ronaldtheriot (1796) - 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 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
dls13dls (60) - Royse City, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
llcooldave (1188) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
crajun (1181) - , Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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...
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[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)
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
JakeSparks (125) - Alvin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
emacgee (4613) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.