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Misery - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
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87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 14
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Hefe on 10-18-2004)
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huysmans

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

09-15-2013 14:15:31 | More by huysmans
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timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.6%

09-11-2013 01:54:03 | More by timjim1327
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Hopscat

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber dated as 2011 by bottle store. Marked down so easier to buy. $5.99 at Stateline liquors.
Dark brown , opaque with dark orange at edges. Dense ring of lace after small offwhite head subsides with impressive lacing.
Smells of rich malts with something I can't identify in background/ grapes, plums or something. Smells tasty definitely and sweet malts are there for sure. Some boozy notes but not overpowering for such a big abv. Not getting the citrus -lemon character of wheat.
Taste follows the huge malt presence with sweet malts of bready , toasty notes with some sharp background of (wheat ?) Malt forward with nice balancing aspects. Hops presence is subdued but plays into finish and keeps the sweetness from being cloying.
M- med. to heavy as expected. Oily , really coats the tongue.
Overall I really enjoyed this wheatwine better than many barley wines I've tried. Don't know if the age on this one impacted this for me. I want to try a newer bottle to see.
Nicley done DuClaw

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 14:30:21 | More by Hopscat
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-02-2013 14:25:48 | More by Drknight
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Holland

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-01-2013 04:40:38 | More by Holland
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

08-28-2013 02:26:46 | More by oriolesfan4
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bmmortale

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.2%

08-19-2013 21:42:50 | More by bmmortale
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.2%

08-18-2013 00:28:21 | More by Hockey_Fan
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George2744

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

08-02-2013 08:53:34 | More by George2744
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Vonerichs

Illinois

3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: growler

07-31-2013 23:47:37 | More by Vonerichs
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

07-20-2013 18:45:19 | More by DmanGTR
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Proclarush

Maryland

3/5  rDev -19.6%

07-10-2013 01:45:40 | More by Proclarush
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

No bottle date, but pretty sure this one is a few years old.

A- A very appealing tanish-orange with some haziness to it. Very thin tan head that does not hang around long, but leaves some bubbles around the edges of the glass.

S- Wheat, sweet bready-malty aromas, some earthy, almost oaky aromas.

T- Tons and tons of big sweet wheat. Slightly boozy, but lots of sweetness. Finish leaves a little to be disired.

M- Slightly boozy towards the middle, with a medicinal finish that prevents some of the flavor from coming through.

O- Pretty good wheat wine. Big and robust, and the wheat is definitely in the forefront.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 23:40:16 | More by stephenjmoore
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Snikwad1020

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-29-2013 17:34:32 | More by Snikwad1020
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greyghost86

Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

06-28-2013 21:24:02 | More by greyghost86
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-19-2013 22:48:40 | More by DRBiser
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-12-2013 00:12:03 | More by Gonzoillini
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at DuClaw, Bel Air, MD

Served in a snifter, a dark golden liquid, slightly hazy, topped with a small but solid cap of white head; a slight swirl left traces of laces on the glass. In the nose, sweet bready malts, citrus notes, yeast, peppery spice. I don't think this saw any barrel time, but there were some earthy/woody notes in the aroma and taste. Taste of caramel malts, fairly sweet, but kept in check by a pithy characteristic, dry toasted wheat, light peppery spice, grain alcohol, leafy hops, with a dry and somewhat bitter aftertaste. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Worth a round, maybe even two, but that'd probably be enough for me.

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2013 23:04:15 | More by Rifugium
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 03:10:38 | More by tone77
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 18:12:51 | More by DIM
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canawler

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

03-19-2013 13:26:52 | More by canawler
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-17-2013 16:52:03 | More by DrunkinYogi
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-27-2013 15:50:22 | More by mendvicdog
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hopandbarley28

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.6%

01-25-2013 21:22:36 | More by hopandbarley28
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-22-2012 21:35:34 | More by cliff1066
Misery from DuClaw Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.