Brewer's Art Resurrection - The Brewer's Art

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463 Ratings
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Ratings: 463
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 19
Gots: 73 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Brewer's Art visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 02-06-2003

During the fermentation of the first batch of this
Abbey-style dubbel, the yeast «died» and was
«resurrected» by brewer Chris Cashell. Made with five types of barley malt and lots of sugar, this beer is quite strong and flavorful, without being too sweet. 7%abv
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Photo of orbitalr0x
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Love the cans! Pours into my glass a deep blood red bordering on black that bursts out when held to the light. Two fingers of creamy, bubbly khaki head atop the brew that leaves sticky lacing patches down the glass. Sweet malts with chocolate covered raisins and a spicy yeast undertone. Dark fruits mingle throughout as well.

First sip brings somewhat sweet malts upfront with a mix of cocoa, raisins, dark fruits and a touch of honey. Flows down with a kiss of spicy yeast. Clean finish, pretty tasty!

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with rather punchy carbonation that explodes as it flows down. I have to say, a Dubbel in a can is pretty awesome and this is an enjoyable brew. Glad I had the chance to sample it, thanks smokeypeat!

Photo of rwinzing
2.03/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Got this beer in a trade as an extra. Thanks to my many trading partners.

Poured a nice dark amber with a very small off white head and gentle lacing

Very sweet to the smell with a touch of rasion.

Taste not very bad on the fromt but an odd musty after tast. Thought about pouring down drain but powered through

Mouthfeel was thin

Would not seek or even buy this beer.

Photo of BeerIsland
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I recently had this beer on tap at Max's in Fells Point. It's a very impressive ale and extremely drinkable despite the alcohol (warning!). I found it somewhat similar to the S.N. Celebration in body and impact although the hop content is far less. Stylistically, it's hard to place-Belgian in origen but very Americanized.

Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap, poured a solid dark brown, medium bubble head of about 1/2 inch and left some basic lacing. Malty, nutty nose. Malty brew, medium bodied and average carbonation. Not sure why this is characterized as a Dubbel, what I tasted was more of a brown ale with the slightest touch of Belgian spicing. In any event this is a pleasant brown brew. Smooth and tasty

Photo of nijato
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer from a great local brewery.

Photo of Mertzy81
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A – Dark icetea amber body. Bone-white head is creamy, with great retention and solid lace.

S – On the sweeter side with caramel and malt. Kiss of grassy hops, and a light booze as it warms.

T – Stellar balance. The profile opens with smooth malt coupled with a great, green, herbal hop bitterness. The hops stand out with fantastic flavor definition, but manage to avoid overpowering the rest of the profile and pulling the beer into IPA territory. The center is loaded with fruit: orange and plums. Caramel and a rolling herbal bitterness balance a net-dry finish.

M – Super smooth, medium/full body.

O – Classifying this beer as a Double doesn't do it justice. It's unquestionably off-style for a double, but it's unquestionably delicious. I'd be much happier calling it an "American Double"; a lighter, hoppier version of it's Belgian cousin - and to that end I'd argue that it was brewed perfectly to-style lol. No matter how you label it though, it's a fantastic brew. This one took me totally by surprise and I was quite happily blown away.

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.71/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2013 vintage 750 ml bottle, poured into a snifter

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, deep, mahogany color, speckled with reddish highlights, and a finger of caramel-colored head that slowly dissolved into a lacing of foam that covered the entire top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic. I get lots of dried stone fruit, such as raisins, prunes, apricots, as well as some candied sugar. I also get some good notes of toasted malt, imparting aromas of freshly baked bread or pretzels. There’s some spice notes too, such as clove, cinnamon, a touch of all-spice. Finally, there’s a touch of Belgian yeasty funkiness and piney hops.

