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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

309 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 309
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 24
Gots: 21 | 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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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

02-28-2013 03:52:30 | More by t0rin0
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brought a couple bottles from Brewers over to share with the family. This was the first one one cracked open. Served chilled and poured into several snifters, this was consumed on 06/30/2010.

The pour was huge and needed to calm down for a few moments to be honest. Lots of fluffy white foam on a very carbonated golden yellow body. Even settling for ten minutes left behind a ton on lacing down the sides of the glass.

The aroma was light, pears, apples, hints of light lemon an citrus pops in it. Nice. Warming brings hints of the yeast and nice touches of the bready touches of. Light, well balanced flavor. Hints of citrus and pears nicely balanced against light bready notes, hints of grain and a nice well balanced feel. Very, very drinkable and just a very well rounded light belgian ale.

Overall just solid as could be. Love the style and it was super drinkable. Nothing at all to complain about here.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2010 15:16:09 | More by mikesgroove
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearnance: Arrrives at the bar with a hazy golden color and and decent head that deposits copious amounts of lacing on the glass

Smell: Biscuity, with interesting aromatics of grainy wood, stone fruit and a touch of sweet Belgian candi sugar

Taste: Grainy sweetness on the opening, followed by an earthy, yeasty aspect with herbacious hints that lead up to a dry finish, that has some spicy hop to it

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with effervescent carbonation

Drinkability: Nicely balanced Belgian Pale; love the finish; in the top echelon of US brewed Belgian style beers

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2006 02:39:49 | More by brentk56
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-21-2013 04:06:08 | More by nmann08
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

05-02-2013 04:11:19 | More by spycow
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oberon

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2004 13:42:17 | More by oberon
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
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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emerge077

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
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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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

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!

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2003 13:02:39 | More by NeroFiddled
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold. Doughy, yeasty, spicy, funky nose. Flavor brings much of the same with a fairly thick dough thing. Very earthy. Lots of dough. Smooth feel. Thick carbonation. Pretty nice. A bit too on the earthy side for me personally, but still a good overall production.

Had this on the can and it's much better; just as I was told it would be at The Foodery. Not so earthy this time, but still very thick on the profile. I'd get this in cans if it was readily available.

Serving type: can

08-14-2008 19:35:16 | More by RblWthACoz
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the brewer, "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 is served on draft in a goblet with the Brewer's art logo on it. Beer is yellow and clear. Forms a thin broken white head of almost no bubbles and leaves no lacing on the glass at all. Carbonation is low. So far not much like Duvel....

Aroma is spot on though, bready, yeasty, spicy. Really nice, a tinge of alcohol maybe...

There is a slight aftertaste with this beer that grows. Its cereal and not pleasant unfortunately. There is some sweetness and good yeast character coming through. Some estery components. It finishes a little dry. Overall its OK. Its not Duvel.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2010 20:27:43 | More by drabmuh
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: can

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Brewer's Art in Baltimore, MD, served in a goblet.

The appearance is golden and transparent which fits the style w/ slight white cap with tight beading. The carbonation is visible in the brew. A sweet malt scent is quickly overwhelmed by a citrus hop hint and slight white grape aroma. There is a mild sweet hop nose w/ subtle citrus rind and slight fruity yeast note w/ modest alcohol in the aroma.

Ozzy has a feel that is sweet up front w/ a semi-bitter middle with hop acidity playing well off the malt and a crisp semi-dry finish. The flavor is unique with slight fruity taste and blend of citrus notes w/ mild sugary tinge and subtle dry malt flavor. The yeast gives a hint of pepper which goes well with the citrus and herbal elements from the hops w/ a mild spice in the finish.

The BSPA was a joy to savor, I found this to be the most intriguing ales of the night at Brewer's Art, the hop flavor works so well with the yeast with the dry finsish and moderately strong alcohol -a very quenching beer w/ lots of hops much like a Belgian IPA. This is a class act.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2010 18:58:48 | More by Slatetank
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another interesting Belgian from Brewer's Art thanks to beandip.

A: A huge 4+ finger head rises up and fades slowly with a pillowy fluffy fading head. The beer has a slight particulate and billions of tiny bubbles floating from all over the sides of the glass. The head leaves a messy but light lacing all over the place as it fades.

N: A nice Belgian golden ale nose, a slight tripel with some sweet Belgian malts, a very light saison spices, a light fruit with touch of citrus, some wheat, and some juicy fruit aromas. A slight hop aroma comes through as well, light almost noble hops. Topped off with a slight Belgian yeast.

T: Starts with more Belgian malts, light golden malts with some light saison spicy and dry flavors. Then more wheat and sweet malts that give it almost a tripel taste. Some fruit as well, a little apple, light peach and tangerine. Juicy but dry. A light bitterness, stems from a light hop flavor. A light spicy feel from touch of warming booze and bit of acidity I think.

M: Medium to lighter body with a metric buttload of carbonation.

