Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #12

 
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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This beer was inspired by David Rogers’ winning entry in the 2011 Big Batch Brew Bash homebrew competition. The color is orangy amber with a light, creamy head. The nose has rich malt notes and a little alcohol that combines with a spicy hop note to create a complex bouquet. The taste has a spicy, malty beginning that smoothes out into a creamy middle and a warming finish. While this beer is enjoyable now, it is designed to be aged and will shine after a year or more in the bottle. This will allow sherry flavors to develop as the alcohol oxidizes. It is also important to allow this beer to warm up so that all of the flavors emerge and round out the high alcohol level.

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4.7
SPDickerman (1315) - Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Pours clear amber with a small beige ring. Smells of caramel and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, caramel, and hints of toffee and alcohol. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Saint Arnold Divine Reserve No. 12 finishes with a lingering caramel sweetness.

3.5
madmitch76 (25801) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2016
15th January 2016
That’ll be me 20K then @ ChrisO’s. Almost clear amber beer, no real head. Palate is light, semi dry and has decent fine carbonation. Light malts, thin creamy sweetness. Little spice. Good sweetish dried fruits and crystallised fruits. Semi dry spicy finish. Nice enough.

3.5
Theydon_Bois (20873) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle split at Kenny 20K, thanks to the man of the moment, 15/01/16.
Orange amber with a decent off White head.
Nose is candied fruit peel, orange, spice, caramel.
Taste comprises sweet licks, airy malt, melon balls, light spice, orange peel, candyfloss.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a boozey tickle.
Ok gear.

3.3
Leighton (22508) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2016
Bottle shared at Kenny’s 20k tasting - London. Cheers to Mitch his self for this beer. Pours clearish gold with a creamy, white head. The nose holds light citrus, suggestions of oxidation, pale bread. Medium to heavy sweet flavour, lightly syrupy, with some doughy bread and notable alcohol. Full bodied with average carbonation. Warming finish, sugary, with hot alcohol notes, peach, general citrus fruits, more pale bread. Just OK overall.

3.3
mR_fr0g (13657) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle shared at the Kenny 20K mega monster tasting. 15/01/2016. Many thanks to Kenny for this one. Translucent golden orange coloured pour with a small halo of off white head. Aroma is tangy apple, toffee, solvent, raspeberry jam. Flavour is composed of harsh toffee, grains, honey, pine, harsh, toffee. Palate ’s medium sweet, grainy, moderate carbonation. Warming alcohol in the finish.

3.5
The_Osprey (9343) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle share, thanks to Ken at his 20K extravaganza. As ’Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #12’. Hazy orange, opaque, still, small ring of white head, dotted lacing. Aroma is melon, spice, booze. Body is a little foamy, soft carbonation. Taste is orange peel and toffee, spicy with some tangy booze. Pretty decent overall.

3.5
teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - JAN 22, 2016
12oz bottle shared at Kenny’s celebrations @Chriso’s, thanks to Kenny. It pours a clean amber color with a small white head. Aroma is tangy card boardy with notes of raisins run red wine. Taste is sweet boozy with light tangy lemon and raisins. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, ok

3.4
Scopey (15862) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle thanks to Ken at his 20K tasting. It pours clear amber with a medium white head. The nose is malt-driven toasted grain, earthy, brown bread, dried fruits, must, cereal and a touch of nougat. The taste is earthy, oily, toasty, brown bread, toffee, wood, warming alcohol and leather with a dry finish. Medium+ body and fine carbonation. Not a whole lot of depth, but it is still pretty decent.

3.5
harrisoni (19403) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle at Madmitch 20k tasting. Amber colour clear. Lasting white head. a little musty aroma. Sweetness. Some toffee. It’s like a barley wine. Hoppy. Good.

3.8
sonnycheeba (6437) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear amber. Aroma is bready malts, vanilla, toast, and faint oats. Flavor is sweet and chewy with great malt character, light toast, and some dark fruit notes. Medium body.


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