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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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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

1.78/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

I see...I see a drainpour in my future.

I don't get what the goal was here. Wads of spices, and that would be my diagnosis for the beer as a whole. Nose is soapy and floral with the ton of spices. Ick. It's just too much. Definitely no balance. Definitely nothing interesting or worth visiting. This is the type of Belgian ale that American breweries put out that don't know what they're doing. And on that note: this brewery is starting to move towards the bottom of my list.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 09:13:21 | More by RblWthACoz
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -28%

11-17-2012 15:08:19 | More by ejimhof
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Cstromberg57

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -28%

12-28-2013 02:41:58 | More by Cstromberg57
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

05-10-2013 23:46:52 | More by Rhettroactive
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Mattyb79

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

10-03-2013 11:38:12 | More by Mattyb79
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SaarSalim

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

04-14-2013 12:29:47 | More by SaarSalim
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The1WineGuy

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

06-29-2012 21:55:44 | More by The1WineGuy
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

01-23-2013 01:04:07 | More by yourefragile
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Jay82

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

08-24-2013 01:21:09 | More by Jay82
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.5%

03-30-2014 23:08:53 | More by mpalestino
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dugly2ugly

Virginia

3/5  rDev -13.5%

11-11-2012 00:44:09 | More by dugly2ugly
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greyghost86

Delaware

3/5  rDev -13.5%

05-28-2012 12:53:25 | More by greyghost86
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dunix

Vermont

3/5  rDev -13.5%

12-13-2012 17:03:51 | More by dunix
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Dweedlebug

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.5%

08-11-2012 07:17:12 | More by Dweedlebug
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JakeDebus

Maryland

3/5  rDev -13.5%

03-11-2013 12:30:33 | More by JakeDebus
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.5%

01-01-2013 20:01:52 | More by NYR_Rob
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.5%

05-16-2013 04:43:20 | More by ZEB89
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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

3.03/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at BWI, the glass arrived with a hazy amber colored brew and a thin head. The beer is spiced--and I mean spiced in every sense of the word--with cardamon. It so dominated the aroma that nothing else could get through.

A little chewy on the palate. Just like the nose, cardamon is everywhere. I am having trouble distinguishing this beer from a Scandinavian dessert. A touch of caramel lends some sweet balance.

This beer has no apparent relation to a "Belgian Style Ale" which is how it was advertised. A heavy hand of cardamon makes this beer feel contrived--lest I say gimmicky.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2010 19:41:59 | More by BeardedBoffin
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

3.04/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Duclaw variety pack bought at Bryn Mawr beverage a few weeks ago, finally tried this one.

I'm not gonna lie, I'm an IPA guy so this is not my genre of beer at all, but I figured I'd give it a taste and see what it's all about.

Poured into a nonic. Amber/orange color, like a typical belgian beer would look.

Wow, the spices take over the scent immediately. We've got ginger, chamomile, citrus, lemon, maybe some mint, clove, wow....a lot going on.

The taste carries over from the scent, big time. It's like drinking an herbal tea.
As i said, this isn't my type of beer, so for what it is, it's probably not bad, but I almost fee like this is a summer tea drink masked in a beer bottle.

It's a light mouthfeel which is appropriate for this beer.

So overall, the redeeming qualities in my rating is it seems like Duclaw accomplished exactly what they were attempting with this brew. But I am not a fan, personally.
If you like the spiced beer and like ginger/chamomile, this will be right up your alley.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 01:48:20 | More by GiantMidget
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SPRichard

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

06-13-2012 00:06:52 | More by SPRichard
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

01-26-2013 02:34:30 | More by mendvicdog
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

11-19-2013 22:27:43 | More by ChipMurray
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BobsledTM

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

04-13-2013 22:40:22 | More by BobsledTM
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

04-19-2013 18:57:40 | More by ROGUE16
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jpitchford

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

08-04-2013 23:58:39 | More by jpitchford
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Mysterium from DuClaw Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.