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 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
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
144
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
9.82%
 
 
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2
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40
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Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 144
Photo of cubedbee
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Brewer's Art, served in a pint glass. Pours a nice golden copper with a thin beige head, a little lacing. Smell was light caramel malt and spicey citric hops. Taste is a nice full malt with a slightly buttery note, a slight bit of spiciness, and a medium piney hop finish. Medium bodied with a good creamy mouthfeel. This is a very drinkable pale ale, easily sessionable.

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Photo of Dithyramb
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at JD's Smokehouse in Canton--it's tucked away at the back bar, most of the servers wouldn't know about it. I asked about the Birdhouse on the taphandle and the name of the beer, and was told, "I don't know already, it's a pale ale, it's tasty, more people here like it than the Resurrection." I ended up having a few...
It poured a clear, sandy color, with a thick white head.
Has a buttery and citrus aroma.
A very crisp and creamy, well-balanced beer. It does side towards the malt, which is very bready, but also has just a nip of citrus hops and diacetyl. Finishes very clean. I can see where this would work well with the macro-lovers, but the geeks should dig it too, it is very well done.
Very drinkable, why don't they have this in more places?

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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 farHillsBrewer
3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tasted at BAM Oktoberfest. Not your average Pale Ale. This fits the profile colorwise for sure and had some solid malt plus an even bitterness. Hopwise it was fragrant and a bit citrusy but quite moderate. The stopper for me was a definite breadiness that I've never tasted before in a PA. If their flagship brew is the Resurection, then this one was more like holy communiom.

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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 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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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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