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

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BA SCORE
90
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130 Reviews
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Reviews: 130
Hads: 359
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 7.44%
Wants: 30
Gots: 47 | 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:
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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Reviews: 130 | Hads: 359
Photo of mvanaskie13
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a can at The Bottle Shop on Passyunk - had not seen Brewer's Art in cans before.

Poured into a standard pint glass, color is golden, straw, nicely transparent; head is off white presenting thickly but dissipating to a ring and light lace.

Smell is phenolic upfront, light pepper and some malt notes, pilsent and biscuit.

Taste is right on the BSPA track, light sweetness, good off yeast flavors, could use a hint of more maltiness or something but very tasty.

Mouthfeel is upfront on the tongue, good pepperiness and drying qualities with a hint of lingering sweet malt flavors.

Overall I really like this coming from the can, great flavors and BSPA qualities, just missing a bit more malt flavoring in taste. (724 characters)

Photo of mactrail
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
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. (683 characters)

Photo of emerge077
3.76/5  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. (666 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is fruity, sweet, some malts. Taste is the same, but milder, still fruits, some hops and malts, alcohol is well hidden. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable and good quality beer. (276 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
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. (558 characters)

Photo of woosterbill
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a Gandhi-Bot tulip.

A: Pours a crystal clear pale amber body under an inch of fine white foam. Decent retention and good lace. Attractive.

S: Floral and fruity esters dominate, with some moderate earthy hops and a hint of citrus. Light spice and substantial maltiness as it warms. Good, not quite great.

T: Malt and fruit both take over here, with major apple and bread notes. Spice, minerality, and light booze on the finish. Moderately medicinal. A little harsh.

M: Frothy, lively, and fairly light-bodied. Overly insubstantial, but fitting for the style.

O: Enjoyable, thoroughly drinkable, but unremarkable. I love seeing exciting craft beer in cans, but this pales in comparison to 668.

Cheers! (720 characters)

Photo of justintcoons
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a tulip.

Appearance
Pale gold with 2 fingers of fluffy, white head. Good retention, excellent clarity and low carbonation.

Nose
Pear, apple, bread and honeydew.

Taste
Pear and golden delicious apple through and through. Doughy bread and caramelized grains. Has a light Belgian yeast character along with touches of hay, honeydew melon and lemongrass.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied and incredibly smooth.

Overall
Insanely smooth and easy drinking. Overall a fantastic BSPA! (491 characters)

Photo of poolpog
4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful golden color. Inch of foam. I'm not a beer connoisseur/fanatic but i do like beer.

Anyway, pours a pale gold gold golden color, really nice looking. Rather foamy, idk if that is good or bad, but it is a thing at least.

I'm terrible with description of smells, but to me this beer smells very nice. You know how some beers, even freshly poured, smell like last week's frat party's floor? This one is NOT like that. Fresh and grassy, just a nice pleasant smell.

Taste is slightly sharp, mildly hoppy, very smooth, and goes down very easy. sweet notes, but not unpleasantly sweet. even burping it up tastes good the second time.

Mouthfeel? i didn't even know this was a thing, for describing beer. I'll abstain on that one. Feels like beer.

overall, I am buying shitloads of this one. my new favorite. Also, it is now available in cans! (848 characters)

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Very nice bright gold colored body with a thick, frothy white head. The head lingers around and leaves a lot of lacing.

S- Peppery Belgian yeast, aromatic tree fruits (pear, apricot), slight bready aroma, citrus, along with an herbal note.

T- The aromatic fruit notes compliment the flavors, but do not shine as much as in the nose. Citrus flavors up front give way to grainy, bready flavors, with the fruity flavors showing up in the finish.

M- Medium-high carbonation, medium bodied, very drinkable especially as it warms a little.

