Brewer's Art Beazly Golden Ale | The Brewer's Art

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89
very good
403 Ratings
Brewer's Art Beazly Golden AleBrewer's Art Beazly Golden Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Brewer's Art
Maryland, United States
thebrewersart.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our answer to the Belgian «devil» beers (i.e. Lucifer, Duvel, etc.). Both rich and dry, this beer is all too easy to consume in large quantities. Hopped with Styrian Goldings.

Formerly Ozzy Ale

Added by Todd on 06-17-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
403
Reviews:
139
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.2%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
62
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 403 |  Reviews: 139
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Knapp85
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out as a very nice clear golden color. The head was fluffy and white with a thin retention and decent lacing. The smell of the beer is floral, fruity and very bready. The taste of the beer was a little metallic up front, the more you have the less of that you get. The beer has a nice bready sweetness with a banana-like fruit flavor. The hops give this a nice balanced bitterness. The mouthfeel is very smooth with a good body and carbonation. Overall this beer was really quite good. I wasn't sure what to expect but it turned out to be really good.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of nmann08
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of brentk56
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearnance: Arrrives at the bar with a hazy golden color and and decent head that deposits copious amounts of lacing on the glass

Smell: Biscuity, with interesting aromatics of grainy wood, stone fruit and a touch of sweet Belgian candi sugar

Taste: Grainy sweetness on the opening, followed by an earthy, yeasty aspect with herbacious hints that lead up to a dry finish, that has some spicy hop to it

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with effervescent carbonation

Drinkability: Nicely balanced Belgian Pale; love the finish; in the top echelon of US brewed Belgian style beers

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Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of emerge077
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Fred for this one! Much appreciated GB.

Ozzy pours a pale pastel yellow, it has a slight haze but is generally clear with visible carbonation trails rising. A few fingers width of foam on the surface. Pretty decent lasting coverage, spindly lace sticks to the glass.

Peppery phenolic spice in the yeasty aroma leads off with some bitter orange peel and coriander. Lightly bitter and grassy in the dry aftertaste, mild grainy malt sweetness in the middle. Sort of thin bodied and spicy in general from the yeast strain. Definitely more drinkable than Duvel, etc.

Overall it's pretty good BSPA, it could use a little more body, but that's a minor knock.

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Photo of Boone757
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of DrBier
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight 4's down the line on this solid brew,pours a lighter shade of gold with a nice big fluffy head that leaves some nice lacing.The aroma is yeasty and very citriusy.Seemed to be a very malt accented brew tastes of citruis and some light smokiness with a big malty finish.I have had 3 or 4 of The brewers Art beers and all seem to be pretty solid.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A clear yellow-gold body displays streams of very tiny bubbles rising steadily beneath a bright-white head of creamy foam. The retention is decent, and although it eventually drops to a thin but creamy collar, it does leave some very nice lace about the glass. The nose offers a distinct apple/pear fruit note amidst sweetish malt, slightly citrusy & floral hops, and a gentle spiciness (coriander?). The body is medium-light; and it's crisp in the mouth with a very fine carbonation that tickles the tongue. In the flavor, all of the elements found in the nose are carried over. It starts crisp and fruity (some light cherry?) on the front of the tongue with a low-key, fruit-like tartness; develops some malty sweetness and delicate spicy character as it crosses the palate; and finishes with a firm bitterness, a drying wash of alcohol, some low-key hop flavor, and a touch of residual fruity malt. Very well-balanced with a restrained spiciness! Flavorful, smooth yet crisp, and deceptively drinkable! Impressive!

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jlindros
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another interesting Belgian from Brewer's Art thanks to beandip.

A: A huge 4+ finger head rises up and fades slowly with a pillowy fluffy fading head. The beer has a slight particulate and billions of tiny bubbles floating from all over the sides of the glass. The head leaves a messy but light lacing all over the place as it fades.

N: A nice Belgian golden ale nose, a slight tripel with some sweet Belgian malts, a very light saison spices, a light fruit with touch of citrus, some wheat, and some juicy fruit aromas. A slight hop aroma comes through as well, light almost noble hops. Topped off with a slight Belgian yeast.

T: Starts with more Belgian malts, light golden malts with some light saison spicy and dry flavors. Then more wheat and sweet malts that give it almost a tripel taste. Some fruit as well, a little apple, light peach and tangerine. Juicy but dry. A light bitterness, stems from a light hop flavor. A light spicy feel from touch of warming booze and bit of acidity I think.

