Dismiss Notice
Hello, is it beer you're looking for?

Learn more about beer. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for as low as 68% off the single issue price.

Subscribe now →

Brewer's Art Resurrection - The Brewer's Art

Not Rated.
Brewer's Art ResurrectionBrewer's Art Resurrection

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

156 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 156
Hads: 475
Avg: 3.86
pDev: 20.98%
Wants: 19
Gots: 84 | 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
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 156 | Hads: 475
Photo of BEERdrinker00
4.89/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This was a fantastic beer. It came in a can which is great to reduce light absorption. The beer was extremely flavorful but not overpowering and had a nice finish.

 163 characters

Photo of leroyhawkings
4.88/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: dark, with caramel complection. not visable through, but dark dark amber finish.

S: moderately sweet, but typical of an english abbey. not overly sweet an not too much fruit aroma as experienced with prior abbeys.

T: clean finish, great taste and finish. not heavy and lives up to the brewer's name "brewer's art". the complexity and fine flavor is truly an art.

M: incredibly smooth, easy to drink. not like anything over 7% apv that i've experienced. taste make it's easy to drink and have plenty.

O: hands down my favorite beer. reminds me of home, and tastes exceptional. made me a fan of english dubbels without being over bearing or specific.

 655 characters

Photo of Dithyramb
4.73/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was at a "Flicks in the Park" event last night. There were limited choices on hand for both food and beer. Luckily, the beer options were either pale ale or Resurrection from Brewer's Art. I had three Resurrections last night, and felt compelled to leave yet another review.

The beer last night was extremely fresh. The main reason I needed to leave a review is that it looked absolutely perfect. Still a slightly cloudy mahogany. The difference came in the fluffy, tight tan head. The fingerfull came off the pour and lasted and lasted. My friend forgot about their's for 25 minutes, it didn't move. I still had a mustache full at the end, with beautiful lacing. This was all with plastic cups. Amazing.
Again, I'd say that it had some hints of the wheat bread, but there were definite dark fruits and a light sourness.
Yeah, you get the caramel and raisins, but with the fresh one you have spiciness, dark candy sugar, and a light sour cream level sourness. I can't think of any way to make it better.
Mouthfeel was a chewy medium, with some lingering mixtures swirling about.
Drinkable? Is that even a question here?

 1,129 characters

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.71/5  rDev +22%
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.

 1,499 characters

Photo of USCTrojanBrian
4.65/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've now had this several times at several places around town (Baltimore & Inland). Fantastic each time. Feel free to convince me otherwise but this is the best (regular) beer in Maryland. Easily.

There's an impeccable mix of classic Belgian sourness and fruity/candi sugar sweetness. A slightly, ever so slightly thicker liquid than your average beer, demanding each sip be forcefully enjoyed.

The alcohol hit is heavy, as a percentage of the beer but it's completely hidden in the brew so take it easy when drinking these.

 526 characters

Photo of MiScusi
4.63/5  rDev +19.9%
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.

 668 characters

Photo of Jarod
4.6/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer poured into the glass a gold/hazelnut color that was visually cloudy, that when held to the light you see red and orange hues through out. It produced a beige/lemon color that was thick and creamy in nature, lasting fairly well then subsiding to a small covering and a ring along the edges. This ring helped produce a thin and spotty lace down the glass. The aromas that came from the glass were of sweet malt, big sweet dark fruits (cherry, raisins, plums), spices, wood and some alcohol (light). The tastes that rolled across my tongue were of dark fruits (cherries, plums, sweet raisins), malt (sweet and dark – both mixing together), spices (licorice, cloves), deep wood (like an aging barrel), and some alcohol. It left behind a semi-sweet spicy flavor on the tongue that was very pleasing. This is one complete and balanced beer, from the flavors to the aromas that they produce. Pleasing to the senses and packed full with flavor - all in a single sip or wiff. Very enjoyable and will be looking to get more. All around great beer.

 1,049 characters

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.57/5  rDev +18.4%
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!

 1,781 characters

Photo of eljefe21
4.41/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Huge, frothy, billowy off-white head sits atop a cherry oak colored body. Lacing is impressive and extensive.

S: Dry yeasty smell on the nose. A tiny bit of sweetness, but mostly a dry aroma.

T: Wonderful semi-sweet malty taste that comes through on the center of the tongue. Hints of caramel, toffee and rock candy sweetness. Subtle tastes but excellent.

M: An exquisite dry feel cloaks the alcohol completely. No idea you're drinking a 7% brew. Extensive soft carbonation helps with the hiding too. Silky smooth light-to-medium body.

D: Oh yeah, this bomber is an easy one to put away. I look forward to heading up to Baltimore to grab this one on tap. Hopefully I can find something in DC or the MD suburbs where I can stock up on this one.

