31 Pumpkin Spiced Lager | DuClaw Brewing Company

31 Pumpkin Spiced Lager31 Pumpkin Spiced Lager
BA SCORE
36.4%
Liked This Beer
3.54 w/ 187 ratings
31 Pumpkin Spiced Lager31 Pumpkin Spiced Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This medium-bodied, amber German-style lager combines frighteningly smooth malt flavor with a haunting spicy finish of cinnamon and nutmeg, for a scary good brew that is definitely...all treat, no trick.

Added by Kegatron on 11-04-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,370
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
187
Liked:
68
Avg:
3.54/5
pDev:
12.43%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
37
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 187 |  Reviews: 42
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5/5  rDev +41.2%

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5/5  rDev +41.2%

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4.59/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of DarthVorador
4.36/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Actually really good, & interesting choice to make a pumpkin lager rather then a ale. Good job DuClaw!

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Photo of tugdriver7
4.35/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have to admit. I saw the label at the store and bought some, but tried it on tap first at DuClaw in Arundel Mills. Now I'm glad I bought it. Deep mahogany to black in color, with subtle carbonation and virtually no head, though the foam at the edges laced the glass nicely all the way down. Subtle roasted malt (dunkel) in the nose and a very (emphasize very) smooth, moderate mouthfeel at initial taste. Flavor was fairly straightforward dunkel, not really sweet, but rich in flavor, with a nice bitterness at the end that was enhanced in a flavorful way by (I'm assuming) the cinnamon. Definitely not "in your face" spiced at all. Very balanced and flavorful. The spices, instead, enhance the flavors of the beer. Equally drinkable. Went down very quickly. Loved every second of it.

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Photo of Chaney
4.35/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I admire DuClaw for brewing this very awesome style of beer!

Served in a tulip.

A: In the world of lagers, this one was pretty dark: Amber/rose colored with a slight wispy head that stayed for a bit.

S: Cinnamon and nutmeg in spades on this one. Very awesome indeed. If I didn't know what this was beforehand, I would have tagged this as a pumpkin ale.

T: Lots of flavor packed into this puppy. Cinnamon and nutmeg, without the hassle of pumpkin ale syrupy-ness. Smooth on the finish and quite VERY tasty overall. Make no mistake about it, this is a lager through and through.

M: Despite it's spice content, this was extremely smooth indeed. The lacing was mild, but I guess not what lagers are about anyway.

O: Come on people, let's give DuClaw credit for this one. I know this is not a popular style with the BA crowd due to its low ABV, but I personally think this is an awesome beer and deserves to be ranked up there with the big dogs. This is now my favorite DuClaw beer!

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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4.23/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of ckollias
4.17/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this on tap out of a pint glass at Duclaw in Bowie, MD.

A: Pours a copper hue with a 1-finger white head that quickly dissipates into almost nothing.

S: Strong malty aroma with hints of cinnamon, caramel, and nutmeg.

T: Slightly sweet beer with a good malt background followed by spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, and pumpkin.

M: Medium body and carbonation

O: This was an awesome brew – my first time with a Double Spiced Munich Dunkel – and it did not disappoint.

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4.16/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
4.09/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark rosewood color, allowing light to play in both brown and red colors underneath a small white strip of head that fades to a ring. No lacing.

S: Wonderful "Christmas Beer" scents. Lots of cinnamon scent, that goes well with the rich malty scent.

T: More of those great spices, with a toasted malt backbone that tastes delicious. There is a slight tartness to the beer.

M: Medium-bodied, with great carbonation. Doesn't feel too heavy or too light. It is crisp and clean, but maintains a great malty mouthfeel without being heavy.

O: Overall I really liked this beer. It spiced just right, and had a wonderful malt profile that would stand well on its own. I really enjoyed it, and would buy it again!

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Photo of MisledTitan
4.05/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev +14.4%

A: Clear, medium-dark amber with a touch of red, and a thin head of khaki foam that quickly fades.

S: Typical pumpkin pie spices, along with the fruity aroma, but this one has a potent bready aroma as well.

T: A fair amount of initial sweetness from the malt. As the sweetness starts to fade, it is joined by a fruitiness that isn't pumpkin... I'm not sure what it is, but it's not bad. The spices then show up, and are perfectly balanced against the other flavors. After a lingering moment, faint hops bitterness appears for the finish, but never in an overly assertive way.

M: Crisp, with more carbonation than I'd expected (with the anemic head). There's just a touch of dryness in the finish.

O: A very drinkable pumpkin lager. I notice that I'm guing rather than sipping - I need to buy a few more of these.

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4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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31 Pumpkin Spiced Lager from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 36.4% out of 100 with 187 ratings
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