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The Brewer's Art
Maryland, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Kegatron on 06-18-2014

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 45
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of BBQWhisperer
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev +5%

Photo of dbakondi
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of ANIMOUL
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

While not a fan of the style, decided to try since I tend to be an affeciando (?) of MD / Baltimore beers.

For the style, felt it was stury and not overpowering. Decent brew and worth trying; even if you're not into the Belgian Pale Ale style

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Photo of sneth019
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of SoLittleKarma
3.02/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5


It's 3am and your anchor has been dragging since sundown. You're about to be in the drink with a boat in the rocks when you should be on a boat with a drink on the rocks. But I digress. Funky. Hoppy. Imbalanced.

So little karma so little beer,

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Photo of fourstringer
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz can into a standard pint glass. Moderate hand. BB 25 Nov 2014 is stamped on the bottom of the can, presumably the best by date.

A: Classic amber body with good clarity. 1.5 fingers of off-white head. Good retention. Nice lacing.

S: Malty, nutty and sweet. Belgian yeast character with a light spice. Bread. Lightly toasted noted. Faint indistinct fruit. Grass. Hops are relatively subdued.

T: Hop bitterness initially. A nutty, not overly sweet, maltiness develops and fades. The hops reemerge and the beer finishes mostly dry and clean. No alcohol presence.

M: Moderate carbonation with a low-level creaminess. Slightly chewy. Moderate body. Smooth, smooth, smooth.

O: Delicious pale ale with a firm bitterness that sits superbly with the toasty, nuanced malt. Quality brew that is nicely sessionable and comes in a kickass Orioles-orange can. Bonus. Go O's!


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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.67/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of BNLTandem
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer of living dangerously. Seriously, the gall these guys have to brew a pale ale that is true to the style and not some giant hoppy sellout. Cheers! I believe it pays to go to belgian style breweries. Already bucking a trend (or, hopefully starting one...) by brewing a beer that shows culture, an style and knowledge rather than selling out to the hoppy masses....whoa... soapbox! This beer is balanced, not anything forward, not imperial, not bourbon barrel, not "session" not wait-listed...just pale ale. Versatile, refreshing, and drinkeable....good news, I have 6 hours till my flight so I can drink a lot of it.


Look - Darker than pale, average head with a little lace poured at the source in a tall european style pub glass.

Smell - Belgian. Yeast, bread, subtle hops, fresh. no off odors, no overbearing clove or banana. No Booziness, no oak, no overhopped pineapple juice smell.

Taste - A slight nod to the hoppy masses, but only slight. Very balanced. Belgian yeast, malt, little bit of citrus, pleasant hoppy bitterness.

Feel - clings just long enough to the pallet. It is not "thick" or oily, but definitely not thin.

Overall - Excellent beer. A pleasure to not be part of the brewer's private alliance with hops in its war on grain and yeast. So nice to see the occasional effort to show brewing skill rather than creating a stoutPA or AmberPA or KolshPA... Please come to Michigan!

PS - speaking of skill... exactly the right amount of toast for the tourine. Shocking how many people can't get that right either! I'll come hungry next time and try more from the excellent looking menu!

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Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of OriolesFan1008
3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of Noooddle
2.93/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of bluehende
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad pale ale at all. Nothing special though. I had this at a tasting in a nice goblet.

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3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LJTate
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a malt forward ale done extremely well. Not too sweet, but just the right blending of makings that produces a english/belgian style pale ale of the highest quality. Pale Ale lovers should run, not walk, to seek this out and consume in quantity.

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3.8/5  rDev -5%

Photo of brentk56
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: The clear amber liquid lingers under a one inch lid of foam with a reasonable amount of lacing left behind

Smell: Toast with a spread of manjar

Taste: Just like the aroma, the beer is rather malty and reminds me of the manjar spread on toast that I tasted in Chile earlier this year (manjar being like a creamed honey or caramel flavor just not as sweet); spicy yeast blended with earthy hops add balance in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: An interesting twist on the APA style; ultimately, a bit sweet for my tastebuds

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