Taste: Delicious! Lots of toasted malt up front, imparting notes of freshly baked biscuits, or earthy whole-grain crackers. Next comes some candied sugar, lots of dried stone fruit, such as raisins, prunes, apricots, a touch of pineapple and banana, and spices, such as clove, cinnamon, and a touch of all-spice and saffron. Finally, there’s a touch of Belgian yeasty funkiness and piney hops to balance everything out. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and pretty effervescent as there’s some nice carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 7%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: I found this beer to be delicious and was a perfect accompaniment to my family’s Easter dinner. It’s got great toasted malt, dried stone fruit, spice, funk and hops flavors in a great balance that kept me coming back for more. Recommended.

Photo of Stigs
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Belgian in a can? mmmmk.

12oz can, served in a 12oz tulip. thanks to finewinemike for this extra.

A - pours with about half an inch of loose, yet creamy tan colored foam. settles quickly yet leaves a thick web of lacing around the glass. the beer is clear, burnt copper in color.

S - strong whiffs of belgian candi sugar, toffee, black cherries, and a slight booziness. belgian yeast and dark fruits round out.

T - begins with some flashes of dark fruits, before a more mellow caramel and toffee, yeasty phenol sweetness comes into play. bits of sugar substitute here and there, along with some spices and a stale hoppy finish.

M - ugh. falls flat here, literally. very watery and thin with nary any finish. where are the bubbles? to me one of the most redeeming and characteristics of Belgians is a solid and lively mouthfeel, and this is lacking. frustrating.

D - all good until close to the swallow. this literally just falls apart from a decent beer into somewhat of a mess. perhaps the can has something to do with this? what do i know...

Photo of Sammy
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at Mahaffey's in Baltimore. Thick layers of lace on cloudy amber.Yeasty aroma including some funkiness. Some sourness. Some hops. Balanced, not too sweet. Alcohol detected of palate.Interesting though there are many very good examples of the style.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.57/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The guys at The Brewer's Art don't really believe in following any specific style. They prefer to describe their beers as being "in the Belgian style". The Ressurection is somewhat of a Dubbel, though there seems to be some spicing going on - although it might be from the yeast. Regardless, all of their beers are excellent and I'm surprised they haven't received more attention.
I believe the name came about from an early batch that had stopped fermenting for some reason. A replacement yeast was found, pitched, and the lost brew was ressurected!
The body is a cloudy deep copper/ mahogany with an orange cast when held to the light, but it appears much darker and reddish when sitting on the bar. It's creamy yellow-stained ivory head holds well, eventually drops to a nicely creamy collar, and leaves some thin lace throughout the glass. The bold nose expresses lightly sweet and fruity (raisins, prune) malt with a touch of wood and spice. Some alcohol adds to its aroma, but it's really well-engrained and never imposes. The mouthfeel is lightly zesty at first due to its very fine and gently effervescent carbonation; and it becomes creamier as it warms, enhancing the firmly malty body. The flavor is rich and seductive. It starts with soft dark fruit and sweet malt up-front, including notes of raisin, plum, and cherry. It's not tart at all, and the fruity notes blend flawlessly into the sweet dark malt. As it warms in the mouth some woody character becomes apparent. It finishes dry with a mild sweet malt followed by a light spiciness (some clove; maybe a very mild touch of anise?) and then some residual oak. Extremely well-balanced, flavorful, and complex. Immensely enjoyable and highly drinkable! Well worth seeking out for the lover of Belgian-style beers!

Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, thanks to the All Blacks for the try

split/paired with a 14oz grilled ribeye

appearance: poured into my hopleaf tulip, murky and muddy brown-amber body, heavy foam level (only in one glass, so pour may have been the culprit), webby tan lacing, tons of sediment

smell: toffee, belgian yeasts, plum, dark fruits, caramel, spice

taste: This was a pretty nice dubbel but it really didnt do anything to stick out in an overly positive (or negative) manner. The toffee and spices provide a nice flair but the yeast and wheat flavors are a little strong.

mouthfeel: tight carbonation, heavy sediment levels

drinkability: fine

Photo of tempest
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle at State Line Liquors in MD for about $10. This is a dubbel? OK, the Brewer's Art website calls it an abbey ale. I can live with that. The beer poured a clear amber with a white head. The flavor falls a little flat for my liking and the malts remind me of stale bread. There is a very pleasant dry bitter finish that bring this beer back from the edge of mediocrity (which really isn't too bad in this style). It's very drinkable and the body is right on for the style.

