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Arcadia Amber Ale



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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Arcadia introduces the newest addition to its stable of world class British-style ales. Brewed with the legendary Maris Otter Malt from Scotland, this beer is full-bodied and brings a taste of sweet caramel together with a hint of toasted malt that’s well balenced with a solid presence of premium American aromatic flower leaf hops. From the package: "Then let us toast John Barleycorn, Each man a glass in hand; And may his great posterity ne’er fail in old Scotland!"

ClarkVV's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Moderately fresh bottle drunk December 2008. Very bountiful beige head rises up over a copper-caramel colored body with plentiful carbonation. Notes of caramel and light raisins with a fair amount of fruitiness from the yeast (prunes, raisins and such). Toffee and vanilla on the finish with a hint of tartness (bottling line infection and unpasteurization combined?). Sweet and sticky in the flavor, but with some toasted malt smoothing things/drying things out a touch. Lots of marmalade-like flavor from the combination of hops, yeast and caramel malt. Gets a little too acidic, however from the fruitiness and toastiness. Medium to medium-dry (some continued bottle fermentation, no doubt). Alcohol well concealed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2010
The pour reveals a cloudy amber color with a thin creamy white head. Aroma and flavor of citrusy hops and caramel. The body is light with an oily texture and soft carbonation. What you would expect from an amber ale. no surprises which is good sometimes, grab one after you mow the lawn

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jpatrix (14) - Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Sampled at the brewery. A nice copper color. Small head that left little lace. Thin taste of malt and gentle hops. A drinkble Amber but a bit thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Arcadia Brewing Company--Arcadia Ales--Arcadia Ales Amber Ale--2005 Release--12 oz. Bottle--5.90% ABV--35 IBU’s? (2.25 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Fizzy overflowing lacy head. Cloudy rich amber orange color. Mild floral fruit hop front. Fizzy fruit ester amber body. Mild tangy hop spice fruity end. Yeasty fizziness dominates. Sampled 12/19/2005.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DialSquare (4321) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2009
From old rating note: 12oz bottle. Deep orange pour with big head. Aroma of citrus, sweet malt and dough. Tastes of fruit, spice and sweet malt. Thin texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2009
BPW #29 Served on tap at Arcadia Brewing Company. Appearance is a crisp amber color. The aromas and flavors are light and contain some sweet caramel, and heavier doses of pale malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Dan’s Bachelor Party Extended Weekend Rating #30 of 90. Tap at Arcadia, shared taster (hands down best taster offering I’ve ever had...a total of 9-3oz pours for $7.99). Pours a bronze/orange. Nice malt backing and decent hop bit. One of the better ’ambers’ I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA. Bottle is notched E3. Pours a hazy ruddy copper color with a medium head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma is caramel, toffee, toasted malts and a light tart fruity note. Taste is bitter hops, tart fruits and caramel. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strykzone (6750) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Poured into a tall thin Samuel Smith glass. Pour is entirely foam with some beer slowly appearing as the foam subsided. It is a nice golden tan head and is thick and sticky looking. The beer is amber gold with a good amount of carbonation visible. Aroma is bitter sweet malt with some fruit and funk. Flavor is also fruity with significant bitterness. A nice malt profile and, again, that funk. Some spice, as well. Other beers I have had from this brewer do a nice job of making beers that have an old world feel. This one does the same. This is not one I would go to on a regular basis, but it was enjoyable and interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4460) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 4, 2009
Tap @ brewpub. Amber colour, short white head. Aroma of caramel malts. Flavour is sweet, with caramel and some pilsener malts. Sligthly dry finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2009
This beer sucks. It might have been infected, I am not sure. It kind of had a sour taste that led me to believe it was on the verge of being bad. Brown color, white head, smells like malt and trash can, taste is sweet and kind of sour, no hops, light alcohol burn, bleh. I will admit that it was more drinkable when I finished it than it was when I started. Still, not worth drinking.

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