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Brewer's Art Resurrection - The Brewer's Art

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Ratings: 372
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 14
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Brewer's Art visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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 added by: Todd on 02-06-2003)
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Photo of mltobin


3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Ale Mary`s in Baltimore, Maryland.
An amber color, small head. It smells sweet and thick like molasses. Upon taking a sip, it tastes like quality tobacco leaves, some sugar and barley too. In the mouthfeel in addition to the aforementioned flavors, I come across vanilla beans. Drinkability is good on this local Maryland beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2009 02:27:22 | More by mltobin
Photo of JohnQVegas


3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle, corked and caged, into chalice. Purchased @ State Line liquors in Elkton, MD.

Pours a murky color somewhere between dark copper and brown, with a light khaki head that starts out a good 3 fingers thick and shows no desire at all to settle down. Nice looking beer. Stickage is good, not great.

Nose is bready, clove, brown sugar and dates; very nice, but just a bit light.

Taste starts off with a slighty tangy dark fruit note, burnt candy sugar, lot of brown sugar, quite bready, with a very light grassy hop bitterness in the back of the throat that emerges right before the finish. Minerally, maybe bordering on metallic. Picking up some toffee in there as well, and some toasty notes as it warms.

Mouthfeel is nice and soft, not quite fluffy, a bit sticky. Good but not great.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2009 21:35:25 | More by JohnQVegas
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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dubbel session brew?

Interesting brew had travelling in Baltimore. Pours a reddish brown with a light tan head and some decent lacework on the glass. Not much in the aroma department, but detected a little fruitiness, but then, I have a weak nose. The taste with also a bit fruity, with a cherry like tartness, a little clove zip, and a little yeastiness. Finished with a warm, resiny hops. Realy enjoyable progression of flavors as you drink. Has some complixity, but very drinkable, and comes across almost like a session beer for the dubbel style.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2009 10:08:02 | More by RunDWP
Photo of callmemickey


4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

one of the first beers i had when i started down this craft beer journey back in 2002... glad to see brewer's art contracting with slyfox to get this bad boy bottled...

A: rich mahogany-amber-brown body... massive light khaki head... great retention and sheets of lacing

S: soft, muted dark fruits, caramel

T: a more robust version of the nose, with addition of prominent yeast tones and sweet candied sugar

M: smooth... a tad pedestrian, but no complaints... good carbonation to complement the massive head

D: enjoyable, delicious, nostalgic

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2009 21:53:28 | More by callmemickey
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New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the caged & corked 750 ml bottle into an oversized wine glass (no chalices or goblets available). Body is slightly hazy, dark amber, bordering on true brown, albeit with a hint of orange or even mahogany when backlit. A 1+ finger light-tan head settles on top. No lacing, though I find that's usually the case with this type of glass.

S: Mild fruit, candied sugar and a hint of unidentified spice.

T: Like the nose, mostly, this one is about the malt and yeast. Dark fruit, some brown and/or candied sugar, and a hint of clove and some other general spiciness. Pleasant all around.

M: Good active fizzy -- but gentle -- carbonation. Personally I like a little more heft in my beers (especially as I matched this up with a NY strip steak), but I can't quibble with the way this one felt on the palate.

D: Very good. Tasty and light in body, with a nice palate-cleansing effervescence to it means it went down easily.

Thanks to my brother-in-law in Baltimore for the gift.

Edit, 3-12-12: Had another bottle of this (also thanks to my brother-in-law) this past weekend. Bumped down the mouthfeel score, as it was overly-carbonated. Gentle pours still resulted in geysers, and it had an impact on the drinking experience. Otherwise, still a decent effort.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2009 18:40:23 | More by Kendo
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3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy pale yellow color with a nice white head that stays for a while. Smells of sweet belgian spices just as any other belgian ale would. Tastes good, I've had this beer many other times before, it has a typical dubbel taste, nothing too special. Sweet citrus hops, smooth alcohol flavor, and good maltyness. Mouthfeel was nice, crisp and refreshing, drinkability... the same, went down well.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2009 05:00:12 | More by nrpellegrini
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New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a copper orange color with a huge tan head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of fruit yeast and spice

T - Lots of fruit in the taste with yeasty spice

M - This beer has a medium body with a high level of carbonation to it

D - This was the second bottle that I've had from this brewery and I must say they do a very good job at making Belgian style beers worth trying sometime

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2009 20:29:40 | More by armock
Photo of deereless


