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Bare Ass Blonde Ale - DuClaw Brewing Company

Bare Ass Blonde AleBare Ass Blonde Ale

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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.7%

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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Photo of WVbeergeek


3.36/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appears honey blonde with a thin white head, forming. Aroma has some vegetal notes normally found in some malt liquor. Wow, I'm still loving it. Cereal grains slight fruit, the flavor is clean drinking beer with higher alcohol a bit of corn/vegetal notes saying we fermented to get the best of you it seems higher abv than your average blonde.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 03:05:49 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of mvanaskie13


3.64/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a sam adams custom glass, color is darker gold to copper, head is bright white, fine bubbles, some light lacing.

Smell muddled malts, maybe some toast and biscuit, hops are light in presence, maybe some fruitiness.

Taste is a little more defined, malt is toast and biscuit, touch more present than nose; hops are a bit fruity, may lemon.

Mouthfeel is nice and crisp, good carbonation and presence, with some lingering flavors.

Overall, a solid blonde ale, color was not as 'blonde' as i'd expect from the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 01:15:26 | More by mvanaskie13
Photo of BlueCrabCafeofCrisfieldMD


4.54/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not overwhelmingly hoppy, crisp, ale-like lemon or orange finish. Color is a harvest gold and the aroma is a deep bouquet of woodsy lemon. I recommend this to all pale ale lovers as a 'first kiss'. This is a great addition to my stable of micro brews that I offer customers on the lower eastern shore.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 21:00:58 | More by BlueCrabCafeofCrisfieldMD
Photo of RblWthACoz


3.61/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Admittedly, this beer is better than I thought it was going to be with a name like "bare ass". Decent grain tone with some seemingly orange fruit tone going on as well. Carbonation is a bit high and full, but just a bit. Easy enough to drink. I wouldn't go back to it, but it turns out being not too shabby.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 02:15:37 | More by RblWthACoz
Photo of chefhatt


3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at paradise by the slice
Served in a pint glass, has a burnt gold color body with no head to it.
The smell is faint of wheat with a hint of lemon. The taste is of sweet malt and s hint of hops. A light hint of lemon hits the back of the tongue. Mouthfeel is grest and oversll s good drinking beer

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2013 23:47:11 | More by chefhatt
Photo of RollBounce

New York

3.04/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

clean lighte pale golden in color, some laceing.flavors of wheat. Over all this beer is muted as compared to a jevers.can see light beer lovers enjoying this brew some minor blue cheese flavors here as well.not the most interesting beer that they brew.

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2013 20:55:56 | More by RollBounce
Photo of DrDemento456


3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Snagged this up for a buck at the house of 1,000 beers.

A - Pours a very clear orange tint yellow with a 1/4 inch of head that settles to a sticky lace ring.
S - Very mild grains and hops I had to take a second smell it seems like faint sweet malts if anything. Hope it tastes good.
T - Very quaff able it's just mild hop bitterness, a touch of squeezed lemon and a bit of sweet sugar like malts. I actually like this because it has a decent hop backbone.
M - Light and crisp very easy to drink.

Overall well worth the dollar a paid. It's a very easy drinking blonde ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 03:09:32 | More by DrDemento456
Photo of stakem


3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft offering served in a tulip shaped pint glass. The brew pours a lightly hazed golden yellow color with a white head. Some finger-like patterns of lace stick to the glass. Rising bubbles of carbonation maintain a thin film across the top that lasts for most of the duration.

The aromatics include a fresh graininess. A mild amount of sulfur is present before a lightly grassy hop inclusion. Overall a pretty typical smelling blonde.

The taste is almost straw-like with a hint of grainy sweetness. A mild grassy to herbal hop flavor is present to balance just like the aroma indicated. For a blonde it is a pretty standard, average offering without fault in the flavor profile.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amoubt of carbonation. Overall pretty standard for the style and easy drinking but it is otherwise a forgettable blonde ale.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2013 19:28:15 | More by stakem
Photo of ckollias


3.64/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed this beer on tap at Duclaw in Bowie, MD.

A: Pours a clear golden hue with no head or lacing.

S: Slightly fruity aroma with hints of light grains and malts.

T: Malty flavor with a slightly fruity background and mild hops.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Decent beer – easy drinker – make a good session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2013 19:11:29 | More by ckollias
Photo of bigfnjoe


3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a pint glass

A- pours a pretty transparent shade of a light orange/dark yellow with a paper thin white head. The head is disappointing, and that could have been a lot better, even with the vigorous pour I gave it

S- nice amount of biscuty malt in the nose. Minimal hoppiness. Slight lemon. Inoffensive

T- light sweetness, minor bitterness, slight lemon...again, keeping up with the inoffensive theem

M- light bodied on the medium side

O- extremely inoffensive, easy to drink beer. Nothing earth-shattering or excellent, but very solid

Serving type: growler

11-18-2012 20:48:32 | More by bigfnjoe
Photo of Rifugium


3.18/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Clear golden-yellow pour, with a thin, white, bubbly head; minimal retention, lacing, and moderately carbonated. Light aroma, toasted grains, grassy hops, no surprises. Taste of biscuity malts, fairly sweet, honey, toasted grains, soft overripe fruits, grass and citrus peel. Light-bodied and easily drinkable, just not my style. (Though for the style, this wasn't bad.)

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2012 03:16:57 | More by Rifugium
Photo of kylehay2004


3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single finger head with excellent lacing on a clear deep gold with slight copper hue body. Light aroma with mostly breads and barely, some wheat and slightly bitter. Very wet mouthfeel with lighter side of moderate carbonation and creamy body. Nice semisweet fruity body especially in the finish with wheat and pale malt background

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2012 01:05:53 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of nickfl


3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A one finger of white foam on a clear gold body. Low retention good lace.

