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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #10

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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English Barleywine, and an alcoholic one at that! It was inspired by Chris Landis’ winning entry in the 2010 Big Batch Brew Bash homebrew competition. This is a beer that not only will age well, but we are recommending aging it. It is clocking in at 11% ABV and could use some cellaring time. When enjoying it, we recommend serving it at around 60¬∞F. This really brings out the malt and fruit character in the beer (there isn’t any actual fruit in the beer). We were concerned that we had overhopped the beer when first tasting it in the fermenter, but the hop bitter has mellowed quite a bit. Having said that, it is on the hoppy side for an English Barleywine.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2011 On tap. Copper pour with little to no head. Sweet fruit and vanilla aromas - can definately taste the alcohol on this one. More malt forward than most barleywines but the hops are still there. Would love to see what a year or two does to this one!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2773) - Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Bottle consumed on the road from jax to palm. Lot’s of alcohol on nose and in the taste. Dark fruits, sweet malts, and caramel flavors to boot..

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2011 Tasted at the big “SeaBass has got to go” tasting. Pours dark copper with tan head. The aroma offers up prunes, cherries and sugar coated peaches and smells of yummy English style Barleywine. Taste is prunes, cherries, apples and sweet malts that seem to run into a mild and pleasing level of caramel candy. Pretty nice brew.

May, 2011. Courtesy of my buddy ericandersnavy, thank you Eric for having this sent out for my send-off tasting. It pours a nice clear deep copper with ruby hues and tan head. The aroma offers up loads of pine hops mixing with sticky malts and some boozy heat at the end of the draw. The taste is thick rich sticky gludgy malts mixing with robust levels of pine hops and a near caramel near molasses goodness going on well of into the background. Solid rich yummy brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2011
12 oz. bottle courtesy of fata2683 - Pours a clear mahogany color with a 1/2 finger thick light tan head. Faint lacing. Aroma is sweet malt and esters. Flavor is the same. Alcohol is noticeable. Medium to full body. A nice sipper. Thanks Keith.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle:   Deep ruby, somewhat caramel hued, moderate to thin sudsy off-white head, fairly nice lacing.   Rich malty nose, heavy sweet biscuitiness.   This is an English variety for sure.   Not very hoppy at all.   Very malty, biscuity, a little nutty, with some fruity hints.   Pretty simple, but yet solid.   Does have a very very slight band-aid aspect, at least to me.   I think that is moreso the malt type used than anything wrong with the beer.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Strong biscuity and nutty malt like characteristics linger.   Yeah, English all the way.   Nice change of pace to most of the local overly hopped Barley Wines.   Big thanks to Mora2000 for the bottle!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3228) - Montana, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Thanks to GODOFTHUNDER for sharing! Bottle. Clear copper color with almost no head. Scent is fruity, brown sugar and caramel. Taste is sweet and malty with a decent hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6595) - Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2011
1/15/11. Bottle shared at the Sea Bass going away party! Thanks, Cavie! Mild aroma of sweet dark fruits and molasses, and more. Awesome sweet fruit flavor with dark fruits and distinct vanilla. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7156) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle @ Seabass going away party, Jan15th ’11 cuivre, beige. Fruitée noire et rouges, note de caramel, épices au palais avec un peu de houblon laissant un filament amer en bouche. Même l’alcool reste bien discret. Une bière qui peut sûrement bénéficier d’un petit séjour en cave et perdre un peu de l’amertume du houblon.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thome50 (1181) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle thanks to the great ericandersnavy. Pours a very nice deep copper with an extremely slight tan head. I am picking up toffee and a fair amount of plum and slight peach aroma. After allowing the beer to warm up a little in a tulip glass (not sure if I should have done that but it was after a long night of DIPA tastings and it seemed like a nice beer to relax by the fire with to finish off the night.) I taste a fair amount of toffee and caramel with a slight raisin and plum finish. I’m not picking up a lot of hops so I really wonder what this beer was “supposed” to taste like if they felt they over hopped it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3221) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Thanks to Daknole for sending this one! Clear dark amber with a small, fleeting off-white head. The aroma is mostly fruit, then some caramel. The flavor is sweet from the malts with a touch of alcohol. Good, but not overly complex.


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