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Arbor Brewing Strawberry Blonde - Arbor Brewing Company

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Arbor Brewing Strawberry BlondeArbor Brewing Strawberry Blonde

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BA SCORE
81
good

95 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 16.48%
Wants: 0
Gots: 13 | 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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tectactoe

Michigan

2.59/5  rDev -27.7%

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.

09-19-2013 21:14:22 | More by tectactoe
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Wyzen

Michigan

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. .

08-20-2014 03:06:40 | More by Wyzen
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RDoughty

Indiana

3.28/5  rDev -8.4%

08-15-2014 02:31:54 | More by RDoughty
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patpbr

Ohio

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.

08-15-2014 00:50:48 | More by patpbr
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styleisking

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

08-13-2014 14:14:47 | More by styleisking
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MaxPowers

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-01-2014 19:00:10 | More by MaxPowers
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stortore

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-01-2014 03:37:27 | More by stortore
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

07-30-2014 17:31:57 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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MIbeer27

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

07-26-2014 19:52:43 | More by MIbeer27
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Aznyinyang36

Michigan

5/5  rDev +39.7%

07-25-2014 01:27:34 | More by Aznyinyang36
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Hrodebert

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.7%

07-22-2014 02:51:22 | More by Hrodebert
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Labaden

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-15-2014 01:55:44 | More by Labaden
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Doublicious

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.7%

07-13-2014 20:35:43 | More by Doublicious
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MHoe

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-12-2014 03:01:55 | More by MHoe
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Tripel_Threat

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +20.9%

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.

07-12-2014 02:58:02 | More by Tripel_Threat
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Troy_P

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.7%

07-10-2014 23:01:51 | More by Troy_P
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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

07-01-2014 01:36:20 | More by duceswild
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DJNiteFlite

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-30-2014 00:46:08 | More by DJNiteFlite
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Wazeecha

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-18-2014 16:44:55 | More by Wazeecha
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98green

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

06-14-2014 01:30:15 | More by 98green
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Jameson_Daniel

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-12-2014 19:53:07 | More by Jameson_Daniel
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astronautjones

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-12-2014 12:28:55 | More by astronautjones
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buddha5050

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-06-2014 03:55:05 | More by buddha5050
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kynap55

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-01-2014 22:44:52 | More by kynap55
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-15-2014 05:58:56 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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Arbor Brewing Strawberry Blonde from Arbor Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.