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Brewer's Art Beazly Ale - The Brewer's Art

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

319 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 319
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 27
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
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

Formerly Ozzy Ale

(Beer added by: Todd on 06-17-2003)
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Ratings: 319 | Reviews: 125 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Mises85:
Photo of Mises85
3.33/5  rDev -17.2%
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.

Mises85, Sep 01, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue X:

Nice, a Devil Beer! No need to tempt us--we won't be looking for a job at Piggly Wiggly either.

Stunningly clear, pale golden color, massive crown of head, which is a trademark for most devil beers. Seriously, the head retention is out of this world. Lovely aroma of dusty yeast, oily hops; dry, doughy, biscuity malt, lilac and other wildflowers, ripe apricots and a faint peppercorn from the alcohol. Super smooth with a lush, crisp backend, medium bodied. A beautiful hop character is thrown at the palate, bitter and oily and melding well with the medicinal phenols that bring a little roughness to the table. Slight fruitiness of pear and apricot, more orchard roundness rather than just sweetness. Alcohol is mild yet still has a slight sting to let you know its strength. Finishes dry with a lingering doughy malt and a spicy hop, phenol and alcohol trio.

Uh, is there any way to sublet our souls to be able to drink this beer on a regular basis? Sure, it ranks very well within the "Devil Beer" realm, but it comes across more like a Belgian IPA / Devil Beer hybrid, which makes us salivate that much more. Dangerously drinkable. Another glass, please.

BeerAdvocate, Sep 20, 2010
Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight 4's down the line on this solid brew,pours a lighter shade of gold with a nice big fluffy head that leaves some nice lacing.The aroma is yeasty and very citriusy.Seemed to be a very malt accented brew tastes of citruis and some light smokiness with a big malty finish.I have had 3 or 4 of The brewers Art beers and all seem to be pretty solid.

oberon, Feb 21, 2004
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

SmellsofMahagony, Jun 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

KolbMarley, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of Kraken
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes-
Poured from a corked and caged 750ml bottle into an oversixed wine glass. Best by/bottled on date is unreadable. Sharp pop from cork tells of massive carbonation. Color is of lite straw. Immense head reminescent of De dolle, five finger massive expanding sticky head, great lace.
Nose- Belgian yeast, hops, and shortbread. My mouth is watering.
Taste- The wait for the head to fall is well worth it. lite sweetness from the malts, very smooth, faint hop bitters. Shortbread. Alcohol is hidden.
Mouthfeel- A pleasent myriad of fine carbonation. Long dry finish.
Drinkability- I could drink this all night long.

Kraken, Aug 16, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

mrw1zard, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of boatshoes
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received as an extra from Dyan in my first trade, thanks! Shared with a couple friends this evening over some dinner.

Appearance- Pours with a massive white head over a golden, slightly hazy body. Off of a very mild pour, I have to stop half way through to let it settle. Really quite an impressive amount of carbonation going on, but not quite a gusher. Nice looking though with the pillowy white head.

Smell- Hmm, lots of spice, candy sugar, yeast, and grain in the nose. Most prominently, I get a lot of bready yeastiness and slightly musty (though not in a bad way if that makes sense) grains. Spices follow in the back of the nose notching up the complexity just a tad.

Taste- First thing that I notice is that this is very sweet in my opinion for the style. Lots of the sugar up front, followed thereafter by the yeastiness I got in the nose, along with lively spices. Grains are still present, but not nearly as much as I was expecting. Not a bad flavor overall, but much sweeter than I was expecting and a touch too much for what I like in the style.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Mouthfeel is quite nice on this brew. Not overly aggressive carbonation despite the initial pour and goes down quite smooth, though not quite as dry as I'm used to. Drinkability suffers again a bit from the sugary sweetness given that I found it to be at a higher level than most Belgian pale ales I'm used to however and I couldn't do much more than one glass of this.

Overall, a pretty solid shot at the style on the part of the Brewer's Art and I'm happy I got to try an offering from a brewery I've never tried before. That being said, it was a bit overly sweet for the style in my opinion and there are other examples I'd turn to first when seeking out a belgian pale ale.

boatshoes, Aug 21, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Mantooth, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Doc_Hops, May 28, 2013
Photo of hagbergl
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance (4/5): 2.5 fingers of bubbly white head sit atop a clear golden body. It reduces quickly to a ring of foam. Lots of Belgian lacing on the sides of the glass and carbonation trailing visibly to the surface. Good head retention. An appealing looking beer when in proper glassware.

Smell (4/5): The smell has an herbal/medicinal quality that you get with Belgian witbiers and pale ales, but also a more pronounced banana quality (much like Weihenstephaner's hefeweizen) than what I’m used to with Belgians. On the spicy-fruity yeast spectrum, this leans heavily to the fruity side. Fairly mellow with a hint of clove and wheat. Not much hops to speak of.

