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Mad Bishop - DuClaw Brewing Company

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78
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143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | 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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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
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

10-05-2013 17:52:58 | More by JamieDuncan
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

10-05-2013 00:51:24 | More by DRBiser
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.2%

10-03-2013 22:06:10 | More by ChipMurray
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bum732

Lesotho

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

10-02-2013 02:24:45 | More by bum732
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illeagle05

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

10-01-2013 04:56:21 | More by illeagle05
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

09-25-2013 04:14:44 | More by Gatordaddy
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Drknight

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

09-24-2013 11:12:36 | More by Drknight
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JakeDebus

Maryland

3/5  rDev -11.2%

09-23-2013 18:14:42 | More by JakeDebus
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upton7418

Virginia

3.04/5  rDev -10.1%

12 oz bottle into a tulip pint glass.

A: Pours a copper color with little to no head. beer leaves no lacing on the glass not sure if it was my glass or the pour but head was almost non existent

S: very sweet bready smell no real hop smell

T: strong malty character that have a bread feel. at the end there is a little bit of hops but not very strong. overall very light taste

M: light carbonation very thin as far as feel but an ok beer

O: not my favorite oktoberfest by a long shot is an ok beer that you can detect some malty flavors ending with hops. very thin and light, don't really wanna say watery. i'm happy i tried it but would choose another next time

09-23-2013 00:35:44 | More by upton7418
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lobos62

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

09-20-2013 12:37:14 | More by lobos62
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PolhillS

Maryland

3.19/5  rDev -5.6%

This is not really a review, it is more notes on the beer. Mad Bishop is one of DuClaw's seasonal brews. It is released each September/October. I have probably had one or two each year for the last six or seven years. Some year's it has been a very good beer, other years it is fair to okay. That's the problem, it is around for such a short period of time and the quality of the beer is uneven from year to year. In the early years the flavor was robust, but lately not so much.
As I write this, the 2013 batch is due for release this evening and tomorrow evening at local Duclaw brewpubs. We will see what the evening brings.

09-18-2013 19:01:57 | More by PolhillS
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

09-17-2013 01:46:32 | More by Boone757
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3/5  rDev -11.2%

09-14-2013 02:30:55 | More by oriolesfan4
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev -17.2%

Meh, Nothing to write home about. Usually a fan of most duclaw beers, but this one misses the mark.

Poured from a bottle into a SN glass. It has a copper caramel color with almost no head which dissipates very quickly.

Smells of sweet grain, almost reminds me of a BMC with a slight corn smell.

Unfortunately, the flavor follows the nose. There is a sweet corn adjunct flavor that carries all the way through the beer. There is a hint of sweet caramel on the back end, but overall that cheap adjunct flavor really dominates the beer.

Mouthfeel was a bit overcarbonated.

Overall, not impressed.

09-13-2013 22:40:05 | More by taylor714914
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

09-07-2013 15:31:26 | More by SonOfKyuss
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TaylorK

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

09-05-2013 22:56:09 | More by TaylorK
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +18.3%

09-03-2013 19:50:47 | More by MarvinSnyder
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-28-2013 00:09:00 | More by ROGUE16
Mad Bishop from DuClaw Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.