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Brewer's Art ResurrectionBrewer's Art Resurrection

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The Brewer's Art
Maryland, United States

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

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Photo of BogBoyJD
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brought this 750ml back from home in Baltimore bout a year and a half ago. Date was best before 2/12/12.

"Popped" this one out of a 750. Had a little bit of age. Pours deep red. Nice of"fiz" that turns into a thick, creamy, inch high head. Lacing pretty much all the way down.

Smell is of dark fruit, and candi sugar. A small hint of biscuit and Belgian yeast. Smells like a traditional dubbel.

Taste is very similar to smell. Dark fruit, candi sugar, caramel,etc. slightly astringent, alcohol is present but not overwhelming. Smooth.... Would be a nice Winter Warmer!!!

Feels as a Dubbel should. Viscous, slightly syrupy, though not
excessively. Nice job with this one.

Fairly pleased with this brew. Have tried brew of similar style, body has been thin or taste is astringent, common Dubbel flaws. This one is slightly over carbonated, which could be attributed to the age. Would put this on par with proper Belgian Dubbels. Would get this one again. Wanted to save longer but glad with the result.

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Photo of djbow
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear amber color with a nicely retained 2 finger white head. Active bubbles dance beneath the surface.

S - Sweet caramel, dark fruit, yeast.

T - Like its nose, sweet caramel and dark fruit dominate. In the background there is spice, toffee, yeast and a bit of hop at the end for a crisp clean finish.

M - Medium bodied, smooth. Nice, level of carbonation. Slight alcohol warmth.

O - This is a very nice American Double. It is on of the better beers brewed in Baltimore. Very drinkable and one needs to be careful of it well masked 7% ABV it will sneak up on you. Enjoy!!!

Glass : Tulip.

Temp = 50F.

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Photo of cosmicevan
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

thanks to canjeeps.

a - popped the can and filled my ommegang chalice. poured a nice transparent crimson witha thin bubbly greyish white head. not as creamy as i look for typically in the style, but it came from a can!!! head was gone instantly.

s - dark fruit, nutmeg, caramel. aluminum. smells like an american dubble...from a can.

t - nutmeg. caramel. dark fruit. pretty earthy, but i get the aluminum also.

m - medium to full bodied, but not creamy. finishes biscuity. a bit dry.

o - overall, who woulda thunk it...a dubble...from a can! i love canned beer, but this is a style that it seems the canning hurts it. would love to try this from tap or perhaps a bottle, to see if the canning of a dubble just doesn't work, as i suspect.

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Photo of timtim
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a light brown with mahogany(ish) highlights and a just-off-white head that hangs out for a while. nose is dark fruits (raisin, plum, date), caramel, malt sweet and spice. taste follows the nose, translating in balance, and with a touch of mustiness. medium body with lower than what i expected carbonation-wise. i think i needed more umph and a little more carbonation to carry things through. spice and must in the finish. minimal alcohol. good beer from one of the forerunners in the belgo-us trend.

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Photo of thain709
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - While pouring, a massive head formed then the cascading magic was almost like a nitro pour was happening...after it settled a creamy, white head sat three fingers above a clear, amber body...very nice retention with sticky lacing left behind

S - A sweet nose composed of caramel, dark fruits, and some Belgian yeast

T - The caramel adds a lot of sweetness, but the beer never becomes overly sweet...there's a softer toffee sweetness that lingers in the background...the yeast and dark fruits comes out in the the beer warms there is almost a slight spice level in the background...the finish is clean with a low hop bite

M - Medium bodied...I want to say this was smooth, but it came across rather flat...there was a little metallic twang lingering also

O - I loved the pour from this can but I can't say the same for the beer...a classic, middle-of-the-road Dubbel...I like seeing a Belgian style beer in a can though!

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Photo of Naugros
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a broad tulip glass, turning almost completely into foam which is tan with some orange highlights. The foam settles down into a cloudy, burnt orange liquid.

Immediate Brett mustiness with some citrus and hard cider overtones. Malty backbone as well. These carry into the flavor which begins with the funk and evident alcohol. The hops presence comes off as tropical fruits (pineapple and mango) and remains with the alcohol in the nicely dry finish. The only bad thing here is that the alcohol comes off a little solvent.

One of the few beers in this style brewed in the US where I could distinctly pick out the tasting elements brought in by the malts, hops and yeast. In most of these one or two dominate and the malts or the hops are typically relegated to mouthfeel duty without bringing any additional flavors.

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Photo of mentor
3.18/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A bottle left over after GABF judging and given to me as a reward for my volunteer efforts. Entered as an Abbey, not a Dubbel as the style here on BA states. Pours an entire glass of light brown foam with no liquid. Upon settling, the liquid was clear brown-copper. Smells fig, chocolate pudding, pears, brown sugar, candi-sugar, floral, clean alcohol, and a waft of spicy zip.

