Arcadia Thunder Trail | Arcadia Brewing Company

Arcadia Thunder TrailArcadia Thunder Trail
BA SCORE
17.2%
Liked This Beer
3.4 w/ 122 Ratings
Arcadia Thunder TrailArcadia Thunder Trail
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
arcadiaales.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly called Arcadia Lake Superior ESB.

Thunder Trail stays true to our English brewing heritage. With a strong backbone of Maris Otter and Crystal malts, this Extra Special Bitter is balanced by earthy, spicy, English hops Our Ringwood yeast strain imparts a distinctly fruity character that is accented by dry-hopping with a modest amount of palisade hops. We hope you enjoy this quality session ale - wherever the trail may take you.

Added by StoutHunter on 04-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
122
Liked:
21
Avg:
3.4/5
pDev:
12.06%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 122 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of chuckgietzen
3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.56/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of speedvagen
3.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BDeibs
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks and smells better than it taste.

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Photo of TastyAdventure
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice malty, biscuit flavor. Slight cider taste in back. For some reason bottle was nearly a gusher, producing giant head. A bit dry and slightly bitter harsh finish

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Photo of Winston3737
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kickbundler
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a decent copper color with almost no head. The beer is bottle conditioned and I caught a skosch of yeast in the pour, otherwise this would have been clear without any haze. The aroma, taste, and carbonation seem pretty true to style for an ESB. Aroma is present but mild, there is a nice malt aftertaste. There is a twinge of hop tang at the end coupled with a faint cidery real ale taste. Carbonation is light although perhaps on the high side for a true English ale. Overall this is a good beer and representative of the style. I would recommend to anyone wanting to explore ESBs.

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Photo of Crocotta
2.72/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Boca-X
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of marcb105
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Russman7
3.32/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SBrouse90
3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very good beer.

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Photo of Wingsman
3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerguy1969
3.64/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Romoworld
2.48/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

The beer has a bitter tree bark taste. It leaves u wanting to wash ur mouth out with a different beer not a good flavor for myself

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Photo of QuentinCall
2/5  rDev -41.2%

Photo of cmwilliq
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of gwiedman1
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of metter98
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy copper amber in color. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving wispy lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of biscuity and toasted malts are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of biscuit and toasted malts along with notes of earthy yeast.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is nice and mild, which makes it easy to drink and would be a good accompaniment to a meal.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of smithj4
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of skaboom420
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of lochef81
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Arcadia Thunder Trail from Arcadia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 17.2% out of 100 with 122 ratings
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