Brewer's Art Beazly Ale - The Brewer's Art
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District of Columbia
4.23/5 rDev +5.2%
A: Pours a fairly hazy golden-yellow color. The white head is reasonably large, with medium density. Retention is good. Some nice lacing sticks to the glass.
S: There's a pleasant honey-on-a-biscuit aroma up front. Quite fruity underneath those initial tones. Big notes of white grape and peach, with secondary notes of pear and granny smith apple. Hop aroma is pretty light, with faint herbal and perfumey character. A bit of light, dusty spiciness and alcohol is also noticeable.
T: Some dry, faintly graint maltiness up front, with some light sugary notes. Hops crash in with some drying bitterness and very light herbal flavor. Fruity notes lurk throughout; white grape acidity, stone fruit vibrancy, and apple/pear sweetness are prominent. A bit of clove-like spice adds depth. Alcohol is mildly apparent.
M: Medium-light body. Carbonation is fine but quite perky, adding a nice prickle to the mouthfeel. Dryness, as expected, hits hard toward the finish. Alcohol adds a bit of heat, but it's within expectations for the style.
O: I like this one a lot. It's vibrant and tasty while remaining fairly approachable - perhaps because it's a bit less phenolic than some other Belgian-style pales. A fruity, dry, and drinkable winner.
09-14-2013 00:24:52 | More by Clydesdale
3.33/5 rDev -17.2%
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.
08-31-2013 23:43:17 | More by Mises85
3.94/5 rDev -2%
12 oz can into a pint glass.
A: Pours a mildly hazy golden color. The head is a rocky three finger white shade. It really has the texture I look for in the style, but perhaps not the retention. A decent amount of splotchy lacing is left on the glass.
S: There's a definite apple presence here, to the point where it seems like a dry cider at times. Other noteable aspects include bubblegum, phenols, earthy hops, and some subtle spicing. Decently complex, a lot more than I expected from a canned BSPA.
T: It opens with both a pleasant touch of phenol and distinct breadiness. Touches of spice and fruit esters appear mainly near the cidery, apple-laden finish, though it should be said there isn't a significant presence of Belgian yeast here. A faint hoppy bite sometimes appears. Perhaps a little sweet, as well, but certainly refreshing.
M: This is where the lack of bottle conditioning lets it down. The back end is a bit syrupy, and it doesn't feel that lively on the palate. Or maybe it's not much of a letdown - there's no annoying astringency some in the style feature, either. It slides down the tongue without any friction: in layman's terms, it's every bit as dangerously drinkable as the best in the style.
O: I'm always skeptical of any Belgian-style ale in a can - they always seem syrupy and strange. This, however, really does a deft job of skating around the fact that it's not bottle conditioned by successfully pulling off a sweeter, more cidery bend. Even better, it keeps the epic drinkability I look for from the style. It's not quite Duvel, but I reckon it's as good as a canned BSPA can get.
08-12-2013 19:57:44 | More by ThisWangsChung
3.66/5 rDev -9%
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.
07-31-2013 20:24:46 | More by Kegatron
4.06/5 rDev +1%
Can poured into stemless wine glass. Golden color , very clear and 2 finger white head subsides to a nice ring of white with persistent lace. Alcohol legs apparent.
Spicy yeast aroma is mouthwatering, with candi -sugar and alcohol .
Taste follows smell with big sweetness upfront / candi sugar and spice present. Very malt forward. Some dryness does come in middle with noticeable alchohol burn to end .
M- medium body with nice carbonation bite.
Overall this is an interesting beer but it's a little too sweet for me. I agree with another BA that the ABV seems higher than the label indicates
07-31-2013 15:23:47 | More by Hopscat
Brewer's Art Beazly Ale from The Brewer's Art
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