Served: in a tulip glass.

Review from notes taken on: 12/18/09.

 816 characters

Photo of ccrida
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In tribute to Leigh and Brendan at the Resurrection Ale House, for the PLCB raid BS...
750ml bottle (thx johnmichaelsen!), best by 2/12/11, poured into my large St. Feuillien goblet, Resurrection is cola brown with a massive white head, a bit rocky settling with long last and leaves lots of foamy lace.

Smell is strongly phenolic to the point of being a bit soapy, with some sweet brown sugar / honey. It opened up nicely, and continued to grow on me, although I consistently preferred the taste.

Taste rather spicy, phenolic, but with nice cured fruits, big fig, some raisin. This beer has some estery bite, although there might be some spices as well. As it warms from cellar temp, the malt continues to open, providing depth without growing cloyingly sweet. Great dubbel.

Mouthfeel is very full of fine carbonation, light bodied and slippery.

Drinkability is very good, a nice dubbel for my taste, with enough sweetness to counter the spicy esters, full of character yet still highly digestible. Very well done, I've been really impressed with the four Brewer's Art beers I've got to enjoy so far. Thanks again John!

 1,127 characters

Photo of vfgccp
4.36/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to my buddy Ron for introducing me to this brew.

12oz can poured into a goblet.

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 also unquestionably delicious. I'd be much happier calling it an "American Double"; a lighter, hoppier version of its Belgian cousin - and to that end I'd argue that it was brewed perfectly to-style! 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.

 1,155 characters

Photo of BARFLYB
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A Can

Ressurection comes to me looking pretty standard doubleish with a dark brown bordering on red kinda like a maroon color with a cream tan shaded head that sat on top leaving minor ticks on the glass. Nice looking up towards the light. Smell is real bready, a deep dark bread, not overly yeasty like most. Smells of caramel, and plums with raisin plus others. A very good dubble here, better than most american versions I've had recently. Dark fruits plus plums with dark bread. Some faint cherry notes and a touch of chocolate. Some banana and hefeweizen tastes. Feel is a step down from medium and is a tad thin, but that makes this even more drinkable. I finished a 12oz and contemplated getting more, for a style that's not my priority. Get a hold of this stuff.

 771 characters

Photo of brentk56
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a copper haze, and a firm head that leaves sheets of lace on the way down

Smell: Fruity aroma with some yeasty elements

Taste: Fruity up front with a nutty sweetness that persists through to the finish; some nice yeasty/hoppy flavors kick in after the swallow and I am convinced there is a peppery/coriander bitterness on the finish (may be from the yeast but something else might have been added); I'll add that the dryness of the finish is unusual for a dubble, but very enjoyable here

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

Drinkability; Very interesting take on the style and I love the finish; can't wait to try more Brewer's Art beers at the 10th Anniversary dinner tomorrow

 732 characters

Photo of obrendano
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

somehow had skipped out on this, save for a small session amount which I could not fully taste due to being overpowered by the other beers

A - dark reddish brown, great creamy head, looks great in a tulip glass

S - evident sugary malt and Belgian yeast, some citrusy florals from the hops

T - sweet malt and slightly biting flowery hop taste followed by the classic Belgian dubbel taste and a powerful bready malt finish. excellent

M - very carbonated, possibly a little too much, but otherwise well bodied

O - a great local staple, and recommended for any beer fan

 570 characters

Photo of Reagan1984
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Was fortunate to try a couple of the Brewer's Art offerings on this trip to Baltimore. This beer was fantastic. If I have two glasses of something at a big beer bar, then you know I love it. I had two if these.

Max's did serve this in a strange glass for the style (Pint) but I wasn't complaining. A finger of thick head showed excellent retention and set about leaving behind amazing amounts of lacing. The perfect rings. Hazy Amber color. Good Looking beer.

Aroma is of spice, yeast, fruity esters and a some sweetness.

The flavor was just wonderful. Bread, bread and bread.. Then some spice and yeast. After this a few moments of candied sugar. Not too sweet, but definitely there. A classic beer that improves exponentially as it warms. Don't even bother drinking this chilled is almost the lesson.

Tight/tiny carbonation. Smooth and just shy of creamy.

So Drinkable I had two despite 100+ other choices available. I'll have more on my next trip to Baltimore.

 968 characters

Photo of bubseymour
4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - 1 finger head with nice retention. Dark orange/brown color and semi translucent.

Smell - For a Belgian style Dubbel, there isn't much in the smell. Very mild malt and breadiness and some hints of spice and hops but barely noticeable.

Taste - This is where it's won, and Brewer's Art did a fantastic job with this. Very wonderfully balanced between malt, spice/yeast and hops. Has a great flavor profile of sweet raisin/fig and hop crispness in finish.

