Brewer's Art Resurrection | The Brewer's Art

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BEER INFO

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

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:
165
Ratings:
516
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.95%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
99
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by kegerator:
Photo of kegerator
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

overall a nice beer. Served on tap at Bill Batemans.
served in a pint glass :( fairly deep brown with copper and ruby tones and a small head that sits around and leaves little lacing.
aroma was sweet at first, malts, caramel and slight chocolate with a hint of sourness cherries perhaps.
Tatse was sweet but not overly sweet and the aromas come through in the taste. Its medium bodied, smooth and finishes sticky sweet in the mouth. alcohol is well hidden. Overall very drinkable and enjoyable.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.57/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The guys at The Brewer's Art don't really believe in following any specific style. They prefer to describe their beers as being "in the Belgian style". The Ressurection is somewhat of a Dubbel, though there seems to be some spicing going on - although it might be from the yeast. Regardless, all of their beers are excellent and I'm surprised they haven't received more attention.
I believe the name came about from an early batch that had stopped fermenting for some reason. A replacement yeast was found, pitched, and the lost brew was ressurected!
The body is a cloudy deep copper/ mahogany with an orange cast when held to the light, but it appears much darker and reddish when sitting on the bar. It's creamy yellow-stained ivory head holds well, eventually drops to a nicely creamy collar, and leaves some thin lace throughout the glass. The bold nose expresses lightly sweet and fruity (raisins, prune) malt with a touch of wood and spice. Some alcohol adds to its aroma, but it's really well-engrained and never imposes. The mouthfeel is lightly zesty at first due to its very fine and gently effervescent carbonation; and it becomes creamier as it warms, enhancing the firmly malty body. The flavor is rich and seductive. It starts with soft dark fruit and sweet malt up-front, including notes of raisin, plum, and cherry. It's not tart at all, and the fruity notes blend flawlessly into the sweet dark malt. As it warms in the mouth some woody character becomes apparent. It finishes dry with a mild sweet malt followed by a light spiciness (some clove; maybe a very mild touch of anise?) and then some residual oak. Extremely well-balanced, flavorful, and complex. Immensely enjoyable and highly drinkable! Well worth seeking out for the lover of Belgian-style beers!

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Photo of Kegatron
3.13/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz can into a goblet.

Pours a deep clear ruby, with a finger of light tan foamy head. This retains with a thin fizzy look that mostly hangs around the rim of the glass and leaves some light spotty foam behind. The aroma has a rather prominent tang of dark fruitiness rising out of the glass, which is surrounded by notes of sugars, bread, and toffee. Spices and some light herbal hop activity add to the twang that this provides in the nose.

The taste is thick and tangy in the mouth, with dark cherries, candied sugars, spice, bread, and toffee all being present. Some leafy and earthy bitterness runs through the middle of this, leaving the finish dry and spicy with some leftover tang hanging around. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied, with a creamy and bubbly feel to the carbonation. This sits with some heft in the mouth (this actually feels a little heavier than 7%) but other than that the overall flavor is alcohol free.

While I could sit down pick out the individual flavors, this just lacked a definition to it which hurt the overall complexity of the profile. Instead, this just came off as a warm sticky mess at times and failed to keep me interested during the duration of the glass. It's a shame, as I was really excited to try this, seeing at how this is the second Belgo-American Ale to get released in cans that I know of. I think that I'll stick with a Monk's Blood next time...

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Photo of oline73
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy brown with a slight red tint to it. There is a two finger fluffy thick off white head that leaves some lacing and a layer remains throughout the pour.

Smell: Mildly sweet bready malt smell with hints of fruit (Cherry) and some Belgian spice.

Taste: Sweet malt backbone with hints of dark fruit and caramel. I'm also picking up some Belgian spice, not as much as in the nose, with a hoppy bitterness at the very end.

Mouthfeel: Medium somewhat creamy body with medium to mild amount of carbonation. The finish seems like it will be dry, but it doesn't really get there.

Overall: This is an enjoyable take on the style. The flavors blend together well. It's also fun to drink Belgian beer out of a can.

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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 DanGeo
3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of orbitalr0x
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Love the cans! Pours into my glass a deep blood red bordering on black that bursts out when held to the light. Two fingers of creamy, bubbly khaki head atop the brew that leaves sticky lacing patches down the glass. Sweet malts with chocolate covered raisins and a spicy yeast undertone. Dark fruits mingle throughout as well.

First sip brings somewhat sweet malts upfront with a mix of cocoa, raisins, dark fruits and a touch of honey. Flows down with a kiss of spicy yeast. Clean finish, pretty tasty!

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with rather punchy carbonation that explodes as it flows down. I have to say, a Dubbel in a can is pretty awesome and this is an enjoyable brew. Glad I had the chance to sample it, thanks smokeypeat!

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Photo of rwinzing
2.03/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Got this beer in a trade as an extra. Thanks to my many trading partners.

Poured a nice dark amber with a very small off white head and gentle lacing

Very sweet to the smell with a touch of rasion.

Taste not very bad on the fromt but an odd musty after tast. Thought about pouring down drain but powered through

Mouthfeel was thin

Would not seek or even buy this beer.

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Photo of warnerry
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Snikwad1020
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of petewheeler
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bierdabbler
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of BeerIsland
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I recently had this beer on tap at Max's in Fells Point. It's a very impressive ale and extremely drinkable despite the alcohol (warning!). I found it somewhat similar to the S.N. Celebration in body and impact although the hop content is far less. Stylistically, it's hard to place-Belgian in origen but very Americanized.

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Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap, poured a solid dark brown, medium bubble head of about 1/2 inch and left some basic lacing. Malty, nutty nose. Malty brew, medium bodied and average carbonation. Not sure why this is characterized as a Dubbel, what I tasted was more of a brown ale with the slightest touch of Belgian spicing. In any event this is a pleasant brown brew. Smooth and tasty

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Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of mrw1zard
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mdtnelson
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of nijato
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer from a great local brewery.

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Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Mertzy81
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A – Dark icetea amber body. Bone-white head is creamy, with great retention and solid lace.

S – On the sweeter side with caramel and malt. Kiss of grassy hops, and a light booze as it warms.

T – Stellar balance. The profile opens with smooth malt coupled with a great, green, herbal hop bitterness. The hops stand out with fantastic flavor definition, but manage to avoid overpowering the rest of the profile and pulling the beer into IPA territory. The center is loaded with fruit: orange and plums. Caramel and a rolling herbal bitterness balance a net-dry finish.

M – Super smooth, medium/full body.

O – Classifying this beer as a Double doesn't do it justice. It's unquestionably off-style for a double, but it's unquestionably delicious. I'd be much happier calling it an "American Double"; a lighter, hoppier version of it's Belgian cousin - and to that end I'd argue that it was brewed perfectly to-style lol. No matter how you label it though, it's a fantastic brew. This one took me totally by surprise and I was quite happily blown away.

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