Arcana Brewing Company Reviews




BeerandBlues2
3.5
Arcana Perrydise Belgian Ale
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear dark copper with a medium, creamy head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is Chardonnay, oak, biscuit malt, honey, grapes and light spices. Flavor is Chardonnay, oak, medium biscuit malt, honey, grapes and yeast spices with a sweet finish. Medium-full body, medium carbonation.
Friday, October 7, 2016

BeerandBlues2
3.1
Arcana Blue Heather Braggot
Draught at the brewery. Pours hazy orange with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is sweet honey, flowers, heather and light blueberry. Flavor is sweet honey, heather, flowers, light blueberry and a sweet finish. Medium-full body and medium carbonation.
Friday, October 7, 2016

BeerandBlues2
3.6
Arcana / OBC Kahluminaughty Stout
Draught at the brewery. Pours black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, prunes and figs, lactose, earthy and spicy coffee. Flavor is roast and chocolate malt, prune and figs, lactose sweetness, medium-light earthy hops and bitterness, earthy/spicy coffee and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Friday, October 7, 2016

BeerandBlues2
3.5
Arcana Marley’s Ghost
Draught at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a medium, frothy beige head, medium-short retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is nutty and chocolate malt, light roast, light woody hops, oak and prunes. Flavor is nutty and chocolate malt with light roast notes, light woody hops and bitterness, oak and prunes with a sweet finish. Full body, medium carbonation and light alcohol warmth.
Friday, October 7, 2016

BeerandBlues2
3.7
Arcana Wit*ness Protection IPA
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is juicy oranges, dank and herbal hops, medium cracker malt, apricot, pear and peach esters. Flavor is juicy oranges, dank and herbal hops, moderate bitterness, peach, pear and apricot esters, medium cracker malt and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
Friday, October 7, 2016

BeerandBlues2
3.4
Arcana ’Merica Bacon Ale
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear brown with a medium, creamy beige head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is soft bacon, medium chocolate malt, toast and nutty malt notes with light earthy hops. Flavor is bacon, medium chocolate, toast and nutty malt, medium-light earthy hop bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Friday, October 7, 2016

BeerandBlues2
3.4
Arcana Cafe Racer
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear copper with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is moderate biscuit malt, medium earthy and woody hops. Flavor is heavy woody and earthy hops, resiny with moderate bitterness, medium biscuit malt and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
Friday, October 7, 2016

snoworsummer
3.1
Arcana Brown Ale
Draft at the Rhythm and Brews beer fest. Pours clear amber/brown with an off white head. Tastes sweet, bready, grassy with light hop bitterness.
Sunday, June 14, 2015

snoworsummer
3.1
Arcana Headbasher Belgian Esoteric Double IPA
Draft at the Rhythm and Brews beer fest. Pours cloudy dark yellow with a white head. Tastes like herbs, wheat, yeast, bitter hops, citrus peel, and some pine.
Sunday, June 14, 2015

JohnnyJ
2.8
Arcana / Twisted Manzanita Olde Ingles Smoked Old Ale
On draft at Arcana. Dark murky brown pour, with a thin tan head. Heavy malts, molasses, burnt tires, heavy liquid smoke, boozy alcohol burn, mild whiskey, and some dried dark fruit. Rather difficult to drink.
Friday, February 20, 2015

JohnnyJ
3.2
Arcana Headbasher Belgian Esoteric Double IPA
On draft at the brewery. Medium dark yellowish pour, cloudy, with a white head. Herbal, wheat, Belgian yeast, bitterness, citrus peel, some pine, and cilantro. Ok
Thursday, February 19, 2015

JohnnyJ
3
Arcana Rye IPA
On draft at the brewery. Reddish amber pour, with an off white head. Caramel, rye malt, a bit of spice, herbal, sweetness, and mild citrus. Meh.
Thursday, February 19, 2015

JohnnyJ
2.9
Arcana Barleywine - Bourbon Barrel
On draft at the brewery. Semi cloudy amber copper pour, with a light tan head. Sweet malt, heavy caramel, candy sugar, dates, bourbon, cardboard, and booze. No thanks.
Thursday, February 19, 2015

JohnnyJ
3.3
Arcana Newton’s Graff Apple Ale
On draft at the brewery. Golden pale yellow pour, slightly hazy, with a white head. Plenty of apple pie flavor, cinnamon, cider, and a bit sweet. Decent for an apple beer, but not something I would go to.
Thursday, February 19, 2015

AmEricanbrew
3
Arcana SD Saigeson (San Diego Sage Saison)
Tap@ Arcana. Clear dark amber color with ivory head. Big sage, caramel, citrusy, spicy yeast aromas. Medium bodied. Herbal, sage, sweet caramel, spicy flavors___a bit too sweet----not bad though
Saturday, December 13, 2014

