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DuClaw Venom Pale Ale (Apricot)

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DuClaw Venom Pale Ale (Apricot)
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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Brewed specifically for the 2005 Maryland Brewers Spring Fest.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lamas (1339) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Firkin Friday at Bowie location on 08/02/13. Arrived at the table a slightly hazy amber color with no real head at all. The aroma featured some caramel, a little biscuity breadiness, citrus, zesty rinds, light apricot/peach, and some hints of pine. Went down fairly thin and watery with a low level of carbonation. Caramel and a slight biscuity presence started things off taste-wise. Citrus fruits and zesty rinds finished things off. There was a very subtle touch of tangy apricots and peaches the whole way through. Ultimately, the flavors were rather muted and the whole thing was quite forgettable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Bottle in the campground at BCTC. Pours a clear brown amber with a thin white head. Dank citrus and caramel on the nose. Toasted sesame, nutty malt. Toasty, cool and crisp. Malt and crisp toast on the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8785) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Draft at the 2005 Maryland Brewers Spring Fest... Hazy, apricot colored ale. The aroma is full of bigtime apricot. Fizzy and watery with a nice apricot flavor. Medium-bodied at most. I would have this again in the heat of Summer. Very good crossover ale geared toward the women in the crowd. Enjoyed by most everyone at the festival, I would imagine, on such a warm, humid day.


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