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Brewer's Art Resurrection | The Brewer's Art

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Brewer's Art
Maryland, United States | website

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
During the fermentation of the first batch of this
Abbey-style dubbel, the yeast «died» and was
«resurrected» by brewer Chris Cashell. Made with five types of barley malt and lots of sugar, this beer is quite strong and flavorful, without being too sweet. 7%abv

Added by Todd on 02-06-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
161
Ratings:
503
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
21.04%
 
 
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Reviews: 161 | Ratings: 503
Photo of stevoj
2.84/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Can from JP’s Wine &Spirits. Clear ruby/amber with thick giant head that subsides. Musty, dusty aroma Not getting too many dubbel notes, minor brown sugar, yeast accents here and there, but kind of bland overall.

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Photo of PA-hunter
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz can into glass. 7% abv

Appearance- Pours a earthy deep brown with a tint of red. Large finely bubbled head fast to dissipate. Very hazy

Smell- Prunes, fig, caramel

Taste- Has the dark fruit flavors. Mainly prune with a vinous touch of grape. Some banana as well. Still malty with a touch of caramel. A touch of clove that rounds out the many sweet notes of this beer in the finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium heavy in body with medium carbonation.

Overall- A great attempt at a dubbel. Smooth and captures the style appropriately.

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Photo of Statik_v87
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My father brought back some cans of this beer from his trip to Baltimore. He said it was better on tap, but gave me a can to try. Overall, this is a very drinkable ale with nice malt character.

L: Pours a clear red-brown, with a two finger off-white head.

S: Smells a bit sweet and malty. Maybe a bit of dark fruit character, but not very strong.

T: Pretty well-balanced beer. Sweet and malty, with a bit of fruit (fig?) Not too sweet and not too bitter. I'm sure it would pair nicely with a variety of foods.

F: At 7%, you can definitely feel the bite of the booze as it sits in your mouth, but it isn't too abrasive. Not terrible.

Overall, a nice beer and I wouldn't mind drinking more of it. Cheers! ^ ^

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Photo of IPA1978
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap, minimal head
smell of carmels and dark fruit
Taste of malty carmel, soft phenols

This was a good dubbel, would try this again in a bottle but was a little disapointing on tap

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Photo of MrIncognito
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Belgian yeast-forward with a lightly sweet malt backbone and some candy sugar. More earthy than sweet overall with minimal hop bitterness. Alcohol well hidden.

Nice beer overall. Lacks some complexity but the flavored are there for the most part

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Photo of oldn00b
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can.

Dark amber color, nice fizzy light tan head.

Bit of spice on the nose but mostly malt and bit of bread yeasty funk.

Flavor is much the same, what I think of as an abbey ale. Lots of malt, a bit of spice. Relatively sweet overall.

Finish is a bit long, and a touch more bitter than expected. Fine but not outstanding.

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Photo of rpjterp
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a beautiful mahogany with a light head. Drinks very smooth but its strong smell does not translate to as deep a character of flavor as you would guess.

Quality beer overall.

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Photo of delta490
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear ruby-tinted copper with barely any head. The is spiced, with a nice malt caramel sweetness and a little bit of mustiness. The taste is much the same. Both dissipate with some time, but still very off-putting. The body is a little thinner than I like for the style, but does have a nice smoothness throughout.

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Photo of mwilbur
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a clear darkish red with thin off white head that quickly dissipates.
S: Banana, candi sugar, and a hint of clove and caramel malt. A bit sweet even for style.
T: Banana and clove, sweet caramel malt, and a hint of dried fruit (golden raisin especially). This reminds me of NBB Abbey...in a good way.
M: Light-medium body...drinks lighter than ABV. Sweet with a hint of spice. Nice lingering on the palate.
D: Good drinkability and solid for style. A pleasant surprise.

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.71/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2013 vintage 750 ml bottle, poured into a snifter

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, deep, mahogany color, speckled with reddish highlights, and a finger of caramel-colored head that slowly dissolved into a lacing of foam that covered the entire top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic. I get lots of dried stone fruit, such as raisins, prunes, apricots, as well as some candied sugar. I also get some good notes of toasted malt, imparting aromas of freshly baked bread or pretzels. There’s some spice notes too, such as clove, cinnamon, a touch of all-spice. Finally, there’s a touch of Belgian yeasty funkiness and piney hops.

