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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Belgian-Style Pale Ale

Style: Belgian Pale Ale
Packaging Color: Red
Date Released: December 10, 2012
Original Gravity: 1.0575
Final Gravity: 1.013
Alcohol: 6% ABV


Brewer Sam Wright’s Description:
I was going for an approachable Belgian beer that people could drink more than one of. I wanted to use a simple malt bill with British crystal malts to provide a nice sweetness that doesn’t get muddled with the yeast character and the hops. To add an American element, Chinook hops were used for bittering, which adds a piney flavor. Saaz hops were added for aroma that blends well with the yeast. I selected a yeast that adds Belgian yeast character without going overboard with phenols. I wanted to make a beer that used ingredients from disparate brewing traditions that worked well together.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (3671) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1280) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jhamp9 (944) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle, red amber color with small white foam, aroma of yeast and hops, flavor is malty yeast with some caramel, plain finish

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
mmmbeer (1208) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2013
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?

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ronaldtheriot (1099) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 22, 2013
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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2013
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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2013
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4196) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2013
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5659) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2013
deep amber .. light head, as is the lacing .. . on the old bastard again, don’t freeze .. . light bitterness- very light fruit skin, modest yeast, and bitter caramel like monkey .. . good for a quick snort but needs more depth to be a repeat buy, but i can see what they were going for so cheers to that
.. . . Tis nary a beast alive that can outrun a greased Scottsman!


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