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31 - DuClaw Brewing Company

Not Rated.

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108 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 108
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | 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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Ratings: 108 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

tommyguz, Nov 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

JamieDuncan, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

bubseymour, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

ImpactDan, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Jeffreysan
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
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
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

orangesol, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of chefhatt
3.26/5  rDev -7.9%
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 +5.9%

hAle2theWort, Oct 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Rushalt, Oct 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

hmich176, Oct 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

ColdWaffles, Oct 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

TheFightfan1, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Proclarush, Oct 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

MidloRapid, Oct 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Tamaquadan, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

colbster92, Oct 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

rfgetz, Sep 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Boone757, Sep 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

JeffTheJuice, Sep 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

ygtbsm94, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

DruRho, Sep 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

mtalley999, Sep 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

username, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of Omnium
2.89/5  rDev -18.4%
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
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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
31 from DuClaw Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.