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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

323 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 29
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 06-17-2003

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
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Photo of Reds76
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jdbeertime
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Let me first say that my rating is biased by nostalgia for the first time I had Ozzy, the predecessor the Beazly, in Baltimore, MD. I was at a fantastic bar and was interested in the local brews and choose the Ozzy based solely on the type of beer it was. My expectations were normal, for a beer enthusiast that is. It was poured for me out of a can. I was surprised by how good it was! Since then, I made a trip to Brewer's Art in Baltimore and enjoyed the beer again on tap in their marvelous cellar atmosphere. It felt very right. The beer is exquisite. Even now that Ozzy has been rebranded as Beazly, the look, smell, taste, feel and might I mention nostalgia remain the same. It is a great belgian style pale ale and always a refreshing delight to enjoy. I highly recommend. Do not be turned off by its container - a can is more environmentally sound, protects it better from UV, and when poured into a glass does not take away from the experience. Overall: it is a fantastic beer.

Photo of NathanMilesLund
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PassMeAZima
3.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RedTarmac
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of ldmuldoon
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of RavenForBeer
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Devman171
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Ekrista
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Dbot
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of coobstar
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of tgatort
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of stephensinner
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Dduquette
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of GPHarris
4.56/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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2/5  rDev -50.2%

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Brewer's Art Beazly Ale from The Brewer's Art
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