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
Ratings:
242
Reviews:
49
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
13.62%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
74
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 242 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of jjamadorphd
4.21/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

My first try at a DuClaw offering and I ended up very happy.

Out of the bottle the brew has a hazy orangish hue with weak head and no lacing. It has a good wheat odor that you can taste quite easily throughout. I was mostly impressed with the mouthfeel - smooth, creamy, and lightly carbonated - just the way I like it. Overall, I enjoyed it and I'm glad I picked up a couple of other DuClaw offerings to try in the near future.

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Photo of Dualscar
3.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trizarektops
3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.69/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of squonk45
4.12/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

some one bout this and I advised tem to go with the Hoptimum .. so he put one 6 pack back and grabbed the hoptimum .. I grabbed the bare ass ale ok but he got the better recommendation

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Photo of Stinkypuss
2.56/5  rDev -25.8%
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 ALLISON01
3.06/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of thehooksman
3.82/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

According to the label the name of this one is derived from its stripped down simplicity. Sometimes less is more. Malt, yeast, a little citrus. Nothing fancy here and thus nothing to disagree with.

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Photo of hozersr
3.11/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Treyliff
3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, bottled 4/17/15, poured into a snifter

A- pours a clear bright golden color with a small foamy white head that reduces to a thin layer floating on top & around the edge

S- floral, grassy & earthy hop aroma, toasted-cracker malt, grapeskin & yeast. Smells like a mix between a pilsener & kolsch

T- subtle grassy & floral hop mix with a light malty sweetness that eventually brings some toasted notes, dry yeast & earthy finish

M- medium-light body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish

O- this is a subtle style, but they did a good job adding some noticeable hops, while remaining very drinkable

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Photo of bluehende
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A nice refreshing blonde. It is not a big beer . but then I wouldn't expect it to be. Nothing great , but well made.

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Photo of Andrebeavers
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mumps
3.19/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Unlike the last two I reviewed (Sweet Baby Jesus and Dirty Little Freak) this one actually restored my faith in DuClaw. And I'm a Marylander by God! I drank this from a pint glass poured from the bottle.

Nice golden color with a white quarter inch head. No retention or lacing to note. Not an overwhelming amount of bubbles.

Smelled like an average blonde ale, nothing note worthy comes to mind.

Tasted like beer done right. The previous two were loaded with sweetness and flavor to the point of distraction. This was simply a beer trying to be beer.

Mouthfeel was just right, bold and thick enough to let you know it isn't water (or light beer, same difference) but not so heavy you couldn't drink more than one.

Overall I am thankful DuClaw at least has the basics right and can make a solid brew with out mucking it up with all the artificial crazy candy bar flavors.

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Photo of lobos62
3.44/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MDDMD
3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some malts and sweetness. Taste is crisp, malts, grains, hops are present, a touch of honey. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of Psg5062
3.21/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lettsgo3
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
3.34/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TopherBreski
2.86/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Tastes too deal for a blonde. Some people might like that bite but it's not for me.

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Photo of smakawhat
2.8/5  rDev -18.8%
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 petewheeler
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CaptBreadbeard
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jasonkyeager
1.94/5  rDev -43.8%
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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Photo of Ardeer
3.27/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bare Ass Blonde Ale from DuClaw Brewing Company
3.45 out of 5 based on 242 ratings.
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