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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Saint Arnold Altared Amber is a re-yeasted version of its flagship brew, Saint Arnold Amber Ale. It is the second quarterly release in Saint Arnold’s "Moveable Yeast" series. Saint Arnold Altared Amber features the brewery’s Amber Ale wort pitched with Belgian Trappist yeast.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarahH648 (7) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2012 does not count
toast, alcohol, amber, hazy, rocky head, lightly bitter, medium body, Another moveable yeast series. Very delicious, however not my favorite of the series.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Hazy Yellow pour. Touch of yeast on the nose, but not too much else. Flavor isn’t that yeasty, and lacks any real depth. Disappointing.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnstone (2111) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 2, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2011 Fresh-cut grass aroma. Defnitely golden in color? A light blonde; malty flavor with interesting fruit notes (from the yeast?). Nothing special really.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Pour was hazed amber with a thin off white head...faint estery note with hints of earth fruit...taste was sweet and definitely had a nice fruity note...Weedwacker was certainly more impressive and less, subtle. interesting none the less...

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
legion242 (2099) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Not nearly as impressive as the first in the series. Very plain. Maybe being on cask effected it.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2010
(Draught) Pours a clear orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of dried apricots, caramel, light butterscotch, and some mustiness. Flavor of caramel, grass, some orange, apple, and light apricot with a somewhat gritty mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4662) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Tap at gman plano. Light gold pour with a cream head. Dried fruits, yeast, slight bread, and apples. Easy palate, flavor is apples, yeast , musk, and slightly spicy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (9935) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 15, 2010
A: Pours a cloudy light amber color with a white head. S: Lots of coriander and banana to the nose with a decent breadiness. Lots of yeast and esters along with a bit of orange and lemon zest. T: Taste is very zesty and peppery. The malt is pale and crackery and there’s some orange peel, coriander, and tons of yeast eters. M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation. D: Pretty light and easy to drink in terms of mouthfeel, but there are definitely some assertive flavors from the different yeast.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1474) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Tap at Canyon Creek Houston. Pours bright yellow and just a bit hazy. This seems even to be lighter than the base beer. First thing that hits me is the Belgian yeast, and then not much afterwards. Taste is the same, with the Belgian yeast giving this beer a lighter, fluffier taste than the base Amber. Very light and effervescent. The body is extremely light, much more so than the Amber. This would be a good summer chiller. A bit disappointing as I was expecting a more abundant taste profile.
Earlier Rating: 3/7/2009 Total Score: 3.5
On tap at the Flying Saucer Houston. Came out very cold so it had to warm before any flavors came through to the nose. Moderately yeasty nose, "nosey", spicy and a bit musty. Taste comes off like a Belgian single, with a strong yeasty flavor. Alcohol comes through a bit after it warms-but not before. No hints of the St A Amber in this one. This is the same yeast as the Grand Cru at BJ’s. Body is bit thin-but appropriate for this style. This would be a nice summer chiller and a pleasant diversion from the St Arnold family of beers. Here’s to seeing this one come out in bottles.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (2915) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2010
On cask at Petrol Station. Pours a cloudy orange with a small frothy white head that leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is yeast and fruit with clove. Medium mouthfeel with clove banana and much more drier than the regular amber in the finish.


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