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Arcadia Thunder Trail - Arcadia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly called Arcadia Lake Superior ESB.

(Beer added by: StoutHunter on 04-19-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

skaboom420, Sunday at 07:29 PM
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

lochef81, Nov 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

SaisonRichBiere, Nov 18, 2014
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2.7/5  rDev -20.1%

John_Squires, Nov 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

paulish, Nov 14, 2014
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3.41/5  rDev +0.9%

Appearance - 2.5/5
A deep amber-orange with little head. Hazy, cannot see through at all. There are tons of little black-looking particles in the beer which you can clearly see. I know this beer is unfiltered, and I have drinken beer with particles in them in the past. But in this particular case they stand out very much when looking at the beer, and they make it look kind gross/iffy.

Smell - 4/5
Smells of classic beer smell, malts, and perhaps some indistinguishable spices. Smells alcohol-y. Upon further sniffing, there is also a strong fruity smell--smells like cherry-flavored medicine. I like the strong cherry smell, it is not a smell I have seen in many beers (perhaps cherry beers excluded?).

Taste - 3.25/5
Sweet taste of cherries, alcohol, and a little hops taste. Tastes perhaps a little too alcohol-y for my liking. Honestly, does not taste at all like what I was expecting...which is okay, it doesn't taste bad.

Mouthfeel - 3.5/5
Medium body. Carbonation is nicely balanced and not overpowering. Neither creamy nor crisp, but somewhere in the middle.

Overall - 3/5
Overall, I was a bit disappointed by this beer. It didn't taste as I expected and frankly didn't taste that great either. It wasn't bad, but I don't think I would get again

Weighting: Appearance 15%, Smell 15%, Taste 35%, Mouthfeel 15%, Overall 20%

mchegash, Nov 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

malprep, Nov 09, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev +0.6%

Freiberger14, Nov 08, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +12.4%

outdoor7or24, Nov 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

ruckus232, Oct 30, 2014
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2.76/5  rDev -18.3%

Boozermurfin, Oct 30, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -2.4%

FaradayUncaged, Oct 25, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev +4.1%

enelson, Oct 17, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -3%

SPLITGRIN, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

Mark88, Sep 24, 2014
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3.21/5  rDev -5%

JamieDuncan, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of SaltofOH
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Appearance: Pours a dark red/reddish brown with 1/2" khaki, bubbly head. Clear with bits of sediment. Retains a ring of head around the edge; some lacing.

Aroma: Malt is front & center. Has that funky English yeast smell. Love it.

Taste: Clean, tart arrival - very slight sweetness across mid-palate; big, flinty earthy hop finish. Less "medicinal" than Short's Autumn Ale, but earthy strong bitterness lingers; slightly over-hopped.

Mouthfeel: Mid-to-lightweight. Mild carbonation.

Overall: This tastes like a true English Ale, but with amped-up bitterness on the finish. I love it, but will be the first to admit that this is a beer I really need to be in the mood for. I think it is a touch over-hopped.

SaltofOH, Sep 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Lukass, Aug 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Fargrow, Aug 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

km02600, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Gryphon69, Aug 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

a_beckman25, Aug 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

BBlov, Aug 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Slay40, Jul 28, 2014
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Arcadia Thunder Trail from Arcadia Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.