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Bare Ass Blonde Ale - DuClaw Brewing Company

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78
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198 Ratings
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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 14.45%
Wants: 1
Gots: 38 | 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:
Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 11-02-2003

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Ratings: 198 | Reviews: 39
Photo of smakawhat
2.8/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Not always a big fan of the style but the beer was free what can I say.

One finger off white head, minimal retention and very soapy looking but manages a thin puck and thick bubbled collar while settling. Bright brass orange and yellow body, quite clear, and medium amounts of cola sized carbonation. Couple bubbles rise up fast, and a bit of a micro fine haze of bubbles in the middle.

Nose is grainy, caramel sweet, candy smelling, and has more of an English bitter quality to it. Lots of sensing biscuit malt quality and a very good cookie quality dough to it as well. Feels a little out of place.

Palate comes off very lifeless. Has a total English mild backbone and a poor one at that. Odd out of place hop finish of pith and citrus zest on the aftertaste but mild and very fleeting. Biscuit mid palate and a huge watery notes that create a watered sugary caramel flavor. Where is the wheat depth and chew in this?

I may not be a big fan of this style, but this doesn't even taste like a blonde ale, and unfortunately doesn't taste like a very good beer at all. Drinkable, but a beer that comes off like a bit of an identity crisis, as it just seems like something that was hastily thrown together with no plan.

Photo of petewheeler
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CaptBreadbeard
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jasonkyeager
1.94/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sweet Baby Jesus is soooo good I guess I had high hopes for the 2nd product I've found from DuClaw. I think it was just an average American Ale priced above some other average American Ales. I am having a hard time hating this because SBJ is so unique and original but I was not impressed enough to even explain my rating. Sorry DuClaw.

Photo of Ardeer
3.27/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wander4
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mjbrandt18
3.74/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of misternebbie
2.85/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Antc2382
3.19/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Solid, but unremarkable blonde ale

Photo of BeerCrack
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of twenteone
3.87/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
4.05/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very good example of the style. Clean taste of toasted malt, honey, with a hoppy backbone that mixes well. I will pick this up again.

Photo of Hetlegioen512
3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BH712
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNForsyth
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Feathersandbands
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of PostRockandCats
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lillitnn92
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of newbeeraday
2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

Photo of racingkenny14
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of tellish33
3.36/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Pav5069
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ajpalumbo
3.44/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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Bare Ass Blonde Ale from DuClaw Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.