O- A very enjoyable, above average Belgian style offering. (600 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
3.45/5  rDev -14.4%
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. (577 characters)

Photo of johnnnniee
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared with MrBarleywine, thanks for the opportunity Mike!
Pours a slightly hazy deep golden color with a smallish white head that dissipates slowly. Smells of sweet and candy sugar with a hint of citrus and a bit of light caramel, pepper and spice. The flavor is malty sweet with sweet sugars up front that are sandwiched between tangerine and orange peel. Light pepper and spice with a hint of yeasty funk before a sweet lingering finish. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Nice Belgian ale, a bit sweet and fruity but so easy to drink. (588 characters)

Photo of larryi86
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a tulip

A- A slightly hazy golden color with a huge four finger white head.

S- Light fruits, pear, floral notes, musty yeast, pepper.

T- Light fruits, some apricot and pear, pepper, floral, touch of musty yeast, some earthy bitterness in the finish.

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- A nice easy drinking beer. Worth seeking out. I will definitely pick this up again. (401 characters)

Photo of clayrock81
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a clearish gold with good head that stuck around forever. Had a decent aroma of yeastiness, touch of orange and citric and bitter hops, tad bit of fruit and some sweet sugary malts. Easy to drink, has a mix of sweet and tart fruit as well as some spiceiness for a little kick. A bit on the plush, juicy side with a filling mouth, can't really pinpoint the fruits other than something like apple/pear and a touch of tropical as well. Some sweet malt as well but ultimately finishes dry with a crisp kick and is an excellent beer to relax with on a terribly hot summer day. (578 characters)

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 750ml corked and caged Belgian bottle out of a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a thin, 1-finger, white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace and not leaving much of a trail.

S: Fruity Belgian phenol and ester aromas fill the nose. Hints of dark fruits in the background.

T: Similar to the aroma this flavor consists of a fruity Belgian taste with hints of dark fruits and phenols.

M: Pretty strong and boozy. Medium body and medium carbonation

O: Another great Belgian beer by Brewer’s art. I liked this more on tap than the bottle. (593 characters)

Photo of SFLpunk
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml brown glass cork and cage bottle thanks to Carl (sleepnbballrlife) for this hook up. Date on back looks like 4/23/13.

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow straw color with lush white giant head. Continuous stream of tiny champagne-like bubbles. Nose is wheaty with the Belgian "yeasty" nose, little white pepper, floral, etc.

Palate is crisp and zippy with carbonation. White pepper and flowers followed by sweet citrus pulp and a little sweet grass. Moderately long finish.

Notes: flavors are spot on, but the mouthfeel gets a little cloying after a few sips. Decent, but not Duvel. (591 characters)

Photo of zrab11
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a nice dark yellow color with a huge 3 1/2 finger head that i had to wait about 2-3 min to settle.

S-Has a nice earthy smell with some citrus notes as well as some fruit and spices. Also has a champagne like smell with some hints of yeast.

T- Has a nice bitter hops flavor up front with a nice tart sweetness in the middle and then finish's with a dry champagne feel

M- Medium body with good carbonation

D-overall this was a good BSPA but it wasn't as good as i hoped. I had really high hopes for this one but it just wasn't balanced enough for me. the spices and hops and champagne flavors just didn't mesh as well as i hoped. it was still an easy drinker but not the mind blowing flavors and complexity that i had hoped. (735 characters)

Photo of Urbancaver
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at brewers art

Pours a crystal clear pale yellow. A good amount of white frothy head. Very pretty. Smells yeasty and lightly flowery. Hops are barely detectable on the nose. Tastes sweet and little citrusy. Floral flavors coupled with some nice hoppiness. The sweetness masks the bitterness of the hops well. Good carbonation. Solid mouthfeel. Overall very enjoyable (374 characters)

Photo of MusicaleMike
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle in Baltimore, MD at the brew pub. 750mL bottle, corked and caged at Sly Fox in Royersford, PA. Interesting how that works...

