Mad Bishop | DuClaw Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

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Added by NeroFiddled on 11-02-2003

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3.12/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark coppery, with nice roasted malty flavor, with notes of caramel and bread, I had a six of this and it was very enjoyable, disappeared pretty fast from my fridge

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Smith pint glass. Moderate hand. Bottled 07/17/14.

A: Hazy, copper-amber body. 1 finger of coarse, off-white head. Average retention. Minimal lacing.

S: Roasted malt with an unusual peanut presence. Some hay. Bread. Indistinct fruit. Brown sugar. Light overall, but nice enough.

T: Round, moderately sweet malt and nuttiness to start. Faint corn. Slow ramping of bittering hops to a semi-dry finish. Lingering bread and noble-type hops in the aftertaste. Minimal alcohol presence.

M: Moderate carbonation with a medium body for the style. Slightly prickly initially.

O: Average Oktoberfest with some decent malt notes. I'm good for a few of these, although I'd have to say it's a bit over-hopped.


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A- semi clear amber, copper. Small bone white head that didn't last long. Minimal lacing.

S- clean. Very malty, bready, and sugary. A little spice, too.

T- sweet and spicy. The malt, bread, and sugar on the nose come through completely.

M- a little rough around the edges (going in) with a surprisingly smooth and creamy finish. Medium body.

O- just ok (for me). A so so Marzen. Nothing great, nothing offensive.


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Pours into my glass with an orange body amber glowing hue with a big frothing off white head, call it khaki beige. Head retention is good, lacing is left behind scattered around the glass in uneven patterns.

Aroma deep malted caramel notes, but that’s about it a hint of earthiness these may be hops I’m detecting but it seems very one dimensional.

Flavor is boring a hint of caramelized malts, clean lagering finish barely any earthy hop notes it’s just too one dimensional this is not case worthy too many better options out there.

Mouthfeel, is light to medium bodied even flowing carbonation goes down easily without challenging the senses too much.

Overall, not my bag I love the style if it has those complex malts that make you really appreciate this style.

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Mad Bishop from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 275 ratings