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

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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
Ranking:
#4,301
Reviews:
141
Ratings:
412
pDev:
10.47%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
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Ratings: 412 |  Reviews: 141
Photo of AgentZero
4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of johnnnniee
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared with MrBarleywine, thanks for the opportunity Mike!
Pours a slightly hazy deep golden color with a smallish white head that dissipates slowly. Smells of sweet and candy sugar with a hint of citrus and a bit of light caramel, pepper and spice. The flavor is malty sweet with sweet sugars up front that are sandwiched between tangerine and orange peel. Light pepper and spice with a hint of yeasty funk before a sweet lingering finish. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Nice Belgian ale, a bit sweet and fruity but so easy to drink.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of larryi86
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a tulip

A- A slightly hazy golden color with a huge four finger white head.

S- Light fruits, pear, floral notes, musty yeast, pepper.

T- Light fruits, some apricot and pear, pepper, floral, touch of musty yeast, some earthy bitterness in the finish.

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- A nice easy drinking beer. Worth seeking out. I will definitely pick this up again.

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Photo of clayrock81
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a clearish gold with good head that stuck around forever. Had a decent aroma of yeastiness, touch of orange and citric and bitter hops, tad bit of fruit and some sweet sugary malts. Easy to drink, has a mix of sweet and tart fruit as well as some spiceiness for a little kick. A bit on the plush, juicy side with a filling mouth, can't really pinpoint the fruits other than something like apple/pear and a touch of tropical as well. Some sweet malt as well but ultimately finishes dry with a crisp kick and is an excellent beer to relax with on a terribly hot summer day.

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Photo of KevinTK
5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of YobroitsJoe
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of awdturboiv
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of jessmbowen
5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 750ml corked and caged Belgian bottle out of a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a thin, 1-finger, white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace and not leaving much of a trail.

S: Fruity Belgian phenol and ester aromas fill the nose. Hints of dark fruits in the background.

T: Similar to the aroma this flavor consists of a fruity Belgian taste with hints of dark fruits and phenols.

M: Pretty strong and boozy. Medium body and medium carbonation

O: Another great Belgian beer by Brewer’s art. I liked this more on tap than the bottle.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of SFLpunk
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml brown glass cork and cage bottle thanks to Carl (sleepnbballrlife) for this hook up. Date on back looks like 4/23/13.

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow straw color with lush white giant head. Continuous stream of tiny champagne-like bubbles. Nose is wheaty with the Belgian "yeasty" nose, little white pepper, floral, etc.

Palate is crisp and zippy with carbonation. White pepper and flowers followed by sweet citrus pulp and a little sweet grass. Moderately long finish.

Notes: flavors are spot on, but the mouthfeel gets a little cloying after a few sips. Decent, but not Duvel.

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Photo of zrab11
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a nice dark yellow color with a huge 3 1/2 finger head that i had to wait about 2-3 min to settle.

S-Has a nice earthy smell with some citrus notes as well as some fruit and spices. Also has a champagne like smell with some hints of yeast.

T- Has a nice bitter hops flavor up front with a nice tart sweetness in the middle and then finish's with a dry champagne feel

M- Medium body with good carbonation

D-overall this was a good BSPA but it wasn't as good as i hoped. I had really high hopes for this one but it just wasn't balanced enough for me. the spices and hops and champagne flavors just didn't mesh as well as i hoped. it was still an easy drinker but not the mind blowing flavors and complexity that i had hoped.

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4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at brewers art

Pours a crystal clear pale yellow. A good amount of white frothy head. Very pretty. Smells yeasty and lightly flowery. Hops are barely detectable on the nose. Tastes sweet and little citrusy. Floral flavors coupled with some nice hoppiness. The sweetness masks the bitterness of the hops well. Good carbonation. Solid mouthfeel. Overall very enjoyable

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Photo of MusicaleMike
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle in Baltimore, MD at the brew pub. 750mL bottle, corked and caged at Sly Fox in Royersford, PA. Interesting how that works...

Poured into my Brewers Art chalice, this is a fine looking beer! Brilliant clarity that really show of the lazy beads of carbonation slowly rising out of the depths of this "devil" beer. The head needs no coaxing to rise and rise. It forms a beautiful white cap that rounds out over the chalice and creates a picture perfect beer. The head does diminish a little bit after a minute, but leaves scars of lacing all over the glass.

The aroma is subtle but intoxicating. Softly floral, with obvious whiffs of yeast and sweet fruits. Notes of apricot, honeydew, and lavender are all present.

Doughy and sweet with enough bitterness to round out the flavor. Alcohol is present here, but shows no heat thankfully. There are notes of peppercorn, and a pleasant dry finish. Pretty much can say that this is the best American example of the style I have come across to date.

Mouthfeel is dead-on. Expansive carbonation and a medium to light body. It give the impression that this is a lighter bodied beer and really subtracts from the 7.5% abv. Makes this beer more drinkable.

Again I say, this has got to be one of the better American versions of a Belgian Strong Golden Ale available. Enough complexity that I would want to buy again and I think that this has great potential for interesting food pairings. I have had the entire bottle in one sitting and I think I now know why these beers are considered "devilish"...

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Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 412 ratings