Poured into my Brewers Art chalice, this is a fine looking beer! Brilliant clarity that really show of the lazy beads of carbonation slowly rising out of the depths of this "devil" beer. The head needs no coaxing to rise and rise. It forms a beautiful white cap that rounds out over the chalice and creates a picture perfect beer. The head does diminish a little bit after a minute, but leaves scars of lacing all over the glass.

The aroma is subtle but intoxicating. Softly floral, with obvious whiffs of yeast and sweet fruits. Notes of apricot, honeydew, and lavender are all present.

Doughy and sweet with enough bitterness to round out the flavor. Alcohol is present here, but shows no heat thankfully. There are notes of peppercorn, and a pleasant dry finish. Pretty much can say that this is the best American example of the style I have come across to date.

Mouthfeel is dead-on. Expansive carbonation and a medium to light body. It give the impression that this is a lighter bodied beer and really subtracts from the 7.5% abv. Makes this beer more drinkable.

Again I say, this has got to be one of the better American versions of a Belgian Strong Golden Ale available. Enough complexity that I would want to buy again and I think that this has great potential for interesting food pairings. I have had the entire bottle in one sitting and I think I now know why these beers are considered "devilish"... (1,561 characters)

Photo of mltobin
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review 400 ! 750 mL bottle brought back from Maryland by Jimbo.

Appearance is a light gold color with a bright white head. The first pour with the pressure from the cork, left two fingers of it. Ozzy has a nose with spices, belgian yeast, malts and citrus. It is very pleasant and balanced. The taste has more malts, caramel, some hops, lemon and grass. MF is medium and nice carbonation level from this bottle. From the U.S. produced BSPAs that I have had the opportunity to try. this was one of the best. (508 characters)

Photo of betsona
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to smokeypeat for a 750mL caged cork bottle with a date code of 11/19/12. Poured into a tulip glass. It was a nice introduction to a brewery I had never had before.

A- As soon as I opened the bottle and turned to grab a glass the cork exploded off the bottle with enough noise that my ear actually hurt for a moment. With enough carbonation to explode the cork, it was no surprise that a gentle pour produced over five fingers worth of head that I had to wait to dissipate (over three minutes). Carbonation aside, this is a nice looking transparent golden ale with about an hour worth of white head retention at about a half finger. Dirty haphazard sticky lacing all over the glass. I am probably hitting it a little hard for the exploding cork and head issues. Overall, you have to decide if you appreciate the beauty or get frustrated having to wait to pour. I took the latter approach.

S- I hate to say it, but it smells similar to most Belgian golden ales. It has the earthiness of a slight manure and hay mixture. I also got some citrus zest...mainly lemon with some orange. The malt backbone is slightly generic as well. Some wheat overtones from store bought bread. Still, a nice smelling beer, just not anything unique.

T- Starts of with a sweetness of wheat and slight undertones of lemon. I then got quite a bit of perfectly ripe pear with spicy overtones consistent with most saisons. Notes of weak peppercorn add to the spiciness of cardamon. All give way to a mild ending in comparison to the starting flavors.

M- This one is extremely carbonated but it works with the flavor profile. It doesn't have much of a lingering taste, but what is there is slightly sweet and sits somewhat heavy on the tongue. It is a lighter body so I was sort of surprised how heavy it sat on my tongue.

O- This one was a great introduction to Brewer's Art. If it was available to me, I would snatch it up for dinner parties as a wine alternative. It was easy to drink, and the abv makes its accessible in somewhat larger quantities. This is one of the first Belgian golden ales I have really enjoyed. Nicely done! (2,122 characters)

Photo of Daniellobo
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great US take on a Belgium Golden Ale, rich and tasty.

Presentation: 750 ml brown corked bottle. Light colored label with a prominent name of the brew in heavy metal Ozzy typography, faded background has the image of a estate of the fallen angel? Back label along the perfunctory legal notes adds briefly that "a portion of the proceeds will benefit bat preservation programs… Nice ironic touch for those picking up up the reference :) Notes best by date (11/18/12) Shows O.G. Plato (16.8), and Alc. by Vol. (7.3%). Served in a tulip glass.

