Mad Bishop | DuClaw Brewing Company

Mad BishopMad Bishop
BA SCORE
28.2%
Liked This Beer
3.43 w/ 273 ratings
Mad BishopMad Bishop
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
duclaw.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by NeroFiddled on 11-02-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,975
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
273
Liked:
77
Avg:
3.43/5
pDev:
14.87%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
60
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 273 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of MikeMcCl
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PaperWizard
4.31/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shoretaxi
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TildenKatz
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kmhall
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jschott75
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of celts32
4.18/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JPowell712
3.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beejay
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Brown and hazy, with a decent amount of light tan head.

S: Caramel malt with a touch of brown sugar, and dark fruit. Bready in the finish.

T: Bread, with brown sugar, caramel. Nice sweetness, with a little bit of a burnt flavor in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with medium high carbonation.

O: Overall a tad cloying, but overall enjoyable.. I wouldn't want to sit with this all evening, but for an interesting season offering it's not bad.

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Photo of Urk1127
3.39/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

-Burnt orange, tawny soapy head.
-burnt toast, toffee
-More burnt toast, smoke, caramel
-a bit sticky, alcohol in the throat but only a little, medium to high carbonation

-DuClaw, to me, makes bold, intense, in your face beers. This is like a Double/Imperial Oktoberfest. Enjoyable but couldn't have more than one. Very bold and strong character throughout.

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Photo of LoveStout
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.12/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.1/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mlieby hooked me up with some of these as extras in an already great trade... Thanks Matt, I love a good German lager, and just in time for Oktoberfest!

Enjoyed from my CBC tulip.. Polished amber with a foamy white head.. Proper complex malty nose, nothing is overdone and still definitely not one dimensional, clean and smells Continental. Flavor fires on all the same cylinders, very smooth on the palate and still pretty drinkable despite the higher ABV.. Tastes like the leaves should be changing. Medium body and bubble... Very well made.

Thanks again Matt, this one is a big winner.

4/4/4.25/4/4

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Photo of wac9
2.52/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

really should be called laid back bishop just a easy going beer that wont excite you its ok

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tall pilsner glass: color is amber, a little dense looking, but a nice finely bubbled head that produces some light bubbly lacing.

Smell is very pleasant, a nice blend of toast, biscuit, caramel with a touch of light earthy hop bitterness.

Taste is also nice, good balance of malt sweetness with flavors of toast, biscuit, caramel then some lighter fruitiness followed by earthy hops.

Mouthfeel is a bit sharp in carbonation with a lingering dryness on the tongue.

Overall, a very nice smelling and tasting oktoberfest, the mouthfeel is a bit sharp with carbonation with a drying quality that detracts slightly.

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Photo of JandJMD
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nick_Lucas
3.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice copper colored beer. Nice taste, slightly bitter but good overall.

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Photo of gopens44
3.71/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks fairly run of the mill with a quickly diminishing off white head on an otherwise ordinary amber colored beer. Nose has faint nuttiness, little bit of grain. Tastes nearly identical to the nutty, slightly grainy smell but add in a touch of tart with a crisp finish. Not too bad.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.84/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear deep copper in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and just a hint of amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy beige head that reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted, roasted, bready, and caramel malts with a light aroma of slightly fruity yeast and a light amount of earthy hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of toasted, bready, and caramel malts with a light note of roasted malts and a light amount of brown sugar like sweetness. That is followed by light hints of a light fruit (apple/pear) yeast and a moderate amount of earthy hops which impart a light amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Pretty decent Oktoberfest and fairly well balanced with the malts sweetness nor hop bitterness really dominating. Easy to drink and enjoyable with well hidden alcohol.

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Photo of oberon
3.31/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rypkr
3.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JOldewurtel
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mad Bishop from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 28.2% out of 100 with 273 ratings
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