry, faintly graint maltiness up front, with some light sugary notes. Hops crash in with some drying bitterness and very light herbal flavor. Fruity notes lurk throughout; white grape acidity, stone fruit vibrancy, and apple/pear sweetness are prominent. A bit of clove-like spice adds depth. Alcohol is mildly apparent.

M: Medium-light body. Carbonation is fine but quite perky, adding a nice prickle to the mouthfeel. Dryness, as expected, hits hard toward the finish. Alcohol adds a bit of heat, but it's within expectations for the style.

O: I like this one a lot. It's vibrant and tasty while remaining fairly approachable - perhaps because it's a bit less phenolic than some other Belgian-style pales. A fruity, dry, and drinkable winner.

Serving type: can

09-14-2013 00:24:52 | More by Clydesdale
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Mises85

Virginia

3.33/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I thought that it was going to be like duvel since the description said it was their answer to it. Didn't have much of a smell. served in a chimay like goblet glass. Touch of apple on the nose, some alcohol, and malt. half-one finger head. For me it didn't feel like a belgian strong ale. It tasted more of a saison with a boozy bite to it. That didn't mean the beer was bad but it was not described properly. Would I get it again? Probably not.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2013 23:43:17 | More by Mises85
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can into a pint glass.

A: Pours a mildly hazy golden color. The head is a rocky three finger white shade. It really has the texture I look for in the style, but perhaps not the retention. A decent amount of splotchy lacing is left on the glass.

S: There's a definite apple presence here, to the point where it seems like a dry cider at times. Other noteable aspects include bubblegum, phenols, earthy hops, and some subtle spicing. Decently complex, a lot more than I expected from a canned BSPA.

T: It opens with both a pleasant touch of phenol and distinct breadiness. Touches of spice and fruit esters appear mainly near the cidery, apple-laden finish, though it should be said there isn't a significant presence of Belgian yeast here. A faint hoppy bite sometimes appears. Perhaps a little sweet, as well, but certainly refreshing.

M: This is where the lack of bottle conditioning lets it down. The back end is a bit syrupy, and it doesn't feel that lively on the palate. Or maybe it's not much of a letdown - there's no annoying astringency some in the style feature, either. It slides down the tongue without any friction: in layman's terms, it's every bit as dangerously drinkable as the best in the style.

O: I'm always skeptical of any Belgian-style ale in a can - they always seem syrupy and strange. This, however, really does a deft job of skating around the fact that it's not bottle conditioned by successfully pulling off a sweeter, more cidery bend. Even better, it keeps the epic drinkability I look for from the style. It's not quite Duvel, but I reckon it's as good as a canned BSPA can get.

Serving type: can

08-12-2013 19:57:44 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Clear gold with a finger of fizzy white head that leaves patches swathes of lacing behind. The aroma is mix of sweetness, fruit and spice. This is quite zippy in the nose. The taste is similar. Bready sugars, fruit (getting a good bit of tart apple) and spicy throughout. The finish is especially dry and spicy. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a sharp and lively feel to the carbonation that pops in the mouth. There is a little alcohol here. I’ve always thought that Ozzy was a decent beer but I’m happy to see that you can now enjoy it in a 12oz portion instead of having to commit to a 750ml bottle. This translated to the canned packaging well.

Serving type: can

07-31-2013 20:24:46 | More by Kegatron
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Hopscat

Maryland

4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can poured into stemless wine glass. Golden color , very clear and 2 finger white head subsides to a nice ring of white with persistent lace. Alcohol legs apparent.
Spicy yeast aroma is mouthwatering, with candi -sugar and alcohol .
Taste follows smell with big sweetness upfront / candi sugar and spice present. Very malt forward. Some dryness does come in middle with noticeable alchohol burn to end .
M- medium body with nice carbonation bite.
Overall this is an interesting beer but it's a little too sweet for me. I agree with another BA that the ABV seems higher than the label indicates

Serving type: can

07-31-2013 15:23:47 | More by Hopscat
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Beerenauslese

California

4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Bruery tulip glass. Hazy golden body covered by a layer of white foam that dissipates quickly to a ring, with a little lacing on the glass. Not as much retention as I'd expect from a Belgian devil style beer.