Photo of MiScusi
4.63/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- dark orange, brownish tint where it's dense. Light tan finger width head sits and sits in this brewer's art chalice.

S- raisin, caramel, or maybe you could just call that combo figs.

T- really sweet to start off. A copious amount of caramel malt in this, but it's got the ever so slightest amount of a darker roast, like a touch of chocolate to come in there and balance out part of the sweetness. If the sweetness stayed the whole way I would not like this.

M- Medium. Good feel, enough body here but not overly slick or anything. Done pretty well for the style.

D- excellent. I can see why so many people in the Baltimore area consider this their go-to beer.

Photo of joeboe2001
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance--served with no head, a few spore-like dots on the surface; deep golden brown color.

Smell--almost no nose at all.

Taste--deep burst of strong malt and hops fades quickly. Leaves a dry aftertaste on the tongue. Reminiscent of fruit cake--slightly burnt caramel, oranges, raisins.

Mouthfeel--little aftertaste, leaves you wanting another swallow quickly.

Drinkability--hides its high alcohol content well. I could easily drink too many of these at a sitting.

Photo of Kegatron
3.13/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz can into a goblet.

Pours a deep clear ruby, with a finger of light tan foamy head. This retains with a thin fizzy look that mostly hangs around the rim of the glass and leaves some light spotty foam behind. The aroma has a rather prominent tang of dark fruitiness rising out of the glass, which is surrounded by notes of sugars, bread, and toffee. Spices and some light herbal hop activity add to the twang that this provides in the nose.

The taste is thick and tangy in the mouth, with dark cherries, candied sugars, spice, bread, and toffee all being present. Some leafy and earthy bitterness runs through the middle of this, leaving the finish dry and spicy with some leftover tang hanging around. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied, with a creamy and bubbly feel to the carbonation. This sits with some heft in the mouth (this actually feels a little heavier than 7%) but other than that the overall flavor is alcohol free.

While I could sit down pick out the individual flavors, this just lacked a definition to it which hurt the overall complexity of the profile. Instead, this just came off as a warm sticky mess at times and failed to keep me interested during the duration of the glass. It's a shame, as I was really excited to try this, seeing at how this is the second Belgo-American Ale to get released in cans that I know of. I think that I'll stick with a Monk's Blood next time...

Photo of hdofu
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a bad beed by any stretch however it just didn't live up to the hype from people who have described it as the best beer of all time. Had a frothy head and a big white head. Taste was intense with wheat. I was overwhelmed by how much wheat was in there. It had also a mixed taste of spices. Was a bit dryer then I would have expected. It was a good beer I wouldn't have minded having another of however it wasn't the best beer I had that night.

Photo of nickthetick
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a hazy brown orange into a Corsendonk tulip like glass with a finger dirty white headthat slowly dissipates.

S: figs and dark belgian sugars.

T: dark malt, sweet dark sugars and a little leathery. Dark fruits and the malty biscuit lingers on the back. Its yeasty but the yeast doesn't give a unique flavor other than yeast.

MF: full body and good effervescence feel. Sweet and a bit dry on the back.

D: I love having a beer this good brewed this close by.

Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to Lunch for this in a past trade. Served from can into an Orval goblet. Poured a deep red-orange with a half finger khaki head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, dark fruit, and wheat. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark fruit, subtle alcohol, and subtle wheat. It had medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew from a can. It was fairly complex and refreshing as well. The dark fruits were definitely the star of the show on this one. This one is definitely worth trying for sure.

Photo of Treyliff
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a chalice

A- pours a dark & murky reddish purple color with a one-finger creamy off-white head that reduces to a small layer skimming the top

S- lots of dark fruit aromas up front with notes of dried cherries, plum and fig. Sweet brown sugary notes with a touch of alcohol closes it out

T- dark fruit notes follow the aromas with big flavors of fig and prune. Mid-palate provides a bit of caramels listed brown sugar sweetness that continues through to the finish with a bit of alcohol

M- medium body and carbonation, foamy mouthfeel with a crisp finish

O- an enjoyable Dubbel and a good effort on an American attempt of the style

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I had this beer at the restaurant on-tap, as well as at Bertha's, but from a can, while in Baltimore in November 2012.

