31 - DuClaw Brewing Company
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2.89/5 rDev -18.1%
Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Pours a ruby/amber color, kinda hazy, dense two finger head, and thick lacing.
S - Barrage of spices, Cinnamon and nutmeg being prominent, some clove, baking flour, a little bready malt, pepper.
T - Horrifyingly over-spiced, I mean this is a crime. It tastes like im drinking a cinnamon shake. No hops, no malt, just spice.
M - Maybe my mind is playing tricks on me, but it makes my mouth feel dried out.
O - Flat out disgusting, I cant see this being good in winter or any other time. I wouldnt let an un-welcomed guest drink this.
07-13-2013 18:24:11 | More by Omnium
3.03/5 rDev -14.2%
A- a thin 1 finger head, dissolves quickly. a dark orange amber color with no real lacing. The head really does disappear because after about 60 seconds its just as clear from the top of the glass looking down as from the side looking through.
S- the smell of this is noticeable from a distance proving it is strong enough. Hints of pumpkin wafting across the table. As you get in deeper you start to notice the malt and the spice. Oddly enough this has a dark distinct note to it that I recognize from other DuClaw beers. It's a complexity that seems to stand out from their brews.
T- A malty sweet flavor with a smooth roasted finish. Mellow spices. Nothing staggering. The pumpkin is there mixing in with the malt.
M- It's a medium body with a easy drinking feel. It has a good balance to it. Just right in my opinion.
O- It's a middle of the road beer for me. Nothing that blows my socks off but it has a good flavor and is easy to drink. Kind of a winding down the season beer. After tasting at least half a dozen pumpkin and fall beers it fits just right for a tired palate.
12-02-2013 03:52:28 | More by stckhndlr
3.1/5 rDev -12.2%
Appearance: clear brownish amber in color with a short 1/4" head that breaks apart quickly.
Smell: caramel, malt sweetness, and some spices are picked up by the nose.
Taste: strange but interesting flavor profile here. Nice maltiness with caramel, some red apples, nutmeg, and cinammon. There is some grassy and soft earth tones here too. Bitterness is mild.
Mouthfeel: lightly crisp throughout. Short and spicy aftertaste. Medium bodied beer.
Drinkability: this one grew a bit tiring as the pint glass emptied. Interesting effort, but a straight up dark lager would have worked much better without the spice.
02-15-2009 20:08:33 | More by Gavage
3.13/5 rDev -11.3%
I had this on-tap at the brewpub. Served in a standard pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a clear dark reddish amber with hardly any head.
Smell: Very malty, hints of cherry and caramel. The malt it a bit nutty and there is a strong spice presence.
Taste: Just like the smell, this one is very malty. Mild fruity notes, I'm picking up some cherry. Lots of spices, cinnamon with some caramel. Spices dominate the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a finish that is a bit slick.
Overall: I thought this beer was just alright. The spices made it interesting, but nothing too special. I don't think I'll search it out again.
11-03-2011 22:12:42 | More by oline73
3.26/5 rDev -7.6%
This beer has a dark rich mahogany color body with very little head. The smell has a light aroma of cinnamon and some some malt. The taste is not over powering of any spice just very well balanced between the cinnamon and nutmeg. It also has a nice malt back bone to it. Mouthfeel is nice and overall it is good but not great. I didn't get any pumpkin from it
10-18-2013 00:50:18 | More by chefhatt
3.4/5 rDev -3.7%
Served on-tap at the Fells Point location.
A: The Munich dunkel is a dark caramel brown color, one that emanates with a bit of glow. A half a finger of head goes nowhere.
S: The nose is bready, full of darker malts and just a hint of spicy sweetness.
T: I'm not sure why someone would want to take a perfectly good dunkel lager and spice it up all sweet like. Luckily the spice profile isn't as big as I was led to believe. Caramel malts lead the way, bready with a toasted finish. Cinnamon and nutmeg flavors are present but they are admirably restrained, adding just enough to the body to take notice.
M: A decent Munich lager. Luckily the spice profile isn't that bold.
D: One and done for me. I still don't see the need for spices...
02-15-2009 00:14:52 | More by akorsak
3.45/5 rDev -2.3%
A dunkel that's gushing. That's odd.
Doesn't seem to be anything wrong with the beer. Besides the fact that it isn't all that interesting. Kind of has this clogged flavor profile thing going on. Decent, but too thick. I guess this isn't filtered? Pretty good, but thicker than you'd usually get for the style.
07-01-2013 03:23:58 | More by RblWthACoz
3.48/5 rDev -1.4%
Had this on 2010-05-15 at the Mt Hope Brewfest in PA (from tasting notes)
A - Dark brown which is mostly opaque. Short head
S - Almost no smell. Maybe some rising bread and caramel.
T - This is a sweet dunkel that is spiced up quite a bit. You can taste bread, caramel and perhaps allspice and cinnamon.
M - Light-medium body and carbonation
D - Not bad but a bit too sweet for me to want more than one.
01-03-2011 17:26:22 | More by Tucquan
31 from DuClaw Brewing Company
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