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Mad Bishop - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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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Ratings: 136 | Reviews: 44 | Display Reviews Only:
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.2%

03-12-2014 00:59:43 | More by Zetcha7x
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AMarkle6524

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

03-01-2014 12:36:46 | More by AMarkle6524
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nbaradel443

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

02-28-2014 03:11:10 | More by nbaradel443
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ColdWaffles

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

01-31-2014 03:43:36 | More by ColdWaffles
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2beerdogs

California

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

01-25-2014 05:49:08 | More by 2beerdogs
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Evan

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

12-27-2013 00:37:08 | More by Evan
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Ryanm1

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.2%

Honestly there's not really much to say about this beer on the positive side. Very bland for an Octoberfest. Pours copper color, more carbonated than most micro domestics. Slightly sweet smell, very German style taste and might even use malts from there which is the only thing powerful about the beer. Watery body doesn't leave much on the palate after going down. No distinct note of hops.

12-22-2013 00:50:43 | More by Ryanm1
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

11-20-2013 23:13:47 | More by Dcunicelli
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

11-20-2013 13:49:28 | More by InspectorBob
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

11-18-2013 02:25:59 | More by bigfnjoe
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

11-16-2013 03:03:43 | More by hockeyfighter19
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srgj88

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

11-16-2013 02:47:54 | More by srgj88
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ConradKenney

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

11-14-2013 20:20:05 | More by ConradKenney
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

11-12-2013 22:22:19 | More by AngusOg
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WaterCzar

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

11-07-2013 20:34:23 | More by WaterCzar
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -3%

Pours copper in color with golden edges. The half finger of off-white head dissipated quickly leaving only fizzy bubbles behind. The bready notes in the nose were very subtle and only really came out as this offering warmed. Caramel malt is present but the overall flavor profile is thin. The finish starts off with a touch of something sweet and then mild dry bitterness.

11-03-2013 20:25:01 | More by 57md
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.36/5  rDev -0.6%

Poured a nice reddish brown with one finger head that sticks around for awhile. Get some minimal hop bittterness and malts in the aroma but everything seems faint and a little off (this should've been foreshadowing). The beer is more of the same as it's off balance and a little sour/veggie like. The malts are minimal and the hops overpower leading to a bitter, offkilter beer, which is also well-carb'd so it's sharp and has a cutting finish. Not one that I'll bother trying a second time.

11-01-2013 13:46:55 | More by clayrock81
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stckhndlr

Virginia

3.11/5  rDev -8%

A- Golden amber color with a thin head. Very clear.

S- Super sweet and malty.

T- Sweet malt and huge toffee flavor. Butterscotch.

M- A bit of a burn from the alcohol, but very drinkable.

O- Not a bad beer. Not nearly as good as other octoberfests but it's ok.

11-01-2013 00:26:06 | More by stckhndlr
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sneaks2210

New York

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

10-30-2013 18:17:46 | More by sneaks2210
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northstar23

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

10-30-2013 01:02:01 | More by northstar23
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Jeffreysan

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev +4.4%

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a semi-cloudy, deep golden amber color with a quarter of a finger of off-white head that completely dissolved away to nothing.

Aroma: Malty, very malty, but also very floral. Lots of cover and surprisingly, alcohol notes.

Taste: Very tasty! Malty, with lots of freshly baked bread and soft pretzels, but spicy too. Notes of clove, cinnamon, all-spice, nutmeg, black pepper, clover, honey, caramel.

Mouthfeel: Medium, with practically no carbonation, which is odd, as past year’s versions were extremely carbonated. With an ABV of 5.8%, there is just the slightest hint of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a very good Oktoberfest beer. I really enjoy the spiciness of the beer which is nicely balanced with a great malty backbone. Delicious. Always an addition to my Oktoberfest rotation.

10-29-2013 22:49:42 | More by Jeffreysan
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

10-18-2013 21:34:53 | More by dgherm
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Rushalt

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

10-14-2013 06:16:18 | More by Rushalt
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.08/5  rDev -8.9%

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner style glass.

Pale bronze body, quite clear with lots of orange color and hues to it. Very little rising carbonation, and hardly a finger of light tan is made off the pour. Manages to leave a ring like thin collar while drinking.

Faint light sticky like toffee malts, but a very wet grainy smell. A bit muted and closed.

Palate comes with a bit of prickly carbonation. Bock like malts but a little more thin and coffee sensing finish a little. Grainy sticky quality and an almost chalky finish with lots of dry character almost nutty tannic in a sense. Mild caramel and slightly wet.

Overall a passable marzen but one that I am probably not going to be in the mood to want to have again given other choices.

10-13-2013 20:59:52 | More by smakawhat
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -26%

10-09-2013 17:51:03 | More by LarryMyers
Mad Bishop from DuClaw Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.