M: Medium to lighter body with a metric buttload of carbonation.

F: Finishes very dry again, with a touch of bitterness from more hops and some of the spices. Some lingering Belgian golden malts and light fruit. A light lingering off bitterness though that isn't as pleasant as the rest of the beer, but it's not too bad. It drinks very well too, especially for 7.25% abv, and pretty dry.

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3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired from mwrecording so a big “Thank You” to him. Poured from a 12oz can into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast, spices, bananas, caramelized malts, some citrus and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with a burst of peppery spices that is quickly followed by some mildly sweet flavors of citrus, bananas and caramel. Then some breadiness comes in from Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid Belgian-style beer to drink for a long time.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Kegatron
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Clear gold with a finger of fizzy white head that leaves patches swathes of lacing behind. The aroma is mix of sweetness, fruit and spice. This is quite zippy in the nose. The taste is similar. Bready sugars, fruit (getting a good bit of tart apple) and spicy throughout. The finish is especially dry and spicy. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a sharp and lively feel to the carbonation that pops in the mouth. There is a little alcohol here. I’ve always thought that Ozzy was a decent beer but I’m happy to see that you can now enjoy it in a 12oz portion instead of having to commit to a 750ml bottle. This translated to the canned packaging well.

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Photo of mactrail
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very clear golden color in the glass. Not a speck of sediment in the bottle. A fair amount of frothy head at first pour, though less after that. Nice swirls of lacing. Fruity aroma.

Sweet on the lips followed by a tart taste. A dry peach and fruit cocktail taste. As the flavors linger it's more of a pear taste, with the skins and a bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel. Honeydew melon and bitter greens. Quite an interesting and complex beer.

The dry yeasty finish is quite pleasant, and not overly dry. Even some honey taste. It seems like a nice balance of yeast flavors-- the bitterness, fruit, and dry sensation. From the 750 ml corked bottle bought at Whole Foods in Washington, DC.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.45/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Glad to see this on tap, as a full bottle would be a little much for me. Golden colored pour, pristine clarity, topped with a small, rocky, white head; low retention and just a bit of lacing at first. Quite Belgian in the nose, bready yeast, light spice, herbal hop notes. Taste of toasted cereal grains, Belgian yeast with fruit ester undertones, grassy, peppery spice. Light body, pretty easily drinkable, but nothing amazing. Not really sure what this beer has to do with Ozzy, unless it's a "prince of darkness" reference or something.

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Photo of mendvicdog
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of billab914
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brought a couple bottles from Brewers over to share with the family. This was the first one one cracked open. Served chilled and poured into several snifters, this was consumed on 06/30/2010.

The pour was huge and needed to calm down for a few moments to be honest. Lots of fluffy white foam on a very carbonated golden yellow body. Even settling for ten minutes left behind a ton on lacing down the sides of the glass.

The aroma was light, pears, apples, hints of light lemon an citrus pops in it. Nice. Warming brings hints of the yeast and nice touches of the bready touches of. Light, well balanced flavor. Hints of citrus and pears nicely balanced against light bready notes, hints of grain and a nice well balanced feel. Very, very drinkable and just a very well rounded light belgian ale.

Overall just solid as could be. Love the style and it was super drinkable. Nothing at all to complain about here.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Brewer's Art in Baltimore, MD, served in a goblet.

The appearance is golden and transparent which fits the style w/ slight white cap with tight beading. The carbonation is visible in the brew. A sweet malt scent is quickly overwhelmed by a citrus hop hint and slight white grape aroma. There is a mild sweet hop nose w/ subtle citrus rind and slight fruity yeast note w/ modest alcohol in the aroma.

Ozzy has a feel that is sweet up front w/ a semi-bitter middle with hop acidity playing well off the malt and a crisp semi-dry finish. The flavor is unique with slight fruity taste and blend of citrus notes w/ mild sugary tinge and subtle dry malt flavor. The yeast gives a hint of pepper which goes well with the citrus and herbal elements from the hops w/ a mild spice in the finish.

The BSPA was a joy to savor, I found this to be the most intriguing ales of the night at Brewer's Art, the hop flavor works so well with the yeast with the dry finsish and moderately strong alcohol -a very quenching beer w/ lots of hops much like a Belgian IPA. This is a class act.

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