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Brewer's Art Resurrection - The Brewer's Art

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Ratings: 395
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 14
Gots: 30 | 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:
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 woodychandler
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%

CAN you believe it?!? This marks CAN # 300 on the CANQuest and in just over forty days since breaching the # 250 mileCAN. Many thanks to Tone77, my frequent in-person trader!

The crack of the top exposed yet another craft CAN filled to near the brim. We certainly get our money's worth from the micros in a CAN. My pour netted me a finger of rocky medium- tan head with low retention. Color was a ruby-reddish deep amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose was rich with spices and dried fruits. It smelled like a holiday fruitcake - cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon zest, prunes, apples, all overlaying a general yeasty mustiness. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, approaching a creaminess on the tongue. Jeez, but this was dry! The spices were what really came through on the tongue and then translated to a breathtakingly dry finish. The fruity esters on the nose really got lost in the overall flavor, which is too bad. Overall, it was not a bad beer, but it would not be something that I would want as a steady diet, nor would I want it in my cooler in the summertime. Maybe on Hula In the Coola Day ...

woodychandler, Jul 09, 2010
Photo of DIM
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%

I'm all for craft beer in a can, but the Miller High Life color scheme is unsettling.

a: This was a slightly chill hazed orange tinted copper color with golden edges.

s: Mild, but very pleasing. Delicate fruit aromas of raisins and one or two others I can't put my finger on. Candied sugar, a hint of something phenolic, and just a trace of warmth round things out.

t: Cadied sugar flavors that are sweet but far from cloying play nicely off of the delicate raisin and apricot(?) fruit flavors. The finish brings a hint of something vaguely resembling banana like phenols. There is a lingering perfumed warmth.

m: Medium bodied with gently creamy carbonation.

d: An excellent dubbel that comes in cans for $11 a six pack. I love the American craft beer scene today. The U.S. is the the beer capital of the world, no question.

DIM, Jul 08, 2010
Photo of krisandajt
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%

A beer I've enjoyed before, and a surprising canned treat from mymrrngjckt. Cheers Kevin!

Appearance: A nice pour into my Poperings Hommel bier glass, the beer is a deep, rich, clear brown with about an inch worth of off-white colored foam sitting atop the brew. Fading quickly, the head leaves behind some decent sticky rings all along the sides of the glass.

Smell: The nose is sweet and spicy, with some mild hints of dark fruit and some grassy hops. Everything is blended together nicely and well balanced.

Taste: Refreshingly smooth, simple, and sweet. There are some nice dark fruit characteristics, with a grassy kind of hoppy finish. A little bit of spice is mixed in just to give it some bite.

Mouthfeel: Light- to medium-body, but a bit lacking in the carbonation department, IMO. Still, not too bad.

Drinkability: Another tasty beer from Brewer's Art. I've had several of their offerings, and they've all be very solid - this one is no exception. Give it a try if you can find it.

krisandajt, Jul 04, 2010
Photo of Kegatron
3.13/5  rDev -18.5%

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...

Kegatron, Jul 01, 2010
Photo of mikesgroove
3.43/5  rDev -10.7%

Second bottle of the night that was opened. This one like the first was served in several snifters. Consumed on 06/30/2010.

The pour was a nice medium caramel color with a nice tan head that graced the sides for a good few minutes. Same very carbonated pour as the ozzy but the lacing hung around considerably less this time.

Aroma of light caramel, figs, prunes, hints of various other ark fruits mixed in throughout now as well. But it seems to have some murky, not completely full profile to it. Flavor follows suit with something just obviously missing here. Not terribly balanced or pronounced the flavors are there, dark fruit, light spice, but do not seem to really take me anywhere. Alcohol is well hidden and the body hols its own.

Overall not a bad beer by any aspect, but a rather non stand out from the crowds.

mikesgroove, Jul 01, 2010
Photo of number1bum
3.3/5  rDev -14.1%

Another brew courtesy of mymrnngjckt. Thanks Kevin.

Pours a rich ruby color, too red to be a mahogany, with an inch of tan head. Keeps a pretty good lace, thin but pretty full, with some good stick on the sides as well.

Smell is very fruity and estery, with aromas of cherries, figs, some apple. It's on the sweet side with a subtle mustiness as well as some spice, although I think the yeast is most evident in the estery aromas. Pretty nice.

Taste doesn't quite follow the nose, with less fruit, less sweetness and more spice and some bitterness. It's quite spicy, with some black pepper and Lord knows what else (identifying spices is not generally my thing). There is some dark fruit, but it's the bitterness that's really throwing me off. Is this all hop bitterness I'm getting? Maybe some astringent, roasted malt bitterness? I think it's a combo of both, and frankly I'm not loving it. Some good flavor, but it misses the mark.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and relatively smooth, with crisp carbonation and a dry finish. The bitterness is slightly astringent as previously mentioned, which detracts a bit from the feel.

