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Brewer's Art Ozzy Ale - The Brewer's Art

Brewer's Art Ozzy AleBrewer's Art Ozzy Ale

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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%

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

(Beer added by: Todd on 06-17-2003)
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Photo of mdfb79

New York

3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2010 00:18:31 | More by mdfb79
Photo of taylorhamrick

South Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2010 01:50:52 | More by taylorhamrick
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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

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2010 01:34:34 | More by nukem5
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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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2010 21:21:00 | More by TurdFurgison
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4.03/5  rDev 0%
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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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.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2010 02:08:30 | More by tpd975
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2010 16:38:42 | More by Lunch
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4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2010 03:05:17 | More by ccrida
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4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2009 02:04:32 | More by Reagan1984
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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.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2009 12:56:55 | More by joeysmokedporter
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2009 01:07:48 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2009 03:46:04 | More by boatshoes
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2009 03:11:18 | More by ClockworkOrange
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2009 02:44:42 | More by Georgiabeer
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3.83/5  rDev -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

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2009 04:14:01 | More by Floydster
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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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2009 16:24:19 | More by glid02
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4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
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!

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2009 03:23:53 | More by wisrarebeer
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4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle courtesy of lackenhauser shared with the Brick Store crowd.

As with the Le Canard we opened, the cork on this one popped with some serious power and foam started coming out the bottle. Pours a clear golden amber with a huge fluffy white head that lasts forever and leaves tons of lacing.

The aroma is fairly sweet with plenty of yeast that lends a slight spiciness to the character as well. Pears, apples and biscuity malts also factor in the smell in minimal doses.

The taste is a tad sweeter than the aroma. The fruits come out a little more with the apples showing out. The light malts and yeast come in more in the finish as the spiciness of the yeast lingers on palate for a while.

The mouthfeel is extremely lively with lots of carbonation, probably a little too much honestly.

This is only my second beer from Brewers Art, and, like the first, it's a well-constructed brew that shows extremely good drinkability. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2009 02:53:42 | More by gford217
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3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I decided to try this Brewer's Art beer, after being recommended to it by my friend. I hadn't heard of their beer before, but am definitely going to stop by the brewpub if I ever get the chance.

~Ozzy pours a pale yellow color with a huge head that lasts and plenty of carbonation. Smell is a very earthy, obvious yeast and wheat, with a slight apple cider aroma but lacking any amazing quality.

~Both the taste and mouthfeel are good. Has a dry woody finish with a healthy aftertaste. Fairly smooth with average drinkability. A good brew, but from what my friend tells me, I'd probably like the other Brewer's Art beverages more.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2009 19:32:56 | More by Foolmonkey
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New York

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

A - Poured a clear golden color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Has a spiced yeasty nose

T - Good taste spiced yeast on top of sweet malt

M - This beer has a light body with high carbonation to it

D - Very good beer thats a little too easy to drink if your not careful definitely worth getting to try sometime

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2009 17:08:22 | More by armock
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Ontario (Canada)

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

Viggo brought this one over. thanks eric!

750ml bottle, corked and caged. sampled jan 31/09.

the cork was firmly attached, requiring a corkscrew to loosen it, but quickly popped out of the bottle. the beer pours crystal clear golden amber with a huge fluffy white head. the head drops fairly fast and leaves tons of lace behind.

aroma is great. bit of alcohol. nice belgian yeasty spice. bit of coriander. orange peel. caramel and toffee. white bread. cracker. bit of green apple and under-ripe pear.

taste is good. medium-low bitterness level. light caramel and toffee sweetness. multi-grain bread and cracker. hint of biscuit. bit of fruity character too. alcohol. coriander and a bit of other belgian spice.

mouthfeel is pretty good. fairly high carbonation, a bit too high in my eyes. medium-light body with a fairly dry finish.

drinkability is good. well balanced. once the carbonation settles a little it is even nicer. solid belgian pale.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2009 02:30:51 | More by grub
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Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle, corked and caged, big thanks to Dyan for sending my way.

Pours a very lightly hazed golden yellow, some bits of orange around the edges, big thick bone white head forms, never quite settles down, drops a ton of lace on the glass, lots of spirals, great retention, keeps up a solid layer. Smell is nice, some sweetness, caramel and honey, biscuits, light fruit, pineapple, wheat, yeast, light spice, kind of peppery, some toast, peaches and apples, nice. Taste is nice, yeasty, honey and caramel, quite sweet but lots of fruit to back it up, apple spice, apricots, wheat, a bit of pineapple tartness in the finish, some spicy bitterness, pretty nice. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with high carbonation, a little rough going down because of the carbonation but still quite nice. I dig this BSPA, nice flavours, thanks Dyan!

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2009 02:24:37 | More by Viggo
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3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a house goblet. Really looking forward to this. I've been in Baltimore for almost four years now and haven't been to Brewer's Art until tonight.

3.5 A: Golden color. One finger of snow white head that fell fast but wouldn't die out. Left some lacing, but not much.

3.5 S: Spicy and sweet. Candi sugar and straw. Not a lot of hop character.

3.5 T: A good beer to start the night off with. Nothing spectacular, but very solid. Spicy and yeasty taste. Straw and sweetness.

3.5 M: Medium body. Very bubbly with good carbonation. Not as smooth as I'd hope.

4.0 D: I would have had another if I didn't have other beers to try.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2009 09:03:42 | More by DavoleBomb
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2.95/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Yet another big thanks owed to mikereaser from the Under 100 Bif. I think I have just one more treat after this. Helluva haul that was.

Big 750ml. Pours an apricot colored semi-opaque fluid under an absolute abomination of a snow white head. There's three inches of beer and four inches of head, she said. Mushmellow. I wonder if it will ever die or it it is immortal. The beer contains a full onslaught of bubbles racing to the top. Damn head might still be growing. Looks like alka seltzer. IT'S ALIVE!

I smell citrus and spice through the foam. Tastes like lemon. With spices. Not bad.

Carbonation is over the top rude as hell. I'm talking unnecessarily rude. Mouthfeel and drinkability suffer as a result.

Overall: served its purpose

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2009 03:08:54 | More by PatronWizard
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3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My second Brewer's Art beer, these are very nice looking bottles. This one is courtesy of seanpachefddfa, thanks again!

Pours a bright gold color with a big fluffy white head.

Aromas are spicy, with some dry yeast character, dust, and a touch of bright citrus fruits.

Taste is dry, with some yeast, spice, and creamy malts. There is a bit of sweetness, some lemon, cloves, and a floral note. Finish is crisp, tart and kind of sour.

Mouthfeel is pretty good, carbonation is nice, but the finish is a little thin and a bit watery.

Drinkability is good. This is a well done Belgian Golden. A bit on the strong side as far as ABV is concerned, but it doesn't feel too heavy or overly strong. Overall, it comes off as a pretty pleasant beer to sip.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2009 04:34:02 | More by flexabull
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