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Bare Ass Blonde Ale | DuClaw Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States | website

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by NeroFiddled on 11-02-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
235
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
30.92%
 
 
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Reviews: 47 | Ratings: 235
Photo of stakem
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of ckollias
3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed this beer on tap at Duclaw in Bowie, MD.

A: Pours a clear golden hue with no head or lacing.

S: Slightly fruity aroma with hints of light grains and malts.

T: Malty flavor with a slightly fruity background and mild hops.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Decent beer – easy drinker – make a good session beer.

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Photo of bigfnjoe
3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a pint glass

A- pours a pretty transparent shade of a light orange/dark yellow with a paper thin white head. The head is disappointing, and that could have been a lot better, even with the vigorous pour I gave it

S- nice amount of biscuty malt in the nose. Minimal hoppiness. Slight lemon. Inoffensive

T- light sweetness, minor bitterness, slight lemon...again, keeping up with the inoffensive theem

M- light bodied on the medium side

O- extremely inoffensive, easy to drink beer. Nothing earth-shattering or excellent, but very solid

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Photo of Rifugium
3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
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.)

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
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

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Photo of nickfl
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Off-tap this beer was indeed a bright, blonde/gold color with a white head that left thin bands of lacing off the collar. The aroma was faint, mostly a blend of sweet malt and dry grains with a hint of hops. The flavors were similar. I tasted the fresh dry, grainy malt predominantly with some notes of bread coupled with a light hops presence. Though it leaned towards the sweet side of the spectrum the finish was crisp and clean. The body was medium/light, the mouthfeel a little above average and the carbonation effervescent.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.11/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On draft at DuClaw in Bowie, MD.

The beer is transparent and golden yellow hued. The aroma is pretty weak, offering hints of sweet malt and light fruit. The flavor is clean, but pretty bland for the most part. A bit of light toast and sweet malt, light grain. Thin bodied, easy to drink. Moderately low carbonation. Overall, drinkable but unexciting.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

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

Taken from notes. Had their sampler at the restaurant.

A: Nice golden color with a small amount of white foamy head.

S: A very light scent of sweetness and malty aromas. Not detection of hops. Some hints of wheat.

T- Kind of sweet and fruity. A good fit to the style. Very light and refreshing.

M- Creamy mouth feel. Decent carbonation. Almost no bitterness.

Overall not too bad. This beer is very light and refreshing. Should be good for the hot weather coming up.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.6/5  rDev +4%
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.

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Photo of Norfawkers
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer at the brewery. It's apparently their best selling beer, which is odd considering it's definitely not their best..

Appearance: Golden, clear, little head

Smell: Very light wheat

Taste: Light, toasty malt flavor

Mouthfeel: Smooth, little bitterness

Drinkability: The taste is barely there. Definitely a beer to have with a meal, not a stand alone.

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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 JohnQVegas
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

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Photo of slvrmon82
3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
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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Photo of claytri
3.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured a good clear old gold with a good white head. The aroma was of malt and hops but was very light. The taste was of light fruit with just a little hops. The feel was medium and wet making it a nice thirst quencher. This was a nice beer that would do for a session or two.

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Photo of
3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

At the brewpub.

Poured a clear, golden yellow color. Medium, white head.

Very mild aroma. Citrus and peach seemed to be most noticeable.

Sweet over bitter. Fruity - peaches and melons. Well balanced, and the hops seem to pick up as the beer warms a bit.

Light bodied. Medium carbonation. Refreshing.

A very nice summer beer. Got overpowered a bit by the Cajun chicken sandwich I was eating.

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Photo of Gavage
3.86/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

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Photo of tgbljb
3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served as a very pale yellow colored beer with modest white head. Smell is very light with some faint notes of summer fruits present. Taste is mainly a light maltiness mixed with some light fruits. Very easy to drink, very refreshing. A good beer for a hot summer afternoon.

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Photo of akorsak
3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a pint served at the Arundel Mills location. The ale is cold.

Appearance: The ale is a golden yellow color. It is crystal clear with no hazy and a small ring of head.

Smell: The smell of sweet malts dominates. The aroma is faint, so it does not drive the ale. There is also a pleasant bitterness of hops.

Taste: A low-level malt presence rules the day here. It imparts a nice biscuity flavor. The hops are present but do not kick butt.

Mouthfeel: The ale's sweetness is very pleasing and the low hop character does not hurt.

Drinkability: The is a perfect example of a session ale: low in alcohol and long on good taste.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.27/5  rDev +23.4%
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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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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Bare Ass Blonde Ale from DuClaw Brewing Company
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