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Review by joe1510 on 11/17/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 11 17 4 8 2009
750ml

Dyan sent me this 750 packed into a great LNBA BIF box, thanks again! Ozzy pours a bright deep golden with faint hints of orange. The body is fairly clear with suspended particulate throughout. Explosive carbonation swirls to the surface to keep the ever creamy head alive and kicking. The head doesn't quite live up to Duvel standards but does settle with a big collar and leaves sticky intricate lacing.

The aroma starts off with a pale semi-sweet sugar cookie like maltiness. Glistening golden ripe pears and mildly tart green apples make up the yeasty notes while the Styrian Goldings bring along a solid grassy, faintly floral hoppiness. As the beer warms the orchard fruit qualities grow by leaps and bounds with bubblegum notes jumping forward.

The flavor is right in stride with the aroma but the malt profile is slightly different. The pale, sugar cookie like malts still rule the roost but there seems to be an extremely light drizzle of caramel sweetness in there as well. The orchard fruits explode on the palate with gritty pears leading the way while green apple and peaches follow closely behind. Bubblegum is there but stays in the back and there's a touch of alcohol that adds some spiciness.

The mouthfeel of this beer is actually pretty close to Duvel although falling just short with the airiness. The body is moderate but the carbonation keeps this beer moving quickly. The lively carbonation, mild hoppy bitterness and bone dry finish leave the tongue feeling sapped and somewhat beaten.

This Duvel styled brew is supremely easy drinking. This bottle is going down far too fast, I know this and I still can't stop myself. One bottle of Ozzy is not enough.

This is one of the better Duvel styled beers I have had in a long time. I'm glad I was given the chance to try this one and I hope I can get my hands on more bottles in the near future. Thanks again Dyan!

Reviewed: 10/11/08

Served In: Tulip

Review by SAP on 09/01/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 11 17 4 8 2008
A very soft pour easily produces three fingers of pale, tan tinged, off white colored froth in my 25cl tulip glass. The head forms characteristically textured, rockied structures as it slowly subsides all the while leaving a substantial layer of lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a rich gold color that shows an almost clear, bright gold color when held up to the light. Ah, the aroma is quite divine (after smelling a vegetal hop note when I was pouring); the aroma focuses on a light pear fruitiness, a hint of green apple, plenty of earthy, peppery spice notes as well as some earthy esters and phenols. Interesting aromatic notes reminiscent of Meyer lemon zest, coriander, grassy pale grain, light saltine cracker grain notes, spicy wild flower nectar, and some dusty grains of paradise aromas all dance in and out of focus as I find my self enjoying the aroma for an extended period of time. Damn the aroma just hits the spot, this is exactly what I was hoping this beer would smell like.

Lightly sweet up front, which is backed up by a carbonic fizz that is quite lively. The beer has a nice mix of fruity esters and spicy phenols as it moves across the tongue; notes of pear, bright honeydew melon, aromatic apple and sweet lemon zest as well as notes of clove, some woody black pepper and light notes of spicy ginger. This has a bit more sweetness and a touch more fullness to it than the Prototype of the style. As it warms up the beer picks up a bit of heat in the finish with some cleaner higher alcohol notes becoming a bit more noticeable.

A second pour of this, warmer than the first, starts to accentuate the earthy spice notes that were so noticed in the aroma. This gets an herbal, slightly vegetal note toward the finish at times and there is also a light hop bitterness here that at times is not noticed because of the sweeter fruit flavors.

Damn, what is up with Brewers Art, all three beers I have had from these guys have been outstanding. Why am I not hearing more buzz about these guys? They certainly deserve it. This is a fantastic take on a Duvel inspired beer; fruity and spicier than Duvel, the added character definitely works wonderfully, especially considering that this is a bit sweeter than Duvel, that added flavors definitely help to tame the sweetness quite well.

Price: $11.99 Served In: Pint Glass

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