It’s been over a year since I had an Arcadia beer. I’ve had 6 others from their lineup and I’ve enjoyed most of them. This is one that Val picked up for me that I assumed was part of their year round lineup. After checking the website, it’s actually one of the seasonals that they currently offer and the first one I’ve had from their seasonal lineup. Let’s see how it went.
Style: English Brown Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This English-style brown ale has an alluring mahogany color and is capped by a rich foam head. It is brewed with six different varieties of premium malted barley, creating a robust body and delicious flavor profile that features hints of chocolate, raisins, dates and almonds. It’s ripe fruit notes and malty, sweet finish are counterbalanced by a subtle hop bitterness and aroma.”
Random: I’d be very interested to try their summer seasonal. Hopefully it appears on the shelves soon.
This brew poured with a one finger, slightly off white head. It dissipated at a moderate pace and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a slightly cloudy chestnut color with very high carbonation visible. The nose was very fragrant with nuttiness, toasted malts and bread with toffee and caramel as well. The taste was really nice. It started with lots of bready and toasted malts with caramel and toffee. I got nuttiness towards the middle of the sip and it tames some of the sweetness that was up front. The brew had medium carbonation and was towards the thicker side. It had a long nutty finish. It was a really nice brown and one that I will be trying again, no doubt about that.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0