Arbor Brewing Buzzsaw Ale - Arbor Brewing Company
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Reviews by MrMcGibblets:
1.81/5 rDev -52.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75
this is in substandard condition, i think, but i'm reviewing it in said condition as i blame the brewer for using clear glass growlers. had i bought it, i'd have known to keep it away from light. however, a friend bought this for me and it may have sat on her counter for an unkown period of time. if the brewer is going to sell beer in clear growlers i feel it's incumbent upon them to make sure their customers are aware. not every random person knows what light does to beer in clear bottles.
a: marking this down for an ugly clear growler. the beer itself looks good-golden, clear with decent white head and lace. but just thinking about that clear growler makes me feel like waking up hungover next to a fat girl.
s: hops are skunked to hell. this is my first craft beer that smells like heineken. bleah.
t: this could have been nice, but the nose follows through on the taste, making this what i'd imagine a double/imperial heineken would taste like.
m: mouthfeel is just under medium bodied, with a bit of residual sugars and a lingering bitterness that reminds me of, wait for it, heineken.
o: if this brewery is going to try to appeal to the uninformed masses with clear growlers, maybe they could ensure that these same uninformed masses should keep these goddamn clear growlers away from all light, kept cold, etc. i had no idea craft brewers sold clear growlers so didn't think to tell my friend about ideal storage. i'm thrifty but had to drain pour this. this abomination of a clear growler is headed to the recycling bin so that it can't ruin any more beer for some unsuspecting victim.
Serving type: growler
05-31-2013 01:13:55 | More by MrMcGibblets
More User Reviews:
3.88/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle into tulip
Appearance - Pale orange, gold, about 1 finger white head.
Smell - Pungent pine, resin, grapefruit and slight pineapple.
Taste - Flavor of pine, grapefruit, good balance between bitter and tart. Slight ground pepper spiciness. Light malts with a subtle roastiness, dried out piny bitterness at the end that lingers as the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - Medium body, medium carbonation, crisp, refreshing.
Overall - Good beer. With this brewed year round you can't go wrong trying it. Lots of hoppy character that is sure to grab your attention right off the bat.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2014 05:28:41 | More by Flopjack
3.85/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This ipa pours a hazy brownish amber color with a nice cream colored head that gives way to a thick off white film and lacing. The aroma is very hoppy with lots of resin and grassy notes. There is grapefruit and a little malt as well. The mouthfeel is very smooth with just the slightest coating. The flavor is very hop forward and refreshing. All the notes ffound in the nose make themselves present in the taste. This is a solid ipa; not the greatest, but damn good.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2014 05:44:39 | More by lochef81
Arbor Brewing Buzzsaw Ale from Arbor Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.