Aroma of sweet light malt, coriander spice, grassy hops.

Husky Belgian yeast flavor with a little metal, quite a bit of coriander, some tropical/pear fruit and toffee, good amount of grassy hops. Good balance between sweetness and hop bitterness.

Body is medium and carbonation is fizzy, for a crisp, refreshing mouthfeel. Has a little alcohol burn on the tongue.

A flavorful, complex devil beer that is a delight to drink. Seems the ABV is a bit higher than advertised. The alcohol, strong spice, and good amount of hops makes this a strong ale that takes the palate for a serious, tasty ride.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 00:22:55 | More by Beerenauslese
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

a: Chill hazed golden straw color; poured with a short lived fizzy head.

s: Soft candi-sugar, banana and other fruit phenols, and hint of grassy hops.

t: Mirrors the smell for the most part only more so, if that makes sense. Softly sweet candi-sugar, plenty of fruity phenols, leafy hops and clove at the finish.

m: Silky smooth and gently carbonated.

o: Deliciously simple and a bargain to boot. A case purchase is imminent for sure. I wonder if a little something was lost without the bottle conditioning? I need to buy a bottle some time to find out.

Serving type: can

07-07-2013 19:48:16 | More by DIM
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A CANQuest (TM) salute to co-owner Volker Stewart of The Brewer's Art for bowing to my insane suggestion to put this beer in a CAN! I don't care what it tastes like at this point - it's going in the cooler to the beach and I'm taking my boom box and blasting some Black Sabbath. That's how The CANQuest (TM) rolls at this point in time.

The Crack once more revealed a brimful CANtainer and I CANnot hold back my joy at this seeming trend among craft CANners! An inverted Glug later and we were on a roll. I had a solid finger of rocky bone-white head that boiled and bubbled like any good witch's brew and slowly fell, leaving sticky lacing in its wake. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity and suddenly King Midas and Croesus were wrestling with me, not over the beer, but over our new favorite Nebraska native, Val MidWest! Nose was spicy, but not from adjuncts, but undoubtedly from the yeast, which also imparted a pleasant mustiness. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was a CANglomeration between JuicyFruit and Big Red gum. It was mixed fruity, but also hot and spicy! Jeez-O, man, I may need a lay-down after this one. The lacing that had begun to appear was going to require a jackhammer to remove and I just returned my rental the other day. My mind is starting to smooth out and this is not helping! In fact, it may be paving the way. Finish was dry, thanks to the yeast having done its job in a big way. I'm done.

Serving type: can

06-14-2013 14:12:22 | More by woodychandler
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a can at The Bottle Shop on Passyunk - had not seen Brewer's Art in cans before.

Poured into a standard pint glass, color is golden, straw, nicely transparent; head is off white presenting thickly but dissipating to a ring and light lace.

Smell is phenolic upfront, light pepper and some malt notes, pilsent and biscuit.

Taste is right on the BSPA track, light sweetness, good off yeast flavors, could use a hint of more maltiness or something but very tasty.

Mouthfeel is upfront on the tongue, good pepperiness and drying qualities with a hint of lingering sweet malt flavors.

Overall I really like this coming from the can, great flavors and BSPA qualities, just missing a bit more malt flavoring in taste.

Serving type: can

06-10-2013 23:23:28 | More by mvanaskie13
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mactrail

California

3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very clear golden color in the glass. Not a speck of sediment in the bottle. A fair amount of frothy head at first pour, though less after that. Nice swirls of lacing. Fruity aroma.

Sweet on the lips followed by a tart taste. A dry peach and fruit cocktail taste. As the flavors linger it's more of a pear taste, with the skins and a bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel. Honeydew melon and bitter greens. Quite an interesting and complex beer.

