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Arbor Brewing Bollywood Blonde - Arbor Brewing Company

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Arbor Brewing Bollywood Blonde
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BA SCORE
78
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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 18.21%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Arbor Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Gorgeous copper-orange ale with a rich, enticing aroma of oranges and lemongrass. Crisp and refreshing on the palate. A perfect blend of malt, spice, and sweet and zesty hints of citrus.

(Beer added by: SportsandJorts on 02-26-2013)
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3.24/5  rDev -3.3%

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2.8/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy orange amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, coriander, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, spices, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, coriander, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Light earthy/spicy bitterness and slight citrus tang on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and balance of pale malt, spices, and earthy hop flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly dry mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice blonde ale. All around good complexity, balance, and robustness of pale malt, spices, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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2/5  rDev -40.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a glass..

A: Copper Orange, Hazy cause the beer is unfiltered. Not a minus ;-)

S: Lemon, Bitter Orange, Tangy, Not too much beyond that.

T: Lemony, Malty, Bitter Hoppiness lingering on the finish

M: Light carbonation very natural tasting.

O: I like this beer as it's a pale ale with belgian yeast so it's like a belgian wheat beer except it's a pale ale. Nice hybrid and nice for something different.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Disclaimer: it should be noted that this beer is, in fact, a Blonde ale, being completely miscategorized by whoever added it. Also, according to the brewer, it's 5.8%.

Not exactly "blonde" by anyone's standards, this beer is more of a thickly clouded brown-orange. It's too muddy to have any brightness to it, either. The head starts off looking like it could be something, but ultimately is little more than some wispy foam on top with bubbling at the edges. It leaves very little lacing in any form, but I suppose it's recognizable as a beer.
The nose is very dusty and really accentuates a strong earthiness, though lots of lemon zest and a bit of orange peel also comes out. There's a floral note there throughout, showing that it's lightly hopped. A bit of a spicy bite also tickles the nostrils.
The dustiness comes through immediately and all the way through. Lemon is also there, though less strongly, while it's much, much fruitier than in the aroma. The orange seems to have come out over it. The floral hops also make there way out, but turn somewhat vegetal at the end.
It's not especially light-bodied, has a certain dryness to it, and carries some spritz on the tongue that dies off in the middle.

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2/5  rDev -40.3%

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Arbor Brewing Bollywood Blonde from Arbor Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.