Fratto (2626) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Trader Joe's. Orange pour with a white head. Aroma is spicy, a little fruit, and some alcohol. Taste is dark fruit, kinda bitter, and caramel.
Cavie (3801) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from central market. Pours a clear reddish orange color with a white foamy head. Aroma is sugary, malty with lots of sweet notes. Flavor is tasty. Sweet malt and candy sugar. Finishes easy.
peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a BA trader - thanks! Murky copper pour with a slick of white foam. Aroma is light, dry hop bitterness with some clove and wheat. Taste is a nice balance of clove with banana and a clean, lightly bitter hop finish with a small amount of sweet malt. Light and clean mouthfeel. Nice beer.
jhamp9 (1072) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear copper pour with a nice off white head that fades fairly quickly. Aroma is yeasty, a little sweet and spicy. Taste is very similar. Kind of like Lawnmower with some Belgian inspiration.
blutt59 (6021) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, red amber color with small white foam, aroma of yeast and hops, flavor is malty yeast with some caramel, plain finish
mmmbeer (1250) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. bottle from a 4’er served in a tumbler- the first thing that poppped in my head when I say the hypers proclaim this as the greatest thing since sliced bread is,"Fuck me, another BETA-TEST beer". Poured a transparent very light copper color, zero carbonation, no head. Aroma of hard water and (swirl... swirl... swirl for the final time) an extremely faint note of pine. Hits the mouth with a light-medium body, malt had a treatment of caramel to it, some yeast in the middle, finish is like water. Well, I’ll be damned, I can’t complain about it because it didn’t finish at all. Great job Texahhtuckys, now make some fucking beer, would ya?
ronaldtheriot (1279) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Saint Arnold Icon (No. 1) has a thick, creamy, cream-colored head, some thick lacing left behind, and a clear, copper appearance, with lots of tiny bubble streams. The aroma is faint, but one can detect fruitiness (think of strawberries) and bread crust. Taste is of brown bread, bread crust, lighter-than-average molasses, some hop bitterness, and there is a bit of a malt liquor alcohol twang present as well. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Saint Arnold Icon (No. 1) finises dry, crisp, refreshing, and drinkable. Overall, this is a very mild and easy-going beer. It’s worth checking out, but probably won’t be on the shelves for long, with it’s limited release. RJT
Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange with a white head. The aroma has a lot of biscuit malt, as well as some faint yeast notes. The flavor is similar. There is a good bit of sweetness from the biscuit malt. The flavor is very bready, with a hint of apple and other light fruit. There is also some yeast in the flavor. Medium carbonation and light mouthfeel.
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber pour with a redish hue. Small, off white head that fades quickly. Nose is caramel, dough. Flavor is light caramel, some metal, mild bitterness. Really wish this had more Belgian notes, it has little in terms of esters or phenols.
nimbleprop (4973) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours a clear, dark orange with some clumpy white head. Nose is mostly Belgian, almost like a triple, candy sugar, malt, crackers, yeast, some citrus. Flavor is nice, sweet, yeasty, raisin, orange, a little candy sugar. Slightly watery, dry finish. This reads more Belgian style singel to me.