4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Loads of carbonation on an easy pour, after 5 minutes of sitting the beer is still settling and with a solid centimeter of thick foam that climbs the edge of the glass, lots of fine sediment, the color of a opaque iced tea - 4.25, S: Significant spice and alcohol are the most notable aromas, some orange peel, slight bubble gum - 4.00, T: The alcohol is very prominent, nice spicy zing, noticeably hop bitterness, a little woodsy - 4.25, M: Nice smoothness to the beer, medium bodied - 4.25, D: Another impressive product from Brewer's Art, a very nicely crafted beer that I'd happily drink again - 4.00

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2009 01:47:30 | More by deereless
Photo of DavoleBomb


3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet.

4.5 A: Orange brown color. A little hazy (bottle condioned I presume). Two fingers of thick creamy head with lots of lacing.

3.5 S: A hint of caramel and raisin, but very faint.

4.0 T: Big hit of phenolic clove and spicy yeast notes. Lots of dark fruits (plum, raisin) which you can also smell more whilst tasting. Minimal hop character with just a touch of bitterness.

4.0 M: Medium body. Very bubbly with good carbonation, almost like a tripel. Warming alcohol on finish.

4.0 D: I'm happy I have 750 ml and not 12 ounces. Nuff said.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2009 04:15:25 | More by DavoleBomb
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4.68/5  rDev +21.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2009 01:41:14 | More by MiScusi
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District of Columbia

4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted out of my fancy new Riedel wine glass.
Tried at the brewpub several months ago.
Pours a cloudy, deep burgundy and amber color with a solid half inch of off-white head. Aromas of pepper and clove, sweet caramel covered pears, and light, spicy phenols. On the palate, this one continues to be quite spicy with a moderately large body, thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very creamy and smooth contributing to a high drinkability. Not nearly as good as Le Canard, but still a really nice Belgian from a brewery (American even) that does a damn good job of making Belgian beers.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2008 19:55:09 | More by dreadnatty08
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3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On Tap.

Poured a deep mahagony color with a small head. Aromas of malts, light yeast, fruity and some spices. Sweet malty tasting with a light bitter finsih. Light sour palate.

Rerate: On tap at Brewers Art. bumped up the numbers a little bit - I really enjoyed this one better the second time around.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2008 23:02:40 | More by hopdog
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3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's Tap Room, Baltimore, MD. Could have it at Brewer's Art proper, though then I couldn't have partaken in the cheese fries. Anyway, served in a traditional American pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clean, crisp-looking, filtered amber, entirely devoid of carbonation. This one's very crisp and Autumnal-looking. The white, one-finger head has average retention, and leaves delicate solid walls of lace and a nice, thin, delicate sheen.

Aroma: Yeast is off the charts here. Tons of fruity extracts and light medicinal spice notes - pineapple, berries, bananas, coriander, perhaps - over a sea of caramel and other roasted malts. Takes a while to get used to.

Taste: Whew. Very fruity again, with notes of pineapple, mango, and lots of those same phenolic spicy notes. Nuttiness emerges as it warms, lending an air of banana bread. Medium roast malts occupy the rest of the space in this one, which is jam packed full of flavor. Weird flavors, but tons of 'em.

Mouthfeel: Incredibly smooth and even. Carbonation is mild, enough to give it a nice lift. As I found out later in the evening (at Brewer's Art proper), the carbonation on all their beers is absolutely fantastic, and this one was no exception.

Drinkability: A really solid and tasty is strange dubbel, which seemed very "dubbel-esque" at times, and not so much at others, and it definitely took a while to get used to. When I'd grown acclimatized to it, however, it came across really well. Alcohol is reasonable - perhaps even a little low for the style - and well-hidden, and everything is else is perfectly pleasant.

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2008 23:09:22 | More by CrellMoset
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4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
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...

