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

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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 «session» 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
Ratings:
147
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
9.82%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
40
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 147 |  Reviews: 32
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Photo of petewheeler
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of GOBLIN
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A tasty well done pale ale. Malty, hoppy and sweet. Pretty delightful nose as well. I like it.

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Photo of BBQWhisperer
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Jess-T-girl
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of sourd
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of dbakondi
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dacrza1
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

DATE TASTED: October 24, 2014... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... OCCASION: World Series watching--the O's, so close--thanks for the souvenir beer, brother Jer... APPEARANCE: slightly hazy, pale orange body; subtle bubbles; creamy two-finger of-white head; lacing reaches to the sky ... AROMA: lemon, wheat grass and some dampened malts; a light-hearted pale ale that leaves some parting signature--late spruce, but the Belgian aspect is clear... PALATE: soft, bubbly and active--wonderfully creamy at the tongue and tickling at the teeth....TASTE: lemony citric; copper metallic malt; hops are balanced, active--not demonstrative, but sensibly tasty... OVERALL: fighting my natural Baltimore Oriole bias, I have to say this brew is a light, soft, slightly fruity can of fun that is not memorable, but one that I would love to try on tap in Baltimore soon...

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's clear, tawny body appears to be a deep amber when held to the light, but takes on a more copper-like appearance while sitting upon the bar. The thick white head holds well initially but drops quite readily once tasting has begun. It maintains a wide, creamy collar but leaves only spotty lace. The nose offers a touch of buttery diacetyl and some light fruit over a delicate maltiness. The body is firmly medium and its median carbonation leaves it lightly crisp in the mouth before warming to become more creamy. The flavor is balanced towards the malt, and it delivers what the nose promised with a nip of berry-like fruitiness and some buttery diacetyl that combines with it's lightly toasted and caramelish side to leave it somewhat nutty. Its firm bitterness becomes more apparent at the finish and dries things out nicely. Quite pleasant and highly drinkable.

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Photo of Bierleichen
3.12/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of earlholman
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of BklynTerp
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of needMIbeer
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ConradKenney
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ANIMOUL
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
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 gillagorilla
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can into a Burley Oak snifter (the date is smeared on the can bottom, but this is newly canned, so I'm not worried)

A: Copper body that pours with a vigorous head that decreases rapidly. Nice bit of lacing with just a bit of froth on top and for a collar.

S: Smells a bit Belgian, with a mostly malt nose to it.

T: Easy drinking with only a slight bit of hops, but it is mostly the standard malt taste for a pale ale. One of the better pales for me.

M: Smooth, just a wisp of carbonation felt on the back-end.

O: Good stuff, and up there for MD pride beer (i.e. Orioles, Camden Yards, Baltimore, Old Bay), but for me it can't compete with Flying Dog's Dead Rise.

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Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A big thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is kind of sweet, fruity. Taste is hops up front, surprisingly so since they were not detected in the smell. Some malts, well balanced, hints of fruit. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking and quality beer.

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Photo of sneth019
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of SoLittleKarma
3.02/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Greetings:

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,
SLK

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Photo of Lurkerson
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CRJMellor
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours copper color with a small, bright white head that leaves no lace.
Aroma of carmelized grain dominates with some light citrus notes in the background.
Flavor of caramel and a few different grain notes to start. Pale malt then takes over and dominates until a slightly floral and bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is full and round. Pale malt and grains blend well with the lighter fruity and herbal hop bitterness.
Drinkability is very solid. Well constructed beer. Nothing jumps out at you but the combination and smoothness make it a drinming pleasure.

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Photo of fourstringer
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
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!

Prost!

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Photo of smakawhat
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a tulip glass.

Copper to bronze red body, and quite clear with some ruby red highlights. Minimal carbonation with a two finger light head that settles to a soapy collar. Fairly decent looking appearance.

Small hints of sticky and sweet Belgian? yeast with a bit of toasty brown bread and faint caramel. Quite a decent balance and inviting.

Light palate provides some easy drinking and flavors. Slight caramel and crisp hop bitterness in the mid palate. Big roof top dryness with some almost saison pepper like quality. Small sweet caramel finish, with a light body, but full enough to let the flavors come out. Bit of an interesting take between toast, caramel, and Belgian dry quality.

Overall pretty decent and easy drinking pale ale from them.

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Photo of sludgy
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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