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Brewer's Art Resurrection - The Brewer's Art

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441 Ratings
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Ratings: 441
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 17
Gots: 54 | 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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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Mertzy81
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of thecheapies
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz can into an Orval chalice.

Ugly can label. Pours a peach-brown color. Mucky enough to not pass much light. The head looks sloshy and weak. Islands of bubbles pattern amongst foamy scum on the surface.

Dark fruits and phenols. Yeast esters push cherry, date, and raisin through the malts. Notes of dark caramel and stale bread are also prominent. Not bad, but nothing to write home about.

Drier than I'd expect for a dubbel. Crystal malts are steely, with a dry toffee note. Alcohol is kind of big for the percentage. Brashly spicy and potent, too. Notes of raisin, date, and dark bread are all quite dried out. If my eyes were closed, I'd never guess this beer to be this dark. Almost tastes like a strong pale with darker fruit flavors. Earthy dead leaf flavor is probably a byproduct of a powdery yeast. A fresher hop character than I'm used to in this style. Medicinal almost turns minty in the finish.

Drinks just light of medium, in body. Carbonation is almost sizzling, however. A mouthfeel that I'm not particularly used to for a Belgian-style ale. Again, the strength is a bit too pronounced.

It's just an okay beer, really. Doesn't taste contrived. After letting it warm up and become fully-realized, I can admit that it's right in the ballpark, after all. A uniquely dry dubbel, and out of a can, no less.

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-12-27 in Columbia, PA

A - Pretty clear, dark tawny-amber with a 3/4-finger head that fades away very quickly with light lace.

S - Sweet caramel, brown bread, light yeast. Not very aromatic.

T - Gingerbread, caramel, medium roasted malt, herbal, light citrus. Dries nicely and finishes with balancing roast and hop bitterness; even leaning towards pale ale territory. Not overly complex but it tastes good.

M - Medium body and high carbonation. Both smooth and crisp. Nice.

O - This one surprised me. I was expecting a more traditional Dubbel but got a style-bending brew, merging a brown ale, dubbel and a pale ale. I'd be glad to have this again.

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.

Notes: Recommended to me by the Mid-Atlantic Brewery News Baltimore correspondent, Alexander Mitchell, while we were waiting in line on 2012-12-12 for the special release of Westvletereen XII.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Really cool to see a Belgian beer in a can, judgment still out on how this will hold up with Belgian beer fans. Appearance had a cherry red raisin color with a slight blood orange hue. clarity was minimal. a big off white head that dissipated somewhat quickly in the glass. The aroma was full of dark candi sugar sweetness. some toffee notes, some dark fruit notes (def. cherry) with a slight citrus and caramel aroma as well. The flavor is not exactly the same though, Some raisin notes perk up in the front. the middle seems to present the moderately strong dark sugar character that is similar in the nose. the mouthfeel i feel is a bit in the middle for a Belgian style ale. it could either finish quicker or hang out but transits while it hangs around. I believe this to be a sessionable style Belgian beer with a higher than average ABV. its aroma really did it for me and the interesting coffee acridness which i am probably confusing for a higher than average hoppyness combined with the malt character is actually very enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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