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

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Reviews: 130
Hads: 359
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 7.44%
Wants: 30
Gots: 47 | FT: 1
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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 Slatetank
4.27/5  rDev +6%
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. (1,096 characters)

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
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. (1,215 characters)

Photo of Beerislife652854
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a pint at the Brewer's Art Pub in Mount Vernon, Baltimore.

A - Crystal clear golden color with a small thin head that fades, but does not fade away.

S - Crisp, pleasant hops with notes of fresh bread.

T - Tastes like a premium quality German Pilsner. Crisp, slightly sweet with a mild finish.

M - More like a lager than an ale. Very carbonated, light.

D - Light and easy to drink. (389 characters)

Photo of jlindros
4.03/5  rDev 0%
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. (1,394 characters)

Photo of esv
3.54/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A) Like so many Belgian-Styled blondes, dubels, tripples, etc., the head is no good. It barely had 1/8" head when it was handed to me. There are so few breweries that can hit it.

Straw color.

S) Spicy noble hops. Light grain/maltiness.

T) A high sweetness and alcohol that was a little nauseating. The bitterness was too medicinal. Not as clean as other belgian strong pale ales.

M) Medium body. Medium carbonation.

I loved the place and look forward to trying other offerings. (482 characters)

Photo of pitasoup
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at brewer's art. golden yellow color, pours clear with slight white head. this ale was crisp and dry, it has the essence of most belgian ales without the deep fruit flavored hearty body. the more i have it, the more it becomes my favorite BA beer. the distinct hops come through clean and finishes well.

-notes from 02/06 (329 characters)

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

Golden liquid bread, nice golden glow in the glass, smells like fresh bread with something spicey on top, good lacing with perfect carbonation. Improved as it warmed to room temp. Just a little sense of the alchohol, not objectionable tho. Will be buying this again most definatly. (281 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
4.15/5  rDev +3%
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. (912 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
3.83/5  rDev -5%
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. (447 characters)

Photo of taylorhamrick
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in a trade from Lunch.

Consumed 4/19/2010 - reviewed from notes.

Pours a pale golden color, nice and clear, lots of bubbles, bubbles rising up through the beer from the pour to the last sip. Nice looking. The final pour yields a little haze (I split this one into a couple pours). A nice looking beer. The smell is great. Powdery milled grains, a little spice and grassiness. Lemongrass and herbs are strong, very leafy. But also the pale grains are nice, crackery, a little bready. The taste is good. A very nice malty sweetness hits the tongue first, along with a pleasant fruity flavor and some peppery yeast. Then you start to get this spicy, herbal leafiness. As it warms, the herbal flavors start to come alive more, and mix in well with the dry crackery flavors. The yeast character is also very nice, provides excellent dryness, almost a little chalky/powdery, with a nice spice. The body is a nice medium thin, with a good bite of carbonation - it bites as you swallow a bit. The alcohol sort of slowly gets to you (I'm glad I shared a bit with my roomate), but I really really enjoyed this. A very nice take on a belgian style beer brewed stateside and a nice beer that I would've never tried otherwise. Thanks Paul. (1,237 characters)

Photo of nukem5
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a nice carmel color with a nice fluffy cloud of thick heady foam.

S: All the wonderful spices and herbs come up from the tulip glassware and flood to nose with every inhalation.

T: Nice blends of spices and slightly yeasty we got 4 glasses 2 rounds the second having more flavors than the first.

M: Medium body with creamy smooth finish.

D: Nice drink and could would will hope to again.

Thanks Chad for the trade was a great way to kick off the trip to WBF Raleigh 2010 (484 characters)

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

I had this on tap at the brewpub. I saw bottles too, with the cool Ozzy Osbourne logo. The beer looks, smells, and tastes similar to Duvel, as a good first order approximation. Going to the second order, you can see more esters and flavors in OZZY, but still subtle stuff with relatively high ABV.

The beer looks really good, clear golden pilsner appearance but with a large rocky dry-looking foam. The taste is sweeter than Duvel, otherwise it tends to mimic the profile. The finish is somewhat dry, and it's hard to notice the alcohol. (538 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
4.04/5  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. (784 characters)

Photo of tpd975
3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a pale yellow hue with a big white head. Lots of fizz rising to the top as tiny bubbles.