AmEricanbrew
3.7
Arcana Barleywine - Bourbon Barrel
Tap at Arcana. Clear copper/red color with ivory head. Bourbon vanilla, pit fruit, spicy caramel aromas. Smooth, full bodied mouthfeel. Nice vanilla whiskey, pit fruit, spicy caramel, toast flavors____warming spicy alcohol finish----tasty.
Saturday, December 13, 2014

AmEricanbrew
3.4
Arcana Newton’s Graff Apple Ale - Chardonnay Barrel
Tap at Arcana. Hazy golden color with white foam. Spicy, tart golden apples, pale malt, mild wood aromas. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Golden delicious apple, spicy, sweet pale malt flavors____more cider than beer---tasty.
Saturday, December 13, 2014

AmEricanbrew
3.2
Arcana Infinity Stout
Tap at Arcana. Black color with tan head. Dark roast, chocolate, pale malt, earthy aromas. Smooth medium body. Dark roast malt, saline, dry chocolate, mild coffee flavors----not bad.
Saturday, December 13, 2014

AmEricanbrew
3.2
Arcana Rye IPA
Tap@ Arcana. Clear dark amber color with ivory head. Soapy, rye spice, floral aromas. Smooth mouthfeel. Malty spiced caramel, rye bread, floral flavors____decent
Saturday, December 13, 2014

AmEricanbrew
3.4
Arcana Headbasher Wheat IPA
Tap@ Arcana. Clear bright copper orange color with fleeting foam. Soapy, citrusy, wheat malt aromas. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Fruity, caramel, citrusy hop flavors with some herbal, and light toast----good.
Saturday, December 13, 2014

JohnnyJ
3.3
Arcana Marley’s Ghost
On draft at the brewery. Dark brown, semi murky/muddy, with a small light tan head. Very sweet, molasses, brown sugar, a bit earthy, and milk chocolate. Slick, somewhat chewy mouthfeel. Ok.
Friday, October 10, 2014

JohnnyJ
3.5
Arcana Infinity Stout
Taster at the brewery. It looks like this is on nitro. Dark brown, with a tan head. Roasted malt, char, dark chocolate, mild bitterness, and notes of coffee grounds. Nice stout, nothing wrong here.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

JohnnyJ
3.6
Arcana Newton’s Graff Apple Ale - Chardonnay Barrel
On draft at the brewery. Pale yellow pour, with a white head. Apple pie, lots of apple flavor, notes of cinnamon, crackery pie crust, white grape, mild notes of oak, and just slightly tart. Pretty tasty fruit beer.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

JohnnyJ
3.3
Arcana SD Saigeson (San Diego Sage Saison)
On draft at the brewery. Hazy pale golden pour, with a white head. Dominated by sage, herbs, some bread, light sweetness, and lemon grass. Not my thing.
Sunday, October 5, 2014

JohnnyJ
3.1
Arcana Brown Ale
On draft at the brewery. Clear amber brown color, with an off white head. Sweetness, bready, light grassy hops, and slight bitterness. Not very interesting, but not bad.
Friday, October 3, 2014

JohnnyJ
3.5
Arcana Pom Simian
On tap at the brewery. Mostly clear golden pour, slightly reddish, with a fizzy thin off white head. Floral honey, mead, flowers, pomegranate juice, and fairly dry for a mead. Low carbonation. I enjoyed it.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

JohnnyJ
3.2
Arcana Annabelle’s Umber Ale
On tap at the brewery. Brown colored pour, with an off white head. Bready malts, chocolate, mild citrus, and fairly hoppy. Decent.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

JohnnyJ
3.1
Arcana Voyager English Ale
On draft at the brewery. Copper/amber pour, slightly cloudy, with an off white head. Bready malt, toffee, and hoppy metallic bitterness. Not my favorite.
Monday, September 29, 2014

JohnnyJ
3.3
Arcana Honey Pale Ale
On draft at the brewery. Straw yellow pour, with a white head. Honey sweetness, very light maltiness, floral, and a bit watery. Light and super drinkable. Not bad for a honey cream ale.
Monday, September 29, 2014

rlgk
3.4
Arcana Something Pumpkin
Draught at Churchills Pub & Grille, San Marcos. Clear orange/golden beer with a small offwhite head. Malty pumpkin aroma, caramel, grassy, floral, creamy, some citrus and grapes. Malty pumpkin flavor, spicy, caramel, grassy, herbal, fruity notes. Decent to be a pumpkin beer.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

DedicatedToFun
3.5
Arcana Marley’s Ghost
Good american strong ale, on tap at the brewery, definitely enjoyed this even though it didnt have coffee like the older brother
Thursday, April 3, 2014

DedicatedToFun
3.5
Arcana Infinity Stout
Awesome stout on tap at the brewery down in vista, dark chocoalte and pretty good
Thursday, April 3, 2014

DedicatedToFun
3.5
Arcana Newton’s Graff Apple Ale
Decent fruit beer on tap at the brewery down in vista california, very drinkable brew
Thursday, April 3, 2014

DedicatedToFun
3.4
Arcana Bella’s Berry Ale
Decent berry ale on tap at the brewery down in vista california, very drinkable brew
Thursday, April 3, 2014

