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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #12



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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
This beer was inspired by David Rogers’ 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1796) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 30, 2012
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 that’s 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, it’s lovely, and I rate it highly. Get some! RJT

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dls13dls (60) - Royse City, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2014
12 oz bottle aged 2 years. Poured an orange unfiltered. very complex: definitely yeasty, biscuit smell and alcohol after taste. Medium carbonation, medium body. Courtesy of TizzleJizzle! Thanks!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1188) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Pours a copper amber in color. Very nice fruity flavor of banana, clove and toasted malt. I can also detect some cinnamon in the background. Wonderful aroma of Mexican pastries, some raisin amn spice. Overall, a nice beer for so young. Can’t wait to try this as it ages!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crajun (1181) - , Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2013
12 oz bottle to glass - REALLY enjoyed this one - cloudy orange amber pour. good bit of lacing. Niiiice aroma - malt fruits and alcohol. alcohol not in taste though. taste of sweetness - fruit and caramel, sweet in middle then creamy dipa finish. VERy good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Really light coloring for the style like an IPA. Nose is sour fruit, bread, booze. Flavor is deep as heck, more like a big farmhouse or heavy sour. Great body that masks the 10% ABV. Overall, great offering, different in the fact that it excludes all that is roasty and dark, more IPA or Belgian style. Let it warm also...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
[6595-20140815] Bottle. Fruity date roast wood aroma. Slightly hazy, amber brown body with a quick bubbly head. Roasted raisin plum wood flavour. Medium-full body. Tasty. (8/3/8/4/16) 3.9
(@ Campground Brewdown 2014, Millmont, PA)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Pours a really pretty ilumnating orange with a very faint, wispy head that fades quickly. Nose is of soft malt, which follows into the flavours. I think this one will age well and the reported 10%abv is very well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 20, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2012 Bottle with great thanks to Tran from Perry’s! Pours with a medium hazed golden orange hue. Tight but somewhat small, just off-white head. Decent retention above average lace. Aromas are of toffee, vanilla, nougat, almond paste, marmalade. Slightly earthy hop profile with a hint of EKG like suppressed orange note. Warm and bready. Mostly malt in the aroma mainly toasted character. Medium to medium low esters, alcohol is there but well restrained. A touch grassy. Flavors are warm, toffee, almond paste (and pastries normally associated with it, i.e. bear claw, etc) nougat. Warm and inviting. Alcohol is there but not distracting. Somewhat dry finish, with still a nicely complex malt character. Fresh baked bread. Yeast character is pretty low for a traditionally English style beer. Medium marmalade and spice from the hop character. Medium to medium low carbonation. Somewhat warming. Fuller bodied but not oppressive in the slightest. A thoroughly enjoyable beer that show cases malt character without being too flashy. I liked it quite a bit as a big beer that one doesn’t need to over analyze.

   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, i’m not a fan of aging beers but was told to drink one and save the rest. so far is tasting amazing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4613) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Pours a soft and rich reddish orange with one finger of sandy tan head. Nose is rich and malt forward with some lightly candyish notes and touch of spice. Some rich malt dextrins and caramel with a touch of earthy bready malt. Rich and malt forward flavor with a delightful degree of complexity, very intense and rich toasted grain character and earthy malt notes. Subtle caramel notes and warming heat on the finish.

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