Bare Ass Blonde Ale | DuClaw Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
duclaw.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by NeroFiddled on 11-02-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
239
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
31.5%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
72
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 47 | Ratings: 239
Reviews by DrDemento456:
Photo of DrDemento456
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Snagged this up for a buck at the house of 1,000 beers.

A - Pours a very clear orange tint yellow with a 1/4 inch of head that settles to a sticky lace ring.
S - Very mild grains and hops I had to take a second smell it seems like faint sweet malts if anything. Hope it tastes good.
T - Very quaff able it's just mild hop bitterness, a touch of squeezed lemon and a bit of sweet sugar like malts. I actually like this because it has a decent hop backbone.
M - Light and crisp very easy to drink.

Overall well worth the dollar a paid. It's a very easy drinking blonde ale.

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Photo of smakawhat
2.8/5  rDev -19.1%
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.

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Photo of ExtraStout
2.3/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had this @ the Brewpub on tap along with my wife. One of their staple brews. WE really disliked it. It was very watery, no taste, flat, YUK!!

Style: Blonde Ale
Color: Golden
Hop Variety: Fuggle, Goldings
Grains: Pale malt, Wheat malt, Carapils malt
Bitterness: 19 BU's
Gravity: 12.5 plato
Alcohol Content: 5% abv

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Photo of petewheeler
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
4.05/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden color with 1/2 inch head. 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.

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Photo of KolbMarley
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of BeerCrack
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of ryser2k
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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3.76/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of sandanders
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of wander4
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mhenson42
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.82/5  rDev +10.4%
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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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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Bare Ass Blonde Ale from DuClaw Brewing Company
3.46 out of 5 based on 239 ratings.
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