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:
148
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
9.56%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
40
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of brentk56
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
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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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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 Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of woodychandler
4/5  rDev +3.4%

I was down in DC this past weekend to partake of DC Beer Week, which is where I scored this and several other CANs in furtherance of The CANQuest ™.
From the CAN: “In Honor of Icterus Galbula”, which translates to the Baltimore Oriole! I love it! Please tell me that they vend this at Camden Yards.
I CRACK!ed the CAN and it was like the nursery rhyme in which four and twenty blackbirds were baked in a pie and when the pie was opened, the birds began to sing. Firstly, a Baltimore Oriole is a member of the blackbird species and secondly, when the CAN was opened, some of its CANtents flew out and onto my fingers. The inverted Glug was their singing, resulting in both a pseudo-cascade as well as three fingers of dense, rocky, orangish (not tawny in this instance) head with decent retention. It began to fly away slowly, leaving sticky lacing in its wake, or should I call it bird droppings? Color was Amber to Deep Amber (SRM = >9, < 13) with MD (not NE)-quality clarity. It is so great to have enough reviews under my belt to be able to allude to them as clichés. Nose was deeply grassy, like the lawn had just been mown or the dank had been harvested from the hydroponic garden in the basement. Good birdies! Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was not as intense as the nose, instead giving a slightly spicy, bready malt flavor. I was reminded of spice cake. Finish was dry as one might expect any time that spices are either present or invoked. I MUST send a CAN to my brother, the lifelong O’s fan!

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of BMart
3.08/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

This is a Belgian Pale Ale? Really?

Pours a basically clear amber hue. Nose seems to hint, very mildly, at being Belgian. Tastes mildly fruity. Almost a roasted thing on there as well.

It's a decent beer, and it hints at Belgian characteristics. But it lacks a definitive punch that might make it interesting.

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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 sendbeer
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 Gavage
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The Pale Ale was orange in color with an extremely thin head. There was a slight floral and citrus aroma that was very pleasant. The hops were nicely balanced with the malt, and there was a slight citrus aftertaste. The mouthfeel was graded less than good as the pale ale seemed a little thin. Probably the best session beer at Brewers Art.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Bitterbill
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
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 RBorsato
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As I understand it, this is the only brew of their's that is contract brewed - by Old Dominion Brewing Co., Ashburn, VA. Tasted at the OD Brewpub in Ashburn, VA.

Golden with a low ivory head, decent carbonation, and light rings of lace. Light hoppy aroma and light Belgian yeasty aroma. Belgian yeasty flavor with a good malt profile. Light-medium body, a bit creamy and smooth.

A very nice session beer.

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Photo of mltobin
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bylerteck
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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