Tastes moderate malt sweet supporting dominant fruity esters. Nice candi-sugar adds depth, as does a spicy belgian yeast zip. Phenols are present, but muted and overpowered by the malt and esters. Malt tastes lightly of chocolate and gently toasted bread. Esters (which dominate the palate) are pear, green raisin, crisp-style apple, and green grape. Finish is a bit musty and weedy which dries is out with a lingering edginess. Light, yet somehow chewy, in the mouth with way too much carbonation. Has a concerning stomach heartburn, which suggest to me, some sort of contaminant microbe. I give this one a 'meh'.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. can courtesy of Soonami (thanks Mike). Served in my DT tulip at 53 degrees. Pours a hazy mahogany with a latte-like, 1.5 inch cream-colored head embedded with craters. Head eventually dissipates into a bull's eye dollop in the center and a frothy band around the edges. Spots and slashes of lacing are exposed during the tasting and exhibit excellent retention. Nose expresses dark vinous fruits, yeast and an earthy character. Taste consistent with nose; however, there is also a pleasant herbal quality and a light sweetness. Finish expresses a slight metallic tinge. Mouthfeel is medium-light in body with a pleasant, even carbonation and a touch of acidity. Overall, a very good American Dubbel. I definitely will need to try some more form this brewer. Well worth your time if you appreciate the style and have the opportunity to try it.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.36/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to my buddy Ron for introducing me to this brew.

12oz can poured into a goblet.

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 also unquestionably delicious. I'd be much happier calling it an "American Double"; a lighter, hoppier version of its Belgian cousin - and to that end I'd argue that it was brewed perfectly to-style! 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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Photo of jlindros
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Creamy 1 finger head fades with nice lacing hazy darker reddish orange copper color.

Nose light bready malts, light earthy hops, nice bite of spicy hops, big malt and earthy hop.

Taste brings earthy hops, herbal like, somewhat bitter with light spicy hops. Decent malts, light sweet earthy like malts, hint of caramel reddish malts, almost chewy copper malts. Finishes fairly bitter with herbal earthy almost grassy hops light sticky sweet malt character.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall interesting, nice malt balance, hops are UK style herbal earthy hops but not the kind I hate so decent, but not enough of the Belgian malty flavors or esters IMO.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
3.86/5  rDev 0%
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 Urbancaver
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at brewers art

My least favorite of the lineup

Pours a hazy light brown with some yellowed hues. Touch of white head. Good head retention. Smells lightly roasty and malty. Some yeastiness on the nose. Tastes yeasty and malty. Lots of sweet roastiness. Overall not that tasty but okay. High carbonation. A bit off-putting. Very drinkable but not that enjoyable

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Photo of rwinzing
2.03/5  rDev -47.4%
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 Franberry
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

appearance: dark reddish-brown hues with virtually no head. Beautiful lacing.

smell: Belgian malts on the forefront with subtle hops and sweetness.

taste: Moderately malty with strong yeast and a sugary, almost nectar like finish. Medium bitterness with just a touch of hops, dark fruit notes, and caramel.

mouthfeel: medium body with a slightly creamy undertone balanced with slight acidity.

drinkability: smooth and easy to drink considering it's 7%. I wouldn't really call this a true dubbel style, but it's good and consistent.

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Photo of obrendano
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

somehow had skipped out on this, save for a small session amount which I could not fully taste due to being overpowered by the other beers

A - dark reddish brown, great creamy head, looks great in a tulip glass

S - evident sugary malt and Belgian yeast, some citrusy florals from the hops

T - sweet malt and slightly biting flowery hop taste followed by the classic Belgian dubbel taste and a powerful bready malt finish. excellent

M - very carbonated, possibly a little too much, but otherwise well bodied

O - a great local staple, and recommended for any beer fan

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Photo of CWBlues
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks go to jhughes23 for this one.

A: Pours a dark amber with a cream colored head and plenty of lacing sticking around.

S: I might be getting a little aluminum here? There's some floral malts as well, a little hops.

T: Oohhh. Lots of caramel up front--I like that. Good hop bitterness on the back end. Picking up some spiciness as well. Good tasting brew.

M: Good mouthfeel as well. Good amount of carbonation. Very smooth, goes down easy.

O: I think I enjoy trading just because I get the opportunity to try beers like this. If I'm ever in the area, I'll be drinking several more of these. This is a damn good beer.

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Photo of weller1js
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

appearance: pours a hazy, brownish red-orange, lightly carbonated, with two-finger-thick tan bubbly foam, leaving similar lacing.

smell: musk of belgian yeast is complemented with a more-sweet-than-floral hop scent, malts are very mellow yet pronounced.

taste: begins malty and yeasty, malts are have a deep fruit character, yeast is lightly spicy, yielding to the bittersweet hops, finishing with notable alcohol taste with a moderate bitterness.

drinkability: very well done, complex and complementary elements, decent yet not overpowering, very drinkable.

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Photo of leroyhawkings
4.88/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: dark, with caramel complection. not visable through, but dark dark amber finish.

S: moderately sweet, but typical of an english abbey. not overly sweet an not too much fruit aroma as experienced with prior abbeys.

