Arbor Brewing Strawberry Blonde | Arbor Brewing Company

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80
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127 Ratings
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Arbor Brewing Strawberry BlondeArbor Brewing Strawberry Blonde
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arbor Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
arborbrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.75%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jeremyd365 on 09-15-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
127
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
17.05%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 127 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of Try-em-all
3.79/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark orange to amber, light fragrance of beery, subtle overtone, nothing too intense. Good snap on the palate at first touch, smooth on the way down and a bit of an aftertaste that leaves a little puckered. It's okay, but not a favorite.

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Photo of DOCRW
2.09/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of djgustafson
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cagler
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not bad for what it is. Fruit beers are not high on my list. It IS pretty smooth for the higher abv.

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Photo of ineluctablemodality
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of datchethilbery
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChloeJMK
4.43/5  rDev +28%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pretty strong and perfect summer beer

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Photo of ITDoc
4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dremiliolizardo
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kyle_goochstink
3.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.97/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Determined419
2.59/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of red94tt
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spencermacko
4.14/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MVG7113
2.94/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.66/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SerialTicker
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had at Bar Louie Ann Arbor.

Meh. In a world of tasty fruit beers, this isn't one. Not to say it's bad though. Decent strawberry flavor on a bed of wheat flavors and slightly "dusty" caramel malts. What irks me is a slight artificial sweetener vibe... it's not super strong, but whatever it is is a little annoying. Decent and drinkable, but not memorable at all.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of entenduintransit
2.2/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Smells overly boozy, and reminds me of gasoline. Taste is akin to the smell, the strawberry isn't too present. Really didn't like this one, I hope I just got a bad bottle.

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Photo of JKG
3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Botulizard
3.86/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy deep orange/amber color with a small off white head with poor retention, that reduces to a minimal ring of lace pretty quickly. Minimal lacing on the glass. Aromas of strawberry, mango, apricot, orange peel, pear, coriander, honey, toast, biscuit, light caramel, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of strawberry, spices, fruity yeast, and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big strawberry, mango, apricot, orange peel, pear, coriander, honey, toast, biscuit, light caramel, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Minimal herbal/spice bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of strawberry, mango, apricot, orange peel, pear, coriander, honey, toast, biscuit, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of strawberry, spices, fruity yeast, and bready malt flavors; with no cloying sweetness present after the finish. Light carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good fruited imperial blonde style. All around good balance and robustness of strawberry, spices, fruity yeast, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Joelhudson08
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very good beer from Arbor Brewing. This is one of there flagship beers especially around summer time. 2015's strawberry blonde is not as strong in strawberries as it has been the last couple years but still an excellent beer.

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Photo of Eziel
2.89/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Arbor Brewing Strawberry Blonde from Arbor Brewing Company
3.46 out of 5 based on 127 ratings.
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