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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 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 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...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2009
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1668) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2009
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.

   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Not nearly as impressive as the first in the series. Very plain. Maybe being on cask effected it.

   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 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.

   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.

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