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Bare Ass Blonde Ale - DuClaw Brewing Company

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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.66%
Wants: 1
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 11-02-2003)
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3.1/5  rDev -9.1%

My cousin gave me a six-pack of this one - thanks! 12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a golden color. The head is a finger high, with a white shade and terrible retention. Minimal lacing is left behind. (3)

Smell: Compared to other blonde ales, this does a very good pilsner impersonation. Grassy, earthen hops are set against a canvas of cracker-like malt. Touches of white grape also appear. Y'know, this smells quite good - six packs from DuClaw tend to be...well, not, but this genuinely has a nice aroma. (3.5)

Taste: Since it's a blonde ale, it's rather simple. It starts off with some crackery, slightly grainy malts, and it ends with touches of floral, earthy hops. Certainly nothing special, but it gets the job done. (3)

Mouthfeel: While it has good carbonation and a crisp bite, I feel like it has too much body for its flavor profile. Basically, this bare ass is flabby. At least it's pretty drinkable. (3)

Overall: The aroma showed promise, but at the end of the day, it's just another non-descript blonde ale. No zing whatsoever, but no flaws either. Just like I said about the flavor profile (which is practically 90% of the experience), it gets the job done at the end of the day. Too bad other beers on the market are better at getting said job done... (3)

3.1/5: An unassuming bare ass...hey, at least it's better than a gigantic bare ass loaded with cellulite pockmarks

ThisWangsChung, Today at 08:48 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Draft: Poured a golden color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of clean cereal notes with light sweet notes. Taste is also a well balanced mix of clean cereal notes with light sweet undertones and a crisp dry finish. Body is about average for style with medium carbonation. This is not a style I usually enjoy but I thought the example here was well brewed with a very high drinkability level.

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3.76/5  rDev +10.3%

The bottle backlog is being reduced here in Chez Woody's kitchen and since a Strawberry Blonde just departed, I decided to cut to the chase on my next beer and bring in a Bare Ass Blonde. I marvel at the fact that this beer has been on the site for over a decade and yet it is my very recent picture that illustrates it. Ha!

From the bottle: "Our Blonde bombshell will turn your head with her smooth, light malt flavor, mild hop character, and crisp, refreshing finish. But don't let the innocent look fool you, she's got a way of stripping away all pretense and getting right to ... the naked truth"; "Respect_the_Fluid".

As usual, I went with a heavy-handed pour and sat back as the pseudo-cascade happened. I was a little surprised last summer when the Old Lady expressed her dismay at my pouring this way, but I like both the visual and the release of esters. This time, I got two foamy fingers of bone-white head that slowly collapsed on itself, leaving decent lacing in its wake. Color was a slightly hazy golden yellow (SRM = 4 - 5). Nose was very malty, but in a biscuit malt, not a sweet malt, way. Bring your Bare Ass closer, honey! Warming, it also began to take on a honey-like sweetness and now it was time for a sip. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full and the taste was very biscuit-like, making a nice counterpoint to the earlier Blonde. Finish was semi-dry, again more biscuit malty than sweet, and a nice choice on a humid Summer evening.

woodychandler, Jul 08, 2014
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Bare Ass Blonde Ale from DuClaw Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.