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Misery | DuClaw Brewing Company

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102 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Hefe on 10-18-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,250
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
102
pDev:
13.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 102 |  Reviews: 41
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3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Really good wheatwine. Pours a hazy tan color.Taste is toffee, toasted malt,and light piney hops. Nice and smooth malty treat. I will pick this up again.

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3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a snifter.

L: Pours a deep hazy golden color with 1 finger of white head. No significant lacing.

S: Booze and honey. Malts and lemon.

T/F: Taste is boozy and semi sweet. Nice alcoholic warmth and a lot of flavors going on with the malts, some citrus notes, and bread/biscuits. Moderate carbonation and a bit chewy. Sweetness in the aftertaste.

O: Pretty tasty example of an uncommon style. Very boozy, so this one is a sipper. The alcohol isn't quite subtle enough but the flavors make up for it. This one makes it into the 'liked a lot' category.

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3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Acquired from mwrecording so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, wheat, honey, some fruit and some hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of fruit, honey and caramel. Then some breadiness comes in from wheat and a hearty malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. There is also a touch of alcohol sting. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, this is a beer to sip for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gillagorilla
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a Heavy Seas tulip (probably 2-3 years old)

A: Hazy/Cloudy copper body with a foamy head that stuck around a bit. Just a collar and some lacing left now.
S: Characteristic of the wine beers, wheat and barley that is.
T: Sweet and malty with alcohol as a flavor throughout, but not overly boozy or hot at all. Nice and warming for sure. Deliciously malty for sure.
M: Light carbonation that only has the slightest of tingles.
O: Definitely grows on you as you drink it, but that might have to do with the ABV of it.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy golden orange color with a tiny fizzy foam head. The head fades instantly leaving a thin foam ring on the surface of the brew/glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is big of sweet tropical fruits mixed with a nice level of a caramel and toffee. The tropical fruits are heaviest of a tangerine smell, but are mixed with some other aromas of pineapple and mango. Some other aromas of a light wheat bread and a moderately strong candied sugar smell mix rather nicely with the other sweeter aromas of the brew. A very light woody and herbal smell are there as well, rounding out the aroma nicely.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and thicker flavor mixed with some flavors of a tropical fruit nature that was detected in the nose. These remain rather constant throughout the taste and create a base for the brew. While there are some tropical fruits upfront, they are lighter then would have been expected from the nose. Along with the fruity flavors some other sweeter tastes are present upfront, with some honey and candied sugar. These two tastes fade as the flavor advances however, leaving a slightly drier (but by no means very dry) flavor on the tongue. As the honey and sugar fade, some grassy and herbal tastes come to the tongue. As these come, a boozy flavor develops, bringing with it a bit of a woody taste. In the end, citrus flavors of orange peel and some tangerine really ramp it up, and mix with the rest of flavors to leave a rather thick, slightly bitter-sweet citrusy, and wheaty boozed flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and more syrupy side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. Both are rather appropriate for the big, boozy, wheaty, and sweet flavors of the brew all while accentuating nicely the woody and lighter herbal and grassy hop flavor;, allowing them to stand out in a the forest of bigger flavors.

Overall – The flavors reminded me somewhat of a grand cru, but without the yeasty flavors and with a bit more of a boozy flavor. This was a rather interesting warming brew, and while I would not come back to it again and again, it is worth a try and possibly a time to time revisiting.

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Misery from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 102 ratings
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