RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
The last release currently planned in our Moveable Yeast series is the Bitter Belgian - Elissa IPA fermented with a Belgian yeast strain as opposed to our house Saint Arnold ale yeast. The result is a much fruitier beer with a variety of interesting notes that work quite well with all the Cascade hops used to brew Elissa. Bitter Belgian will be available on draft only. Although it is being released on February 9, it will only be sporadically available on that date. Many pubs and restaurants will be putting it on over following couple of weeks. In addition, some accounts will wait to tap their kegs until they have another special event planned.

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Tabednar (139) - - FEB 20, 2012
2.20.2012 - Houston, TX
On Tap

Very interesting and unique from other St. Arnold’s beers. Distinct bitter, almost sour quality that is well-balanced with the Belgian style backing it. Worth you time!

Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2012
On tap at Square Burger in McKinney.

The beer pours a hazy orange color with a decent-sized white head. The aroma is not too strong, with the main component coming through some biscuit malt. I don’t get too much hop character in the aroma. The hops do come through in the flavor, but they are not quite what I expected. The two main flavors are apples and bananas, but there is also a little bit of pine from the cascade hops. The biscuit malt is also present and keeps the bitterness fairly low. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

SarahH648 (7) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2012 does not count
Part of the moveable yeast series. The bitter belgian was made more delicious by the fact that it is very limited. woody, minimal head, medium bitterness, lively,

dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2012
On tap at Square Burger. Pours a deep copper with a thin white head. The aromas are grass, bread, soap and light citrus. The mouthfeel is dry, bready and bitter with a medium body and good carbonation. Cheers!

rougeau13 (3227) - Richmond, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Hazy orange-amber with a moderate whitish head. Aroma of grapefruit, Belgian yeast, funk and earth. Taste is citrus and other fruit; slightly sweet, slightly yeasty, and a little bit bitter. Medium bodied. Not bad.

kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Full, golden color with an off-white head. The aroma is of old wood and musty rocks. The taste is earthy and level. There are a lot of oak flavor fighting the yeast and malt for dominance. The lacing is intricate and the finish foamy.

KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Tap at Anvil.
Pours an average orange with a semi-cloudy thin body and a soft white head. Aroma is light grapefruit and faint barn. Flavor is upfront grapefruit with a banana candy finish. Average mouthfeel. Expected more Belgian yeast influence; instead, it ends up tasting like a watery cask Elyssa.

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