Misery - DuClaw Brewing Company
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Reviews by DIM:
4.25/5 rDev +14.2%
There was no date on the bottle, but this was on the clearance rack, so this has at least a little age on it.
a: There was a slight haze to the golden peach color. It poured with a medium sized head that faded to sheets of lace.
s: Very appealing musty honey with hints of tropical fruit. Some boozy toffee as well.
t: Lots of honey sweetness with a toffee finish. Hints of tropical fruit throughout.
m: Big and chewy wirh velvety carbonation.
o: One of the best wheatwines I've had. Should have bought more dammit.
03-24-2013 18:12:51 | More by DIM
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3.98/5 rDev +7%
A finger of sudsy offwhite head on an applejuice-colored body. No lace.
Nose has some sour, almost funky, but not Brett or lacto sour or anything. Plenty of wheat, and a bit of bubblegum sweetness.
Taste follows the nose-- tons of toffee and some sticky candy orange. A subtle, elegant trace of honeyed, slightly citrusy hops at the end which I would ordinarily object to in theory, but in practice works quite nicely.
Thick and decent, but almost syrupy and a bit sticky in the aftertaste.
A totally solid wheatwine, not miserable at all! And at a good price point as well.
02-11-2012 23:32:09 | More by zaphodchak
3.31/5 rDev -11%
Hazy golden body with a flat appearance. Ill give it the benefit of the doubt though because I think this howler was approaching the end of its drinkable shelf life.
Honey and herbal tea like scent. Sweet oranges and a strange vegetal smell.
The orange is more noticeable in the taste. There's a honey-like medicinal taste like a cough drop. The sweet fruit and medicinal booze just don't mix well.
Thick and syrupy body, very sweet coating left on my tongue. It is flat, but again I'll give the benefit of the doubt.
I just didn't enjoy the taste or numbing mouthfeel of this one.
07-31-2013 23:47:37 | More by Vonerichs
4.1/5 rDev +10.2%
S: Wheaty, almost rye grain flavor, some faint citrus, slight spiciness, some melanoindens and rich breadiness.
L: Crystal clear burnt orange with white head that dissipates to a dusting. Ok lacing.
T: Big wheat spiciness with some rich breadiness. Spicy medium bitterness leading to some herbal hoppiness and additional maltiness. Finishes semi-dry with some residual spice.
M: Medium bodied, spicy, maybe from the alcohol, medium low carbonation.
Very solid, almost like a light barleywine, but in a good way. Definitely the best beer I've had from Duclaw, a must try.
06-15-2011 02:04:07 | More by bum732
3.63/5 rDev -2.4%
Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell has lots of tropical fruits. Taste is mild compared to the smell. There are tropical fruits, some sweetness, alcohol is present, a touch of hops. Easy drinking for this abv. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.
04-18-2013 03:10:38 | More by tone77
3.65/5 rDev -1.9%
This is a snifter from a 2004 cask of Misery served at DuClaw's annual X-mas in July at the Bowie location. The only drawback is that the ale is served chilled.
Appearance: The ale has a color that is best described as auburn with a decent ring of lacing around the snifter.
Smell: The beer has a very malty, very chewy aroma. The alcohol is quite evident here.
Taste: Up front there is a wheaty lightness. That soon gives way to malty strength and a lot of alcohol. There is a fruity sweetness here from the high malt content. Having had this beer when originally tapped two years ago, the malt edge was settled down a bit but this is still a malt bomb.
Mouthfeel: The wheat and alcohol go well together, with a slight hint of warming by said alcohol.
Drinkability: The beer is limited by the 10% abv. It has aged surprisingly well though and I'd love to try it in a year or so.
07-28-2006 11:38:40 | More by akorsak
4/5 rDev +7.5%
A - A finger's worth of perfectly level smooth, lush and creamy light khaki colored head... Modest retention gives way to an even richer full lacing... A good bit of rapid paced carbonation streaks throughout with an equal amount of bubbles clings to the glass... Looks fairly thick... The color is a deep dark slightly murky honey... Loads of bubbles cling to the glass...
S - Honey... Golden raisins... Bread dough... Lots of over ripened fruit tones... A bit musky as well...
T - Honey... Golden raisins... Over ripened bananas... Over ripened green grapes... Apricot... Pineapple... Light brown sugar... White bread... The finish has a very light boozy heat that is rather quite enjoyable... Good complexity that revels subtle nuance with each sip...
M - On the fuller side of medium bodied... Sturdy and sleek... A bit sticky... Minimal carbonation... Lush... Delicate...
D - This was yet another enjoyable offering from DuClaw... A bit rough around the edges and perhaps a bit cloying, but those are rather minor critiques in the grand scheme of things... Overall this one of quite enjoyable with good depth and character...
11-11-2012 02:42:54 | More by philbe311
3.49/5 rDev -6.2%
Bottle: Poured a deep golden color ale with a small foamy head with average retention and light lacing. Aroma of light residual sugar notes with some caramelized malt notes. Taste is also dominated by dry caramelized malt with some light grainy notes and a dry finish. Body is slighter thinner then average with average carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I thought this was not as warm as most wheat wine I’ve taste before and probably a tad more dry then I was expecting.
11-08-2013 04:04:34 | More by Phyl21ca
4.45/5 rDev +19.6%
Had this in a snifter at Xmas in July in Arundel Mills. This is an unfiltered beer that pours a hazy dark bronze with hues of red and a finger of off-white head which fades to a nice lasting ring. Very aromatic beer---wheat, plums, dark cherries, raisins pepper, floral hops. Taste is very sweet upfront--sweet malt, brown sugar, dark fruits, cherry, with a strong hop finish mixed with a lingering alchohol. The beer is full-bodied and not overly carbonated making for a nice sipping beer. This is a highly drinkable beer for the ABV, one of the best that Duclaw has made.
05-15-2005 06:09:43 | More by cubedbee
3.73/5 rDev +0.3%
Recently saw this available in a bomber and thought I'd give it a try. Pours a deep golden color with a slight off white head. Smells of honey, golden currants, tart apples, and late summer goodness. Thick in mouthfeel that makes this a certain sipper. Alcohol heat is there from the beginning but as you work through it you get some blood orange, mixed with honey, peaches, and general breadiness. I enjoyed this overall but I would sit my next bottle in the cellar for awhile in hopes that the alcohol heat would ease somewhat so the other good flavors would be more prominent from the get go. As it stands now a good beer to try and share with a friend.
03-04-2011 22:20:42 | More by smokeypeat
4.28/5 rDev +15.1%
Tasted from tap at the Maryland Brewer's Octoberfest on 10/17/04.
DuClaw is calling this a Wheat Wine, I chose to file it under American Dark Wheat, though it does defy categorization.
Appearance: Dark amber, with a hint of a reddish hue in the right light. The head is off white, rocky, and lasting.
Smell: Ridiculously aromatic, spicy/floral hops, as well a very fruity malt profile ( Plums, berries, peaches).
Taste: The initial impression is a one-two punch of deep rich malt balanced with an instant hop bitterness. The maltiness builds and fills the mouth until the finish where a not so bitter, but very strong hop presence combines with a pleasing dryness.
Mouthfeel: This a full bodied sipping beer. Rich, round and maybe just a touch sharp.
Drinkability: Sippers only need apply, this ain't no chuggin beer here.
10-18-2004 17:58:13 | More by Hefe
Misery from DuClaw Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.