I'm confused by this beer. The smell seemed to fit the bill for a dubbel, different than many but still within the ballpark, but the taste is out there. The bitterness is overdone and overwhelms what sweetness there is, which is not enough to begin with. At the end of the day I think this is just off and out of balance. It's decent, but in need of tweaking.

number1bum, Jul 01, 2010
Photo of tone77
3.33/5  rDev -13.3%

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.

tone77, Jun 27, 2010
Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

dirtylou, Jun 20, 2010
Photo of scottbrew4u
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%

A: Pours from can to chalice a deep amber, to brown with good clarity and a frothy tan head.

S: Rich roasted malt, toffee, banana bread, raisins, and some currants. Hops are earthy and light citrus and apricot.

T: Deep malt complexity with toffee, banana, caramel, grains and some candy sugar and dried fruit sweetness. Hops add apricot and citrus flavors.

M: Full body and smooth with not much alcohol warmth.

D: Taste was good from the start and kept getting more complex and interesting. Very easy to drink and enjoy it's depth.

scottbrew4u, Jun 07, 2010
Photo of mdfb79
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%

Poured from a 750 ML bottle into my Duvel tulip.

a - Pours an amber-brown color with 2+ fingers of an off white head that has a lot of retention. Moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of Belgian yeast, spices, dark fruits, and sweet sugar or molasses.

t - Tastes of sugar, dark fruits, yeast, spices, and maybe a little citrus fruit. Taste is strong and sweet, but as the notes mention, never overpoweringly sweet.

m - Full bodied and high carbonation.

d - A pretty nice dubbel. Lots going on in the taste but I really liked it. I enjoyed the sweet smell and taste and thought the smell was very balanced. Would have liked it to be a little less carbonated. Would try again.

mdfb79, May 31, 2010
Photo of scottyb88
4.22/5  rDev +9.9%

Poured into Leffe glass

A- pours a clear mahogany color with a little bit less head than i was hoping, could have been the glass; nice lacing

S-has a really nice orange citrus mixed with brown sugar and belgian sugars; really nice fruity spiciness with a little clove, cinnamon perhaps but not much

T-very malty with a nice earthiness; similar aspects of the aroma are in the taste; a slight hoppy bitterness at the end

M-just the right amount of carbonation and goes down very smooth; the aftertaste is dry, slightly bitter, and has an orange peel type flavor

D-quite good and drinkable for 7%; I can't really taste the alcohol too much; very good example of the style and having it local in Baltimore is a plus

scottyb88, May 29, 2010
Photo of Lunch
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Served on-tap at Brewer's Art in Baltimore, MD into a Brewer's Art goblet at the appropriate temperature (03/05/10).

A: Pours a dark chestnut with a ruby hue, capped with a 1.5 fingers of an off-white head with decent retention that eventually dissolves into a collar leaving some patchy lace.

S: Bouquet of Belgian candied sugar along with Bleigan yeast, spice, raisins, plums, prunes, and brown sugar.

T: Fairly full flavored and a tad sweet with layers of brown sugar, yeast, spice, raisins, plums, prunes and lots of Belgian candied sugar.

M: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation that is slightly creamy.

D: Good drinkability for a 7% Dubbel. Certainly one of my go to beers in the Maryland area, especially at bars that don't exactly cater to craft beer.

Overall this is quite an enjoyable Belgian Dubbel that is full in flavor and easy to drink. Another fine beer form Brewer's Art. Recommended.

Lunch, Mar 19, 2010
Photo of TurdFurgison
3.33/5  rDev -13.3%

I had this on tap at the brewpub. The menu notes: "Our abbey-style brown ale, made with five types of malt and lots of sugar. This relatively dry beer is dark amber in color with lots of flavor."

I agree with their description of the color, but I take umbrage with the statement about lots of flavor. This was a somewhat flaccid take on the style, very bitter and roasty with no sweetness whatsoever. I didn't get much from the malts except some roasted flavor and maybe a little bread (almost none). No esters or sweetness that I find in my favorite examples of dubbels or abbey dark ales.

Oh well, it was worth a try. I won't seek it out again.

TurdFurgison, Mar 12, 2010
Photo of ccrida
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%

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!

ccrida, Mar 12, 2010
Photo of hdofu
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

hdofu, Feb 21, 2010
Photo of eljefe21
4.45/5  rDev +15.9%

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.

eljefe21, Jan 18, 2010
Photo of coldmeat23
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%

GLASS: Chimay Goblet
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees
BEST BEFORE: 2/12/11
Big thanks to TPerkinsBrewer for this one!