Taste (4/5): Wheat-like notes. Notes of clove, banana, pear and golden apple in the foretaste, the beer goes medium dry with a touch of spicy, lightly bitter and grassy Noble-style hop flavor. More medicinal and earthy in the finish. A very slight warming in the back of the throat. The yeast and malts are doing some very nice things in this beer that lend complexity and nuance.

Mouthfeel (4/5): Slightly less than medium carbonation, nonetheless, which I find off the ideal level stylistically speaking. The drinkability is quite high, however, and I appreciate the lush creaminess of this beer’s feel. An extremely pleasant dryness to it, too.

Overall (4/5): Beazly/Ozzy is a very good, easy-drinking Belgian-style pale ale that works in quite a bit of complexity. I particularly like how it goes from fruity to slightly bitter/grassy to earthy and dry in the finish. Good transition of flavors. I do wish that this beer was slightly more carbonated. After it sits in the glass for a while (we're talking 45 mins.), it tastes flat and still. This can EASILY be remedied, so I'm hoping the good folks at Brewer's Art do so.

hagbergl, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this courtesy of gford217 - much obliged!

Pours a clear golden straw color with a two-finger white head. The head dissipate fairly quickly leaving a thin pancake on top and decent lacing.

Smells of sugar-coated fruits - pears and apricots mostly but with hints of green apples. There's also a small amount of spiciness that intensifies a bit as the head dissipates.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Sweet malt flavors up front are joined by pears and apricots. Midway through the sip the green apples make an appearance before a solidly sweet ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It has a syrupy thickness with prickly and active carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing the glass and could easily finish an entire bottle of this.

Overall this is a solid BSPA - nothing overly exciting but well done. Worth a shot.

glid02, Jun 15, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

ste5venla, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of ggaughan
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at UJ's on the Manatawny. Nice to see a Brewers Art beer in the Philadelphia area as they don't come around that often. The beer poured a light golden color with a medium thickness white head that lasted for a bit. The aroma of the Ozzy was a nice malty / sweet smelling bouquet with a bit of hop bitterness to the nose. The taste is a nice malty, bready taste with some sweetness and a good touch of hop bitterness at the end. With a medium body, I found this beer to be rather drinkable.

ggaughan, Mar 19, 2006
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

geodonnokepyo, Dec 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

MADPolo, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A clear yellow-gold body displays streams of very tiny bubbles rising steadily beneath a bright-white head of creamy foam. The retention is decent, and although it eventually drops to a thin but creamy collar, it does leave some very nice lace about the glass. The nose offers a distinct apple/pear fruit note amidst sweetish malt, slightly citrusy & floral hops, and a gentle spiciness (coriander?). The body is medium-light; and it's crisp in the mouth with a very fine carbonation that tickles the tongue. In the flavor, all of the elements found in the nose are carried over. It starts crisp and fruity (some light cherry?) on the front of the tongue with a low-key, fruit-like tartness; develops some malty sweetness and delicate spicy character as it crosses the palate; and finishes with a firm bitterness, a drying wash of alcohol, some low-key hop flavor, and a touch of residual fruity malt. Very well-balanced with a restrained spiciness! Flavorful, smooth yet crisp, and deceptively drinkable! Impressive!

NeroFiddled, Jul 15, 2003
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Damian74Shensky, May 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

njsouthdh, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

earlholman, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of MiScusi
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to my friend USCTrojanBrian for sending me a bottle of this. This will be my first taste of Brewer's Art, which my friend Brian raves about.

750mL corked & capped bottle. This was the hardest i've ever had at getting a cork out. When it finally did a huge pop accompanied it.

A really nice light golden with a three finger white foamy, fluffy, rocky head. Tons of bubbles stream up from the bottom of my tulip.

S- pilsner malt is pretty apparent here with some pretty big amount of fruity esters and some belgian yeast earthiness.

T- The usual yeast qualities here with some fruit. But it's also quite peppery as well. That earthiness from the belgian yeast comes through very strong. It's actually quite a bit more earthy and peppery than Duvel, and has a little less fruitiness. The key here is really letting it warm up. I poured it way too cold and the first impressions were somewhat harsh. As it warms up a bit everything blends very nicely.

M- carbonation is pretty high. The body is about right though, light yet has somewhat of a slickness, probably from the alcohol content. I wont mark off too much for the carbonation because that is something that is easy to modify via vigorous pouring, re-pouring, or swirling.

D- nice overall. This is one of my favorite beer styles and they did a good job with it.

MiScusi, Sep 07, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Dduquette, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of Kegatron
3.66/5  rDev -9%
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.

Kegatron, Jul 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

whitecluster69, Apr 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

mikefuski17, Jun 09, 2014
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Brewer's Art Beazly Ale from The Brewer's Art
90 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.