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Old Flame - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

85 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2004)
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Photo of Samp01
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, toffee, grains with mild fruity notes. Taste same as aroma with some mild bitterness. Palate is a medium body. moderate carbonation. Finish is caramel malt, grains, some mild toffee notes and fruity with some bitterness on the end foe balance. This brew seems a bit lacking for an old ale. Overall it still not too bad, a good brew.

Samp01, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of AWB3
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

AWB3, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of hozersr
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

hozersr, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of Wizzle32
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Wizzle32, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

TheMultiYeast, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of GeorgeCarroll
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of ColdWaffles
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

ColdWaffles, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of JamieDuncan
4/5  rDev +11.7%

JamieDuncan, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

DrBier, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +11.7%

wrightst, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of TimHitchings
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

TimHitchings, May 28, 2014
Photo of tommyguz
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

tommyguz, May 20, 2014
Photo of ubenumber2
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

ubenumber2, May 18, 2014
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

BeerForMuscle, May 15, 2014
Photo of Cook82
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Cook82, May 09, 2014
Photo of beerthulhu
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Bright autumn orange pour with a skinny beige head short on hold. Dark, opaque nature with no signs of visible carbonation. Minimal lace decoration.

S: Blood orange, cherries with a sweet fruitiness and sweet toasted nature of grains. Some herbal, parsely, and stalky stems. Moderate rate of strength.

T: Dry stalky notes, dry powdery grain dust, bittering musky hops with floral musky citrus. Woodsy, spruce and dry pine follows. Green melon fruitiness, dry toasted caramel finish.

M: syrupy fullness wit granular feel, rough medium bodied textured with a flowery coating on the tongue.

O: Overall didnt care for this to much flavor wise. No bright moments or transistion of flavor, montone, dull, bittering with a flat complexity. Mid C offering that flames out excitement wise.

beerthulhu, May 02, 2014
Photo of bruindre
3/5  rDev -16.2%

bruindre, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of DarrBrow
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

DarrBrow, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of Kegatron
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Kegatron, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of DrBass
4/5  rDev +11.7%

DrBass, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of hAle2theWort
4/5  rDev +11.7%

hAle2theWort, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Cloudier than I was expecting, dark amber color, with half a finger of golden-tan head; it faded fast, and left minimal lacing.

S: Aroma is dominated by strong aromas of toasted grain. I detect sweet, ripe pear and hints of pepper, plus some floral notes as well.

T: Like the aroma, the taste is also dominated by the grain, with a rich, bread-crust flavor up front, melding into sweet, malted grain. There's a hint of plum for a fleeting moment, then grassy flavors come to the front; these, in turn, yield to moderately bitter hops that lingers well into the clean finish.

M: Crisp, well-carbonated, with a hint of dryness at the end.

O: It began like a brown ale, and finished like a pilsner. A good beef to pair with a hamburger or similar American fare.

TappaKeggaBrew, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of tconty
5/5  rDev +39.7%

tconty, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of northstar23
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

northstar23, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of ChipMurray
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

ChipMurray, Mar 09, 2014
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Old Flame from DuClaw Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.