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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #10

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2011
12oz bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Small off-white head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some plum, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, alcohol, some plum/raisin. Medium-full body, fairly sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21679) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle. Clear light brown color, no head or lacing. Aroma of caramel and light spice. Taste is robust caramel. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2011
Bottle from Cavie. Pours clear dark amber with a thin off-white head. The nose is dark fruits, caramel and brown sugar. The taste is caramel, candied fruits, light roast, spice and alcohol. Slightly prickly mouthfeel despite the small initial head. Tasty stuff – thanks Travis!

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (3427) - 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..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2901) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7887) - 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.

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