T: clean finish, great taste and finish. not heavy and lives up to the brewer's name "brewer's art". the complexity and fine flavor is truly an art.

M: incredibly smooth, easy to drink. not like anything over 7% apv that i've experienced. taste make it's easy to drink and have plenty.

O: hands down my favorite beer. reminds me of home, and tastes exceptional. made me a fan of english dubbels without being over bearing or specific.

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Photo of aasher
2.57/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

This can was courtesy of Lunch from an in-person trade at DLD '11. Thanks Paul!

Poured into a New Belgium snifter. It pours a medium bodied nice reddish copper in color with a one finger soapy cream colored head. The aromas are of aluminum, pale malt, and caramel malt. It's hard for me to get much because of the aluminum. The flavors are of slight aluminum, caramel malts, mild yeasty spice with light dark fruits. Again, the aluminum is a little too prominent and takes away from the actual flavors of the beer. This beer is exceptionally smooth and has a near perfect body. Overall this seems that it's a beer that should not be canned and should remain in the bottle. I'd be interested in trying this one from the tap or out of a bottle.

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Photo of Arithmeticus
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured in tall glass at Max's in Baltimore.

A: very little head; autumnal colors; cloudy with browns and yellows; nice lacing
S: fruity—banana and some citrus; very good Belgian-style
T: very flavorful Belgian style, but don't expect it to try to nail the genre; sweet malt, dark fruit, even a hint of celery

Overall, a very good beer, to be taken slowly and with consideration.

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Photo of Chaney
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Finally, after living in the DC area for over a decade, passing by the renowned brewery/brewpub/upscale restaurant/historical landmark countless times in Baltimore, and trading the "Green Peppercorn Trippel" several times, I'm trying my first Brewer's Art beer!

A: Cloudy crimson, with a massive 2 finger + off white (pink highlighted?) brew that kept it's shaving cream-like consistency throughout the session.

S: Very fruity, and it wasn't the dark fruit, brown sugar bomb I was expecting. I got overripe strawberries with Belgian yeast. Maybe a hint of pepper.

T: No brown sugar or Belgian funk. I never would have tagged this as a Dubbel... more like one of Dogfish Head's off-centered, gourmet, historical brews. The berries hit the palate initially, but at the end, a sort of crushed lollypop quality made an appearance.

M: Very smooth... gulpable even! Nice prickly carbonation and the sweetness was definitely there, may have overstayed it's welcome a bit after a few sips, but was overall pleasant.

O: One of the stranger Dubbels I've had in recent memory, but it wasn't half bad...

One of my friends, who digs this beer said it best, "It's an Un-Belgiany, Belgian ale, for people who typically don't like Belgian Ales."

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautiful ruby-orange color, crystal clear, with a very nice head and good lacing.

Wow, what a pungent, delicious smelling brew. Malty and floral, yeasty and caramel aromas blend for a pungent and delicious smelling beer.

Taste is bold and rich, yet smooth. Caramel malts mix with great spiciness, plus a dry, fruity flavor, plus a touch of Belgian yeast

It's medium to almost full bodied, leaving a lingering bitter aftertaste that is very appealing.

I'm having trouble fathoming that this is from a can. So good. SO good. It might not be a world class dubbel, but it's a damn good one, and in a can.

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Photo of oline73
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
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 philbe311
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love good craft beer out of a can, but a Belgian? This should be interesting...

A - A bit of an unprovoked gusher... A thin layer of creamy rich tan earth-toned head quickly settles to a full lacing of identical characteristics... The color is a bright lively amber with a distinctive reddish hue... A cyclone of micro-sized bubbles rises int he center of the chalice... All in all a rather inviting appearance...

S - Figs... Golden raisins... Sweet breads... Some cereal notes... Candied sugars... A very subtle spiciness lies beneath the surface... Perhaps some nutmeg and clove...

T - Golden raisins... Some dark fruits... Candied sugars... Some Belgian yeast... Wheat... Some faint spices... The finish displays the nice warmth of the alcohol within... Perhaps even some faint notes of hops on the finish...

M - Medium bodied... Smooth... Slight creamy... Velvety... Even and consistent... Slight carbonation... Very nice...

D - Impressive... Rather quaffable, dangerously so given the 7.0% ABV... A solid all around American interpretation of the Dubbel style; and in a can to boot... A pleasant surprise and welcome introduction to the Brewer's Art...

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Photo of clickpush
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one on a road trip through Baltimore. Thanks to Jon at Honeygo W&S for the recommendation.

Pour: 12oz can to pint glass. Pours a copper color beer capped by a solid covering of lacing. Tons of carbonation in this crystal clear beer.

Nose: Lots of fruit, caramel, yeast. Belgian yeast. Brown sugar. Sweet baking spices.

Mouth: Lots of spices meets a mild, almost ESB like hop presence. Not overly sweet... like a total "American-ized" version of a Dubbel, some cinnamon, baking spices but dry, hoppy finish. Strong, coating mouthfeel. Actually quite a nice marriage of old & new world brewing. Glad I went for the 6-pack.

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