RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Saint Arnold Altared Amber is a re-yeasted version of its flagship brew, Saint Arnold Amber Ale. It is the second quarterly release in Saint Arnolds "Moveable Yeast" series. Saint Arnold Altared Amber features the brewerys Amber Ale wort pitched with Belgian Trappist yeast.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (4585) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Cask at G man FW. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with a soft creamy head. Aroma is banana, grain, bread and sweet malt. Almost sugary sweet nose. Flavor is dry fruit, plum, slight hops with bitter citrus. Finishes sweetbread with a lingering dryness. A good take on the amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2010
On tap at the Meddlesome Moth. The beer pours a light amber color with a white head. The aroma is Belgian yeast, apples, cherries and biscuit malt. The flavor is white pepper, apples, other fruit, yeast and lighter, biscuit and bready malt. There is also a little bit of English hop bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6151) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2010
(draft at meddlesome moth) clear pale yellow, lasting crete tan head. Nose of white pepper, apple and Belgian spicy yeast. Taste of earth, dirty water, funky, apple. Creamy body but earthy linger. Easy to drink but an odd aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttutony (886) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Transparent golden in the glass. Aroma of spice, cloves, and fruity banana esters. Noticeably drier on the palate than the regular St. Arnold amber when compared side by side. Interesting, especially in a side by side comparison with the original.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8294) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2010
cloves, banana skin, and light caramel .. . medium head, decent lacing .. . light tan gold .. . beautiful bitterness with the banana/clove .. . subtle but nice experiment.. . the winners are the kids, in second; me, in a distant third ..bob
Earlier Rating: 7/22/2009 Total Score: 4
this was a fun brew, a wonderful twist on the regular.. . light and quite refined... this could do very very well if put on tap in the early summer .. . thanks brock, keep this funky shit up!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HumanBeing (19) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2010
This beer really makes me appreciate saint arnold amber. The trappist yeast gives a sweeter, fruity taste. Some clove in there. Excellent beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Tap at brewery.
Pours a lively glass yellow with a nice, white head and intricate lacing. Aroma is pruny cheddar funk, banana bread, rotten peach, and lemony melon. Flavor is bready malt, over-ripe banana, honey, and light pepper. Average mouthfeel. Not bad, but could be more assertive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sspectre (2) - Pearland, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2009 does not count
This was a special brew Saint Arnold was testing in Houston; only 4 barrels were made. Draught. Deep cloudy amber color. Has some fruity notes to it. Smooth flavor, but not much of a finish. Best Houston beer Ive tasted.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2009
On tap at Flying saucer. Pours a cloudy amber with a nice, big off-white head. Nose was too subdued, even after it warmed. Aroma was that of Belgian yeast though. Taste of Belgian yeast, banana and spice. Mouthfeel was medium-thin and a bit on the sweet side.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Reviewed 3/3/2009 (Tap at Gingerman, Houston, TX): Pours a cloudy orange colored body, with a big white lasting head. Has a fruity aoma, effervescnt. Somewhat Belgiany nose, but overall, not much aroma. Fruity hefeweizen taste. A heavy palate, a fruity heavy body. Also some banana and light fruit, and pear. A lot of spiciness. Somewhat watery. A little too sweet after a while.

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