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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #14



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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Brewer Casey Motes’ Description: The goal of this beer was to make a Belgian/American hybrid using west coast American hops and rye to emulate the fruit and spices often found in Belgian beers. The beer pours a bright golden color. The nose is a mixture of phenolics from the Belgian wit yeast and light citrus from the American hops with a touch of graininess. Rye adds sweetness and complexity to the pilsner and aromatic malts. The spice of the rye is somewhat subdued at lower temperatures but becomes more apparent as the beer warms. Cascade and centennial hops were used for both flavor and aroma, adding floral and citrus notes to play off the strengths of the yeast. Belgian candi sugar was added during fermentation to bump up the alcohol while allowing the beer to avoid finishing too sweet. The dry finish hides the 10% alcohol nicely and makes you want to take another sip. This beer is best enjoyed at 50°F to 55°F. Reserve No. 14: Belgian Strong Golden Ale Date Brewed: February 6, 2014 Date Bottled: April 7, 2014 Original Gravity: 1.085 Final Gravity: 1.011 Alcohol: 10% ABV IBU: 25 Malts: Pils, Rye, Wheat, Vienna, Aromatic, Carafoam Hops: Centennial, Cascade Yeast: Celis

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (4001) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle shared at Kernel Brewery at Zwanze Dat 20/09/2014.Many thanks to Colin for this one. Crystal clear golden coloured pour with a lasting thin white head. Aroma issweet caramel, honey, nutmeg, unrefined sugars. Flavour is composed seet caramel, spicy nutmeg, christmass spices. Palate is medium sweet, highish carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
keith0718 (395) - Kansas, USA - DEC 13, 2014
I’m not sure this Belgian/American hybrid works, but it sure hides the alcohol well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle shared at Zwanze Day 2014 - London. Pours clear orange with a creamy, white head. The nose holds old bread, some grains, yeast. Medium to big sweet flavor with heavy toasted sugars, wheat, dough, ripe orange. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming at the end with lots of toasted candi sugars, yeast and bread. Simple but tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (947) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
Thanks Dane! Nice golden orange, clear with an offwhite head. Slightly doughy aroma, no real hop presence, but not offensive or anything. Taste is spicy rye, burning alcohol, belgian yeast, white bread. Alright stuff, but lacks some depth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (3526) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours crystal clear orange, small off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly with good lacing. Aroma is grainy, corn, grass, some oakiness. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, malty. Medium body. Did not really do it for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1352) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2014
A beguiling beer. Slightly sweet, slightly fruity Belgian yeast notes. Amazingly well hidden ABV. Showcases Belgian flavors prominently, and very quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16117) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
20th September 2014
Zwanze Day at the Kernel. Keg. Cheers to Colin for this one. Clear gold beer, good pale cream colour head. Airy palate, semi dry with mild fine carbonation. Creamy malts. An odd bitter almond note. Nuts! Subtle dried fruits, Sweet floralness and a very light pinch of spice. Light dry finish. Slightly odd but quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (9990) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle split at Mother Arch during the 2014 Zwanze Celebrations, from an IP trade 20/09/14. Clear golden with a moderate off white covering that dissipates then retains. Nose is sweet, toffee, caramel, figs, candied fruits, raisens, light spice. Taste comprises sweet licks, spice, caramel, light yeast tones, dates. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok - a little overly sweet though, glad to have split this with a few folks!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (7455) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours clear golden with a small white head. The nose is sweet, earth, straw, juicy, wood, vanilla and spice. The taste is bitter-sweet, boozy, pear, melon, apple, sugar, straw and boooooze with a sweetish finish. Fullish body, fine carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Not much depth. Sticky. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2340) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours a hazy deep straw color with a bready white head. Notes of candy sugar, clover, belgian yeast, green hops, and rye. Creamy sweet mouthfeel.

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