Taste: Delicious! Lots of toasted malt up front, imparting notes of freshly baked biscuits, or earthy whole-grain crackers. Next comes some candied sugar, lots of dried stone fruit, such as raisins, prunes, apricots, a touch of pineapple and banana, and spices, such as clove, cinnamon, and a touch of all-spice and saffron. Finally, there’s a touch of Belgian yeasty funkiness and piney hops to balance everything out. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and pretty effervescent as there’s some nice carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 7%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: I found this beer to be delicious and was a perfect accompaniment to my family’s Easter dinner. It’s got great toasted malt, dried stone fruit, spice, funk and hops flavors in a great balance that kept me coming back for more. Recommended.

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Photo of BEERdrinker00
4.89/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This was a fantastic beer. It came in a can which is great to reduce light absorption. The beer was extremely flavorful but not overpowering and had a nice finish.

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Photo of Trombone69
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Poured from a 12oz can into a snifter.

Nice orange, copper color, the head dissipates quickly, no lacing (although I don't really care about that), decent mouthfeel, decent balance.

Does anybody else get a fishy, maybe a crabby sort of flavor?
I'm not really digging this tonight. I was expecting something better.
A little thick / sticky on the finish.

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Photo of trippytbta
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Can poured into Pint Glass

A: pours deep amber with fluffy light khaki head that lingers forever

S: Sugar and yeast

T: Slightly earthy, spicy, and malty

M: Medium bodied, great carbonation making it a real smooth drinker

Overall: A Dubbel done very well.

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Photo of reebtaerG
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on draft at Lures

A-Pours a hazy reddish amber with lasting creamy off white 1 finger head, spotty lacing.

S-Aromas are brown sugar, grass, some citrus, dough yeasts.

T-Taste are spicy lemony chinook hops, grass, hints of toffee malts, no alcohol.

M-Palate was soft smooth carbonation with light/medium body.

O-I remembered having this years ago and how great it was and now with how much other great beer has improve my taste.

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Photo of u2carew
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can

A) Pours with a finger thick head then settles to a thin lacing across the top. Hazy copper colored body.
S) Raisin, clove. Some citrus notes.
T) Plum. Raisin. Clove. Caramel. In that order. A pleasant taste profile.
M) Medium body. Smooth. Creamy. Slight dry in the finish.
O) A tasty dubbel. If I had another can I'd drink it!

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Photo of N_Schleret
3.37/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark amber color with an off white one finger head that dissipates to a sudsy top.
S: Dark fruits, yeast, and malts.
T: Very sweet, caramel, sugar, dark fruits, and a metallic taste. Finishes with yeast.
M: Medium body, medium carbonation, and sticky on the palate.
O: Okay for the style.

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Photo of tbeckett
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had it at Brewer's Art. From notes.

A - Reddy brown pour with a cloudy body. One finger of beige head left a little lace and a film of retention.

S - Sugar, dark fruit, yeast.

T - A bit of spice, dark fruit, yeast, nice sweetness to it.

M - Nice mild and pleasant carbonation, medium to full body and a sweet then dry finish.

O/D - A decent Dubbel. Complex and hits the requisite flavour notes, but doesn't go to crazy. Nice.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: slightly hazy, tawny in color.... huge, rocky, cottony, open, off-white foam - keeps a decent mound of suds in the middle as the liquid recedes, minimal lace.... miniscule specks of some kind of sediment dotting the expanse of the liquid

S: (not knowing from the label and elsewhere) this smells like a dubbel or maybe a Scotch ale.... it's pretty wonderful - cinnamon, allspice, dark plum, prune.... high L crystal malt or candi sugar plays a huge part in the aromas as well.... fantastic yeast aromatics... little bit of clove and bubblegum

T: spices, toasted dark grains in the finish... complex shift in flavors throughout the first few sips.... spicy phenols and booze dominate, but the round, fruity malt/sugar does balance enough, serving as a foundation.... not as much fruit flavor as aromas suggest - the overall taste leans more toward dark, caramelized malts and spicy booze

M: somewhat silken, slight-medium body.... soft-sudsy wash, moderate residual gas.... bit of a dew-like sticky film.... mostly dry, hardly parching

O: one of the more well-made domestic dubbels I've had -

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Photo of Slatetank
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I had this can at the Cove in York, enjoyed chilled in a pint glass.

