Red Snapper Special Bitter - Arbor Brewing Company

Red Snapper Special Bitter

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Overall: 7.06/10 by 1 dude

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Style: American Amber/Red Ale

ABV: 4.90%

IBU: 30

Season: Year Round

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  • Color: Dark Amber
  • Poured clear and somewhat opaque into my snifter. Foam was thick, off-white, frothy and huge. Retention was good while lacing the glass with a thick, sticky foam throughout.

    Aroma had some citrus hops up front but dissipated as the beer sat in the glass. Malt is the main focus as the roasted, bread, and caramel/toffee notes surface and dominate.

    Taste is not what I expected. Sweet caramel and toffee malt start and end quickly with a blast of hop bitterness (not much taste) and bread malt in the middle. With the bitterness lasting into the finish and a round of roasted, although subdued, taking over for the malt.

    Medium body beer with a bit of thickness to it. Carbonation is crisp and clean addition. A touch of creaminess comes and goes, more towards the middle/end of the beer.

    Not a bad beer, just not to my overall satisfaction. If you like malty, rich ambers than this is a beer for you but it isn't for me. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 at 21:20:31
  • Tasted: Tuesday, April 06, 2010
  • $1.79 for 12 oz. bottle
Cost Breakdown
  • $1.79, 1 serving(s), 12 oz. bottles
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