F: Finishes very dry again, with a touch of bitterness from more hops and some of the spices. Some lingering Belgian golden malts and light fruit. A light lingering off bitterness though that isn't as pleasant as the rest of the beer, but it's not too bad. It drinks very well too, especially for 7.25% abv, and pretty dry.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2010 01:56:39 | More by jlindros
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Glad to see this on tap, as a full bottle would be a little much for me. Golden colored pour, pristine clarity, topped with a small, rocky, white head; low retention and just a bit of lacing at first. Quite Belgian in the nose, bready yeast, light spice, herbal hop notes. Taste of toasted cereal grains, Belgian yeast with fruit ester undertones, grassy, peppery spice. Light body, pretty easily drinkable, but nothing amazing. Not really sure what this beer has to do with Ozzy, unless it's a "prince of darkness" reference or something.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2013 01:43:23 | More by Rifugium
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-17-2012 06:44:51 | More by SocalKicks
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mdfb79

New York

3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From 5/22/10 notes. Poured from a 750 ML bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a murky golden color with one finger of fluffy white head and light carbonation.

s - Smells of yeast, spices, and malts.

t - Tastes of citrus fruit, spices, and yeast.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - A pretty good Belgian. I enjoyed the citrus fruit in the taste and thought the spices and yeast made for a typical Belgian style beer. Would try again.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2010 00:18:31 | More by mdfb79
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very soft pour easily produces three fingers of pale, tan tinged, off white colored froth in my 25cl tulip glass. The head forms characteristically textured, rockied structures as it slowly subsides all the while leaving a substantial layer of lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a rich gold color that shows an almost clear, bright gold color when held up to the light. Ah, the aroma is quite divine (after smelling a vegetal hop note when I was pouring); the aroma focuses on a light pear fruitiness, a hint of green apple, plenty of earthy, peppery spice notes as well as some earthy esters and phenols. Interesting aromatic notes reminiscent of Meyer lemon zest, coriander, grassy pale grain, light saltine cracker grain notes, spicy wild flower nectar, and some dusty grains of paradise aromas all dance in and out of focus as I find my self enjoying the aroma for an extended period of time. Damn the aroma just hits the spot, this is exactly what I was hoping this beer would smell like.

Lightly sweet up front, which is backed up by a carbonic fizz that is quite lively. The beer has a nice mix of fruity esters and spicy phenols as it moves across the tongue; notes of pear, bright honeydew melon, aromatic apple and sweet lemon zest as well as notes of clove, some woody black pepper and light notes of spicy ginger. This has a bit more sweetness and a touch more fullness to it than the Prototype of the style. As it warms up the beer picks up a bit of heat in the finish with some cleaner higher alcohol notes becoming a bit more noticeable.

A second pour of this, warmer than the first, starts to accentuate the earthy spice notes that were so noticed in the aroma. This gets an herbal, slightly vegetal note toward the finish at times and there is also a light hop bitterness here that at times is not noticed because of the sweeter fruit flavors.

Damn, what is up with Brewers Art, all three beers I have had from these guys have been outstanding. Why am I not hearing more buzz about these guys? They certainly deserve it. This is a fantastic take on a Duvel inspired beer; fruity and spicier than Duvel, the added character definitely works wonderfully, especially considering that this is a bit sweeter than Duvel, that added flavors definitely help to tame the sweetness quite well.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2008 05:12:45 | More by Gueuzedude
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mactrail

Washington

3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
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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Gavage

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer was gold in color with a very thin head. The aroma was nice with some floral, citrus, and other sweet notes. The taste was as expected, malty and yeasty with some bitterness. The mouthfeel was thinner than expected. Very drinkable and satisfying. Overall I thought this was a mellow version of Duvel.

Serving type: on-tap

10-05-2003 01:55:24 | More by Gavage
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

02-05-2013 02:34:36 | More by mendvicdog
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -25.4%

08-21-2013 00:43:24 | More by beernads
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml received in a recent trade with starrdogg. Thanks again man! Best by date 11/18/12.

Pours a clear dark golden yellow color with a massive three finger frothy, pillowy white head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that coats the glass with large chunks of soapy lacing. Lots of visible carbonation bubbling up.

Earthy, slightly funky aroma with lots of crisp, light fruit, zesty spice and sweet alcohol. Subtle barnyard presence with a prominent earthy grass and straw character balanced out by spicy pepper and clove as well a champagne yeast like effervescence. Some sweet alcohol with estery light fruit, especially apple, pear and grape. They are going for a Duvel clone and they nailed the aroma.

Medium bodied and fuller than I expected with lots of tight carbonation and earthy, bitter hops up front that linger throughout into a dry finish. Well balanced with a good bit of earthy, tart flavor countered by zesty spice, light fruit, sweet alcohol and dry champagne yeast effervescence. Hints of pepper and clove as well as some apple, pear, grass, straw and alcohol. Similar to Duvel but not quite as good with a fuller body, stronger hop presence and less alcohol bite. It has more of a spicy and herbal presence than I prefer and all of the flavors are a bit much. Pretty good and easy to drink but it could be a bit more balanced.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2011 06:34:59 | More by corby112
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to sckressler for having this in his home kegerator...
Appears a light gold with a small amount of CO2 rising to the top of the super fluffy white head. Scattered lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of Pils malt, delicate citrus hops, and sugar.
Taste is of of the aromas with a bitter-sweet flavor that touches upon gentle notes of citrus and candy.
Mouthfeel is smooth, bitter, sugary, and dry.
This one is definitely Duvel-ish...not as complex and certainly more mild.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2006 16:35:05 | More by weeare138
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-10-2013 17:51:59 | More by yourefragile
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Brewer's Art Beazly Ale from The Brewer's Art
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