The Brewer's Art

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The Brewer's Art
Maryland, United States
Strong Ale - Belgian Pale
Ranked #34
Ranked #10,352
4.01 | pDev: 10.47%
Oct 01, 2021
Jun 17, 2003
Notes: Our tribute to the "devil" beers of Belgium. This beer is light in color with a full flavor and dry finish. Be careful, as it may sneak up on you. After receiving a cease-and-desist letter on behalf of musician Ozzy Osbourne, the Baltimore brewery has renamed its Ozzy beer Beazly. It is named after Mark Barcus, a bartender of the Mount Vernon bar for nearly 17 years. His nickname around the bar is Beazly. Both rich and dry, this beer is all too easy to consume in large quantities. Hopped with Styrian Goldings.

Formerly Ozzy Ale
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4.05 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Nov 25, 2020
4.5 by smcneave from Maryland on May 15, 2020
4 by avisong from Virginia on Feb 17, 2020
4 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Aug 26, 2019
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4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by JohnDon from Texas

Super crisp and clean taste and finish.

May 17, 2019
2.9 by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania on Mar 01, 2019
3.93 by dbauer from California on Oct 31, 2018
3.79 by arrowsmith_ from Pennsylvania on Aug 02, 2018
3.79 by socon67 from New York on Jul 30, 2018
3.74 by Gasp262 from Canada (AB) on Jun 09, 2018
3.81 by Jason_cs from Florida on May 05, 2018
4.59 by Keller from Pennsylvania on Apr 09, 2018
3.5 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania on Mar 11, 2018
3.79 by ArnoldBlumenthal from Maryland on Feb 11, 2018
3.73 by SBlobaum from Illinois on Dec 20, 2017
4.15 by coryhk from California on Dec 04, 2017
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BJB13 from Maryland

12 oz. can poured into a tulip.

Clear gold and capped with two plus fingers of white fluffy foam and some clumps of lacing.

Belgian yeast, fruity esters and some light hop aroma make up the moderate nose. Lightly sweet and peppery with plenty of Belgian yeast flavor it finishes dry and clean with just a bit of warmth. The body is medium light with decent carbonation.

Consistent, very drinkable and plenty enjoyable.

Nov 25, 2017
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2/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by BubbleChamber from Maryland

2017 batch, canned. Straw colored. Some lacing. Tastes way more like a Belgian ale than I would've expected, and I'm not a fan of Belgian yeast. The "Beazly" version being labeled "Golden Ale" instead of indicating a Belgian Ale is confusing, as other brews labeled that way (including ones from Baltimore) are actually Cream Ales. BA doesn't even have "Golden Ale" listed as a style. —Reviewed 2017/09/02

Sep 02, 2017
4.06 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on Aug 19, 2017
3.62 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania on Jul 24, 2017
3.73 by TominGermany from Germany on Jul 10, 2017
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4.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by mpyle from Maryland

Pale straw color. Brilliantly clear. Pours rocky white head with decent retention.

Wonderfully peppery. Big yeast phenolic. Hint of candy sweetness.

Matches the aroma. A nice candy sweetness up front, then a big clean phenolic. Lots of clove and pepper. Finishes nice and dry.

Light/med body. Relatively high carbonation. Hint of alcoholic warming.

Better than I remembered from having it on draft previously.

May 27, 2017
3.88 by Gregf51 from Ohio on May 05, 2017
4 by nickfl from Florida on Apr 14, 2017
4 by BabaBeer from California on Mar 12, 2017
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

Can dated "best by 04/29/17" into pint glass. Pours a pale straw color with a thin, off-white head. Initial impression is malt, with spices and tropical fruit notes following. Belgian yeast is evident, but nicely restrained. Mouthfeel is refreshing, with just the right amount of carbonation. Finish is dry amd spicy. I'm not a big fan of Belgians, but this is pretty good.

Feb 19, 2017
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4.68/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Profundobaso from New York

If you lived in Baltimore and like beer, chances are you've had a Natty Boh and an Ozzy (Beazly) at some point in your life. Having lived in Baltimore for several years and now moved to NYC, beer from Brewer's Art is something I miss dearly. I carried these 6-packs back with me by hand during my last trip there.

L - pale, golden color. hazy, with a fair bit of carbonation. A 1-2 finger head.
S - smells slightly sweet and somewhat hoppy. this one in particular smells a bit metallic (probably from sitting for a few months), but usually isn't.
T - dry, soothing, and refreshing. initial spiciness followed by fruity flavors and the distinctive Belgian yeast
F - medium mouthfeel, but complex enough to keep things interesting. probably the easiest 7% i have ever drank in my life, so it is easy to go overboard.
O - I have a unique love for this beer, so I am probably biased. However, this is the perfect beer for almost any occasion. Whether it be a pairing with dinner or just relaxing after a long days work, this beer (more than) gets the job done.

Feb 09, 2017
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4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Bitterbill from Wyoming

Best by May 8th 2017.

It pours a pale gold with an inch and receding head of foam.

Smells of kind of spicy hops, sweet and grainy malt.

The taste is nice. Grain with an ample off setting spicy hop character and some sweet notes. A very tasty Golden Ale that's very easy to drink and doesn't suffer from a thin body.

Jan 24, 2017
4.11 by Lelampp from Ohio on Oct 15, 2016
3.79 by musicsherlock from New York on Jul 23, 2016
4.01 by YoungKurtis from Maryland on Jun 28, 2016
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by AndrewMichael from Virginia

12 oz can, drank straight out of at Shake Shack upon arrival in Baltimore. A Belgian Golden, nice refreshing flavors, and Brewer's Art knows how to use the Belgian yeasts correctly. Never too overpowering, but definitely has the necessary presence. Sneak abv on this one as well, when it's this easy to drink.

Jun 26, 2016
3.75 by kwjd from Canada (ON) on Jun 19, 2016
4.42 by rjd722 from Maryland on Jun 04, 2016
3.99 by Lucular from Maryland on Jun 03, 2016
4 by chiva from Virginia on Jun 02, 2016
4.73 by erogers from New York on Jun 02, 2016
3.35 by JCarson410 from Maryland on May 13, 2016
4.24 by DrBier from Pennsylvania on Apr 04, 2016
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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 423 ratings