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31 - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 12.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 11-04-2007)
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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

brez8791, Nov 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

GeorgianBayPackr, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of Sonofalime
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Sonofalime, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of Tamaquadan
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Tamaquadan, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Omnium
2.89/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

Omnium, Jul 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

Bdel34, Aug 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

tln13, Apr 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15%

Cook82, Today at 03:32 AM
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3/5  rDev -15%

ygtbsm94, Sep 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

AngusOg, Jun 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

ejimhof, Feb 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

MidloRapid, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of orangesol
3/5  rDev -15%

orangesol, Oct 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

dfhhead25, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

OhNo789, Nov 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

muskiesman, Sep 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

Roland45s, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of stckhndlr
3.03/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

stckhndlr, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of Gavage
3.1/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Gavage, Feb 15, 2009
Photo of oline73
3.13/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

oline73, Nov 03, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

12 oz. bottle poured into a SN curved pint (

A: Nice bit of cascade on a vigorous pour to make a thick 2 finger head with big bubbles, that eats itself rapidly. Amber, ruby brown body with a bit of lacing.
S: Immediately after popping the cap, it just smells like feet.
T: Spiced and odd mingling of flavors over all. Very different from the usual mix of fall seasonal beers.
M: Smooth with very little carbonation felt.
O: Not my kind of pumpkin beer. Just like nutmeg and cinnamon in a lager.

gillagorilla, Sep 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

BogBoyJD, Jun 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

JohnK17, Friday at 05:09 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Rushalt, Oct 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

billab914, Nov 16, 2013
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31 from DuClaw Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.