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Brewer's Art Resurrection - The Brewer's Art

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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 14
Gots: 26 | 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

(Beer added by: Todd on 02-06-2003)
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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

06-20-2010 14:34:37 | More by dirtylou
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.

06-07-2010 02:10:25 | More by scottbrew4u
Photo of mdfb79

New York

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.

05-31-2010 23:32:22 | More by mdfb79
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

05-29-2010 01:57:53 | More by scottyb88
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.

03-19-2010 17:11:35 | More by Lunch
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.

03-12-2010 20:19:47 | More by TurdFurgison
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!

03-12-2010 03:57:01 | More by ccrida
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.

02-21-2010 02:50:03 | More by hdofu
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.

01-18-2010 14:52:11 | More by eljefe21
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!

12-17-2009 17:41:50 | More by coldmeat23
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.

12-04-2009 18:10:04 | More by Reagan1984
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.

12-01-2009 00:57:59 | More by Seanibus
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!

10-06-2009 21:10:55 | More by younger35
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.

08-17-2009 22:51:58 | More by MunchkinDrinker
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.

07-25-2009 17:48:36 | More by tempest
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!

07-20-2009 23:58:41 | More by jgasparine
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.

06-13-2009 02:27:22 | More by mltobin
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.

06-08-2009 21:35:25 | More by JohnQVegas
Photo of RunDWP


4/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

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


4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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

05-11-2009 21:53:28 | More by callmemickey
Photo of Kendo

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

04-27-2009 18:40:23 | More by Kendo
Photo of nrpellegrini


3.65/5  rDev -4.9%

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.

02-07-2009 05:00:12 | More by nrpellegrini
Photo of armock

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

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


4.15/5  rDev +8.1%

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

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


3.93/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

01-21-2009 04:15:25 | More by DavoleBomb
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