The dry yeasty finish is quite pleasant, and not overly dry. Even some honey taste. It seems like a nice balance of yeast flavors-- the bitterness, fruit, and dry sensation. From the 750 ml corked bottle bought at Whole Foods in Washington, DC.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 04:28:29 | More by mactrail
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emerge077

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Fred for this one! Much appreciated GB.

Ozzy pours a pale pastel yellow, it has a slight haze but is generally clear with visible carbonation trails rising. A few fingers width of foam on the surface. Pretty decent lasting coverage, spindly lace sticks to the glass.

Peppery phenolic spice in the yeasty aroma leads off with some bitter orange peel and coriander. Lightly bitter and grassy in the dry aftertaste, mild grainy malt sweetness in the middle. Sort of thin bodied and spicy in general from the yeast strain. Definitely more drinkable than Duvel, etc.

Overall it's pretty good BSPA, it could use a little more body, but that's a minor knock.

Serving type: can

05-24-2013 23:54:57 | More by emerge077
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is fruity, sweet, some malts. Taste is the same, but milder, still fruits, some hops and malts, alcohol is well hidden. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable and good quality beer.

Serving type: can

05-19-2013 12:10:52 | More by tone77
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out as a very nice clear golden color. The head was fluffy and white with a thin retention and decent lacing. The smell of the beer is floral, fruity and very bready. The taste of the beer was a little metallic up front, the more you have the less of that you get. The beer has a nice bready sweetness with a banana-like fruit flavor. The hops give this a nice balanced bitterness. The mouthfeel is very smooth with a good body and carbonation. Overall this beer was really quite good. I wasn't sure what to expect but it turned out to be really good.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 19:14:55 | More by Knapp85
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a Gandhi-Bot tulip.

A: Pours a crystal clear pale amber body under an inch of fine white foam. Decent retention and good lace. Attractive.

S: Floral and fruity esters dominate, with some moderate earthy hops and a hint of citrus. Light spice and substantial maltiness as it warms. Good, not quite great.

T: Malt and fruit both take over here, with major apple and bread notes. Spice, minerality, and light booze on the finish. Moderately medicinal. A little harsh.

M: Frothy, lively, and fairly light-bodied. Overly insubstantial, but fitting for the style.

O: Enjoyable, thoroughly drinkable, but unremarkable. I love seeing exciting craft beer in cans, but this pales in comparison to 668.

Cheers!

Serving type: can

04-30-2013 03:51:12 | More by woosterbill
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a tulip.

Appearance
Pale gold with 2 fingers of fluffy, white head. Good retention, excellent clarity and low carbonation.

Nose
Pear, apple, bread and honeydew.

Taste
Pear and golden delicious apple through and through. Doughy bread and caramelized grains. Has a light Belgian yeast character along with touches of hay, honeydew melon and lemongrass.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied and incredibly smooth.

Overall
Insanely smooth and easy drinking. Overall a fantastic BSPA!

Serving type: can

04-22-2013 13:19:17 | More by justintcoons
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poolpog

Maryland

4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful golden color. Inch of foam. I'm not a beer connoisseur/fanatic but i do like beer.

Anyway, pours a pale gold gold golden color, really nice looking. Rather foamy, idk if that is good or bad, but it is a thing at least.

I'm terrible with description of smells, but to me this beer smells very nice. You know how some beers, even freshly poured, smell like last week's frat party's floor? This one is NOT like that. Fresh and grassy, just a nice pleasant smell.

Taste is slightly sharp, mildly hoppy, very smooth, and goes down very easy. sweet notes, but not unpleasantly sweet. even burping it up tastes good the second time.

Mouthfeel? i didn't even know this was a thing, for describing beer. I'll abstain on that one. Feels like beer.

overall, I am buying shitloads of this one. my new favorite. Also, it is now available in cans!

Serving type: can

03-30-2013 04:56:53 | More by poolpog
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Brewer's Art Ozzy Ale from The Brewer's Art
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