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Brewer's Art Resurrection - The Brewer's Art

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157 Reviews
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Reviews: 157
Hads: 483
Avg: 3.86
pDev: 21.24%
Wants: 20
Gots: 87 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 02-06-2003

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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Reviews: 157 | Hads: 483
Photo of hoegaardenhero
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
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

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

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Photo of Sammy
3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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Photo of joeysmokedporter
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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Photo of joeboe2001
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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Photo of USCTrojanBrian
4.65/5  rDev +20.5%
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.

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Photo of jjboesen
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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Photo of tgbljb
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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Photo of HossMcGraw
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

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Photo of weeare138
4/5  rDev +3.6%
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)

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Photo of brentk56
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a copper haze, and a firm head that leaves sheets of lace on the way down

Smell: Fruity aroma with some yeasty elements

Taste: Fruity up front with a nutty sweetness that persists through to the finish; some nice yeasty/hoppy flavors kick in after the swallow and I am convinced there is a peppery/coriander bitterness on the finish (may be from the yeast but something else might have been added); I'll add that the dryness of the finish is unusual for a dubble, but very enjoyable here

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

Drinkability; Very interesting take on the style and I love the finish; can't wait to try more Brewer's Art beers at the 10th Anniversary dinner tomorrow

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Photo of mrasskicktastic
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pale red, slightly hazy with almost no head, yet somehow has isolated patches of lacing.

S - A bit of maraschino brine, slight grassy hops and caramel malt.

T - Maraschino cherries, strong bitter grassy hops, light malt and faint tart apples. It has a very strong bitter hop aftertaste. Rather good.

M - A little harsh, medium viscosity and moderately refreshing.

D - Pretty good. The bitterness started to get to be toward the end of the brew, but nothing severe. I definitely enjoyed this one, but I feel it is vastly inferior to the Proletary.

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Photo of nickss
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber colour with tinges of orange and tea. Very very little head, although I attribute this to the waiter who was pouring it, who seemed to know very little about beer.

Malt and spice in the nose... cinnamon perhaps? The lack of head hurts the brew in this category.... makes it difficult to pick up much of anything.

Surprisingly zesty with a generous amount of malt and brown sugar.

Nicely thick, yet a bit too much carbonation.

Decently drinkable, but not nearly as good as I remember it being.

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Photo of Gavage
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: clear amber, almost brownish in color with a hearty 2" head. Some spotty lacing develops.

Smell: aroma is of alcohol soaked fruits and caramel.

Taste: caramel and brown sugars make up the sweetness. Some light earthy yeast tones, hint of sourness, some raisins, noticeable alcohol, and a bit of pepper spice round out this wonderful beer.

Mouthfeel: Crisp from start to finish. The flavors linger for a few seconds on the tastebuds. Medium bodied.

Drinkability: very enjoyable and for me a nice after dinner beer. Simply a must try if it is available.

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Photo of Foxman
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It came to me a clear ruddy brown with a persistent finger of fluffy but dense beige head. Curly lacing evidenced the draining of the pint.

The aroma brought roasted malt and tangy wheat, with dark cherry, plum, currants, and a yeasty dough note. There was a honey sweet sugar tone mingled with caramel as well.

Upon sipping, there were spinning wheels of earthy roasted malt, toting caramel, cherry, plum, and again, currants. The sweetness was more truncated here, like rock candy minus some cloying sugar, but still credibly sweet. There were midrange levels of yeaty bread along with a very slight citrus hops trace. A rounded sourness crept in near the close, before a mildly bitter finish lingered just enough. It struck me as a bit busier and bigger, not to mention more frantic, than a dubbel, but it is pleasant in its own right.

Not quite medium bodied, it was thinner than expected, and though well carbonated, it had minimal lasting presence on the palate.

This beer wanted to get out of the gate fast, almost spinning its wheels, a bit frantically really. But it got itself under control, and at the end of the pint I realized I enjoyed it. The ABV never came through at any point, that I noted anyway, and that was a good thing considering the sometimes herky-jerky flavor ride. And while I did move on to something different, I'd have had no qualms about having a nother of these, because the end result is tasty. It might have a bit of an identity crisis, but it's enough to me to look this way again.

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Photo of Dithyramb
4.73/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was at a "Flicks in the Park" event last night. There were limited choices on hand for both food and beer. Luckily, the beer options were either pale ale or Resurrection from Brewer's Art. I had three Resurrections last night, and felt compelled to leave yet another review.

