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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
82
good

88 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | 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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SportsandJorts

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4.06/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: a reddish yellow color. Pretty hazy. A small head that quickly fades.

Smell: strong strawberry sweetness. Maybe a little spice

Taste: sweet strawberries up front but it gives way to a Belgian styled spiciness. Quite pleasant

Mouthfeel. Refreshing and slightly on the heavier side

Overall: one of the better fruit beers I've had. Good fruit flavor but still remains a beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2013 20:40:21 | More by SportsandJorts
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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.

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This beer wasnt exactly what I was expecting. I was thinking a strawberry blond beer would have high notes of strawberry and a lighter feel to the beer. The actual taste of the strawberry flavor was not very full, tasted just a hint of strawberry and it wasn't all that pleasant. I probably wont be ordering this one again.

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Strawberry? Maybe. Blonde? It may or may not be the attempted base beer, but this one is a heavy and extremely clouded orange-red in the glass. The dusty tan head begins at one finger's height, moderate retention showing as it ends up a thick layer of foam. Left clinging to the glass is just more than a modicum of patching.
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Arbor Brewing Strawberry Blonde from Arbor Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.