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

BA SCORE
89
very good
402 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:
402
Reviews:
139
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.2%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
61
For Trade:
1
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -12.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of SFLpunk
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
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 -5.7%
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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Photo of Urbancaver
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
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 +5.7%
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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4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review 400 ! 750 mL bottle brought back from Maryland by Jimbo.

Appearance is a light gold color with a bright white head. The first pour with the pressure from the cork, left two fingers of it. Ozzy has a nose with spices, belgian yeast, malts and citrus. It is very pleasant and balanced. The taste has more malts, caramel, some hops, lemon and grass. MF is medium and nice carbonation level from this bottle. From the U.S. produced BSPAs that I have had the opportunity to try. this was one of the best.

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Photo of betsona
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to smokeypeat for a 750mL caged cork bottle with a date code of 11/19/12. Poured into a tulip glass. It was a nice introduction to a brewery I had never had before.

A- As soon as I opened the bottle and turned to grab a glass the cork exploded off the bottle with enough noise that my ear actually hurt for a moment. With enough carbonation to explode the cork, it was no surprise that a gentle pour produced over five fingers worth of head that I had to wait to dissipate (over three minutes). Carbonation aside, this is a nice looking transparent golden ale with about an hour worth of white head retention at about a half finger. Dirty haphazard sticky lacing all over the glass. I am probably hitting it a little hard for the exploding cork and head issues. Overall, you have to decide if you appreciate the beauty or get frustrated having to wait to pour. I took the latter approach.

S- I hate to say it, but it smells similar to most Belgian golden ales. It has the earthiness of a slight manure and hay mixture. I also got some citrus zest...mainly lemon with some orange. The malt backbone is slightly generic as well. Some wheat overtones from store bought bread. Still, a nice smelling beer, just not anything unique.

T- Starts of with a sweetness of wheat and slight undertones of lemon. I then got quite a bit of perfectly ripe pear with spicy overtones consistent with most saisons. Notes of weak peppercorn add to the spiciness of cardamon. All give way to a mild ending in comparison to the starting flavors.

M- This one is extremely carbonated but it works with the flavor profile. It doesn't have much of a lingering taste, but what is there is slightly sweet and sits somewhat heavy on the tongue. It is a lighter body so I was sort of surprised how heavy it sat on my tongue.

O- This one was a great introduction to Brewer's Art. If it was available to me, I would snatch it up for dinner parties as a wine alternative. It was easy to drink, and the abv makes its accessible in somewhat larger quantities. This is one of the first Belgian golden ales I have really enjoyed. Nicely done!

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

Great US take on a Belgium Golden Ale, rich and tasty.

Presentation: 750 ml brown corked bottle. Light colored label with a prominent name of the brew in heavy metal Ozzy typography, faded background has the image of a estate of the fallen angel? Back label along the perfunctory legal notes adds briefly that "a portion of the proceeds will benefit bat preservation programs… Nice ironic touch for those picking up up the reference :) Notes best by date (11/18/12) Shows O.G. Plato (16.8), and Alc. by Vol. (7.3%). Served in a tulip glass.

A - Lightly hazy pale gold pour, rich and towering frothy head, nice retention, good surface memory, and fair touches of lacing.

S - Lightly fruity, a sweet touch with a Belgian yeasty touch.

T - Sweet malty sense with a nice sense around the yeast, fruity with a faint hint of spices, caramel touch as it folds again with a floral touch.

M - Light/medium body with generous carbonation early on, smooth as it settles with a a nice dry touch in the finish.

O - Great flow, very pleasing. Tasty, leaning on its sweet side, but not dull, or with an acidic finish at any point. Very recommendable.

Notes: I was looking forward to try this one for a while but since it is not particularly a style I´m after I was setting it aside, and setting it aside… That was quite a mistake, this is very quaffable, rich and pleasing, and makes for a great quality social brew. Regional touch to it, and if for people getting the nod to Black Sabbath-Osborne it even adds an extra nice touch to it.

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4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A mountainous lush juicy tightly packed slightly off-white colored head with a slightly rocky top that is active and shows a bit of visible fizziness... A pure golden color with a faint orange hue... A small cyclone of rapid paced carbonation rises in the center of the glass...

S - Lemon zest... Orange zest... Muted Belgian yeast... Some subtle notes of wheat and spice... Tart apples... Freshly popped unbuttered unsalted popcorn...

T - Apple... Peaches.... Apricots... Some faint candied sugar notes... Touches of lemon and citrus zest... Wheat... A simple understated spice component...

M - Creamy lushiness to start as the foam touches the lips... Turns crisp, clean, and very freshing... Sturdy brisk carbonation... On the lighter side of medium bodied... Smooth and consistent sip after sip...

