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Venom - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

190 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: farHillsBrewer on 11-02-2003)
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1.05/5  rDev -70.9%

Worst beer I have ever tasted. The head was huge and foamy with loose compaction.

Smell of the beer was metallic. Much like copper.

The taste was off-putting and almost putrid.

I just don't get it. There is no way that this is their regular pale ale. It must be a bad batch.

I tried three different bottles and they were all the same

I know Duclaw can do better than this.

MQ4188, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
2.33/5  rDev -35.5%

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Copper color, clearish, with a thin white head that retained as a ringlet and left a few spots of lacing on the glass. Nose was distant and muted, traces of bready malts, toasted grains. Utter blandness on the palate, almost no flavor at all here. Toasted grains, rice cakes, vaguely floral hops. Light-medium body, definitely easy to drink as far as mouthfeel goes, but without the taste to back it up, there's really no point. Not recommended.

Rifugium, Oct 21, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

ScottHeidrich119, Nov 30, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

rab53, Oct 19, 2012
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2.68/5  rDev -25.8%

rlovitt, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of RonfromJersey
2.73/5  rDev -24.4%

Amber body, good clarity, numerous carbonation streams, small level off-white head. No lace.

Aroma heavy on pine, with some citrus and biscuit notes.

Very sweet caramelly beginning. Some fruitiness. A bitter nap at the swallow. Still the opening sweetness never completely yields and overall the beer is unbalanced toward the sweet side, not ideal for a pale ale.

Medium mouthfeel, a bit still.

A bit of a disappointment, it fails to live up to its name in more ways than one.

RonfromJersey, Jan 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

JohnParadee, Mar 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

trickynicky, May 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

tommyguz, May 19, 2014
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2.78/5  rDev -23%

was excited to try this beer but as soon as i opened it got a blast of a non-appetizing smell, idk maybe i had a bad batch.it was drinkable but i thought that it wasnt hopped as well as i personally like it a friend of mine who also tried it felt the same way. i personally wouldn't recomened this beer but dont get me wrong duclaw has some awsome beers.

cuzinpete00, Jan 30, 2008
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Runofthemiller, Jan 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

ryser2k, Dec 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

mocktm, Dec 28, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Bdel34, Nov 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

mikerems, Mar 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

tln13, Apr 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

oline73, Nov 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

jtd335, Feb 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Lee_Hancock, May 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

OriolesFan1008, Jan 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

jhartley, Mar 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Ted, Jun 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

jawneyt, Aug 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

PA-Michigander, Nov 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

jenray, Nov 23, 2011
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Venom from DuClaw Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.