S lightly malty little else.

T sweet malt up front some surprising fruitiness in the middle and a finish of apricot and malt

M medium body moderate carbonation and a sweet finish.

D very interesting and unusual for the style, oddly fruity but enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2012 01:03:43 | More by nickfl
Photo of thekevlarkid


3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Off-tap this beer was indeed a bright, blonde/gold color with a white head that left thin bands of lacing off the collar. The aroma was faint, mostly a blend of sweet malt and dry grains with a hint of hops. The flavors were similar. I tasted the fresh dry, grainy malt predominantly with some notes of bread coupled with a light hops presence. Though it leaned towards the sweet side of the spectrum the finish was crisp and clean. The body was medium/light, the mouthfeel a little above average and the carbonation effervescent.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2012 18:36:19 | More by thekevlarkid
Photo of Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.1/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On draft at DuClaw in Bowie, MD.

The beer is transparent and golden yellow hued. The aroma is pretty weak, offering hints of sweet malt and light fruit. The flavor is clean, but pretty bland for the most part. A bit of light toast and sweet malt, light grain. Thin bodied, easy to drink. Moderately low carbonation. Overall, drinkable but unexciting.

Serving type: on-tap

01-17-2012 03:22:27 | More by Huhzubendah
Photo of drabmuh


3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

At the time of this review the #40 top Blonde Ale on the best of list on beeradvocate.com. On draft at the Duclaw brewpub.

Beer is yellow with a mild haze, thin white head, small bubbles, some lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is surprisingly hoppy and pleasant, some grain.

Beer is sweet and thin with a mildly grainy bitterness at the back and some moderate hop flavor, earthy and piny throughout, interesting, nice beer for the masses but ultimately not interested.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2011 03:48:32 | More by drabmuh
Photo of Pecafaced


3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taken from notes. Had their sampler at the restaurant.

A: Nice golden color with a small amount of white foamy head.

S: A very light scent of sweetness and malty aromas. Not detection of hops. Some hints of wheat.

T- Kind of sweet and fruity. A good fit to the style. Very light and refreshing.

M- Creamy mouth feel. Decent carbonation. Almost no bitterness.

Overall not too bad. This beer is very light and refreshing. Should be good for the hot weather coming up.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2011 12:30:24 | More by Pecafaced
Photo of Thorpe429


3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a golden color with a white head and not too much lacing. Nose brings some grassy, grain, and slight floral hops. The taste is a mostly grain with some light grassy character. Light body with good carbonation. Drinks pretty well and actually has some flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2010 02:09:27 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of Norfawkers


3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer at the brewery. It's apparently their best selling beer, which is odd considering it's definitely not their best..

Appearance: Golden, clear, little head

Smell: Very light wheat

Taste: Light, toasty malt flavor

Mouthfeel: Smooth, little bitterness

Drinkability: The taste is barely there. Definitely a beer to have with a meal, not a stand alone.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2009 19:42:34 | More by Norfawkers
Photo of ExtraStout


2.25/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had this @ the Brewpub on tap along with my wife. One of their staple brews. WE really disliked it. It was very watery, no taste, flat, YUK!!

Style: Blonde Ale
Color: Golden
Hop Variety: Fuggle, Goldings
Grains: Pale malt, Wheat malt, Carapils malt
Bitterness: 19 BU's
Gravity: 12.5 plato
Alcohol Content: 5% abv

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2009 03:33:25 | More by ExtraStout
Photo of JohnQVegas


3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draft at DuClaw Bowie.

Pours clear pale copper-gold with a soapy white cap, nice lacing.

Nose is grassy, but fruity, lightly toasty even. Not what I was expecting, but nice.

Taste is lightly caramelly, toasty,nice grassy hop note, lightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated over a light body. A bit creamy, mild.

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2009 17:58:26 | More by JohnQVegas
Photo of slvrmon82


3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A little out of season for a cold fall day but good just the same. More of a summer session beer. It poured a crystal clear gold. Head dissipated rather quickly. Smell very fruity almost like a wit. Taste was a little sweet and fruity upfront and then very clean at the end. Almost dry at the end. Mouthfeel was great. Very light and crisp. Could have had a number of these if the weather was a little nicer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2008 21:45:44 | More by slvrmon82
Photo of claytri


3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured a good clear old gold with a good white head. The aroma was of malt and hops but was very light. The taste was of light fruit with just a little hops. The feel was medium and wet making it a nice thirst quencher. This was a nice beer that would do for a session or two.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2007 01:44:34 | More by claytri
Photo of

3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

At the brewpub.

Poured a clear, golden yellow color. Medium, white head.

Very mild aroma. Citrus and peach seemed to be most noticeable.

Sweet over bitter. Fruity - peaches and melons. Well balanced, and the hops seem to pick up as the beer warms a bit.

Light bodied. Medium carbonation. Refreshing.

A very nice summer beer. Got overpowered a bit by the Cajun chicken sandwich I was eating.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2007 16:53:45 | More by
Photo of Gavage

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Fells Point location.

Appearance: clear golden yellow color with a 1" head that lingers a while. Some light spots of lace develop during the session.

Smell: very little aroma as some grass and fruit sweetness are barely detectable.

Taste: mildly bready and some hints of graininess. Soft fruit sweetness, hay, light orange citrus, and mild bitterness round it out. Nothing to scream about, but quite tasty for the style.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp from start to finish. Brief aftertaste leaves the tongue quickly. Light-medium bodied beer.

Drinkability: a simple session beer here. Low alcohol and decent flavors make this a mildly interesting beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2007 00:39:06 | More by Gavage
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