D - If didn't already know this one was from Baltimore, MD, I would have truly mistaken this for an authentic Belgian brewed pale ale... Worthy for all BAs to seek out, this one comes highly recommend... Next trip to MD, I'll be stocking up on a couple of these bottles... This one goes down easy gulp after gulp...

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great selection sent to me by smokeypeat.

750 mL corked and caged. Date code was 536 by 11/10/12.

Great looking brew. Mostly clear with some chill haze and tons of rising bubbles, monster head that lasted forever, and great lacing.

Smell is very good. Easy going spicy yeast comes out first, followed by earthy citrus and some mellow hops.

Tastes very good too. Much like the smell, earthy citrus is accented beautifully with tasty, spicy yeast and a smooth, mellow, floral hop profile.

It's kind of sweet but finishes dry. Great medium body with lots of carbonation.

This beer flat out kicks ass. I'm putting it on my wants.

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Photo of corby112
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml received in a recent trade with starrdogg. Thanks again man! Best by date 11/18/12.

Pours a clear dark golden yellow color with a massive three finger frothy, pillowy white head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that coats the glass with large chunks of soapy lacing. Lots of visible carbonation bubbling up.

Earthy, slightly funky aroma with lots of crisp, light fruit, zesty spice and sweet alcohol. Subtle barnyard presence with a prominent earthy grass and straw character balanced out by spicy pepper and clove as well a champagne yeast like effervescence. Some sweet alcohol with estery light fruit, especially apple, pear and grape. They are going for a Duvel clone and they nailed the aroma.

Medium bodied and fuller than I expected with lots of tight carbonation and earthy, bitter hops up front that linger throughout into a dry finish. Well balanced with a good bit of earthy, tart flavor countered by zesty spice, light fruit, sweet alcohol and dry champagne yeast effervescence. Hints of pepper and clove as well as some apple, pear, grass, straw and alcohol. Similar to Duvel but not quite as good with a fuller body, stronger hop presence and less alcohol bite. It has more of a spicy and herbal presence than I prefer and all of the flavors are a bit much. Pretty good and easy to drink but it could be a bit more balanced.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A beer that sounds like it was named after Ozzy Osborne? Metal beer! Sign me up! m/ but seriously heard alot of good things about it.

Poured into a tulip glass from the bottle. Cork gave way instantly with HUGE white rock hard foam head that will not go away. So you can look at that as either beautiful, or functionally frustrating. Don't even bother measuring it, it went into the glass and TOOK OVER no matter how much I tilted. Gorgeous eighteen carat like gold color and clear. Bubbles are super tiny in many places, it looks like bubblebath foam.

Bouquet is a somewhat malt macro like smell and faint bread on the end. But there is also a dominant barnyard smell also like manure. It's not unpleasant though, just this earthy manure like thing you could find on wine. Also spice of cardamom and white pepper is also prominent.

As for taste, carbonation with lemon front with some heat but not too much. This wonderful simple biscuit bread chew in the middle also, and tongue coating. This is a very big different beer on taste from when you first smell it, this is pleasantly unexpected and it's really good.

All these factors make for very high drinkability. Excellent beer glad I bought it. Will buy/have again.

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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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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue X:

Nice, a Devil Beer! No need to tempt us--we won't be looking for a job at Piggly Wiggly either.

Stunningly clear, pale golden color, massive crown of head, which is a trademark for most devil beers. Seriously, the head retention is out of this world. Lovely aroma of dusty yeast, oily hops; dry, doughy, biscuity malt, lilac and other wildflowers, ripe apricots and a faint peppercorn from the alcohol. Super smooth with a lush, crisp backend, medium bodied. A beautiful hop character is thrown at the palate, bitter and oily and melding well with the medicinal phenols that bring a little roughness to the table. Slight fruitiness of pear and apricot, more orchard roundness rather than just sweetness. Alcohol is mild yet still has a slight sting to let you know its strength. Finishes dry with a lingering doughy malt and a spicy hop, phenol and alcohol trio.

Uh, is there any way to sublet our souls to be able to drink this beer on a regular basis? Sure, it ranks very well within the "Devil Beer" realm, but it comes across more like a Belgian IPA / Devil Beer hybrid, which makes us salivate that much more. Dangerously drinkable. Another glass, please.

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Photo of Beerislife652854
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a pint at the Brewer's Art Pub in Mount Vernon, Baltimore.

A - Crystal clear golden color with a small thin head that fades, but does not fade away.

S - Crisp, pleasant hops with notes of fresh bread.

T - Tastes like a premium quality German Pilsner. Crisp, slightly sweet with a mild finish.

M - More like a lager than an ale. Very carbonated, light.

D - Light and easy to drink.

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