Venom | DuClaw Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
202 Ratings

Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by farHillsBrewer on 11-02-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 202 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of MQ4188
1.06/5  rDev -70.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Worst beer I have ever tasted. The head was huge and foamy with loose compaction.

Smell of the beer was metallic. Much like copper.

The taste was off-putting and almost putrid.

I just don't get it. There is no way that this is their regular pale ale. It must be a bad batch.

I tried three different bottles and they were all the same

I know Duclaw can do better than this.

 381 characters

Photo of newbeeraday
2/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of Rifugium
2.36/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Copper color, clearish, with a thin white head that retained as a ringlet and left a few spots of lacing on the glass. Nose was distant and muted, traces of bready malts, toasted grains. Utter blandness on the palate, almost no flavor at all here. Toasted grains, rice cakes, vaguely floral hops. Light-medium body, definitely easy to drink as far as mouthfeel goes, but without the taste to back it up, there's really no point. Not recommended.

 483 characters

Photo of ScottHeidrich119
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of rab53
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of rlovitt
2.68/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of cuzinpete00
2.73/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

was excited to try this beer but as soon as i opened it got a blast of a non-appetizing smell, idk maybe i had a bad was drinkable but i thought that it wasnt hopped as well as i personally like it a friend of mine who also tried it felt the same way. i personally wouldn't recomened this beer but dont get me wrong duclaw has some awsome beers.

 354 characters

Photo of JohnParadee
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of trickynicky
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of tommyguz
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of RonfromJersey
2.77/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Amber body, good clarity, numerous carbonation streams, small level off-white head. No lace.

Aroma heavy on pine, with some citrus and biscuit notes.

Very sweet caramelly beginning. Some fruitiness. A bitter nap at the swallow. Still the opening sweetness never completely yields and overall the beer is unbalanced toward the sweet side, not ideal for a pale ale.

Medium mouthfeel, a bit still.

A bit of a disappointment, it fails to live up to its name in more ways than one.

 480 characters

Photo of Runofthemiller
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of ryser2k
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of mocktm
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Bdel34
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of mikerems
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of tln13
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of jtd335
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of cchrink
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lee_Hancock
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of OriolesFan1008
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of jhartley
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Ted
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of jawneyt
3/5  rDev -16.7%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Venom from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 202 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.