legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep copper colour with very nice lacing from the head. Very balanced hops with a strong malt backbone.
onceblind (7014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy golden with a foamy white head. Estery, spicy, and slightly dusty nose with some pear and pale earthy cereal grains. Peppery flavor of yeasty esters, dough, light mild herbal bitterness, sweet pale maltiness and a subtle hint of dusty spiciness with a slightly bitter finish.
LordOfTheFlies (1) - Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yeast and hops in the nose. Yeast, bread, some dry fruit up front. Very light malt sweetness into mellow/milds hops. Nothing to blow ypur mind, but a solid beer.
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours bright copper/reddish with a small white head-clear. Nose is yeasty, bready, slightly mettallic with a hint of hops. Taste is very similar but with a bit more of a hop kick-but not the usual Belgian "style" hops. A hint of alcohol. Carbonation is smooth and the beer is very drinkable. Nice single session beer.
ronaldtheriot (1762) - 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
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with small white head. Esters, phenols, along with American hops. Clean, crisp, clear, smooth finish. Delicious for what it is. I was surprised that I liked this as I’m not a fan of Belgian ale. Apparently I do like the bastardized Belgian Pale ale variety. Not as good as Stone’s Cali-Belgique, obviously, but not bad for Saint Arnold!
StealMyCarbon (2) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber with nice caramel head. Mild hops softened by slight sweetness and soft hints of caramel. Definitely a beer I’d revisit.
peteinSD (1460) - 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.
Terminus (3545) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Hoppy Monk El Paso, tx
Pours bright darker orange hue wit a eggshel head with very good lacing nose is bright malt astrungency some carmel and crystal malt character flsvros of lite apples earthy leafy hop notes and lite spicy notes not a bad brew at all but hardly a belgian solid for what its worth a very good session brew
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber brew, rocky white head. Nose of Belgian yeast, citrus, some pine. Caramel, herbal hops, spices.