Arkansas Red Ale
Core Brewing & Distilling Co.

Arkansas Red AleArkansas Red Ale
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Style:
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #356
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
83
Ranked #34,115
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 14.29%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
50
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Core Brewing & Distilling Co.
 
Arkansas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
83
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Photo of Harrison8
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
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 BrewAskew
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
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 brewerburgundy
3.32/5  rDev -10.5%
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 -3.8%
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 KLHBB
4/5  rDev +7.8%
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 RonaldTheriot
4.56/5  rDev +22.9%
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 -11.6%
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 ilikebeer03
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
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 Stevedore
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

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Photo of tubeyes
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A. Nice brownish red, no head or lace.
S. Very subtle Carmel malts.
T. Very nice warm carmel flavor, hints of cinnamon and more malts.
M. Light on the mouth.
O. Not too bad, a bit basic, but enjoyable. Had on tap at the Eureka Springs Ale House in Eureka Springs, AR on our 10 year anniversary.

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

a really tasty red ale, my favorite of the core beers i had from these guys, by quite a margin too. its great because there is just the right amount of caramel malt sweetness in the middle of this, but it finishes on the drier side for the style, and the sweetness doesnt distract from the nutty toasty earthy red grain in any way at all. in fact, it enhances it, makes it last a little longer and unravel just a little slower. its great how layered this is, with a bunch of body on it too, but enough bubbles to keep it easy drinking. it avoids all the usual pitfalls of the style with grace and flare, and there are just enough hops on the back end to balance it out and make it distinct, but this is well short of a red ipa level, which it looks like they make as well. round and smooth, palate coating and quite bold. the grain has many different faces in this one, and i dig that a lot. usually not big into malt forward beers in warm weather, but this is the perfect intersection for me. easily one of the best red beers i have had in some time, very well made, very drinkable.

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Arkansas Red Ale from Core Brewing & Distilling Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 50 ratings