The beer appeared a nice, clear, dark ruby red color that produced a nice white head that left a thin cap. The beer gave off a nice sweet aroma with hints of yeast and sugar. The beer had a really good taste to it. I have to admit, that the style is not my favorite, but I have to say that this is probably the best of the bunch that I have tried. Sweet maltiness with hints of sugar. A hint of alcohol is ever so noticeable. The beer had a nice moderate feel to it with nice carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a very good beer, with no let down from the one that I tried from a can. I will have this beer again the next time that I am in Baltimore.

Photo of tone77
3.31/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some spices and yeast. Taste is good, yeast, spices, a bit of hops and a touch of alcohol. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall this makes for a decent brew.

Photo of ElderBeagle
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: a beautiful dark amber with a bit of lacy foam on top

S: not a whole lot here...maybe caramel, raisin, a bit of the alcohol coming through as well

T: similar to other reviews I perused this is where Resurrection makes its living. A nice carmel, sugar, dark fruit flavor at the front of the mouth then slowly morphs into this great herbal hop bitterness. The hops really cling to the back of the tongue and at a new dimension to the beer.

M: really hefty body,creamy almost. Really sticks to the tongue

O: really a great beer from this brewery and now I really want to try more of their beers.

Photo of akorsak
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A goblet served at the Brewer's Art in Baltimore. Dinner with ksak.

A: The dubbel is a ruddy brown color, glowing but opaque. An off-white head accompanied the ale, lasting for the first half of the glass.

S: The nose has plenty of candi sugars, darkly sweet. Fruity yeast aromas follow but I keep coming back to the sugars. A comforting aroma.

T: For all of the malts used in the beer (based on Brewer's Art's own description), the candi sugars are the star, a sweet syrupy flavor that sits well with the house yeast flavor. Overall, a fruity flavor defines the beer, sweet but potent. There is enough booze to be evident. I like the candi sugar profile of the ale.

M: The ale is malty with a sweet candi aspect. A good dubbel is hard to turn down.

D: Another comforting beer from Brewer's Art, rich and lush even with the higher booze content.

Photo of philbe311
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love good craft beer out of a can, but a Belgian? This should be interesting...

A - A bit of an unprovoked gusher... A thin layer of creamy rich tan earth-toned head quickly settles to a full lacing of identical characteristics... The color is a bright lively amber with a distinctive reddish hue... A cyclone of micro-sized bubbles rises int he center of the chalice... All in all a rather inviting appearance...

S - Figs... Golden raisins... Sweet breads... Some cereal notes... Candied sugars... A very subtle spiciness lies beneath the surface... Perhaps some nutmeg and clove...

T - Golden raisins... Some dark fruits... Candied sugars... Some Belgian yeast... Wheat... Some faint spices... The finish displays the nice warmth of the alcohol within... Perhaps even some faint notes of hops on the finish...

M - Medium bodied... Smooth... Slight creamy... Velvety... Even and consistent... Slight carbonation... Very nice...

D - Impressive... Rather quaffable, dangerously so given the 7.0% ABV... A solid all around American interpretation of the Dubbel style; and in a can to boot... A pleasant surprise and welcome introduction to the Brewer's Art...

Photo of CRJMellor
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a mahogany and maroon color with a light tan head that leaves very minor lacing.
Aroma of caramel, some dark wheat bread a hint of chocolate and honey was detected.
Flavors of caramel, complex sugars, some drak citrus fruits and a yeasty, bready it were noted.
Mouthfeel is smooth and slick to start, moving to a very grainy and sticky middle and finishing with a modicum of tangy yeat and bitterness.
Drinkability is really good. Really nice mixture of malts, spices and bitterness. Well made beer.

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