The Brewer's Art

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The Brewer's Art
Maryland, United States
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
Ranked #34
Ranked #10,573
4.01 | pDev: 10.47%
Sep 06, 2022
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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Rated: 4 by Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware

Sep 06, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Jun 07, 2022
Rated: 4.05 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Nov 25, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by smcneave from Maryland

May 15, 2020
Rated: 4 by avisong from Virginia

Feb 17, 2020
Rated: 4 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Aug 26, 2019
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Rated by JohnDon from Texas

4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Super crisp and clean taste and finish.
May 17, 2019
Rated: 2.9 by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

Mar 01, 2019
Rated: 3.93 by dbauer from California

Oct 31, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by arrowsmith_ from Pennsylvania

Aug 02, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by socon67 from New York

Jul 30, 2018
Rated: 3.74 by Gasp262 from Canada (AB)

Jun 09, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by Jason_cs from Florida

May 05, 2018
Rated: 4.59 by Keller from Pennsylvania

Apr 09, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania

Mar 11, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by ArnoldBlumenthal from Maryland

Feb 11, 2018
Rated: 3.73 by SBlobaum from Illinois

Dec 20, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by coryhk from California

Dec 04, 2017
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by BubbleChamber from Maryland

2/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
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
Rated: 4.06 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Aug 19, 2017
Rated: 3.62 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Jul 24, 2017
Rated: 3.73 by TominGermany from Germany

Jul 10, 2017
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Reviewed by mpyle from Maryland

4.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 3.88 by Gregf51 from Ohio

May 05, 2017
Rated: 4 by nickfl from Florida

Apr 14, 2017
Rated: 4 by BabaBeer from California

Mar 12, 2017
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by Profundobaso from New York

4.68/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
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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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.11 by Lelampp from Ohio

Oct 15, 2016
Rated: 3.79 by musicsherlock from New York

Jul 23, 2016
Rated: 4.01 by YoungKurtis from Maryland

Jun 28, 2016
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Reviewed by AndrewMichael from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 3.75 by kwjd from Canada (ON)

Jun 19, 2016
Rated: 4.42 by rjd722 from Maryland

Jun 04, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by Lucular from Maryland

Jun 03, 2016
Rated: 4 by chiva from Virginia

Jun 02, 2016
Rated: 4.73 by erogers from New York

Jun 02, 2016
Beazly from The Brewer's Art
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 425 ratings