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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #14



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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2015
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear golden body with a spare white head. Aroma of apricot, florals, peach, citrus, and minerals. Flavor of dried apricots, tangerine, minerals, dough, caramel, toffee, and citrus with a dry, vitamin finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jredmond (5834) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle with Paul. Pours a deep golden body with thin white lacing. Aroma is Apple and pear. Mouthfeel is spicy with notes of apple, alcohol, pear, tons of spice and raisin bread.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2432) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle from Luekens Liquors in Tampa. Nose is strongly phenolic and spicy, peppery. Fairly clear, light orange in color. minimal white head. Taste is candy up front, sweet, lightly perfume like. Moderate hop bitterness, with not much hop flavor. Looks like this beer is about a year old though. I love the malt flavor in this one. A light alcohol warming comes across after a few sips. Overall, since the hops have faded, I quite like this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (1139) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Nice beer. Aromatic with dark fruits and spice. Beautiful amber color. Almost candy-like. Big flavors of grains with a touch of rye, some citrus hops character at the end mixed with Belgian yeast spiciness. Alcohol is there just not overpowering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6091) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottled, orange pour with minimal white foam, aroma is nice fruity yeast notes, flavor is starting to round out on this, much fuller and nuanced than when released, still needs some work on the finish but keep an eye on these

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericwill99 (76) - Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
I'm quite enjoying this sweet spicy beer. The golden color misled me a little because it has actual flavor. The spicy rye blended better with the sweet Belgian as it warmed up. I'm aging a six, but I'll really enjoy the other six right now!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beastmaster (363) - Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Thin head, cloudy yellow amber color. Nose is fruity, malt heavy and sweet. Licorice, toffee, tangerine. Medium heavy body. Can’t really pick out the alcohol, it covers well for 10%. Great beer. I want another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (4508) - 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 (408) - 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 (12985) - 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.

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