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Arcana Brewing Company Reviews




joergen
3.6
Arcana Passionate Monkey Mead
Draught at the brewery. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of honey and passionfruit. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, honey and passionfruit. Fruity finish.
Sunday, August 27, 2017

joergen
3.4
Arcana SD Saigeson (San Diego Sage Saison)
Draught at the brewery as Sage Against the Machine. Clear orange coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hay, citrus and spices. Fruity flavour of hay, citrus and sage with notes of spices. Fruity finish.
Sunday, August 27, 2017

joergen
3.2
Arcana Summer Hefe
Draught at the brewery. Cloudy golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and citrus with notes of yeast and bananas. Fruity flavour of caramel and citrus with notes of yeast. Fruity finish.
Sunday, August 27, 2017

joergen
2.9
Arcana Honey Pale Ale
Draught at the brewery. Hazy amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel with notes of honey. Fruity flavour of caramel and hay with notes of honey. Fruity finish.
Sunday, August 27, 2017

joergen
2.9
Arcana Newton's Graff Apple Ale
Draught at the brewery. Clear golden coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and apples with notes of apple peel. Fruity flavour of apples and apple juice. Fruity finish.
Sunday, August 27, 2017

joergen
3.8
Arcana Infinity Stout
Draught at the brewery. Black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of caramel, smoke and coffee. Roasted flavour of caramel and coffee with notes of smoke. Roasted finish.
Sunday, August 27, 2017

joergen
3.6
Arcana Mosaic Monster
Draught at the brewery. Cloudy golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops, citrus and exotic fruits. Fruity flavour of hops, exotic fruits and pine needles. Hoppy finish.
Sunday, August 27, 2017

joergen
3.5
Arcana Rye IPA
Draught at the breweery as Fly Guy Rye IPA. Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops, pine needles, rye and flowers. Fruity flavour of rye, hops and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.
Sunday, August 27, 2017

joergen
3.5
Arcana San Diego Saison
Draught at the brewery. Clear orange coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hay, citrus and barnyard. Fruity flavour of hay, barnyard and citrus. Fruity finish.
Sunday, August 27, 2017

joergen
3.3
Arcana Annabelle's Porter
Draught at the brewery. Dark brown coloured with a small off-white head. Light roasted aroma of hay and chocolate. Light roasted flavour of hay and chocolate. Light roasted finish. Too carbonated.
Sunday, August 27, 2017

joergen
3.8
Arcana New England Headbasher
Draught at the brewery. Cloudy amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops, citrus, pine needles and resin. Fruity flavour of hops, resin, pine needles and citrus. Hoppy finish.
Sunday, August 27, 2017

joergen
3.3
Arcana Apricot Saison
Draught at the brewery. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and hay with notes of apricots. Fruity flavour of caramel, apricots and hay. Fruity finish.
Sunday, August 27, 2017

joergen
3.2
Arcana Bella's Berry Ale
Draught at the brewery. Cloudy orange colored with a small white head. Fruity aroma berries and caramel with notes of bubble gum. Fruity flavor of berries, caramel and bubble gum. Fruity finish.
Sunday, August 27, 2017

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

lasseolsen
2
Arcana Newton's Graff Apple Ale

Friday, September 11, 2015

Foxke82
3
Arcana Newton's Graff Apple Ale

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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)
[email protected] 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
[email protected] 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
[email protected] 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