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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12752) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (10483) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8105) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2010
cloves, banana skin, and light caramel .. . medium head, decent lacing .. . light tan gold .. . beautiful bitterness with the banana/clove .. . subtle but nice experiment.. . the winners are the kids, in second; me, in a distant third ..bob
Earlier Rating: 7/22/2009 Total Score: 4
this was a fun brew, a wonderful twist on the regular.. . light and quite refined... this could do very very well if put on tap in the early summer .. . thanks brock, keep this funky shit up!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2010
On tap at the Meddlesome Moth. The beer pours a light amber color with a white head. The aroma is Belgian yeast, apples, cherries and biscuit malt. The flavor is white pepper, apples, other fruit, yeast and lighter, biscuit and bready malt. There is also a little bit of English hop bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6071) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2010
(draft at meddlesome moth) clear pale yellow, lasting crete tan head. Nose of white pepper, apple and Belgian spicy yeast. Taste of earth, dirty water, funky, apple. Creamy body but earthy linger. Easy to drink but an odd aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5256) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (4310) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Cask at G man FW. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with a soft creamy head. Aroma is banana, grain, bread and sweet malt. Almost sugary sweet nose. Flavor is dry fruit, plum, slight hops with bitter citrus. Finishes sweetbread with a lingering dryness. A good take on the amber.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Tap at brewery.
Pours a lively glass yellow with a nice, white head and intricate lacing. Aroma is pruny cheddar funk, banana bread, rotten peach, and lemony melon. Flavor is bready malt, over-ripe banana, honey, and light pepper. Average mouthfeel. Not bad, but could be more assertive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnstone (2707) - 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.

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