Snake Oil | DuClaw Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by cubedbee on 07-17-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 15
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3.47/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy translucent yellow with the barest orange tinge, no appreciable head, but remarkable, intricate lacing.
S: lemon-citrus forward, malt support
T: reversed from the nose, I get malt-forward with lemon backing, bitterness only hit on the back end
M: medium-to-full-bodied, surprising for a beer this clear
O: better than I would have thought, it improves on reflection

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed this brew on tap out of a pint glass.

A: Pours golden white hue with a fluffy white head that leaves a good trail and wispy lace.

S: Sweet pilsner aroma.

T: Similar to the smell there is a malty pilsner flavor.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Probably one of my least favorite brews from Duclaw.

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3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 1L growler into a Duvel tulip

A- pours a perfectly transparent gold with a two finger white head. Absolutely stunning beer.

S- bready, biscuity aroma with a bit of an earthy noble hope scent as well. Not bad at all

T- tons of lemon in the opening, and it overwhelms throughout. Finish is slightly bitter and very grassy. It's very..imperial, I guess you could say

M- medium bodied on the thin side. Actually quite nice

O- I like it, but can see why someone wouldn't. The lemon is a bit much, but it's not overly hopped and gets better as it warms. Recommended.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a: Slightly hazy pale golden color; served with a small ring of fizz.

s: Light bready malts, mineral water, and grassy hops.

t: Glad to find that this doesn't taste "imperial". Bready crackers and leafy, mineral-y hops plus aspirin bitterness at the finish. Nothing sweet and no heat to be found. Very nice pils overall.

m: Maybe a little more body than a regular pils, but that could be the power of suggestion too.

o: Imperial pils is a style I don't really get. I loved this beer in part because it hid its alcohol so well. So why not have a regular pils and a safer ride home?

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery and at an Oktoberfest beer festival in MD. Medium sized white head, good retention and some stringy lace. Clear golden hued color. Nose is soft, grassy, light citrus and honeysuckle notes, lightly bready. Med/light bodied, surprisingly crisp and lightly oily on the palate with a nice carbonation. Clean malts, a touch toasty, bready, grainy with laid back spicey flowery hop flavors, apples and a nice bitterness to cap it all off. A tastey lager indeed.

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4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This was one of my favorites of the day as well. Poured a hazy blonde with a nice thick white head. The smell was average a little hoppier than some. The taste was great. Very hoppy all around with a little more malt at the end. Very crisp and smooth going down. Could have drank these all day. Alcohol is covered up very well and you almost forget that is an Imperial and not a regular pilsner. Great job!

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Snake Oil from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 34 ratings