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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #12



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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
This beer was inspired by David Rogersí winning entry in the 2011 Big Batch Brew Bash homebrew competition. The color is orangy amber with a light, creamy head. The nose has rich malt notes and a little alcohol that combines with a spicy hop note to create a complex bouquet. The taste has a spicy, malty beginning that smoothes out into a creamy middle and a warming finish. While this beer is enjoyable now, it is designed to be aged and will shine after a year or more in the bottle. This will allow sherry flavors to develop as the alcohol oxidizes. It is also important to allow this beer to warm up so that all of the flavors emerge and round out the high alcohol level.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (36972) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2013
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and light yeasty. Toasted malty, light oxidised caramelish. Bitter and light toasted breadish into a medium sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (2305) - DENMARK - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle. Light hazy copper with a off white head. Caramel, alcohol, dark dried fruits, light oxidized notes. Warming. Medium/full body, oily/creamy texture, medium carbonation. Medium sweet and bitter. Good brew, but could have some more punch on the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CloakedDagger (1333) - - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours an almost clear amber with a small white head. Rustic malty nose, some overripe fruit. Medium body, some roasty notes, thick caramel. Massive, boozy finish. Lacks a little character. 120713

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle courtesy Fratto. Pours a clear orange reddish color. Foamy head. Aroma is slightly grapefruit, toffee, caramel with some brown sugar. Flavor is sweet and bitter. Light hops with some caramel flavors. Some banana notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cwsample (163) - Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle from Fratto. Hazy golden color, tan head. Smells a bit sour, tastes about the same. Fairly strong carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (4045) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle thanks to GoT: Poured a copper orange with a thin off white head. Aroma is malts and some veggieness. Taste is leafy, strong sweet malts, low hops and dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle through trade, pours a muddy brownish orange color with a very thin ring of white head on top. Aroma of malt, grain, caramel and some light tart fruit. Taste is a lot of grain, with some alcohol presence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3326) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
some kind of texas brew. aroma of big sweet syrupy creme brulee and bubblegum. taste>aroma. raisins, purple grape drank, watery sherry booze. not bad in small doses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JakeSparks (125) - Alvin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
a massive beer, iím not a fan of aging beers but was told to drink one and save the rest. so far is tasting amazing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle from trade with crajun. Pours a cloudy amber color, with low head and a light sweet malt aroma. Flavor is sweet but not over done, and has strong hints of peaches and maybe a little citrus. I donít really find any hop bitterness in this, which is just fine. Mouthfeel is nice, not thin at all. I almost thought this was a fruit beer since I really didnít know what style is was brewed as. In any case, this is a nice one, a bit of a surprise, and it stands out from the crowd for sure.

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