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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 187 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of osickeym
4.23/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Lilbeck23
4.59/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BB1313
3.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy copper with auburn hues; tan head that fades quickly leaving little retention and no lacing. The aromas have lots of sweet caramel along with subtle hints of ginger. Doesn't smell bad, it's just faint. Everything becomes alive in the flavor department. Lots of grains. Lots of caramel. It has a very nice spice profile in the finish. The cinnamon and ginger are pleasant. Some syrup. Sometimes I forget this is a lager. Alcohol goes unnoticed. I'd say this is light-bodied, but it still feels heavy. Moderate carbonation making it creamy and slick. Smooth and easy drinking.

Nothing too crazy, but I like the flavors. Unique for a pumpkin beer.

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Photo of CreekyJarls
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of drwatson32
3.81/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrankShirley
3.17/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jmikepow
3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rugyrl04
2/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

An underwhelming pumpkin beer overall.

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Photo of Ryan4120
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nlawrence301
3.22/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of briandaube
3.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.46/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short off white head that quickly died down, leaving wisps of lacing on the surface, a collar around the edge, and bits of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of pumpkins and toasted pumpkin seeds are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of pumpkins and toasted and sweet bready malts along with hints of pumpkin spices.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer does a good job as straddling the border as being a Munich Dunkel Lager and a Pumpkin Ale.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Goldndomer
3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 Noahtrumble
3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not my wife's favorite but a nice choice overall with a decent pumpkin spice flavor.

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Photo of tdm168
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NoProblem
3.42/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VeganUndead
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Feathersandbands
4.2/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of nbidgood
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Scott_McCool
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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