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

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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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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
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3.85/5  rDev -4.2%

RedTarmac, Monday at 07:07 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

ldmuldoon, Nov 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

RavenForBeer, Nov 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Devman171, Oct 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Ekrista, Sep 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

Dbot, Sep 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

coobstar, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

tgatort, Aug 10, 2014
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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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4.58/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage

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.

GPHarris, Jun 24, 2014
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