A - Lightly hazy pale gold pour, rich and towering frothy head, nice retention, good surface memory, and fair touches of lacing.

S - Lightly fruity, a sweet touch with a Belgian yeasty touch.

T - Sweet malty sense with a nice sense around the yeast, fruity with a faint hint of spices, caramel touch as it folds again with a floral touch.

M - Light/medium body with generous carbonation early on, smooth as it settles with a a nice dry touch in the finish.

O - Great flow, very pleasing. Tasty, leaning on its sweet side, but not dull, or with an acidic finish at any point. Very recommendable.

Notes: I was looking forward to try this one for a while but since it is not particularly a style I´m after I was setting it aside, and setting it aside… That was quite a mistake, this is very quaffable, rich and pleasing, and makes for a great quality social brew. Regional touch to it, and if for people getting the nod to Black Sabbath-Osborne it even adds an extra nice touch to it. (1,534 characters)

Photo of philbe311
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A mountainous lush juicy tightly packed slightly off-white colored head with a slightly rocky top that is active and shows a bit of visible fizziness... A pure golden color with a faint orange hue... A small cyclone of rapid paced carbonation rises in the center of the glass...

S - Lemon zest... Orange zest... Muted Belgian yeast... Some subtle notes of wheat and spice... Tart apples... Freshly popped unbuttered unsalted popcorn...

T - Apple... Peaches.... Apricots... Some faint candied sugar notes... Touches of lemon and citrus zest... Wheat... A simple understated spice component...

M - Creamy lushiness to start as the foam touches the lips... Turns crisp, clean, and very freshing... Sturdy brisk carbonation... On the lighter side of medium bodied... Smooth and consistent sip after sip...

D - If didn't already know this one was from Baltimore, MD, I would have truly mistaken this for an authentic Belgian brewed pale ale... Worthy for all BAs to seek out, this one comes highly recommend... Next trip to MD, I'll be stocking up on a couple of these bottles... This one goes down easy gulp after gulp... (1,129 characters)

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great selection sent to me by smokeypeat.

750 mL corked and caged. Date code was 536 by 11/10/12.

Great looking brew. Mostly clear with some chill haze and tons of rising bubbles, monster head that lasted forever, and great lacing.

Smell is very good. Easy going spicy yeast comes out first, followed by earthy citrus and some mellow hops.

Tastes very good too. Much like the smell, earthy citrus is accented beautifully with tasty, spicy yeast and a smooth, mellow, floral hop profile.

It's kind of sweet but finishes dry. Great medium body with lots of carbonation.

This beer flat out kicks ass. I'm putting it on my wants. (633 characters)

Photo of corby112
3.79/5  rDev -6%
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. (1,374 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A beer that sounds like it was named after Ozzy Osborne? Metal beer! Sign me up! m/ but seriously heard alot of good things about it.

Poured into a tulip glass from the bottle. Cork gave way instantly with HUGE white rock hard foam head that will not go away. So you can look at that as either beautiful, or functionally frustrating. Don't even bother measuring it, it went into the glass and TOOK OVER no matter how much I tilted. Gorgeous eighteen carat like gold color and clear. Bubbles are super tiny in many places, it looks like bubblebath foam.

Bouquet is a somewhat malt macro like smell and faint bread on the end. But there is also a dominant barnyard smell also like manure. It's not unpleasant though, just this earthy manure like thing you could find on wine. Also spice of cardamom and white pepper is also prominent.

As for taste, carbonation with lemon front with some heat but not too much. This wonderful simple biscuit bread chew in the middle also, and tongue coating. This is a very big different beer on taste from when you first smell it, this is pleasantly unexpected and it's really good.

All these factors make for very high drinkability. Excellent beer glad I bought it. Will buy/have again. (1,224 characters)

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