S: Nice blend of spice, apple, pale malt and sweet fruit.

T: Fruity with a nice spice blend. Hints of hay and a bit of bitter hops in the finish.

M: On the lighter side. Nice snappy carbonation.

D: An okay version of the style. (329 characters)

Photo of Lunch
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Brewer's Art in Baltimore, MD into a Brewer's Art goblet at the appropriate temperature (01/15/10).

A: Pours a nice golden yellow with a slight orange hue, capped with a 1.5 finger head with decent retention that eventually dissolves into a collar leaving some patchy lace.

S: Bouquet of spice and grains with some herbal citrus tones.

T: Well balanced flavor of grains and Belgian spice with some nice layers of citrus, pale fruits, bread, and candied sugar.

M: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation that is slightly creamy.

D: Quite drinkable for the style, but the 7.25% will catch up to you.

Overall this is quite an enjoyable Belgian Strong Pale Ale that can give its Belgian brethren a run for their money. Recommended. (750 characters)

Photo of ccrida
4.57/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle (thx to johnmichaelsen) poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, even with care, it was 95% foamy white head. After allowing it to settle and working a few, I had a glass of beer. Ozzy Ale is clear, spritzy gold, the white head fluffy, long lasting, leaving rocky chunks of foamy laces.

Smell is great, pear and a bit of bubblegum, with some minty hops.

Taste is very nice - soft, fruity sweetness, herbal hop snap, very clean and balanced. I'm not a fan of Duvel and other clones, as they're normally to bland and dry for my taste. This one has a nice estery flavor that provides depth without compromising the lightness, and is probably my favorite example of the style.

Mouthfeel is on the dry, crisp side, but there a bit of softness to it that I enjoy.

Drinkability is quite good, a very nice blonde. The went great with burritos, and stood strongly on it own as well. (894 characters)

Photo of Reagan1984
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this at the Frisco Grill in Maryland.

Glass came topped with a small fizzy head that had rather nice retention. Decent lacing. Slightly hazy gold color with a touch of visible carbonation.

Aroma was pretty fresh with a great deal of fruity esters and some nice spice. A slight touch of yeast and sweetness

Flavor was very good. Bready, spicy, fruity. Juicy fruit flavors along with some candied sugar.

Medium/light body, prickly carbonation.

Really nice and wonderfully drinkable. I've really enjoyed all the beers I've had rom Brewers Art. (557 characters)

Photo of joeysmokedporter
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served from a 750ml into a Duvel glass.

A: pours straw colored, orange-gold. clear. half the glass fills with foam and retains, very slowly reducing to a nice rocky head.

S: orange and orange peel, along with continental hop in the aroma; hop is earthy and floral. aroma is very crisp - characters are vivid and easy to make out.

T: a base of malt and alcohol sweetness, combined with an orange/orange peel flavor, clove-like spice, and finishing with a snappy floral hop bitterness. Balance is toward the sweet flavors in beginning but finishes dry and hoppy. Probably more sweet than the classic in this style, but a nice drinker.

M: medium body, not bad but would expect slightly more dryness throughout. Excellent head although not as effervescent as might be expected.

D: dangerously drinkable, excellent flavor and aroma. while alcohol character is fairly muted, its effects are not felt until standing up. (917 characters)

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

I got a 750ml bottle of this brew From mday for winning week 5 of the SNF Squares BIF game. Thanks Mike!

Served in a Duvel tulip this brew is a hazy golden color with a huge white head that eventually settled leaving globs of sticky lacing on the glass.
Yeasty aroma with a dose of spices.
Good balance of flavors, yeast, spices, sweetness, and light bitterness with a dry finish.
Medium bodied with a pleasant amount/feel of carbonation.
Good beer, good drinking. (465 characters)

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

Received as an extra from Dyan in my first trade, thanks! Shared with a couple friends this evening over some dinner.

Appearance- Pours with a massive white head over a golden, slightly hazy body. Off of a very mild pour, I have to stop half way through to let it settle. Really quite an impressive amount of carbonation going on, but not quite a gusher. Nice looking though with the pillowy white head.

