dnstone (2378) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
legion242 (2341) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not nearly as impressive as the first in the series. Very plain. Maybe being on cask effected it.
bleeng (1591) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Flying saucer. Pours a cloudy amber with a nice, big off-white head. Nose was too subdued, even after it warmed. Aroma was that of Belgian yeast though. Taste of Belgian yeast, banana and spice. Mouthfeel was medium-thin and a bit on the sweet side.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed 3/3/2009 (Tap at Gingerman, Houston, TX):
Pours a cloudy orange colored body, with a big white lasting head. Has a fruity aoma, effervescnt. Somewhat Belgiany nose, but overall, not much aroma. Fruity hefeweizen taste. A heavy palate, a fruity heavy body. Also some banana and light fruit, and pear. A lot of spiciness. Somewhat watery. A little too sweet after a while.
ttutony (790) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transparent golden in the glass. Aroma of spice, cloves, and fruity banana esters. Noticeably drier on the palate than the regular St. Arnold amber when compared side by side. Interesting, especially in a side by side comparison with the original.
HumanBeing (19) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer really makes me appreciate saint arnold amber. The trappist yeast gives a sweeter, fruity taste. Some clove in there. Excellent beer
SarahH648 (7) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
toast, alcohol, amber, hazy, rocky head, lightly bitter, medium body, Another moveable yeast series. Very delicious, however not my favorite of the series.
sspectre (2) - Pearland, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2009 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a special brew Saint Arnold was testing in Houston; only 4 barrels were made.
Draught. Deep cloudy amber color. Has some fruity notes to it. Smooth flavor, but not much of a finish.
Best Houston beer I’ve tasted.