Brewer's Art Resurrection - The Brewer's Art
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3.71/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Picked up a single of this beer at my local establishment, Civera's in Drexel Hill. Lets see how it matches up. Poured from a 12 ounce can into a snifter glass.
Appearance: pours a nice, caramel brown with a slight amber hue. Leaves behind a nice fluffy head, about an inch high that takes its time to dissipate. Also leaves a behind some impressive lacing. Nicely done.
Smell: Dubbels traditionally have a nice caramel aroma and this is no different. Upon first inspection, a full aroma of malts and caramel fill the air. Upon my second whiff, hints of dark fruits come to mind, prunes, grapes, raisins. Not very impressed, I was looking for more of a dark malt flavor. It's lacking in that department.
Taste: first sips, I discovered a hint of the crystal sugars, but not too overwhelming, which is a nice touch and keeps it balanced. The Belgian style yeast is not bad either. There's a hint of that in it. Light spices can be detected, but nothing that really stands out to make this beer it's own. A little surprised/disappointed in that. Upon completion of this beer, I noticed the balance isn't too noticeable and could use some work.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, above average carbonation with a nice cream-style body. Quite nice.
Overall: I guess I had high expect ions coming into this beer. It was good, don't get me wrong, but for this style, I guess I was expecting something out of this world when it comes to my beer palate. It did have a smooth, creamy body that went down nice and hid the alcohol well. I would try again, only if it were on tap since I would love to have another experience from a different side. I would recommend to a friend who isn't familiar with the genre but looking to expand. I would recommend at least a bottle. Cheers!
Serving type: can
04-19-2013 00:51:49 | More by DMXLOX22
4.39/5 rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Appearance - 1 finger head with nice retention. Dark orange/brown color and semi translucent.
Smell - For a Belgian style Dubbel, there isn't much in the smell. Very mild malt and breadiness and some hints of spice and hops but barely noticeable.
Taste - This is where it's won, and Brewer's Art did a fantastic job with this. Very wonderfully balanced between malt, spice/yeast and hops. Has a great flavor profile of sweet raisin/fig and hop crispness in finish.
Mouthfeel - very creamy and full bodied
Overall - I was shocked at how well crafted this beer was made and its taste. It's absolutely worth trying. I'll be looking for this one again many times to come.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2013 00:20:35 | More by bubseymour
3.69/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Poured from can into a chalice glass
Appearance – Pours a beautiful chestnut colored brew with a decent ruby red hue mixed within. Upon pouring there is a one finger light tan colored head that has a fantastic level of retention. Over time the head slowly fades leaving a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma is light overall. Some light toasted malts as well as some darker fruits are the heaviest of the detectable aromas. The darker aromas are mainly of a cherry and raisin smell. These aromas are all mixed with a slightly yeasty and lightly spiced aroma of coriander and clove as well as a bit of a boozy wine like smell.
Taste- The taste begins on the drier side with a lightly roasted malt and bready flavor. Some lighter dark fruit flavors of cherry and plum are present upfront. As the flavors advance a caramel flavor comes and goes from the tongue never really having the chance to take the brew out of its dry tasting state. Some earthy and grassy hop flavors as well as a somewhat more potent alcohol flavor come to the taste more toward the middle to the end, breaking some of the smooth dryness that was present upfront. Other lighter flavor so of a yeasty and spicy flavor join the taste at its end, with the combination of all the flavors leaving a dry, crisp, and boozy flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel-The body of the beer is crisp and lighter for a 7 % dubbel with a carbonation level that is average to a tad above average. The slightly thinner body and slightly higher carbonation are great for complementing this crisp, dry and boozy tasting brew all while still allowing the lighter fruit flavors to shine through.
Overall- A pretty nice dry and warming dubbel, which all the while still maintains a nice fruit flavor profile. Although it is a bit on the boozy and biting side at the end of the taste, it is still rather enjoyable to drink. Worth a try if you have the opportunity.
Serving type: can
04-07-2013 01:50:44 | More by Darkmagus82
3.74/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Can on the Christian feast of the Resurrection: Easter. Fitting.
Gotta represent the local brew from Baltimore, and a decent one at that. Pours a lovely deep red at the top, a little lighter at the bottom. Head is thick and pillowy. Nose is full, with semi-sweet malts. Taste is complex and lovely. Sweets hit first, then develops into bitter malts and hops. It's somewhat of a poor man's dubbel, lacking some character of flavor. At least the artwork on the can is sweet, with the drop of messianic blood dripping into the chalice of salvation.
All in all, a Maryland brew to be proud of.
Serving type: can
04-01-2013 01:22:47 | More by Rast
Brewer's Art Resurrection from The Brewer's Art
87 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.