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RATINGS: 273   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma has some nice complexity, citrus, over ripe grapefruit, pine resin, earthy and very malty. Flavor is very much the same and sweet with a balanced bitter. Heavy body with medium carbonation. Overall, great beer but still disappointed that this year wasn’t very unique.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Botte courtesy of ericandersnavy. Pours copper/gold with a nice white head. Smells of chewy citrus, floral, sage, spicy. Tastes of resiny hops, floral, peppery, spicy, perfumy with a bitter finish. Nice usage of hops in this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Great beer....good color, fantastic fresh hop nose...and flavor is spot on for my tastes. Ripe fruits, flowers, hops....great beer!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Endeavor bomber. Clear orangish brown pour with a lightly bubbly white head. Aroma is orange, caramel, and pine. Flavor is pine, light citrus, some caramel, and bitterness with a nice warming finish. Dry mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3175) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2012
Guest tap
No wonder this beer was so fantastic - the Divine Reserve series is usually very well crafted. This one being no exception it has the pop of a fresh imperial IPA without being too harsh. I don’t know why you would age it on purpose though.

Aroma / Appearance - The amber semi-opaque base traps about half the light that trickles through. A white billowing head bobs like the crests of wave caps hitting the shore. Orange peels, citrus, and aggressive hops hit the senses with a mission. There is no subtly at all in the approach.

Flavor / Palate - Wheat, orange zest, citrus polish, and a small mountain of crisp hops hit the palate all at once. Bitter, dry, and sharp enough to cut through even a couple of previous pints, this has the entire package from start to finish. At some point I’ll have to fill in the gaps in the series that are still out there to see what else they’ve got hiding in those innocent looking bottles.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
icculus801 (39) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Pours clear and amber with a thin white head. Nice lacing. Piney aroma with slight citrus. Good malt backbone gives way to a smooth, lingering hop finish. Little sign of alcohol given the abv. Very nice offering from St Arnold. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dylanfan70 (4) - Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2012 does not count
This Divine Reserve beer is one of the best to come from my hometown brewery, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matthewgerke (67) - - NOV 16, 2012
Tap. Pooured a nice amber color with good white foamy head and good lacing. Peaches, but not overpowering, with an overall bright, hoppy profile. Good bitter at back end - very drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Great brew, tried the 11 and the endevor and really enjoyed the newer brew! Great recipe that I was loving the fresh hop flavor!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BucannonXC5 (1004) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Type: Draft Glass: 12-oz. plastic cup From: Hoppy Monk in El Paso, Texas Price: $6.00 Purchased: Sept. 27, 2013 Consumed: Sept. 27, 2013 Misc.: In a very dark place during Oktoberfest Poured what appeared to be a dark caramel amber color with two fingers of khaki white head. Tons of even layered lacing on the sides of the cup. Good retention all the way down. Smelled a potent mix of wonderfully smelling hops. Got floral, citrus, grapefruit, peach and a touch of resin. Tasted more earthier than the smell, but still fresh. Bitter grapefruit, floral heavy and citrus notes. Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish. This was just a fantastic beer. I would love to try it again.


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