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Mysterium - DuClaw Brewing Company

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97 Ratings
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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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Photo of micromaniac129
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tastes like a christmas beer with the tons of cinnimon used.
Darker amber color and a small head.
Aroma is lots of spices like cinnamon and nutmeg and that sort of thing.
Taste is bascially the same. loads of spice that more for Christmas then June.
Maybe around the holidays I might feel different but today ... I don't like it.

micromaniac129, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of lupercmda
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

lupercmda, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of justinm4bama
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

justinm4bama, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of corneliustoad
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

corneliustoad, May 27, 2013
Photo of ZEB89
3/5  rDev -13%

ZEB89, May 16, 2013
Photo of whallgren
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

whallgren, May 12, 2013
Photo of Rhettroactive
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Rhettroactive, May 11, 2013
Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Boone757, May 07, 2013
Photo of ROGUE16
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

ROGUE16, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of Oneironautalis
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Oneironautalis, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of SaarSalim
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

SaarSalim, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of BobsledTM
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

BobsledTM, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of Omnium
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Pours a clear gold color, minor head, absent lacing.
S - Huge belgian yeast smell that is coated in spices, cinnamon is really pronounced, some banana scents as well.
T - Sweet bready malt with a flowery finish, the cinnamon smell you get you dont really taste but its there, some other spices I cant bother to pick out right now.
M - Bland and thin feel, minor sweetness lingering.
O - Its alright, I love the aroma, but taste and feel fall wayyy short on this beer. I really wish you tasted that good cinnamon flavor that you smell. Might just have to create a take on this style myself.

Omnium, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
1.78/5  rDev -48.4%
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.

RblWthACoz, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of JakeDebus
3/5  rDev -13%

JakeDebus, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of orangesol
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

orangesol, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of BMan33
4/5  rDev +15.9%

BMan33, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of MemphisANiD
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

MemphisANiD, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of GiantMidget
3.04/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

GiantMidget, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

mendvicdog, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

yourefragile, Jan 23, 2013
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
Photo of cliff1066
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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

mikehillman, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of mntlover
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a orange color with a thumb sized off white head that doesn't last long.

Aroma is honey malts with loads of spice lots of ginger and Belgian yeast notes.

Taste is like the aroma malt is light not as sweet as the smell. But spice is there and big can say its true to style as lots of spice. taste is eh kind of not my cup of tea not that it is bad.

Mouthfeel is light side of medium with nice peppy or say more tingle like carbonation.

Overall say a good spice beer just not something I would enjoy regularly.

mntlover, Jan 15, 2013
Mysterium from DuClaw Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.