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31 - DuClaw Brewing Company

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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.03%
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:
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(Beer added by: Kegatron on 11-04-2007)
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Photo of Omnium
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.

Omnium, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
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.

RblWthACoz, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of BogBoyJD
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

BogBoyJD, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

oriolesfan4, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of AngusOg
3/5  rDev -15%

AngusOg, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of SPRichard
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

SPRichard, May 13, 2013
Photo of Hophead420
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Hophead420, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of GeorgianBayPackr
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

GeorgianBayPackr, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -15%

ejimhof, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of stephenjmoore
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%

A- Amber/reddish colored body with a huge khaki colored head that leaves just bubbles. Very little lacing.

S- Cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, caramel malt, lager yeast, somewhat of a grainy aroma.

T- Sweet spices, cinnamon, sweet malt. Tastes just like the description; a lager with spices added.

M- Medium bodied, medium-high carbonation. Drinkable and not over-spiced.

O- Pretty good fall/winter beer. Almost like a pumpkin spice lager without the pumpkin (if that makes sense).

stephenjmoore, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of dunix
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

dunix, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of whallgren
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

whallgren, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of lobos62
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

lobos62, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of Rojada1988
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Rojada1988, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%

A - Kind of hazy deep red/amber. Head is minimal and so is the lacing. Hazy with tiny floating bits of sediment.

S - Smells like a good dunkel, sweet with a mild dose of clove and cinnamon? Weird but it smells good.

T - I like it the cinnamon spice really compliments the dunkel flavors (toasted malts and some lager yeasts) Nothing that extreme but good.

M - light to medium on par for the style.

Overall nothing to seek out again but it was a good offering from these guys.

DrDemento456, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of beermanbrian
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

beermanbrian, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of skaboom420
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

skaboom420, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of Dodt
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%

was in a maryland beer shop decide to try another one of her native brews. been a good while since i had a dunkel . nice deep amber color . wonderful spicy aroma of cloves and i want to say allspice. reminds me of apple cider.not to complex in the flavor department but it suits this beer well. this is a great beer for a chilly fall evening.

Dodt, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of JDizz
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

JDizz, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of jagada
4/5  rDev +13.3%

jagada, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of tugdriver7
4.38/5  rDev +24.1%

I have to admit. I saw the label at the store and bought some, but tried it on tap first at DuClaw in Arundel Mills. Now I'm glad I bought it. Deep mahogany to black in color, with subtle carbonation and virtually no head, though the foam at the edges laced the glass nicely all the way down. Subtle roasted malt (dunkel) in the nose and a very (emphasize very) smooth, moderate mouthfeel at initial taste. Flavor was fairly straightforward dunkel, not really sweet, but rich in flavor, with a nice bitterness at the end that was enhanced in a flavorful way by (I'm assuming) the cinnamon. Definitely not "in your face" spiced at all. Very balanced and flavorful. The spices, instead, enhance the flavors of the beer. Equally drinkable. Went down very quickly. Loved every second of it.

tugdriver7, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.98/5  rDev +12.7%

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.5 A: Medium amber color. Two fingers of foamy beige head. Retention is very good, but almost no lacing is left.

4.0 S: Big spiciness in this. Tons of cinnamon and nutmeg and just slightly less allspice and clove. I don't know if it's just the spice combo or something inherent in the base beer, but it gives a spiced cider vibe. Some toastiness from the base, but the spiciness is powerfully potent and overshadows everything. I definitely like it this way though. I've never had a beer this aggressive with the spices, so I give DuClaw some credit for being ballzy.

4.0 T: The taste is about the same as the nose. Huge spiciness - cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, allspice - and toasted maltiness. There's also a well received neutral malty sweetness. It's pretty damn simple, but it tastes great.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess. I'd like this better if it were thicker, but it's good nonetheless.

4.0 D: Really enjoyed this. I've never had a beer so saturated with spices that also tasted quite good. Pick this up if you like spicy pumpkin beers.

DavoleBomb, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of philbe311
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%

A - Two plus fingers worth of ultra lush ultra creamy pale khaki colored head with a slightly rocky top... Solid retention gives way to a full lace and thick collar... The color is a mix of light brown and metallic bronze... A moderate bit of moderate to quick paced carbonation... This is a pretty good looking brew...

S - Cinnamon, nutmeg and assorted other holiday spices are at the forefront, but not overpowering... Next in line is a bunch of pale malts... Perhaps some dark fruits...

T - Nutmeg... Cinnamon... Assorted other holiday spices... Pale malts... Dark bread... Dark fruit... A hint of caramel... Perhaps a touch of nuttiness...

M - Medium bodied... Sleek... Light to moderate carbonation... Smooth... Slightly crisp... Even and consistent...

D - An interesting creation... Quite sessionable with good flavor and lots of character... I always enjoy what DuClaw has to offer in terms of creativity... A nice little beer that those into creative brewing should check out...

philbe311, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of tln13
3/5  rDev -15%

tln13, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of Chaney
4.38/5  rDev +24.1%

I admire DuClaw for brewing this very awesome style of beer!

Served in a tulip.

A: In the world of lagers, this one was pretty dark: Amber/rose colored with a slight wispy head that stayed for a bit.

S: Cinnamon and nutmeg in spades on this one. Very awesome indeed. If I didn't know what this was beforehand, I would have tagged this as a pumpkin ale.

T: Lots of flavor packed into this puppy. Cinnamon and nutmeg, without the hassle of pumpkin ale syrupy-ness. Smooth on the finish and quite VERY tasty overall. Make no mistake about it, this is a lager through and through.

M: Despite it's spice content, this was extremely smooth indeed. The lacing was mild, but I guess not what lagers are about anyway.

O: Come on people, let's give DuClaw credit for this one. I know this is not a popular style with the BA crowd due to its low ABV, but I personally think this is an awesome beer and deserves to be ranked up there with the big dogs. This is now my favorite DuClaw beer!

Chaney, Mar 31, 2012
31 from DuClaw Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.