Arkansas Red Ale
Core Brewing & Distilling Co.

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Core Brewing & Distilling Co.
Arkansas, United States
American Amber / Red Ale
3.72 | pDev: 14.25%
Jan 22, 2020
Jun 04, 2015
Arkansas Red AleArkansas Red Ale
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Rated: 3.37 by Maxmiester27 from Arkansas

Jan 22, 2020
Rated: 5 by glakediden from Arkansas

Nov 05, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by zbooks from Texas

Nov 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Aroma is a deep burgundy hue that reveals a crystal-clear transparency when held against the light. Head is two fingers of rocky, foamy off-white head. Head retention is good. Aroma is sweet with bubbly, smooth malts. Caramel, bready, earthy, toasty malts round out the malts, with fragments of toffee and molasses adding to the sweetness. Flavor profile is a melody lead by malts, with caramely and bready forming the main pair, with earthy and toasty malts offering a little support. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a slightly odd fuzzy-crispness. Overall, big malts, but falling short of that creamy texture.

Served in a 15.5oz Spiegelau tulip from a 12oz can.
May 26, 2019
Rated: 3.59 by alexsergio from New York

Mar 31, 2019
Rated: 3.73 by BAsbill from California

Jan 17, 2019
Rated: 3.74 by SicemWT from Texas

Dec 15, 2018
Rated: 3.82 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Dec 08, 2018
Rated: 2.84 by newcastlemike from Connecticut

Dec 01, 2018
Rated: 3.66 by Lesiergreshman from Texas

Oct 19, 2018
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Reviewed by hoptheology from South Dakota

3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
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.
Aug 17, 2018
Rated: 2.34 by corywalston from North Dakota

Jul 29, 2018
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Reviewed by Skywave from Oklahoma

3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
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.
Mar 30, 2018
Rated: 2.24 by M_Lager from Arkansas

Dec 09, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Bartpatton from Texas

Nov 24, 2017
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Reviewed by brewerburgundy from Virginia

3.32/5  rDev -10.8%
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.
Nov 11, 2017
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Reviewed by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.57/5  rDev -4%
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.
Oct 15, 2017
Rated: 4.38 by SynthetikReality95 from Arkansas

Jul 20, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by BlackBeerDown from Arkansas

Jun 12, 2017
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Reviewed by KLHBB from Arkansas

4/5  rDev +7.5%
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.
May 13, 2017
Rated: 3.56 by prost2hefeweizen from Oklahoma

May 02, 2017
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.56/5  rDev +22.6%
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.

Mar 21, 2017
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Reviewed by Jblackfish from Arkansas

3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
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.
Jan 28, 2017
Rated: 3.64 by tbryan5 from Louisiana

Dec 17, 2016
Rated: 3.54 by OKbrew89 from Oklahoma

Dec 03, 2016
Rated: 3.64 by Wrigfen from South Carolina

Nov 30, 2016
Rated: 3.84 by cambabeer from New York

Nov 13, 2016
Rated: 3.37 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Nov 06, 2016
Rated: 3.61 by Allurex from Kansas

Sep 19, 2016
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Reviewed by ilikebeer03 from Texas

3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
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.
Sep 14, 2016
Rated: 3.78 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Aug 27, 2016
Rated: 3.73 by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

Jul 17, 2016
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12oz can. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a dark caramel amber body, slight orange hue, two finger white head, good retention, small amounts of lacing. Altogether standard red ale. Smells of slightly bitter resin, caramel and toffee sweetness, a bit of mineral and spice. Flavour is a nice caramel sweetness, a bit of toffee, solid hop resin presence that is mostly floral and peppery. Solidly malty, but with a nice balance with the hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium-lighter bodied, crisp and refreshing, good carbonation. Overall- a balanced red ale with a good hop bite but plenty of malt sweetness to keep it interesting.
May 14, 2016
Rated: 3.8 by SPLITGRIN from Kentucky

Feb 05, 2016
Rated: 3.13 by cecollier from Arkansas

Feb 02, 2016
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Rated by sandy_gaara from Arkansas

5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
My favorite beer to take to a razorback game !
Jan 11, 2016
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Rated by DHHDS5 from Arkansas

5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I really love this beer!
Jan 11, 2016
Rated: 4.14 by rbellcra from Arkansas

Jan 11, 2016
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Rated by Pawn1257 from Arkansas

4.41/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Great beer with a slight roastiness
Nov 10, 2015
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Rated by fs_native from Arkansas

4.44/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pleasant red color and nice head. Medium mouth-feel and moderate carbonation. The rye gives the flavor a spicy flavor.
Nov 10, 2015
Arkansas Red Ale from Core Brewing & Distilling Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 50 ratings