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Brewer's Art Resurrection - The Brewer's Art

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Ratings: 405
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 15
Gots: 35 | 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 jamie2dope
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very big thanks goes out to grownfool for sending this extra, which was on my wants list. Resurrection pours out a clear rose color, with a quick to fade white head. Bready malt in the nose, followed by some mild stone fruit such as grape, strawberry and some cream in the finish. Big and juicy up front as far as taste goes, with the fruit that was mentioned above. Toward the end it gets much dryer, with a graham cracker like bite, and more full of esthers and yeast. Body is medium, and although the alcohol can be tasted, it does not take anything away from the drinkability. This is my first beer from a brewery I have wanted to try for some time. I am not the least bit disappointed, as this is a very tasty, and complex Dubbel. Looking forward to trying more from these guys. Cheers

jamie2dope, Sep 03, 2010
Photo of Beerislife652854
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a pint at The Brewer's Art bar in Mount Vernon, Baltimore.

A - Clear dark amber with a thin head that does not fade away. Significant amount of lacing.

S - Almost odorless. Hints of spices.

T - Hops, hops, and spices.

M - Good amount of carbonation. Crisp.

D - Medium to light bodied. Not too expensive.

Beerislife652854, Aug 24, 2010
Photo of Daniellobo
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good malty offering from Brewers Art

Presentation: 750 ml brown corked bottle. Light brown label design with a glowing chalice presiding it under the name of the brew. Back label along the perfunctory legal notes adds briefly that "a portion of the proceeds will go to local programs that "help people get back on their feet". Notes a date (2/12/12 Bottling?) Shows O.G. Plato (16.4), and Alc. by Vol. (7.0%). Served in a tulip glass.

A -Deep amber to amber-brown pour. Fair bubbly head, medium retention and some lacing.

S - Subdued malty spiciness, with faint yeasty Belgium notes, over a malty sweetness..

T - Malt sweetness with a fruity sense, figs, prunes... A light yeasty sense over a tiny touch of caramel with a hint of spices.

M - Medium body and carbonation with a nice sense of balance.

D - Pleasing drinker that albeit has nothing too enticing feels rather good.

Notes: While nothing particularly outstanding this is a nice and reliable ale. Good for an uncomplicated malty sweet offering with some dark fruit touches.

Daniellobo, Aug 24, 2010
Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Kevin for sending me this one.

A: The pour is a nice amber color with a short lived off-white head.

S: Lots of different sugar influences in the nose in the form of toffee, caramel, and candi sugar. A mix of different fruits as well, such as pears, apples, plums, and perhaps some banana. Slight spice (clove) and yeast notes, too.

T: Again, lots of sweet malts and sugar notes along with a definite Belgian yeast character. Some dark fruits, pears, apples, caramel, and candi sugar along with just a subtle spice flavor.

M: A medium body with a high level of creamy and smooth carbonation.

D: This was pretty good. I didn't have incredibly high hopes after having some other canned Belgian style beers (Siamese Twin and Monk's Blood), but this one exceeded expectations.

womencantsail, Aug 22, 2010
Photo of indiapaleale
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour - a very clean and clear dark amber appearance with a half inch or so of fluffy head on top. When held to the light this has a lot of bright red and mahogany hues to it. That head really likes to stick around too.

Aroma - sweet, buttery toffee, some clove spiciness, stewed apples, unfiltered cider, pears and some hints at that unmistakeable Belgian yeast aroma. Lots for your nose to enjoy.

Taste - lots of fruity ester-y flavors up front along with some caramel apple notes and some slight spicy yeastiness. This has a dry finish, almost like an apple wine. This is not overly sweet and in my opinion it hits the marks for the style quite well.

Overall - Big fruit flavors with good carbonation levels make this quite refreshing even at 7%. Sometimes this style can be a bit too sweet for my taste but this was quite enjoyable. Putting this in a can was a great move by the folks at The Brewer's Art. All of those subtle, and not so subtle, flavors are really well preserved and this is an overall very enjoyable brew.

Would I buy more of it? - totally. This is a great beer to sit back and sip and really enjoy. There is a ton of flavor to appreciate and at this strength its a nice beer to end the evening with.

