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Arbor Brewing Red Snapper Roasted Pale Ale | Arbor Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,769
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
40
pDev:
20.71%
 
 
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by Calculat0r:
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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Photo of Jason
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

LOOKL: Gushing froth, nice head w/ a semi-clear reddish amber color

SMELL: Nutty, toasted bread crust, fallen apples, vegtal, herbal, mildly spicy

TASTE: Toasted grain, dried grass, nutty yeast, modest hop bitterness, faint broth, ripe pears, herbal, semi-dry toasted finish

Not half-bad, could use a bit less yeast in the bottle and the carbonation was a little too high but all in all I was good with this brew.

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Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Even the brewer finds this beer a bit hard to categorize, describing it on the website as combining the attributes of an amber ale, an APA and an English brown, calling it a "roasted pale ale." Who knows, this could be the next "Cascadian IPA/black IPA" or "let's put Belgian yeast in everything" craze.

But, I digress. On to the beer, which I thougth was quite good. There is a distinct roasted character to the malt, more toasted wheat bread than the deeper roast you get with porter and stouts. The interplay with the hops was interesting - enough hopping to let you know you are in pale ale territory, but does not go beyond that border. Finish was clean, with a roasted malt afternote. Extra points for creativity.

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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2/5  rDev -40.8%

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/amber, light reddish/copper with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Nice thick soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, caramel, toasted bread, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops and dark/bready/light roasted malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, caramel, toasted bread, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, caramel, toasted bread, light nuttiness/roast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy hops and dark/bready/light roasted malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from carbonation and lingering bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and slightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a very nice amber ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy hops and dark/bready/light roasted malt flavors; very smooth, easy, and pretty crisp/refreshing to drink. A little over carbed, but didn’t dry out the beer that much. Still had a nice mouthfeel; balanced hop and malt flavors; with mellow balancing bitterness. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of DannyDan
3.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Pours out a red amber hue with a whitehead that maintains good retention and has good lacing too.
S. The aroma has a strong yeast smell along with hints of roasted malts.
T. The taste starts out with some hops followed by some roasted wheat and finishes off with a hint of more hops and some fruit. The taste seems to be quite unique, but very good.
M. The mouthfeel is rather smooth and creamy and very tasty.
O. A very good beer that reminds me of an IPA, Brown and Roasted Ales all combined into one yummy beer.

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Photo of pat61
3.9/5  rDev +15.4%

Nose: starts with unmalted grain nose, some roast.
brilliant chestnut, 2”off-white with a slight tan tint, finely bubbled foam cap. Lacy
Palate: some roasted malt, almost like germinated barley just as it is starting to kiln, starts very creamy, and then there are a host of roast flavors with a touch of green or very lightly roasted grains. Moderate hop accent on the finish.
Medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of Holland
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: nice amber/orange/brown color, slightly cloudy, with a one finger head that settles down to a layer of foam on top that stays throughout.

S: smells almost belgian, with the yeast seemingly a big part of it. I expected more roasted malt flavor - only a hint. Some apple, sourness, and bitterness.

T: The taste is a bit weird. First I get the tastes of what I just smelled combined, except the bitterness. That's next. Then comes the roasted malt flavors, and finally a funky aftertaste that I don't have the vocab to describe - kind of sour, leaves you wanting to sip again. Not bad.

M: medium body with a slurry of bubbles. Nice. Just thick enough to leave an aftertaste of that fruitiness.

O: solid beer, far better than I expected. Still not the best in the world, but I'd have this again. Interesting take on whatever category it's in. I might just call it an Amber Ale and be done with it, since it's much closer to that than a Pale Ale.

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Photo of radiofish
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of Acuity
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of twkirkby
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of melissab318
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of WuAnquo1
1/5  rDev -70.4%

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A somewhat unique one. Pours reddish amber with fluffy head. Lacing abounds as the aroma of roasty malt and light pine hops comes off the top. Very roasted toffee and fruit flavor up front, and strong bitter finish that lingers on the palate for a good while. Medium bodied, high carbonation, and not super sessionable but very interesting. I liked this one or its unique flavors but otherwise not sure I want to come back to it.

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Photo of Rich540
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of TurboBrew
3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a single to try it out.. definitely glad I did

A: Pours a light brownish red color with very frothy head, creamy looking in fact. very thick and full.

S: Roasted malt, even a hint of carmel and apple like spices

T: This is where its a very complex brew... has a hop tinge to it.. and almost mixes a malty flavor with a light version of a pale ale... very hard to put my finger on the taste of this one.... unique indeed.

M: Medium carbonation, roasted flavor... leaves a dry malty aftertaste

O: Great brew, a must try. Complex and creative flavor

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Photo of Raime
2.04/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

A - Pours a dark gold with a good sized white head that left no lacing.

S - Light roasted malt and banana, along with a very small amount of Mango.

T - Starts off with a massive roastiness, followed by some slight grapefruit. Wayyy too roasted in my opinion.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O - Overall, It tasted like roasted rotten banana. I wouldn't have it again.

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Photo of jbaker67
3.49/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber colored beer with a big bubbled ivory colored head. Roasted grain nose with some faint smoke. Full flavored beer with strong citrus/grapefruit hops over a light toasted bread/caramel maltiness. There is an almost smoky sense to it. Some fruit, acidity, and a long bitter grapefruit rind finish. this is a solid, creative beer.

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Photo of TypsiYpsi
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of GRBLUE12
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: a deep blood red. not quite clear. a small bubbly head that leaves nothing behind

Smell: citrusy and piney hops. some toastiness

Taste: strong citrus initially followed by a mixture of pine and toasted malts. the overall flavor is dominated by the hops. I'd prefer a weaker home profile to showcase those grains

Mouthfeel: pretty light, extremely bitter and resinous

Overall: I usually like a pale that showcases another aspect and uses the hops to balance and flavor. this seem to have an opposite approach. its a pretty good beer, just not exactly my style

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Agentveba
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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Arbor Brewing Red Snapper Roasted Pale Ale from Arbor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 40 ratings