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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 76   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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The color is deep amber with a light, creamy head. The nose starts off with a touch of citrus but then turns decidedly into peaches. The taste starts off with creamy malt resulting from the pale 2 row and caramel malts and Saint Arnold yeast. The hop bitter starts low then builds to a crescendo, but always maintains a balance even in its big finish. The hop flavor continues to be peaches, an interesting manifestation of the Columbus, Simcoe and Centennial hops. This is the first Divine Reserve that we have filtered. This decision was made to make the hop flavors brighter, plus it would have been a bottling nightmare with all the hop bits in it. This beer is best enjoyed at 45° or even a little warmer. Though the recipe and style indicate this beer to be enjoyed fresh, we expect this beer to develop interestingly over the years.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle. Trade with Jamil. The pour was a sticky, cloudy burnt orange/amber with a decent froamy head that dissolved into a thin white ring; very little lacing. I found the aroma to be a strong malty, dough/molasses, and I didn’t really pick up on any peach notes as the brewer’s description points out. Once I tasted it, I found some of the peach. The malt and dough still hits hardest in the taste, a solid bright hop finish with a medium bodied sticky texture, and then sitting on the finish is a bit of the peaches.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boliv (1149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Bottle c/o Santa 2011. Pours hazy orange and gold with a small beige head. Aromas of sweet raisin and mild caramel and toffee. Some doughy bread, citrus, and pine. The flavor is fruity, with raisin and cherry, some caramel, and cocoa. Alcohol is present, but not detracting. The finish is moderately bitter pine with sugared citrus. Medium carbonation and full-bodied with a dry finish. Nice! I think this could age well, as it has some barleywine-esque qualities. [906]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiveacestx (635) - Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Bottle - pours a cloudy orange with a small head. Very hoppy. Has a nice citrus taste, a medium body and a light bitter finish. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle. Poured orange with a creamy off-white head that left good lace. Aroma of caramel, floral, and light fruit. The flavor found floral, light pine, and caramel. Medium body and a medium bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2311) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 30, 2011
12 oz bottle thanks to ericandersnavy.
Aroma: toffee, slightly roasted malts, spicy/pine/floral hops
Appearance: copper with a long lasting head
Taste: caramel, toffee, spicy/pine hops
Palate: sticky with hop resins, medium/full body
Overall: I thought this was a Barley Wine, the crystal malts in this give the beer a strong sweetness, it is balanced well with the hops. This is a great beer blurring the lines between IIPA and Barley Wine.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
peteinSD (1406) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Bottle from Mike - thanks! Pours a clear amber with a large off-white head. Aroma is faded hops, some pine, and heavy malt sweetness. Taste is light bitterness, sweet malt and a bit of roast, and a fairly generic strong ale type finish. Not sure is this was the doing of the brewery or the trader but waxing a twist off cap should be a punishable crime. Okay beer but nothing to get excited about.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7003) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Big thanks to Kevin for hooking me up with this! Pours a clear deep amber orange with a light tan head that lasts throughout the beer and laces nicely. Aroma has a really nice grapefruit note with a bit of growing pine and a caramel/toffee backing. Flavor has a good amount more of backing sweet grains with some pine hops and just a hint of grapefruit.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2011
Bottle:   Amberish, fairly clear, large frothy off-white head, nice lacing.   Certainly a hoppy nose, seems like lots of different varieties.   Oddly enough I am getting onion & chive potato chips plus some dull fruitiness on the nose.   Strange spicing for that tater chip aroma, but thats what I get.   Bitterness is a little muted, albeit still a bit sharp but fleeting.   Mild sweetness, a little citrusy, and some sweet onion like spiciness.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   The 8.9% ABV is well hidden.   Very minor warming, and when I say minor I mean minor.   Not a lot of floralness in this one, citrusy with some interesting spices.   Enjoyable, even if a little different and unexpected.   Thanks to mora2000 for the bottle!


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Another fine brew from the folks at Saint Arnold Brewing! This brew poured up a deep, dark amber colored body sporting a nice frothy head with moderate retention and lacing effects on the glass. Aromas of citrusy hops, caramel, sweet malts, and warm biscuits. Medium-bodied and full of well-balanced flavor. Nice, subtle hoppy hit up front followed up with the sweet malts and caramel on the finish. Very refreshing indeed!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2510) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2011
Thanks to Don for this. Pours a clear copper with a nice frothy off white top. Aroma is pine/floral hop with a slight sweet honey. Taste starts with a nice floral hop bitterness that is slightly resinous. After taste has a hint of peach and a lingering bitterness that stays. Nicely balanced. Would love to have this around as an everyday beer.


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