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Bare Ass Blonde Ale - DuClaw Brewing Company

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180 Ratings
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 14.71%
Wants: 1
Gots: 25 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

t0rin0, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

djrn2, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

acurtis, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Thorpe429
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Thorpe429, Nov 10, 2010
Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -11.8%

nmann08, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of Phyl21ca
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.

Phyl21ca, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of kylehay2004
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
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

kylehay2004, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Knapp85, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

NeroFiddled, Nov 02, 2003
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.36/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

WVbeergeek, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of nickfl
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
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.

nickfl, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.61/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

RblWthACoz, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of drabmuh
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

drabmuh, Jun 27, 2011
Photo of Rifugium
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
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.)

Rifugium, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
3/5  rDev -11.8%

mdfb79, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

DrunkinYogi, Mar 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

oriolesfan4, Apr 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

InspectorBob, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of Gavage
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

Gavage, Feb 28, 2007
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

wrightst, May 22, 2014
Photo of yourefragile
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

yourefragile, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of orangesol
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

orangesol, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
3.76/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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2/5  rDev -41.2%

duceswild, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of stakem
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

stakem, Mar 08, 2013
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Bare Ass Blonde Ale from DuClaw Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.