The Brewer's Art

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The Brewer's Art
Maryland, United States
Ranked #43
Ranked #18,808
3.85 | pDev: 11.69%
Jun 03, 2022
Feb 06, 2003
Very Good
Notes: 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
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Look: It pours amber and clear with a tan head. Head retention is good.

Smell: It has some raisin and plum aromas up front. There are some toasty elements with a bit of sugar and banana.

Taste: It is quite fruity in the flavor with raisons, prunes, and apples. There are some banana notes with floral and spicy elements. The finish is sweet with a little bit of dryness.

Feel: It has a medium body and a bittersweet finish.

Overall, there is something off about the balance almost like a metallic twinge, but the flavors are decent.
Jun 03, 2022
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a very brown color with a generous head and lacing
Aroma has pleasant fruit and malt hints
The taste the nose with a fruit and malt flavor
A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
A good Dubbel
Mar 05, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by LennyBound from Illinois

Jul 12, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by DAllen6701 from District of Columbia

Jan 21, 2021
Rated: 3.96 by thomda11 from California

Jul 16, 2020
Rated: 4 by Iowagian from Maryland

Jul 14, 2020
Rated: 4.34 by Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware

May 27, 2020
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Has always been my go-to locally made Belgian Dubbel. For quite awhile you could only find it on tap and in limited distribution. Now, it's also canned, contract brewed, with larger availability and on which this review is based. Still a solid choice. Yeasty, fruity aroma starts things off. Lingering sweetness and subtle spice in the flavor profile. Long lasting finish. If you have the choice, opt for the draft.
Mar 16, 2020
Rated: 4.04 by StanleysCup from Maryland

Jan 07, 2020
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Reviewed by CHickman from New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a nice sweet dubbel with honey, graham cracker, chalky yeast, light caramel, peppery spices, herbs, malt like bread crust and floral hop notes. It was smooth and hid the alcohol well. It trails off on the dry side with lingering Belgian yeast and flavors.
Nov 16, 2019
Rated: 4.62 by Alexrdvz from Oklahoma

Sep 18, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by Eychung from New York

Jun 06, 2019
Rated: 3.8 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

May 17, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by BabaBeer from California

Apr 14, 2019
Rated: 3.88 by Amalak from New York

Mar 23, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Stengelfoot from California

Feb 22, 2019
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Reviewed by DanO1066 from Maryland

3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Brace of draught goblets at The Brewer's Art ("home" for this ale). I've actually been enjoying this brew, at a variety of locations (and even from a can) since my move to Baltimore in 2006. Didn't realize I'd failed to rate it in all that time. The main reason why I've been eager to sample other Belgian ales.
Oct 23, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 04, 2018
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Rated by LukeGude from Iowa

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap at the brewery. Not an amazing dubbel, more of a brown ale with hints of Belgian yeast, but glad to try it.
Sep 16, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by stortore from Illinois

Jun 28, 2018
Rated: 4 by Peaches13 from Pennsylvania

May 24, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

May 13, 2018
Rated: 5 by Kinzer from Maryland

May 11, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

May 08, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by Hockey_Fan from Maryland

Apr 21, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania

Mar 30, 2018
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz can, stamped best by 6/10/18

Clear, dark amber brownish color, thick off white head. Aroma is big - Belgian yeast esters of herbal earthy spice. Taste is malty, sweet, with similar flavors as aroma. Medium bodied fizzy carbonation.
Mar 17, 2018
Rated: 4 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania

Mar 12, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by Kubishark from Maryland

Feb 27, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by SBlobaum from Illinois

Dec 20, 2017
Rated: 4.3 by coryhk from California

Dec 05, 2017
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. can poured into a rocks glass.

Dark amber and clear it is topped with one inch of fairly fine and consistent tan foam. The nose is moderate to high in strength and has plenty of aromas to sift through. Belgian yeast, fruity esters and caramel malt and hops. Taste is in line with the nose. Sweet, fruity and malty to start with a medium dry finish with some hop bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden. I think the body is a little thin for the style and it feels light and crisp.

Overall, a nice brew that is definitely worth trying.
Nov 24, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by BeerSexLove from Virginia

Nov 01, 2017
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Reviewed by Profundobaso from New York

4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Look - amber color, slightly cloudy. A solid two finger head.
Smell - fruity, hoppy, sugar, malts, and nuts. Really a myriad of scents that come through.
Taste - as complex as the smell. Tartness initially, followed by maltiness and finishes with a bit of hoppy bitterness. Although smells sweet, doesn't taste very sweet at all.
Feel - definitely a full-bodied beer with tons of flavor. carbonation is light but appropriate. alcohol content is definitely detectable.
Overall - I have to say, I am probably a bit biased about this beer since I have been drinking it for years, but this really is one of my all time favorites. An excellent representation of the style, and just downright tasty.
Oct 23, 2017
Rated: 3.81 by andrei_chiffa from Maryland

Oct 23, 2017
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Reviewed by zonker17 from Texas

3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Draft pour to shaker, clear light copper, minimal head and retention. Nose carries lightly the Belgian style yeast notes and malt. Taste also light with a more bitter finish than expected. Medium light body and carbonation.
Aug 30, 2017
Rated: 4.22 by Golfontap from Maryland

Jul 19, 2017
Rated: 3.91 by Budlum from Maryland

Jul 09, 2017
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Reviewed by mpyle from Maryland

4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
From a 12 oz can:

Pours a brilliantly clear amber color, with a nice slightly off-white head, creamy and long lasting.

Wonderful dark fruit aromas, some burnt sugar, and hints of sweetness. Has a richness of aroma that makes it seem bigger than it is.

Slightly sweet raisin type flavors, a bit of peppery yeast phenolic character, and has a drying, peppery finish. The smooth dry finish invites more drinking, and makes it quite easy to drink for its strength.

Medium body and carbonation, no astringency. Just a slight hint of warming.

Was surprised I had never rated this beer before. A nice Belgian beer from my state, somewhat sneaky with its strength, and sold at a great price (at least in my area).
Jul 01, 2017
Resurrection from The Brewer's Art
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 559 ratings