Arkansas Red Ale | Core Brewing & Distilling Co.

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3.7/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Core Brewing & Distilling Co.
Arkansas, United States
corebeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Volsdawg10 on 06-04-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,593
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
43
pDev:
14.59%
 
 
Wants:
1
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of newcastlemike
2.84/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Lesiergreshman
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into Uinta can glass. "Best Before" box is empty. Reading the bottle, they sure do take a lot of pride in their beers and show attention to detail. I really have enjoyed their Behemoth Pilsner in years past when I could get it in South Dakota, and there was also a honey brown of some sort that I thought was good.

Pours a totally opaque rusty brown-red with a grey head of 2 fingers. Lots of nice lace left behind.

Lots of sweet pie crust aromas, with lots of beautiful floral notes, like walking through a field of daisies. There's hints of bright melon and dew grass as well.

Flavor comes across a little stale, but there's that solid CORE finish that their beers all have - it wraps everything together in a satisfying format at the end. Flower stems, lemon peel, mild coffee, amber malt, and some faded hop.

Feel is sharp with carbonation with a drying sandpaper finish.

Overall, a solid beer that I think I would like to try fresher. Overall CORE is an underrated and underappreciated brewery.

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Photo of corywalston
2.34/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Photo of BrewAskew
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours to a receding white head and moderate lacing. Color is amberish red and nearly clear. Low esters. Aroma is malty/doughy and slightly floral. Flavor is clean, easy drinking AAA. Slightly toasty finish and dryness. Closer to an Irish Red but with a neutral yeast. MF is on the light side with a touch of astringency. A solid citizen in the world of weiner dog beers.

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Photo of M_Lager
2.24/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Bartpatton
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewerburgundy
3.32/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz can, 120717 on the bottom.

Dark brownish red. Quickly dissipating head.

Bready sweetness.

Dark bread, walnut, medium high bitterness, some sweetness, but not too much.

Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Decent red ale that's not too sweet.

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Photo of beertunes
3.57/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to RedhawkPoke for this one, from NBS BIF #6. 12oz can poured into 16oz glass. Poured a very attractive, clean, clear reddish-amber with about a half inch of off-white head that had good retention and lacing.

Some caramel and sweet grains on the nose, with just some light hopping in the background. Same on the palate,, with the hops being a bit brighter than in the aroma.

The body was as expected, nicely medium, with a semi-sweet, yet clean, finish. Drinkability was great, I could knock off a sixer at a cookout with ease. Overall, an enjoyable, solid brew. worth your time if you see it.

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Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlackBeerDown
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KLHBB
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Color is Jewel tone brown, no head to speak of. Smell of toast, taste follows with a smoky, charcoal bite. Medium carbonation, tasty.

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Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.56/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Arkansas Red Ale has a thick, ivory head, a semi-opaque, brick-red appearance, lots of powdery suspended sediment, lazy, ascending bubbles, and splotchy glass lacing. Aroma is of abundant, sweet, rich, sugary red malts and brown bread crust. Taste is of the same, with even more sweetness showing up. Mouthfeel is high-medium, and Arkansas Red Ale finishes medium dry and highly drinkable.

RJT

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Photo of Jblackfish
3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Drop amber color, very light tea? aroma, balanced ale taste with slight bitter finish. Nothing particular stands out for me. Like it a lot but I have trouble ID-ing specific flavors on this one.

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Photo of tbryan5
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKbrew89
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wrigfen
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cambabeer
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.37/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Allurex
3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nose is slightly biscuit with a touch of caramel. Taste is caramel, toffee, slightly bready and a touch of spice on the finish. Overall, an interesting and pretty good beer.

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Photo of khargro2
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Arkansas Red Ale from Core Brewing & Distilling Co.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 43 ratings