I had high hopes. I like trying local beers wherever I go and in particular comparing their pale ale to my local Boulevard pale ale. Duclaw's Venom pale ale is bad; no other way I can say it. What made it worse was the very poor service at the bar. Bartenders were borderline rude. Searching for something positive to say, I would give the blonde ale a "not bad" rating. As I mentioned above, I love local breweries, so I'll give Duclaw another chance in a few weeks when I'm in town. I'll let you know how it goes.
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