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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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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +5.2%

A - Two plus finger's worth of moderately chunky active and fizzy off white colored head that quickly recedes by half before displaying moderate retention before giving way to a full slightly frothy head... Loaded with medium bubbled quickly paced carbonation rising throughout with a couple of sluggish bubbles mixed within... The color is a slightly pale amber...

S - The spice components are at the forefront... The predominant spice is chamomile... The Belgian yeast lies a bit beneath the surface... Perhaps a bit of honey... Some light fruity notes as well... Quite pleasant, mellow and somewhat soothing...

T - A mirror image of the nose... The only difference is that some additional spice components emerge... The Belgian yeast, honey and light fruit notes compliment one another rather well... There may be a bit of orange zest mixed in as well... Not too shabby...

M - Medium bodied... Sharp carbonation on the tongue and a brisk carbonated presence throughout... Finishes with just a touch of dryness... A bit too fizzy...

D - An interesting offering from DuClaw... There is plenty going on here to keep a BA interested, but not necessarily something that I would seek out nor recommend, though I wouldn't shy away from in the future...

01-05-2013 02:44:09 | More by philbe311
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

01-04-2013 22:33:11 | More by MarvinSnyder
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sammy806

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-28-2012 02:22:04 | More by brotherloco
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Bottle says 5%. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours golden amber color with a nice haze to it. The head is a one finger offwhite color that retains itself poorly, leaving only a collar around the rim of the glass.

S: Holy fuck, that's a shitload of ginger. There seems to be a little bit of spruce and chamomile, as well. Sadly, the spices overpower everything else, basically - but it kind of suits the Christmas spirit with the way it smells.

T: The opening flavors are, again, loaded with ginger, chamomile, and slight spruce - even a little pumpkin, seemingly. It turns into a decent but generic Belgian pale after the midtaste. I don't really pick up much Belgian yeast, however. The finish is pleasantly earthy. It's a bit one note, but nonetheless pleasant.

M: Well carbonated with a semi coarse texture. Not nearly as astringent as I'd expect it to be, but very clean on the finish - clean, but not fully dry.

O: Hardly my favorite beer of all time; however it's manages to carve out a niche for itself with its uniqueness. Good for fans of ginger.

12-25-2012 22:39:20 | More by ThisWangsChung
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dunix

Vermont

3/5  rDev -13%

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


4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-10-2012 23:00:45 | More by flyingace
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Cody552

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

12-07-2012 07:09:53 | More by Cody552
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ChelseaD


4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-05-2012 22:05:06 | More by ChelseaD
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ryser2k

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

11-16-2012 06:11:47 | More by duceswild
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -2.9%

12oz bottle poured into tulip

Pours a hazy golden straw color with a thin layering of white head resting on top. Fades out completely into a collar of film with a few spots and patches of lacing on the glass.

Touches of apple and spice in the nose with a faint Belgian yeasty hints. Cardamom and herbal tones with grainy malts and light sweetness.

Herbal and spicy up front with touches of cracked pepper and cardamom. Hints of apple and pear with assorted fruit sweetness. Belgian yeast creates a soft funk, followed by a milder malt backbone. Finishes with some fruity esters and juicy sweetness.

Lighter medium body, higher carbonation, bubbly and dry on the tongue. Overall, a pretty tasty Belgian pale with a fruity accent, although this could easily get caught in the shuffle with other similar beers.

11-15-2012 03:24:57 | More by xnicknj
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

11-12-2012 23:26:35 | More by IPAchris
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev +5.2%

Poured a clear, reddish brown with nominal head that died quick with minor lace. Spicy is first word that comes to mind as I sniff; peppery and heavy spices along with floral but not grassy hops and touches of fruit and more dry than sweet malt. Taste and mouthfeel remind me of a triple, as the spices are noticeable and balanced with mild, fruity hops (sorta like orange and clove) and there is a touch of sweetness in the beer as it finishes dry and crisp, although passes the tongue smooth (think the yeast strains in a Belgian as well as the candi sugar put in). A decent beer that's worth a shot, but everything just seemed not to click together and I can't say that this is a great beer.

11-12-2012 13:40:05 | More by clayrock81
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dugly2ugly

Virginia

3/5  rDev -13%

11-11-2012 00:44:09 | More by dugly2ugly
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

11-07-2012 04:47:47 | More by oriolesfan4
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pvsob

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

10-29-2012 22:32:53 | More by pvsob
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +18.3%

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.

10-15-2012 03:25:36 | More by Knapp85
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -0.6%

Not sure why it's listed as 4.8% mine is labeled "5%"

A - Looks like a Belgium ale a touch light with a clear amber body and a thin white head.

S - Smell is kind of underwhelming since I don't get any spices just herbal teas, mild hops and some caramel malts.

T - Well it's in no way terrible like the toffee nut brown ale, but pretty disappointing. Lackluster fruity yeasts and a mild hop presence keeps me drinking even beyond it warming to see if it gets any sort of spice. As others stated if I had to reach it would be for a mild bit of pepper in the taste.

M - Light to medium easy to put back but boring.

Overall just another creative name attached to a lackluster beer. Man I can't believe I paid 3 bucks for some of these singles...

09-21-2012 01:18:10 | More by DrDemento456
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Garlicjosh

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

09-14-2012 19:31:10 | More by Garlicjosh
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.48/5  rDev +0.9%

A- Medium amber body with a thin bubbly tan head. No lacing with a lot of carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom.

S- Has aromas of dried tea, grains, a light malt presence and fresh grass.

T- The tea features come through a lot, with dried grass and grains coming through. Finishes with a slight hop and malt note.

M- Pretty drinkable with high carbonation and a medium body.

O- Nice change of pace beer.

09-06-2012 20:07:35 | More by stephenjmoore
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bassbase

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

09-02-2012 20:45:21 | More by bassbase
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Heathbrook

Hawaii

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

08-26-2012 00:50:30 | More by Heathbrook
Mysterium from DuClaw Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.