Brewer's Art Beazly Ale - The Brewer's Art
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4/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
08-09-2014 21:43:15 | More by hagbergl
4.58/5 rDev +13.9%
a - poured a one finger thick off-white head into a snifter that left good lacing and sheeting throughout. the body was a bright, pale golden color.
s - bready with honey aromas as well. apples and some floral aromas come through as well.
t - same as above with the fruitiness more pronounced. the hops really shine through here too.
m - creamy, slick and coating.
o - excellent beer and stands up to the classics in this style.
06-24-2014 17:28:48 | More by GPHarris
3.79/5 rDev -5.7%
A: Poured into a FFF Teku (since its the most Metalz glass I own) the bright white head persisted at a finger tall for a good minute before slowly receding to a thin layer tiny bubbles. The brew is a moderate to highly hazy golden yellow color with a constant stream of bubbles coming up the edge of the glass.
S: Mild to medium strength spicey phenols coming through from the yeast. mild grapefruit and citrus hop aroma balances nicely with the phenols. Some lemon and funky almost saisonish aromas coming through. Good balance overall.
T: The earthy, spicey phenols come through prominently in the taste. Yeast plays a big role in this beer. The lemon zest and citrus flavor also seem to be contributing flavors from the yeast. The hop bitterness is moderate with the balance being.. on the yeast side but balanced on the hop/malt side with maybe a liiitle bit more on the hop side. A slight bready character but malt is very much takes a back seat in this beer. The dirt/earth flavor gets stronger as the beer warms up.
M: Moderately high to high levels of carbonation, almost sharp on the palette. Very dry finish which ads to the feeling of carbonation. No astringency but there is abit of alcohol warmth making the drinkability in moderate.
O: A tasty beer overall the phenols are kept in check even though the yeast is the star in this beer. The hop character comes through more so when it warms up and it gets more drinkable.
05-29-2014 02:28:13 | More by guityler83
Brewer's Art Beazly Ale from The Brewer's Art
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