Bare Ass Blonde Ale | DuClaw Brewing Company

Bare Ass Blonde AleBare Ass Blonde Ale
242 Ratings
Bare Ass Blonde AleBare Ass Blonde Ale

Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States

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

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Ratings: 242 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of Jasonkyeager
1.94/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sweet Baby Jesus is soooo good I guess I had high hopes for the 2nd product I've found from DuClaw. I think it was just an average American Ale priced above some other average American Ales. I am having a hard time hating this because SBJ is so unique and original but I was not impressed enough to even explain my rating. Sorry DuClaw.

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2/5  rDev -41%

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2/5  rDev -41%

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2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

Photo of ExtraStout
2.3/5  rDev -32.2%
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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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of Stinkypuss
2.56/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a horrific floater ridden blonde color with white head. No matter where I find a Duclaw beer nowadays they look mishandled, I've had many different bottles from different sources. The aroma is light a wheat focused, about average for the style. The beer falls flat on taste, with chalky wheat and faded lemon tea bringing a few far between scant flavors. Light chalky body that falls limp on the mouth. I liked Duclaw at first but I seem to be enjoying every new beer I have from them less and less.

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Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Rammed96
2.8/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of imbibehour
2.8/5  rDev -17.4%
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 hdf561
2.84/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had in a bottle at the Blue Grey bar and grill in Gettysburg Pa.

Smell and taste very similar to Wild Wolf blonde honey. Smooth little back end bite but very drinkable

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Photo of misternebbie
2.85/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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Bare Ass Blonde Ale from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 242 ratings
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