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Arbor Brewing Strawberry Blonde - Arbor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

100 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 16.2%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Arbor Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  7.75% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jeremyd365 on 09-15-2009)
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Photo of tectactoe
2.59/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks, Tim, for the bottle. It pours somewhere around a deep amber and somewhat rustic copper color, opaque near the top and showing some slight translucency near the bottom. The head hardly lasts long enough to even mention; off-white and warped into a measly collar within a matter of seconds it seems.

Medicinal strawberry is never a good thing, and sadly that's what the aroma is delivering. Lightly sweet with some raw grains and musty, spent hops. Not reach much to talk about here. The medicinal and chalky character of the fruit is artificial and off-putting to say the least. I've smelled worse things, sure, but this isn't exactly a joy to sniff.

Again, the taste starts off with some medicinal, artificial strawberry notes that only grow more medicinal and more artificial with time. A little sweet, but in a weird, kind of astringent manner. Some strange, musty, syrupy, and chalky notes in the finish. Ambiguous, and not in a Christopher Columbus discovering new shit type of way. Just bleh, all around. Grainy and fake.

The mouth feel is thin, but that can certainly slide for this style. Lots and lots of carbonation, maybe a bit too much actually, as each sip cuts the upper lip sharp and swift. Just an uninteresting beer that isn't exactly well made. I've had worse, sure, but this just isn't very good. Don't expect much and maybe you won't be too upset.

tectactoe, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of goast8127
3/5  rDev -16.2%

goast8127, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of km02600
4/5  rDev +11.7%

km02600, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of BlackNotesIII
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

BlackNotesIII, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +11.7%

A good dose of strawberry on the nose, light malt.
Hazy amber with a tint of brownish red reminiscent of the color of other strawberry flavored beverages I have had. 1" bone white foam cap.
Palate: strawberry and bread to biscuit with a nice balance between the two, a touch of pepper on the end, some Belgian yeast - peach or apricot - flavors behind the strawberry.
Medium to full body. Medium to even medium low carbonation

pat61, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of Buck_Jones
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Buck_Jones, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of Wyzen
1/5  rDev -72.1%

This is the worst smelling beer I have ever had. I had my door open after a long rain, with an exhaust fan pulling the cool night air into the house, so I assumed the horrid smell finding its way to my nose came from the wet grasslands and perhaps the neighbor dog outside...nope. It was the beer. I have never had the experience of smelling wet dog from a beer, Ive known skunk, this was simply wet dog/wet gym sock. Fail. Age listing was 3 months old, normal for this high of ABV. It has made me want to vomit it is so bad. Taste before I quaffed? 7/10; after? 1/10. Huge disappointment as I am from MI. I will be calling you in the morning. This was the worst ever beer I have EVER drank. I just hope I got a rank batch. This was 2 beers in, and I am feeling sick. .

Wyzen, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of RDoughty
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%

RDoughty, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of patpbr
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Poured without much head but a nice looking copper color. The smell all strawberry and sweet. The taste was tart and lots of strawberry a bit dry and and finish that is dry. A fresh and a bit raw taste that is really enjoyable.

patpbr, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

styleisking, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

MaxPowers, Aug 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

stortore, Aug 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jul 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

MIbeer27, Jul 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +39.7%

Aznyinyang36, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Hrodebert, Jul 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Labaden, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Doublicious, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

MHoe, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.33/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Big fan of fruit brews and this one is right up my alley. A beautiful light ale with the smell and taste of strawberry. Easily quaffed, and a great cap to a hot summer day. Bottled poured into Tulip glass for this session. Close enough to A2 to make the drive someday to the brewery, putting this one on the list to try on the tap.

Tripel_Threat, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Troy_P, Jul 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

duceswild, Jul 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

DJNiteFlite, Jun 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Wazeecha, Jun 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

98green, Jun 14, 2014
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Arbor Brewing Strawberry Blonde from Arbor Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.