This pours an almost dark amber color with nice ruby tinting. The head is made up of two-fingers worth of thick, craggy, beige colored foam. The retention is very good and the lacing is thick and sticky.

The nose is filled with subtle notes of dark fruits. Good belgian yeastiness and some nice candi sugar notes. Nice, rich, maltiness. Nice hints of light spices.

The yeast presence is quite big in the taste area also, giving this one a very bready presence. The spices are a touch more pronounced than in the nose. The dark fruit notes are still subtle, but they are very nice. Plums, black cherries, figs and raisins. The maltiness and candi sugars bring just a touch of mild sweetness to the glass.

This one is full-bodied and has a medium-to-high level of carbonation. It is filled with tons of teeny-tiny little bubbles, which give it a beautiful level of creaminess.

The 7.00%abv level in this one drinks like it's not even half of that. The alcohol is extremely well hidden. This would almost qualify as a session beer, based on the flavor, which is quite unique for a dubbel.
This is my first beer from Brewer's Art and I don't mind saying that I am impressed. I'd like more please!

coldmeat23, Dec 17, 2009
Photo of Reagan1984
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%

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.

Reagan1984, Dec 04, 2009
Photo of Seanibus
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%

A good beer, but it seemed hellishly overcarbonated. Don't know if it was an individual fault or something systemic. Fortunately, it didn't wreck my appreciation.

Pours clear copper with an out of control head. Smell is fruity and phenolic, with apricot, pear, quince. Flavor is fruity, apricot, all spice, apple, a little vanilla. With nice bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is slightly clingy, but way overcarbonated. As it warms, strong brown sugar and toffee comes through.

Seanibus, Dec 01, 2009
Photo of younger35
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%

Received this brew from masterchiefmd in a trade not so long back. This will be my first brew from Brewer's Art and until I got this, I've never heard of them. Drank from my Lost Abbey goblet.

Appearance- Pours a light pinkish copper with a semi tannish pink three finger head. An amazing cap and collar remain the entire beer along with plenty of thick lacing.
Smell- Fairly yeasty in the nose with some light fruity esters and spice wafting about. A tinge of alcohol in nostrils as well. Maybe a light bit of sugary sweetness but honestly the yeast just dominates.
Taste- Starts with a slightly sweet yeastiness that is somewhere between fruity and dirty. A bit of light brown sugar and/or Belgium candy as well. The malt is caramely and really not as rich as the smell sort of led me to believe. A slight bitterness sneaks in toward the middle which is surprising considering the sugars and malty nature of the brew. Lightly spicy to finish as the yeast is peppery and lightly fruity. The alcohol is honestly non existent in the taste. Surprised to read it's not like 4% or something.
Mouthfeel- Amazing all around. It manages to somehow have a fairly aggressive carbonation that is amazingly light and airy on the tongue. Lighter body that could probably be tuned up a hair but the overall feel is great.
Drinkability- I really enjoyed this brew. It's very easy drinking and has an amazing mouthfeel. It definitely doesn't have the intense sort of big flavor that most dubbels have but I think I'd prefer this. Just a nice beer that was an even nicer surprise. Thanks!

younger35, Oct 06, 2009
Photo of MunchkinDrinker
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%

A - Hazy light brown with a massive foamy yellowish cream colored head. Very true to the style. Some lacing sticks.

S - Spicy and bready. Thick malts, but not sweet. Chalky yeast character. Earthy hops cut through the thick malts to add some spice.

T/M - Very complex. The taste changes alot from the start of the swig to the end. The grassy/flowery hops come through first, followed by a surprisingly light malt taste. Slight apple cider taste/feel. A little bit slick, and leaves a film.

D - It's tasty, and is nice to drink. Not to be had quickly, though.

MunchkinDrinker, Aug 17, 2009
Photo of tempest
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%

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.

tempest, Jul 25, 2009
Photo of jgasparine
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%

A- Mahogany color, slightly cloudy with a nicely retained head.

S- Smells of roasted malt, Belgian yeast and candy sugar.

T- The Belgian yeast cuts through flavors of roasted malt and dried fruit. Slightly spicy and metallic. Alcohol is barely identifiable on the palate.

M- Medium-bodied; a good amount of unattenuated sugar here makes for the full body without being particularly oily or creamy.

D- Can drink these all night. But beware, the alcohol sneaks up on you!

jgasparine, Jul 20, 2009
Photo of mltobin
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

mltobin, Jun 13, 2009
Photo of JohnQVegas
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%

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.

JohnQVegas, Jun 08, 2009
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