The color is dark amber with thin head of beige with rocky frothy look. The clarity is hazed as of an unfiltered beer with fine bead. The retention is good and lace sticks. The smell is very nutty with a slight tropical ester like dates with light spiced accent from the yeast and mild alcohol aroma. The feel is good semi-dry spiced texture with thin body for the style, but not too dry or phenolic moderately carbonated.

The flavor has an element of fruit with semi-spicy yeast giving the ale more of a light taste with toasted grain taste in the background. The flavor has fruity yeast with an herbal tinge of hops perhaps, but the malt is lacking in this for my taste. Overall not a bad beer but if you want a dubbel more representative of the style there are better options, the drinkability is good overall.

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Photo of cyclonece09
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a tulip. Pours deep light red with a nice white head. Smells of berries and Belgian yeast, berries dominant. Tastes of sweet grain with hints of berries nice balance. Beer is carbonated nicely light body goes down smooth. Overall an above average beer.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tall pint glass, color is dark copper, head is huge on the last glug, had to slurp some foam. Head color is light tan very nice lacing and it lingers very thick, about 3/4 inch.

Smell is more malty than yeasty, some toast, maybe biscuit, caramel flavors; yeast flavors are slight phenol and light banana and clove.

Taste is more malty than yeasty, yeast flavor is off, slightly astringent. Malt flavors are slightly thin, dry with some caramely flavors; yeast flavors from the nose come through, light banana clove.

Mouthfeel is sweeter upfront quickly overtaken by drying qualities, some lingering yeast and sweet flavors, drying on the tongue.

Overall, a slightly light dubbel, maybe headed towards saison dryness more so than dubbel sweetness and yeastiness.

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Photo of Jimmys
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can into tulip. 06/15/13 printed on the can. not sure if it is a canned on or drink by. so far tastes like a canned on.

A: super hazy. orange/reddish body. rich color. head is frothy and big. orange and red mix with white. good retention and lacing.

S: a lot of caramel. very sweet. good fruitiness, all dark. plums and red grapes.

T: a little metallic at first, but it doesn't last. big time sweetness. lots of brown sugar. lingering sweetness and a mild yeast bitterness bite.

M: solid carb level on a medium body.

D: besides the slight metallic notes, this is a pretty good dubbel. good sweetness, fruitiness. not too shabby.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a chalice

A- pours a dark & murky reddish purple color with a one-finger creamy off-white head that reduces to a small layer skimming the top

S- lots of dark fruit aromas up front with notes of dried cherries, plum and fig. Sweet brown sugary notes with a touch of alcohol closes it out

T- dark fruit notes follow the aromas with big flavors of fig and prune. Mid-palate provides a bit of caramels listed brown sugar sweetness that continues through to the finish with a bit of alcohol

M- medium body and carbonation, foamy mouthfeel with a crisp finish

O- an enjoyable Dubbel and a good effort on an American attempt of the style

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Photo of Clydesdale
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a lightly hazy reddish-brown color. The amber-colored head is fairly tall initially, with a somewhat dense, foamy texture. Retention is solid, and quite a few splotchy rings of lace cling to the glass.

S: Quite sweet up front. Toffee and caramel is prominent. Quite a bit of orchard fruitiness as well, with notes of golden apples and ripe pears, with faint banana tones. Some leafy and herbal hop aroma is also detectable. Faint spice and alcohol aromas are also present.

T: A malty, sweet beer initially. Caramel, toffee, and Belgian sugar take the fore. Hops arrive midway through to add some balancing bitterness and a bit of leafy flavor. Fruity esters are noticeable, with the same orchard and raisin notes as in the nose. Spicy notes arrive later on, along with some alcohol.

M: Medium body. Actually a bit light for the style, to me. Carbonation is smooth and on the lighter side of medium. There's a bit of alcohol heat here. The mouthfeel does linger a bit into the finish.

O: This is a solid American take on a Belgian dubbel. It grew on me a bit as I drank it, but it never wowed me. It seemed a bit scattered compared to some of the better versions of the style, but it was still enjoyable.

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Photo of ElderBeagle
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: a beautiful dark amber with a bit of lacy foam on top

S: not a whole lot here...maybe caramel, raisin, a bit of the alcohol coming through as well

T: similar to other reviews I perused this is where Resurrection makes its living. A nice carmel, sugar, dark fruit flavor at the front of the mouth then slowly morphs into this great herbal hop bitterness. The hops really cling to the back of the tongue and at a new dimension to the beer.

M: really hefty body,creamy almost. Really sticks to the tongue

O: really a great beer from this brewery and now I really want to try more of their beers.

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