Smell- Hmm, lots of spice, candy sugar, yeast, and grain in the nose. Most prominently, I get a lot of bready yeastiness and slightly musty (though not in a bad way if that makes sense) grains. Spices follow in the back of the nose notching up the complexity just a tad.

Taste- First thing that I notice is that this is very sweet in my opinion for the style. Lots of the sugar up front, followed thereafter by the yeastiness I got in the nose, along with lively spices. Grains are still present, but not nearly as much as I was expecting. Not a bad flavor overall, but much sweeter than I was expecting and a touch too much for what I like in the style.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Mouthfeel is quite nice on this brew. Not overly aggressive carbonation despite the initial pour and goes down quite smooth, though not quite as dry as I'm used to. Drinkability suffers again a bit from the sugary sweetness given that I found it to be at a higher level than most Belgian pale ales I'm used to however and I couldn't do much more than one glass of this.

Overall, a pretty solid shot at the style on the part of the Brewer's Art and I'm happy I got to try an offering from a brewery I've never tried before. That being said, it was a bit overly sweet for the style in my opinion and there are other examples I'd turn to first when seeking out a belgian pale ale. (1,765 characters)

Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 750ml corked bottle shared with psycohops. Poured into matching shaker glasses. The ale appears a hazy light amber color with around an inch of creamy off white foam. Aroma and flavor consist of spicy yeast, fresh black pepper, lemon zest, caramelized pears and apples, with not a whole lot of alcohol to speak of. Medium to full bodied with lively carbonation. This was a great warm weather ale. My glass was empty rather quickly. (433 characters)

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by gford217 at one of our Brick Store Pub gatherings. Thanks for the opportunity. My first beer from this brewery. Pours a relatively light golden with lots of suspended particles. Okay head. Smells very grainy with some late creaminess. Tastes a bit like a Saison- certainly far more than it tastes like a Belgian Strong Pale, but with a lot of graininess thrown into the mix that distracts somewhat from other flavors and muddies the taste a bit. Not as sweet as a Tripel, but sweeter than most Belgian pales. There are some grassy hops here as well as a touch of lemon citrus, but the grain kinda dominates everything else. medium bodied, and fairly pleasant, but a bit of a mixed bag. (695 characters)

Photo of Floydster
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml corked and caged bottle picked up for me by Dyan, thanks man and I look forward to meeting you Saturday afternoon, the original price on this was nine dollars, split with my dad tonight, poured into my Duvel tulip glass tonight, light golden yellow color with some small orange highlights, two inch white bubbly and soapy head, some retention, lacing at first, aroma is made up of hoppiness, Belgian yeast, mild citrus, pepper, coriander, orange peel, and berries, flavor starts off sweet with yeasty accents, citrus in the middle, some nice hoppiness in the finish to give the Belgian yeast a nice balancing point, spices come out later on as it warms and pretty peppery too, gets sweeter by the end but the hops are still there to mediate, sweet, spicy, and dry mouthfeel, medium bodied, moderate to high level of carbonation, taste lingers well, could have drank this bottle myself, not too strong and does not taste like it either, pretty smooth, actually smoother as it warms, not a bad interpretation of this style, first beer from this brewery and it was pretty good, one of the closest things I have had to Duvel, would drink again, recommended (1,159 characters)

Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this courtesy of gford217 - much obliged!

Pours a clear golden straw color with a two-finger white head. The head dissipate fairly quickly leaving a thin pancake on top and decent lacing.

Smells of sugar-coated fruits - pears and apricots mostly but with hints of green apples. There's also a small amount of spiciness that intensifies a bit as the head dissipates.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Sweet malt flavors up front are joined by pears and apricots. Midway through the sip the green apples make an appearance before a solidly sweet ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It has a syrupy thickness with prickly and active carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing the glass and could easily finish an entire bottle of this.

Overall this is a solid BSPA - nothing overly exciting but well done. Worth a shot. (842 characters)

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

Bought at the brewery. Aged for approximately nine months.

a: nice straw color, clear
s: traditional Belgian blond ale nose, fruity with yeast
t: true to type, alcohol presence, bubbly, and well attenuated, grassy with nice balance of malt and hops
m: great carbonation and lively
d: way too drinkable! (303 characters)

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