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2008 19:50:07 | More by DeepSix
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3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: served in a chalice, medium-dark brown in color, off white head with a decent layer retained

s: toasted sweet bread with lighter notes of dark fruit jam, candied amber barley, papery Belgian hop aroma

m: soft low carbonation, light-medium body, come across as too thin for the style

t: earthy amber malts give notes of toffee and some dark fruits, moderately sweet, some doughy yeast, Belgian hop flavor, light bitterness in the finish, lacks the depth expected of the style

d: easy enough

visited the brewpub after a week in Columbia

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2008 05:03:34 | More by blackie
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3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a: light wisps of white foam. amber-brown body.

s: light grain and warm toffee. pretty scentless in my humble opinion.

t: sweet malts. dry grain. definite abv. very dry but still presents some of the darker fruits.

m: crisp but still substantive

d: a really interesting belgian mongrel with a lot of dry flavors

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2008 00:38:09 | More by hoegaardenhero
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3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber. Flavor is whoa! Not exactly working for me. Too much bite and too much acid. It says loads of sugar have been used in this one, but I can't tell at all. Feel has a full carbonation. This just doesn't do it for me. Too leafy, earthy, unbalanced, and lacking character. It's a decent Belgian style, but I just don't dig it.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2008 19:34:56 | More by RblWthACoz
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Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2008 03:34:32 | More by Sammy
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4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on draft in a pint glass.

A: pours a light mahogany, red highlights, somewhat hazy, with a 1 finger head that leaves lacing.

S: sugar, caramel, slight molasses, some alcohol and spice notes

T: pretty complex flavor profile; starts with a malty molasses-like flavor, moves into a spicy-phenolic taste, then finishes on the alcohol. The finish actually flashes the entire profile before you in that instant...starting with an alcoholic-phenolic taste and moving back into the malty flavor, before leaving a somewhat sweet aftertaste that also has the alcohol flavor mixed in. interesting.

M: average for the style although a little light on the carbonation.

D: a very enjoyable dubbel, there are some alcohol flavors there that remind you of the strength but the flavor profile is very interesting.

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2008 22:06:02 | More by joeysmokedporter
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4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2008 16:19:47 | More by joeboe2001
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4.65/5  rDev +21.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2008 04:58:22 | More by USCTrojanBrian
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3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As prelude to the 72 Hours of Belgium Festival at Max's Taproom, I decided to swing by Brewer's Art and prepare myself for the magical world of Belgian beers. And a prime choice was their signature abbey style.

Upon initial pour into the appropriate chalice, this one begins with a thin vanilla head that quickly settles into an impervious caramel elixir with minimal lacing.

After an initial nose of butter, my first sip was met with an intense sugary bite followed by a malty aftertaste. The body was well-balanced though very heavy in sugar - as one would expect with the style.

To sum it up, Brewer's Art Resurrection is a well-crafted beer that is deceptive to the palate, but does pull a strong punch. While, this is a fine beer from an imaginative brewer, had I had it at Max's, it would have been easily overwhelmed by a good majority of the many fine Belgians I enjoyed during the 72 Hours of Belgium. I recommend an occasional stir just to keep the flavor alive.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2008 22:12:03 | More by jjboesen
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4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap at the Drafting Room.
Served as a hazy brown colored beer with modeat off-white head.
Smell was malty with a nice dark fruity background.
Taste has nice notes of malt and caramel. No hops to be found.
Finishes with a sweet malty fruity ending.
Very pleasant to drink. I was suprosed with the alcohol content and that this was a dubbel. It seemed like more of a brown ale, with stronger fruit and malt. Very pleasurable to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2007 18:54:04 | More by tgbljb
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4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Captain Larry's in Federal Hill. Awesome bar.

Anywho, my first resurrection was just a bit lacking in appearance. Small head, but adequate lacing.

Smell was Belgian candy sugar. Apricots, raisins, and green apple all merged to make quite a nice aroma.

The taste was just a little slice of heaven. Sweet without being cloying, rich, and yet restrained, Deliciousness.

Mouthfeel was unremarkable but pleasant enough, but I've gotta take the drinkability down a notch due to the sweetness.

Long story short, a very tasty beer I'd love to try again, preferably at The Brewer's Art.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2007 02:02:56 | More by HossMcGraw
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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at KSBF '06...
Appears an orange tinted amber with a lush, off-white head. Little pieces of lacing are left.
Smell is of a lightly sweet, mildly spiced dubbel with a yeasty doughiness, caramel, sweet vanilla, and fruit highlighted by black grapes.
Taste is of the aromas. A nice change of pace from the candi-sugar sweet dubbels that overtake the yeast and grain that are the backbone of the style.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, only slightly sweet, along with a lingering of grapes and raisins that make for a light version of a dubbel. I've had this several times in the past with no rating to speak of. I'm glad they brought this one to Kennett. It's such an easy drinking dubbel.

"Back up in your ass with the resurrection!"
-Samir (Office Space)

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2006 16:27:45 | More by weeare138
Brewer's Art Resurrection from The Brewer's Art
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