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Mysterium - DuClaw Brewing Company

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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 14.78%
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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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

mikerems, Mar 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

flyingmick, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of ckollias
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%
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.

ckollias, Jan 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

chuntlee, Aug 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

ncworster, Jul 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

MarvinSnyder, Jan 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

whallgren, May 12, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
4.08/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

Knapp85, Oct 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

ChelseaD, Dec 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

nmann08, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of Imstillthegman
4/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

Imstillthegman, Aug 17, 2008
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

flyingace, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

wrightst, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

BMan33, Feb 23, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

darkstar12, Jul 22, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

John_M, Jul 10, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

ryser2k, Dec 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

cliff1066, Jan 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

sludgy, Jun 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

sammy806, Jan 04, 2013
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Mysterium from DuClaw Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.