Note - Resurrection is one of only two canned Belgian-style dubbels currently available in the US. The other is Siamese Twin Ale by Uncommon Brewers in Santa Cruz, California.

indiapaleale, Aug 17, 2010
Photo of portia99
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can received as an extra in a trade with a kind BA (I hate not knowing/remembering who sent this to me...my recordkeeping has been lax lately, but a big thanks, nonetheless! If you sent this to me and see this review, let me know and I will revise, giving due credit). Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a dark amber color with slight reddish highlights. A thin cap of off white foam dies quickly leaving a thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.

S - Very fruity, very Belgian in aroma...lots of banana, some light bubble gum and cloves. Some faint but noticeable sweet and bready malt. Lots of estery Belgian yeast character.

T - A bit sweet up front with a Belgian candy sugar character with a fruity banana and spicy clove combination. Bready and sweet malt at the base with a mild hoppy bitterness at the finish.

M - Medium bodied with a somewhat light carbonation. Carbonation could stand to be a bit higher with a bit more of a lively, prickly feel to it. Overall very smooth, maybe a bit too smooth. Sweet overall impression with some good spicy and fruity flavors blended in.

D - A very enjoyable American version of a dubbel. A bit on the mild side of things in overall impression - flavors and aromas are a bit on the lighter side, but still quite good. Not going to rival the best from Belgium, but a worthy beer that I wouldn't mind having again.

portia99, Aug 07, 2010
Photo of mothman
3.05/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Just gotta say that I love Belgian styled beer from a can. Classic.

Poured into a goblet.

Pours 1/2 finger of beige head. Fades to a ring, leaving no lace. Color is a murky caramel brown.

Aroma: Big malt profile with sweet flavors. Some toffee, candy sugar, dark fruits, bananas, and some spice notes. As it warms I get some raisins and plum flavors.

Taste: Kind of a bland dubbel. It has candied sugar, dark fruit notes, spices, and booze showing. The aroma is much better. There is also a burnt malt taste here. The taste kind of shocked me a bit.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy, and boozy. Medium bodied with a low to medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry with sweet and malty flavors.

Overall, the nose was solid and I thought this beer was going to be good. However, the taste just didn't put up the flavor. This one is not very drinkable and something I will struggle to finish my 12 oz can.

mothman, Aug 05, 2010
Photo of Wasatch
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to wrightst for this brew.


Poured into a chalice a very nice grapy color, nice carbonation, very nice two-finger plus foamy off-white head, with some nice thick/creamy sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, slight yeast note, grapes, slight cherries, with some spice note. The taste is sweet, malty, nice little touch of yeast, grapy, some cherries. Medium body. Drinkable, this is a fine brew. So far 2 for 2 with them. Recommended.

Wasatch, Aug 03, 2010
Photo of sholland119
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a slightly hazy amber with a foamy off white head and some nice sheets of lacing.

S-Sweet malt with some brown sugar and raisin.

T-Sweet dark malt, caramelly and sweet. A slightly burnt note in the finish that I did nto care for.

M-Medium bodied, a bit dry for the style.

D-Not bad but not one of my favorite Brewer's Art beers.


sholland119, Aug 03, 2010
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer appears a hazy, dark orange hue. The head is rather substantial and leaves plenty of lacing in its wake.

Aromas consist of Belgian yeast, candied fruits, sugars.

The taste is in the realm of a dubbel, but slightly odd. The beer is too sweet for my liking, with apples and/or pears coming through prominently. It seems as though the many complexities of this beer just can't seem to work together. Flavors disappear while others jump out, and meanwhile, an ever-growing cloying sweetness looms larger with each successive drink. This beer has potential, as there is a lot going on here, including some likable aromas and flavors.

Basically, this beer is middle of the road, in my opinion. I believe that there are many better examples of the style. I have another bottle in the cellar and I'd like to have this again. Hopefully, I will have a better experience the next time around.

Huhzubendah, Aug 02, 2010
Photo of woodychandler
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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, Jun 01, 2010
Photo of scottyb88
4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%
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!

ccrida, Mar 12, 2010
Photo of hdofu
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Brewer's Art Resurrection from The Brewer's Art
86 out of 100 based on 405 ratings.