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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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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 InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

InspectorBob, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of OhNo789
3/5  rDev -15%

OhNo789, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of reizorc
4/5  rDev +13.3%

reizorc, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of billab914
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

billab914, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of brez8791
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

brez8791, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of Sonofalime
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Sonofalime, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of Roland45s
3/5  rDev -15%

Roland45s, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of tommyguz
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

tommyguz, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of JamieDuncan
4/5  rDev +13.3%

JamieDuncan, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of bubseymour
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

bubseymour, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of ImpactDan
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

ImpactDan, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Jeffreysan
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a lighter copper-brown color with four fingers of white head which slowly dissolved into a finger of foam that covered the entire top of the beer. Jesus, there’s a lot of head to this beer! Also, the color of the beer is a little surprising, as it’s much lighter than I was expecting, considering it’s called a dunkel. The beer looks more like a Belgian brune or abbey ale, rather than a dunkel lager.

Aroma: Very complex. Lots of malt, lots of spice, and lots of floral hops too. Nicely balanced, but very complex. Fresh bread, spices of clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, all-spice, honey and clover. Very pleasing.

Taste: Again, the taste is much more like a Belgian ale than a Munich-style dunkel lager. Malty upfront, with tons of spice: clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, all-spice and honey, all nicely balanced with some hoppy bitterness. Excellent beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium, with a ton of carbonation that doesn’t really tickle the taste buds, but rather slaps the crap out of them. With an ABV of 5.8%, there’s no alcohol presence on the palate.

Overall: Damn, this is a good beer. No, this is a great beer. I love how complex the flavor profile it is, how nicely balanced between malt, and spice and hops it is. I’m always going to have some of this on hand.

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

orangesol, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of chefhatt
3.26/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

chefhatt, Oct 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

hAle2theWort, Oct 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Rushalt, Oct 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

hmich176, Oct 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

ColdWaffles, Oct 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

TheFightfan1, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Proclarush, Oct 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

MidloRapid, Oct 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Tamaquadan, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

colbster92, Oct 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

rfgetz, Sep 20, 2013
31 from DuClaw Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.