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Bare Ass Blonde Ale - DuClaw Brewing Company

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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 14.71%
Wants: 1
Gots: 19 | 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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5/5  rDev +47.1%

11-28-2011 20:52:08 | More by QuickSilver08
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4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

09-04-2013 01:24:28 | More by jmgault1
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4.54/5  rDev +33.5%

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.

10-04-2013 21:00:58 | More by BlueCrabCafeofCrisfieldMD
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

06-18-2013 02:47:33 | More by troegaarden
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

03-07-2012 06:14:28 | More by mikerems
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

07-24-2012 12:42:22 | More by Savarese85
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

03-24-2012 04:56:09 | More by RoryOMoore
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

05-12-2013 19:14:26 | More by whallgren
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4.3/5  rDev +26.5%

Tasted at the Arundel Mills location on 6/30/04.

Light golden color with a low ring for the head. Nice grainy aroma and flavor with a touch of fruitiness and the perfect amount of hops to balance it out. Light bodied, clean, and very drinkable session brew.

A nice Blonde Ale which many brewpubs are unable to pull off.

From the DuClaw website:
Style: Blonde Ale
Color: Golden
Hop Variety: Fuggle & Goldings
Grains: Pale Malt, Wheat Malt, Carapils Malt
Bitterness Units: 19 IBUs
Gravity: 12.5 plato
Alcohol Content: 5% abv

07-01-2004 15:21:24 | More by RBorsato
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4.25/5  rDev +25%

01-16-2013 01:56:31 | More by hockeyfighter19
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4.04/5  rDev +18.8%

I just had Bare Ass Blonde for the first time at a beer festival and really enjoyed it. It has a golden color appropriate for a blonde ale, with a nice creamy white head and a subtle malty sweet smell. Bare Ass Blonde pairs very well with a multitude of foods. This is a good beer to serve to those who are just getting into the craft beer scene. It is only mildly hopped and yet is a full bodied brew.

05-19-2014 16:43:57 | More by Challenger
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

11-17-2011 02:51:30 | More by koflaherty
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

04-26-2014 01:19:54 | More by notdriving
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +17.6%

06-15-2013 21:08:20 | More by thampel09
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

04-18-2013 21:25:14 | More by Oneironautalis
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

08-01-2014 00:25:57 | More by RyanByorick
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New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +14.7%

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.

02-28-2007 00:39:06 | More by Gavage
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3.88/5  rDev +14.1%

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

06-20-2013 23:47:11 | More by chefhatt
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3.88/5  rDev +14.1%

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.

07-26-2012 01:03:43 | More by nickfl
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3.85/5  rDev +13.2%

From their website:
Bare Ass Blonde Ale
Style: Blonde Ale
Color: Golden
Hop Variety: Fuggle & Goldings
Grains: Pale Malt, Wheat Malt, Carapils Malt
Bitterness Units: 19 IBUs
Gravity: 12.5 plato
Alcohol Content: 5% abv

Its clear, deep-gold bordering on amber body rests beneath a short lived head of bright white foam that drops to a thin collar and leaves little, if any, lace. The nose is clean and expresses a sweetish, straw-like maltiness with a slight fruitiness and just a suggestion of hops. It's smooth in the mouth with a medium body and a gently crisp and very fine, median carbonation. The flavor displays a grainy malt that's straightforward but clean, and balanced towards sweetness. It's clearly an ale with a nice bit of fruitiness that doesn't go overboard; and it finishes dry with some lingering grainy malt. It offers a good deal of drinkability as it does have some real character to it; and it pairs nicely with their Mesquite Chicken Roll appetizers.

11-02-2003 23:36:06 | More by NeroFiddled
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3.83/5  rDev +12.6%

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.

05-19-2009 17:58:26 | More by JohnQVegas
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3.8/5  rDev +11.8%

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.

10-22-2008 21:45:44 | More by slvrmon82
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3.76/5  rDev +10.6%

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.

07-08-2014 03:41:35 | More by woodychandler
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

06-25-2014 23:14:56 | More by chim52chim
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Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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.

08-21-2014 17:23:09 | More by Phyl21ca
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Bare Ass Blonde Ale from DuClaw Brewing Company
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