DedicatedToFun
3.7
Arcana Dark Xmas
Decent american storng ale on tap at the brewery down in vista california, very drinkable brew
Thursday, April 3, 2014

DedicatedToFun
3.5
Arcana Marley’s Ghost - Coffee
Awesome coffee stout on tap at the brewery down in vista california, very drinkable brew
Thursday, April 3, 2014

DedicatedToFun
3.2
Arcana Annabelle’s Umber Ale
Decent brown ale on tap at the brewery down in vista california, very drinkable brew
Thursday, April 3, 2014

DedicatedToFun
3
Arcana Brown Ale
Decent brown ale on tap at the brewery down in vista california, very drinkable brew
Thursday, April 3, 2014

DedicatedToFun
3
Arcana Voyager English Ale
Decent english ale on tap at the brewery down in vista california, very drinkable brew
Thursday, April 3, 2014

DedicatedToFun
3.3
Arcana Headbasher Wheat IPA
Decent wheat IPA on tap at the brewery down in vista california, very drinkable brew
Thursday, April 3, 2014

DedicatedToFun
3.3
Arcana Honey Pale Ale
Decent honey ale on tap at the brewery down in vista california, very drinkable brew
Thursday, April 3, 2014

GT
3.3
Arcana Marley’s Ghost - Coffee
[ Tap ][ Arcana ][ 4oz ][ $2 ][ Mini Fluted Pint ][ 3/22/14 ]
>> Clear red, no foam. Nose is metallic, coffee, cleans up as it warms. Taste is metallic at first, nice cocoa and coffee. Cleans up to quite the solid coffee beer, more of a coffee brown than ASA. Nice.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

GT
3.4
Arcana Annabelle’s Umber Ale
[ Tap ][ Arcana ][ 4oz ][ $2 ][ Mini Fluted Pint ][ 3/22/14 ]
>> Added this a brown ale as it said amber ale blended with porter. Clear chocolate pour. Good lace. Nose is butter, cookie, cocoa. Taste is bubbly/high carbonation up front, nice bitterness, clean, sweet wheat bread, crusty bread. Nice.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

GT
3.1
Arcana Brown Ale
[ Tap ][ Arcana ][ 4oz ][ $2 ][ Mini Fluted Pint ][ 3/22/14 ]
>> Clear amber pour, weak foam. Nose is detergent, bread, honey. Taste is bubbly, nicely bitter, clean. Not much flavor besides sweet wheat bread. Drinkable. Nice palate. Simple, no glaring off flavors though.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

GT
3.7
Arcana Dark Xmas
[ Tap ][ Arcana ][ 4oz ][ $2 ][ Mini Fluted Pint ][ 3/22/14 ]
>> Wispy tan lace, clear umber pour. Nose is dark bread, cinnamon, coffee, fruit cake, rich real maple. Taste is real maple, mildly bitter, mild butter, slick. Nice density, nice hop balance. Very nice for a style I usually don’t like.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

GT
4
Arcana Newton’s Graff Apple Ale
[ Tap ][ Arcana ][ 4oz ][ $2 ][ Mini Fluted Pint ][ 3/22/14 ]
>> Clear white corn pour. Wispy lacing. Nose is cinnamon apple, rich, assertive. Taste is spot on cinnamon apple pie, mild acid balance. Great stuff. Super drinkable, best beer today so far. Walked a way with a growler of this stuff.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

GT
3.2
Arcana Bella’s Berry Ale
[ Tap ][ Arcana ][ 4oz ][ $2 ][ Mini Fluted Pint ][ 3/22/14 ]
>> Clear sangria purple pour, wispy foam. Nose is sweet sangria, hibiscus, Kool Aid. Taste is bubbly diet soda, hibiscus. Not bad. Not too sweet/sugary. Drinkable.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

GT
2.4
Arcana Voyager English Ale
[ Tap ][ Arcana ][ 4oz ][ $2 ][ Mini Fluted Pint ][ 3/22/14 ]
>> Low haze rust pour. Good webby lace. Nose is perfume, citrus zesty. Taste is metallic, bitter, harsh. Dry, penny licking finish. Weaker offering.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

GT
3.2
Arcana Headbasher Wheat IPA
[ Tap ][ Arcana ][ 4oz ][ $2 ][ Mini Fluted Pint ][ 3/22/14 ]
>> Rich golden pour, ring of bubbles. Nose is Five-Alive, tangerine. Taste is mango, jasmine, Michael’s craft store aroma turned to a flavor (mild plastic, potpourri, musty), odd. Perfumey, dry. Not bad though.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

GT
3.1
Arcana Honey Pale Ale
[ Tap ][ Arcana ][ 4oz ][ $2 ][ Mini Fluted Pint ][ 3/22/14 ]
>> Clear gamboge pour. Weak lace. Nose is sweet sugar, flowers. Taste is juicy mango, seltzer, almost like fruit soda. Not bad, cidery, mango soda. Bubbly palate.

Monday, March 24, 2014