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Arbor Brewing Red Snapper Roasted Pale Ale | Arbor Brewing Company

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Arbor Brewing Red Snapper Roasted Pale AleArbor Brewing Red Snapper Roasted Pale Ale
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:
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Added by Brent on 09-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,258
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
40
pDev:
20.71%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of WuAnquo1
1/5  rDev -70.4%

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 Acuity
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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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Photo of radiofish
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of Buck_Jones
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of HardyA
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of melissab318
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BellsFan
2/5  rDev -40.8%

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 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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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 waston
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Calculat0r
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of brutusmuktuk
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 Botulizard
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Billet
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Great Pale Ale with hints of a Red or Amber Ale. The smell is of pale malts with some light fruity esters. The taste is more complex, it starts out like a pale then turns to a more bitter bite with a roasted malt backbone. There is a definite bitterness to this beer, but also a malty and fruity/spiciness to it. It has a really nicely balanced combination of flavors. I like it more every year.

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Photo of twkirkby
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of brismit
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of lemmy187
3.99/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chewy6935
3/5  rDev -11.2%

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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