Bare Ass Blonde Ale - DuClaw Brewing Company

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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 1
Gots: 29 | 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:
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(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 11-02-2003)
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4.54/5  rDev +33.1%
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.

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4.3/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of tigg924
4.05/5  rDev +18.8%
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 Challenger
4.04/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.9/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

Photo of chefhatt
3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
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

Photo of nickfl
3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.83/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

Photo of slvrmon82
3.8/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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Bare Ass Blonde Ale from DuClaw Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.