Beer Wednesday – Resurrection Ale
The Brewer’s Art’s signature brown ale, Resurrection is a beer that is light, and really easy to drink. With just a 7% ABV, and a beautiful head on the beer to go along with a delicious nose, I got caught a bit off-guard once I tasted it. Heavily malted, with a lightly toasted flavor, Resurrection reminded me more of a really good brown ale than an abbey dubbel.
It sort of threatened to taste much stronger than it did, and while I didn’t dislike it by any means (it was really drinkable) I wasn’t amazed by it. When I see the words “abbey” or “dubbel” on a can or bottle, I want to be wowed, and this beer was just OK for that.
Had it been labeled as a blonde or brown ale, I might have been really impressed, but as an abbey ale, it’s just fair.
Not to say mean things about the dead-and-resurrected yeast that makes this beer, if you find a can of this beer and are looking for a drinkable, tasty beer to put away a bunch of, well, you could do a whole lot worse than The Brewer’s Art. And, if you happen to be in Baltimore between 1019 and 10/29, swing into a few of the Baltimore Beer Week events, because, if I can mange it, you can be sure I’ll be there. . .