ttutony (945) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Clear copper color in the glass with a white head. Fantastic aroma, with notes of citrus, flowers, pine, and fruit (including an apricot note). Pleasantly bitter on the palate. Easily one of the best Saint Arnold beers I’ve tried. Well done. RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Pours bright clear burnt orange with a long lasting moderate white head. Aroma is really pungent with TONS of grass, lemon, herbs, slight grapfruit, and barely a suggestion of caramelly malt. It’s like hop potpourri. Flavor of grass, lemon, pepper, pine with a bit more caramel and toasted biscuits. Finishes with grapefruit and pepper, while the malt takes on an earthier quality. Bitter aftertaste keeps on going, but thankfully it’s flavorful as well. Medium bodied, creamy, very pleasant to drink and the alcohol is tough to detect. Lovely beer, very well made, and the hop character is INCREDIBLY fresh. Get your sixer before it’s too late! Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2011
The beer pours an orange-copper color with a small off-white head. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2011
The aroma is heavy on the papaya, with a little bit of resiny pine, pineapple and bready malt mixed in. A very nice, fresh smelling aroma.
The flavor is also very nice. I get a lot of tropical fruit - mainly apricots and papaya - as well as some resiny pine. There is a touch of bready malt and the bitterness is about medium for the style. There is also a nice bit of alcohol warming. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Overall, one of the better Divine Reserve beers I have tried. This is right up there with No. 6 as my favorites. I think this one is going to be best drank fresh so I won’t be sitting on any of these.
Bottle. Rosebud butternuts (2408) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Okay, so I wasn’t too thrilled when I found out this offering was another repeat (Weslie Willis would be freakin’ LIVID) in the Divine Reserve series. But now, after tasting it, I’m pleased.
Pours a semi-thick amber with a beautiful white head and a nose of grapefruit/apricot smoothie topped with sweetened pine sap and orange rind. Flavor is a rush of uber-sour apricot and grapefruit, with a pleasing finish of light pine, strawberry, orange, and more grapefruit and apricot. Tingly and thick ont tongue. A great beer; better than the last DR IIPA.
Bottle. Poured a nice gold with a white head that lasted. Aroma is pine, citrus, peach, caramel, and slight butterscotch. Flavor is pine resin, dandilion juice, and peach. Body is heavy with soft carbonation. I am interested to see how this one ages.
SudsMcDuff (8523) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2011 Bought at 8:15am at Kroger, chilled for 30 minutes .. . Pours a deep golden amber, head is very good- and the lacing is even better .. . Aroma is quite something- spruce, resin, sap, fresh squeezed hop juice, and honey hop nuggets .. . very clean and slick on the tongue, this could get you in trouble with how easy and enjoyable this is to drink! .. . perfect dose of bitterness to go with the sweet resiny hoppiness and hop oil that coats the tongue .. . this is a delicious beer, and is easily the best Divine Reserve on release .. . Cheers to Saint Arnolds, and as my mom said as she tried this brew for first time "its like frolicking in a pasture of fresh hops" well said ma! . ... .. Say, Dave, maybe after work you’d like to go by the zoo and shoot goats.. slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle. Clear amber with a thick bubbly white head. Aroma is beautiful. Sweet, fresh juicy citrus. Similar flavors. Really great fresh orange juice sweetness with a firm but restrained bitterness. Finishes dry with a long, drawn out astringency.