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Mysterium - DuClaw Brewing Company

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94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Imstillthegman on 08-17-2008)
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mikerems

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

03-07-2012 06:15:59 | More by mikerems
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flyingmick

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

07-23-2012 13:19:15 | More by flyingmick
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ckollias

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this brew on tap at Duclaw in Bowie out pint glass.

A: Pours an amber hue with absolutely no head (like almost every brew at Duclaw).

S: Spicy fruit and honey aroma.

T: Spicy flavor with a great caramel flavor and hints of ginger and cinnamon in the backgroud.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: I like this beer al lot – great flavors and aromas.

1/20/13 Had this out of the bottle - just as good.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2013 02:42:47 | More by ckollias
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ncworster

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

07-02-2012 01:55:57 | More by ncworster
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

01-04-2013 22:33:11 | More by MarvinSnyder
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whallgren

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

05-12-2013 19:13:13 | More by whallgren
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a clear looking golden yellow color with a fizzy white head on top. The head retention and lacing were very minimal. The smell of the beer was really interesting, it had a very nice herbal spice aroma to it that also came off as floral in some ways. The taste of the beer has some depth to it, the flavors are sweet then spicy then more mellow and then bitter in the far distance. The mouthfeel of the beer is a little too light in my opinion, it could use a little more body. Overall this beer was good I thought! I would drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 03:25:36 | More by Knapp85
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ChelseaD


4/5  rDev +15.3%

12-05-2012 22:05:06 | More by ChelseaD
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +15.3%

12-05-2011 01:31:51 | More by nmann08
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Imstillthegman

Delaware

4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at the Bel Air location. They list it as a "Belgian Spiced Ale" which seems to be a good description of it. I added it as a Spiced beer because it seemed a better fit than a BPA or a BSPA. Anyway, on to the review...

It was a slightly cloudy golden color. Thin off white head. Light lacing. The aroma was complex...fruity, floral, with chamomile and grains of paradise easily detectable. Nice kick of yeast in there, too. The flavor was along those same lines, with the fruity, funky yeast blending with the floral hop, candied sugar, chamomile, and a bit of spice (cardamom?). My wife even liked this one. Good mouthfeel, nicely carbonated. Easy, enjoyable drinker. The florals and spices grew as it warmed. Not bad at all.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2008 17:17:18 | More by Imstillthegman
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flyingace


4/5  rDev +15.3%

12-10-2012 23:00:45 | More by flyingace
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +15.3%

06-27-2014 03:25:12 | More by wrightst
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BMan33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.3%

02-23-2013 17:07:59 | More by BMan33
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darkstar12

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, but also had previously on draft at DuClaw's in Arundel Mills, MD

A: strong golden color, very little head to speak of it, lacing goes away quickly
S: spices - cardamom, cloves - are definitely present but not overwhelming. Very nice overall.
T: a lot of things going on that work together well - honey, hint of orange, cardamom, spices, some floral and hops scents. Very refreshing.
M: good body, not cloying at all, carbonation very good for the type of beer
O: Excellent summer/fall beer - worth having again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 12:19:39 | More by darkstar12
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John_M

Oregon

3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Bel Air location the other day.

The beer pours a honey amber color with pretty good head retention and lacing. The nose is sweet and spicey, focusing on clove and brown sugar in abundance. Given the fairly intense aroma profile, I was a bit surprised and disappointed by the modest amount of flavor I got on this moderately (at most) sweet frame. I thought it was still pretty nice beer, but given how it smelled, I just expected more. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly smooth (almost all the beers I sampled at DuClaw were a bit under carbonated, which I'm sure affected the mouthfeel), and drinkability is pretty decent.

Nothing mind blowing here, but this was a decent enough beer, especially considering the low abv. I wouldn't mind seeing a bit more spice and hoppiness on the palate, but other than that, this wasn't bad at all.

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2010 21:43:54 | More by John_M
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ryser2k

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

12-03-2012 17:23:03 | More by ryser2k
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

01-20-2013 05:39:17 | More by cliff1066
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sludgy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

06-09-2012 03:14:20 | More by sludgy
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sammy806

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

01-04-2013 00:50:50 | More by sammy806
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JOldewurtel

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

04-23-2014 18:54:29 | More by JOldewurtel
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

11-12-2012 23:26:35 | More by IPAchris
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

06-07-2012 22:46:51 | More by Hanzo
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AMarkle6524

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

01-29-2014 18:18:04 | More by AMarkle6524
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

05-07-2013 21:53:48 | More by Boone757
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Cody552

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

12-07-2012 07:09:53 | More by Cody552
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Mysterium from DuClaw Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.