The beer last night was extremely fresh. The main reason I needed to leave a review is that it looked absolutely perfect. Still a slightly cloudy mahogany. The difference came in the fluffy, tight tan head. The fingerfull came off the pour and lasted and lasted. My friend forgot about their's for 25 minutes, it didn't move. I still had a mustache full at the end, with beautiful lacing. This was all with plastic cups. Amazing.
Again, I'd say that it had some hints of the wheat bread, but there were definite dark fruits and a light sourness.
Yeah, you get the caramel and raisins, but with the fresh one you have spiciness, dark candy sugar, and a light sour cream level sourness. I can't think of any way to make it better.
Mouthfeel was a chewy medium, with some lingering mixtures swirling about.
Drinkable? Is that even a question here?

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Photo of joedon
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber brown, nice body to the head, nice carbonation
Assertive aroma of grass, sour cherry, citrus.
Good flavor balance and complexity. Malty, not too hoppy, roast malt flavor, some fruit taste, as well
Nice body, more of a hearty feel on the tongue.
Highly drinkable. Should have ordered this first, best of the three I tried at Brewer's Art, easy going down

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Photo of kegerator
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

overall a nice beer. Served on tap at Bill Batemans.
served in a pint glass :( fairly deep brown with copper and ruby tones and a small head that sits around and leaves little lacing.
aroma was sweet at first, malts, caramel and slight chocolate with a hint of sourness cherries perhaps.
Tatse was sweet but not overly sweet and the aromas come through in the taste. Its medium bodied, smooth and finishes sticky sweet in the mouth. alcohol is well hidden. Overall very drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of blitheringidiot
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a non descript brown ruddy pint at the Gray Lodge with a scant settled head cap.

Light intriguiging sour scents.

First swigs: Some twisted dour dairy notes of sour cream and quizzical lemony detections. Quite the formidable foe. Moreover a Belgian style strong than anything.

Thin feel for the style.

Last swigs: Slight pucker brewski. some sourness, but not too overwhelming twister. A clever beer-geek side note beer.

Beer is good. Happy beering.

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Photo of cubedbee
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark orangish brown with a big lasting beige head and good lacing. Smell is plums, raisins, tofee, and chocolate. The same flavors come through in the taste, with the dark fruits dominating, and a nice hops taste coming through on the end. Full bodied and creamy, this is an easy drinker. This is another great Belgian ale from the Brewer's Art, and there's good reason it's their most widely available offering.

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Photo of marburg
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Probably the best of the Brewer's Art beers I sampled during my recent stay in Baltimore. For whatever reason, this felt a bit more textured and full of body than the others I had, and while the others were good, this had just a bit more flavor and punch to it.

Browned, tarnished copper penny in color with a half inch or so of a bubbly, semi-dense head. Alcohol soaked fruits -- raisins, plum skin, prunes -- some cocoa, and some nuts fill the nose. Some nice spiciness as well. Similarly fruity flavor with a sprinkling of cinnamon or allspice and a more solid caramel taste. A bit dry and maybe woody, there's some clove to this as well. A very nice rendition.

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Photo of ecoboy
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not really in the same league as classic Belgian trappist dubbel, and I believe that the bottle conditioned Allagash and Ommegang are superior, but Brewer's Art should be encouraged to continue making what seems an approachable and refreshing (?!) Belgian abbey style.

Dark muddy amber with a few big bubbles in the center of the surface. Belgian candy sugar dominates the malt character, and grain characteristics, cakey and warm are missing. There is a nice touch of sour, however, giving a welcome vinous quality. Spice character starts slow, but then catches up mid-glass (bravo for different experiences in one glass, fellows.

Unaggressively carbonated on-tap with a finish on the dry side. Not terribly mouth-filling compared to other dubbels.

Still, very drinkable, and 7% allows for more than one glass.

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Photo of CRJMellor
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a mahogany and maroon color with a light tan head that leaves very minor lacing.
Aroma of caramel, some dark wheat bread a hint of chocolate and honey was detected.
Flavors of caramel, complex sugars, some drak citrus fruits and a yeasty, bready it were noted.
Mouthfeel is smooth and slick to start, moving to a very grainy and sticky middle and finishing with a modicum of tangy yeat and bitterness.
Drinkability is really good. Really nice mixture of malts, spices and bitterness. Well made beer.

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Photo of farHillsBrewer
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

From a special firkin opened for the SPBW, with blackberry puree.

I reviewed the regular version of this on tap previously. This was better on two counts. First, the blackberry added a nice tang and brought the color level from brownish to a nicer garnet. Secondly, as cask conditioned, the mouthfeel was especially pleasing with the bubbles softer and fewer.

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Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap, poured a solid dark brown, medium bubble head of about 1/2 inch and left some basic lacing. Malty, nutty nose. Malty brew, medium bodied and average carbonation. Not sure why this is characterized as a Dubbel, what I tasted was more of a brown ale with the slightest touch of Belgian spicing. In any event this is a pleasant brown brew. Smooth and tasty

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Brewer's Art Resurrection from The Brewer's Art
87 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.