Brewer's Art Birdhouse Pale Ale | The Brewer's Art

Brewer's Art Birdhouse Pale AleBrewer's Art Birdhouse Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.78/5
150 Ratings
Brewer's Art Birdhouse Pale AleBrewer's Art Birdhouse Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Brewer's Art
Maryland, United States
thebrewersart.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our pale ale is the sort of Ā«sessionĀ» beer found in
most bars in Belgium or Holland. Well balanced and mild, it is our most accessible beer. 5% alcohol by volume (abv)

Added by Todd on 09-17-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,720
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
150
pDev:
9.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
40
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 150 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wander4
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IBUBrew
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rodlavers
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JT23
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mynie
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very cute can, does a good job of skirting bs MLB rules

Solid Belgian PA pour: translucent amber, fluffy white head. Could easily be mistaken for an an APA.

The aroma is clearly Belgian, though brighter than most pales brewed in Belgium. The yeast profile is spice but somewhat muted, and the malt takes center stage with big nodes of toffee, biscuit, and caramel.

Tastes like it smells: light spice from the yeast, a variegated malt profile, and then a nice, dry finish of old world hops. There's a tiny bit of cereal at the very end that just seems a little off, but overall this is a good regional representation of a Americanized Belgian Pale, in the vein of Fat Tire.

EDIT:
After several sips, my expectations adjusted and the cereal finish actually began to compliment the beer.

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Photo of Roby923
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Extremely refreshing Belgian pale ale. Decent hop presence, found there to be equal malts to provide a very balanced brew. Worth seeking out. On tap at the Brewers Art in Bmore.

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Photo of Abe_Froman
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bitterbill
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Best by May 5th.

The colour is gold. An inch of foam that seems to be long lasting.

I get some spice and yeast and a candi sugar like sweetness in the smell. Maybe some grassy hops.

Quite sweet from the candi sugar/caramel malt that the yeast is bringing. Spicy with some cloves hints of banana. Hops are way dialed down. Again, perhaps some grass.

Mouthfeel is fine.

No indication on the can that this was a Belgian Pale. For what it is, it's very good.

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Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lelampp
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
2.58/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of daliandragon
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an interesting pale ale with beige lacing and a melange of earthy hops and wild yeast in the nose. Light and delicate in the body which is nice but does expose a touch of metal after the initial noble hop note crests. A little strange, but very quaffable. You could do much worse on a hot summer day at the beach or a barbecue.

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Photo of brpendergast85
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bjlynch83
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YoungKurtis
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucular
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Noooddle
2.93/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Shradical
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper color unfiltered, slightly hoppy aroma. Pretty solid pale ale not too hoppy or malty

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Photo of nwhittin
3.49/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brewlinson
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BNLTandem
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

So....rating

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 jmdrpi
3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, unclear date code

Dark golden Amber, white head. Earthy hop aroma. Taste is fairly balanced but a touch of Belgian yeast flavor. Medium body, easy drinking

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