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Mad Bishop - DuClaw Brewing Company

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159 Ratings
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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.09%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 11-02-2003)
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4.75/5  rDev +40.5%

Beastcpa, Jul 23, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. I just want to say that this is by far one of the best mall breweries I have ever had. They have a location in Hanover, MD at a mall. It is great. I was very skeptical after being to a number of different "chain mall breweries" So glad we stopped in. The mad Bishop just came out last Thursday and we were luck enough to enjoy a pint with lunch the other day. Pours a deep golden, red. Little bit of haze. Very nice smell. Very aromatic spice and malt. Extremely sweet and spicy at first with a very powerful malt behind it that finishes rather quickly. Mouthfeel is a little creamier than I expected. It was my favorite of the day. I could have drank probably 4 of these. Very nice job and will be back again soon.

slvrmon82, Oct 22, 2008
Photo of Hefe
4.3/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted on 10/22/03 at Arundel Mills DuClaw

Appearance: Coppery/gold with slight white head.

Smell: Malt and a phenolic fruitiness followed by a whiff of hops.

Taste: Sweet caramel malt with a hint of plum and a touch of spice.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and round in the mouth.

Drinkability: Glides down veeerrry easily.

Hefe, Nov 12, 2003
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4.28/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is what you call a contender. Nice orange-brown with a frothy head that laces everything it touches. Seriously nice malt-driven sweetness that leads to swooning love for the intoxicating smell. Tastes like a winner octoberfest, very close to Ayinger but with a touch more sweetness. Terrific body and hiccup inducing drinkability.

Higravity, May 18, 2006
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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

nbaradel443, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

bubseymour, Aug 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

TaylorK, Sep 05, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +25.4%

greyghost86, Aug 17, 2014
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4.22/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at Fells Point location for the 2005 release (Great t-shirt for the Mad Bishop, by the way) inside the actual ceramic Mad Bishop pint glass and in a normal pint. Poured a dark brown with amber highlights and a finger of off white head. Reduced for light lacing.
Aroma was all malt. Dark roasted and nutty qualities, but very aromatic.
Flavor was very nice. Extremely rich malt profile to the brew. Very nutty, with some cocoa and dried fruits as well. Light floral hoppiness on the finish. Medium bodied, but kept wanting more due to the very tasty flavor. Of the three oktoberfest I had last night, the other two being "German," this was surprisingly the best.
ABV was a lot lighter than I usually expect for an oktoberfest beer, but it was very light and easy drinking. With the great flavor, this one was quite a drinkable brew. If the atmosphere inside the bar didn't suck so bad, we'd have had several more. Yet another quality seasonal from the brewpub.

Dithyramb, Dec 19, 2005
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4.03/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A reddish orange, with a thin white head. Sweet and spicy, taste and malt. This ones not too complicated which is not a bad thing all the time. This one simply tastes good has a medium body and fairly good drinkability. It goes excellent with a ultimate grilled cheese sandwich.

hdofu, Oct 21, 2008
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4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From their website:
Mad Bishop
Style: Octoberfest
Color: Medium Amber
Hop Variety: Tettenang & Hallertau
Grains: Vienna Malt, Munich Malt, Caramunich Malt, Victory Malt
Bitterness Units: 24 IBUs
Gravity: 15 plato
Alcohol Content: 5.8% abv

Its clear, deep-copper body has an orange-ish cast and reveals gleaming ruby highlights. Its creamy off-white head dwindles away to a wide collar and leaves only minor lacing. The nose delivers a mildly sweet, delicately fruity, and lightly toasty maltiness. The body is medium, and its fine carbonation gives a caress to the tongue before fading smoothly away. Malt dominates the flavor profile with a good blend of Vienna and Munich malts (too much Vienna can be a bit too toasted and harsh). It's bitterness is well balanced and its floral, grassy, and herbal hop flavors don't step too far into the limelight. Well balanced and very drinkable. It pairs well with their Turkey Melt on a Pretzel Roll sandwich! Worth trying.

NeroFiddled, Nov 02, 2003
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

dtx00, Dec 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

Draesith, Jul 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

Foolmonkey, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

nmann08, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Increasingly I have been strating further and further from Lagers, maybe it's just me. But I bought a bottle of this and really enjoyed it, one of the better Octoberfests I've had this year. Maybe because it was so fresh, had no bitterness and was very nicely balanced with the malts nice amber color, not much head, not much of an aroma, but just a really solid drinkable beer.

dhartogs, Sep 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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Mad Bishop from DuClaw Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.