Mouthfeel - very creamy and full bodied

Overall - I was shocked at how well crafted this beer was made and its taste. It's absolutely worth trying. I'll be looking for this one again many times to come.

 671 characters

Photo of AdamTheFool
4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

I'm trying very hard not to show bias here since "Rezzy" is one of the best beers brewed in my hometown, and I've got Baltimore pride. Probably because I love heroin, murder and STDs.

A - Deep Red, Nice thick head I do hate when I forget to ask them to us a pint glass and not the goblet they like to put it in. Just don't like goblets, I have small hands (like the burger king commercial)

S - Apricot, maybe a little too sweet for some

T - Like an old friend, I lived off this beer for 3 years when I worked in the industry. Definite prominent red taste offset by the sweet fruit body.

M - Smooth soft aromatic head contrasted entirely by the sharp red beer. It can be a suprise.

D - Not the easiest beer to drink alot of and for my 130 lbs its not the best idea to anyhow. Note: I bought it in cans once and drank it like a can beer. Mistake.

It's my first review!!

 877 characters

Photo of BeerIsland
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

 323 characters

Photo of nickthetick
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

 472 characters

Photo of cubedbee
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark orangish brown with a big lasting beige head and good lacing. Smell is plums, raisins, tofee, and chocolate. The same flavors come through in the taste, with the dark fruits dominating, and a nice hops taste coming through on the end. Full bodied and creamy, this is an easy drinker. This is another great Belgian ale from the Brewer's Art, and there's good reason it's their most widely available offering.

 420 characters

Photo of MDbiere
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Brewer's Art goblet on draft at their pub.
Appearance is dark amber with hints of carmel color. A little lighter in color than some other Dubbels. Nose is of dark fruit, biscuit, malt, and belgian yeast. Decent head on the beer, and noticeable carbonation. Taste is similar to the nose, with the malt and spice hitting first, full bodied and smooth. Great yeast funk going on in the beer as well. Overall, this is a good interpretation on the Dubbel style, hats off to the brewers. If you are ever in Baltimore, stop by the pub and get this on draft.

As far as the can version of this beer goes, don't fret. There is quality inside the can too. It's not that often you find a Belgian style Dubbel in a can, so credit to Brewer's Art for taking a chance.

 769 characters

Photo of djbow
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear amber color with a nicely retained 2 finger white head. Active bubbles dance beneath the surface.

S - Sweet caramel, dark fruit, yeast.

T - Like its nose, sweet caramel and dark fruit dominate. In the background there is spice, toffee, yeast and a bit of hop at the end for a crisp clean finish.

M - Medium bodied, smooth. Nice, level of carbonation. Slight alcohol warmth.

O - This is a very nice American Double. It is on of the better beers brewed in Baltimore. Very drinkable and one needs to be careful of it well masked 7% ABV it will sneak up on you. Enjoy!!!

Glass : Tulip.

Temp = 50F.

 609 characters

Photo of kegerator
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

overall a nice beer. Served on tap at Bill Batemans.
served in a pint glass :( fairly deep brown with copper and ruby tones and a small head that sits around and leaves little lacing.
aroma was sweet at first, malts, caramel and slight chocolate with a hint of sourness cherries perhaps.
Tatse was sweet but not overly sweet and the aromas come through in the taste. Its medium bodied, smooth and finishes sticky sweet in the mouth. alcohol is well hidden. Overall very drinkable and enjoyable.

 498 characters

Photo of DeepSix
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nice Belgian look to this beer, poured with a half a finger tip head. Head retention happened along with minor lacing.

The smell was very sweet, the sugar quite noticeable in it. A tad of caramel in it as well. The alcohol was detectable even if it isn't THAT high of a ABV.

The sugar is here too, along with good malty goodness. Not much hops here, but there is some, the sweetness might overpower them a bit. Alcohol bit at the end reminds you your drinking a beer. A medium bodied, syrupy taste in the mouth, with some warmth of the alcohol.

I could drink this all day, its a pretty good beer, though the alcohol might be a little to high for that :) I don't want it to sound like it's too sweet, but it is quite sweet, if that makes sense...

 750 characters

Photo of ChrisBowers
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the best US brewed Belgians I've had. They bill it as a Dubbel, but it reminds me more of a dark strong ale. I've had this both at the brewery and from my own tap setup here at home. Pours a deep brown with a frothy silky head. A lot of malt and fruit flavors with a nice sweetness. Some hints of rasins too. Well balanced for its ABV and has a nice crisp finish with no lingering alcohol taste. Overall a very solid offering from this excellent brewery.

 461 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Brewer's Art Resurrection from The Brewer's Art
87 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.