bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a medium white head. Aroma of mineral, earth, light caramel, cardboard, and alcohol. Flavor of grass, herbs, caramel, aspirin, spoiled fruit, cardboard, and earth. Quite oxidized for how young it is. Drain pour.
wchesser (891) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from trade with Errl. Thanks, Chris! Big fruity nose, tons of malt. Very hot especially when cold-booze blows it all out. Big malt bomb. Other guys I was with really like this, but there was something off for me. Thing is I read the description after trying it first and felt they were making excuses for faults when young and hoping it improves. Did improve as it warmed to become tolerable but was downright unpleasant to me at the start. Got another bottle...Iíll give it at least a couple years...see what happens.
jcr (2096) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Cloudy, light amber body with orange highlights. Short, fizzy, off-white head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of sweet fruits, cherry, figs, toasted grain, alcohol and cough medicine. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet, moderately bitter and lightly acidic. Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation. Peppery alcohol punctuates the finish along with a strong medicinal taste. Less prominent are flavors of overripe fruit, apple and tart cherry. Too medicinal and hot to be really enjoyable.
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of light fruit and caramel. It pours a transparent amber with a minimal off-white head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of tropical fruits. The finish has caramel, toffee, and muted citrus hops. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks to swalden28, hazy orange color with some lacy white foam. Fruity caramel aroma with a sweet malty taffy and caramel flavor, some orange peel, malty hot finish
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to ericandersnavy for this one! Pours an orangish color with a mostly white head. Aroma is fruity, caramel malt, some tropical notes, sweet sticky syrup. Flavor is sweet, some boozy notes on the finish. I get hints of papaya, agave nectar. Interesting brew.
ronaldtheriot (973) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Saint Arnold Divine Reserve 12 has a thin, cream-colored head, a brilliant, yet somewhat murky, orange appearance with decent lacing and a lot of tiny little bubble steams. The aroma is faint, but one does pick up fruit juice of some sort. Taste is of fruit, with a surprisingly low bitterness, some faint malt, and thatís about it. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Saint Arnold Divine Reserve 12 finishes semi-dry, mild, and drinkable. No real alcohol presence is detected here. Overall, itís lovely, and I rate it highly. Get some! RJT
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of crajun from the Local Beer Swap Threeve. Thanks Kevin. Pours a hazed apricot to mango gold with a small white head. Sweet and a touch papery on the nose, dusty malt and a very subdued mango note. On the thicker side of medium bodied, warming alcohol right away. Pungent earthy old hops, big malt and sweetness. Long bitterness into the finish. A bit heavy handed, but at 10% I guess thatís somewhat understandable. Tasty enough, but a challenge.
5000 (5606) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: † Amberish, slight haze, moderate frothy white head, spotty lacing. † Somewhat of a fruity tootsie roll sort of aroma. † Faint tootsie roll on the tongue, but overall its sweet, has a heavy fruity malt sweetness to it. † Tropical fruitiness up front, malty, fairly heavy. † Not as dark as I would have thought for an Olde Ale, this one is rather bright, bready, and fruity. † Has a sticky sweetness to it that makes this one fairly full bodied. † Towards the back I get a little bit of dark pitted fruit, but it still remains tropical, rather sweet, and very very malty. † This is a one of a kind sort of Olde Ale in my book. † Thanks for the opportunity Bill!
jkwalking05 (3050) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of brown sugar, booze, maple, malt, and caramel. Taste is of caramel, toffee, booze, woody hops.