May 27, 2015

The Brewer’s Art Beazly

I’ve been loving the hell out of The Brewer’s Art offerings as of late. Now that their cans are in the Northern Virginia area, their appearance in my beer fridge is pretty frequent. And if they keep making beers like Beazly, a 7.3% ABV Belgian-style Strong Golden Ale, I don’t see that trend slowing down any time soon.

This beer was originally named “Ozzy,” but after a cease and desist order from the prince of darkness, The Brewer’s Art ended up giving the beer the name Beazly — in honor of Mark Barcus, a bartender of the brewery for about 17 years. I’d say that’s a pretty solid thing to do on the company’s part. As for the beer itself, it’s a damn fine example of the style. It’s got a great flavor and excellent balance.


The brew pours a golden amber in color with a small cap of pillowy, white foam.

The Brewer's Art Beazly photo


Smells great! Yeast, light stone fruits, grain, a touch of bread and a hint of clove combine smoothly.


Beazly is light, yet with a good bit of malt sweetness. Yeast, fruits, bread, grain and a soft spice blend combine for a flavor that lasts a good while in the finish with a late dryness. Medium bodied and smooth drinking, this is a great example of the style.


This is another wonderful beer from The Brewer’s Art. It’s probably the best domestic Belgian-style Golden that I’ve come across in a long while — and it’s in a damn can! Needless to say, my fridge is pretty well stocked with this one.

Rating: 4/5

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