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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
SlackerMads (3523) - DENMARK - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle. Light hazy copper with a off white head. Caramel, alcohol, dark dried fruits, light oxidized notes. Warming. Medium/full body, oily/creamy texture, medium carbonation. Medium sweet and bitter. Good brew, but could have some more punch on the flavor.

3.4
CloakedDagger (2792) - - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours an almost clear amber with a small white head. Rustic malty nose, some overripe fruit. Medium body, some roasty notes, thick caramel. Massive, boozy finish. Lacks a little character. 120713

2.8
Cavie (4805) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle courtesy Fratto. Pours a clear orange reddish color. Foamy head. Aroma is slightly grapefruit, toffee, caramel with some brown sugar. Flavor is sweet and bitter. Light hops with some caramel flavors. Some banana notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
cwsample (164) - Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle from Fratto. Hazy golden color, tan head. Smells a bit sour, tastes about the same. Fairly strong carbonation.

3.3
SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle thanks to GoT: Poured a copper orange with a thin off white head. Aroma is malts and some veggieness. Taste is leafy, strong sweet malts, low hops and dry finish.

3.4
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle through trade, pours a muddy brownish orange color with a very thin ring of white head on top. Aroma of malt, grain, caramel and some light tart fruit. Taste is a lot of grain, with some alcohol presence.

3.2
SrSilliGose (3332) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
some kind of texas brew. aroma of big sweet syrupy creme brulee and bubblegum. taste>aroma. raisins, purple grape drank, watery sherry booze. not bad in small doses.

3.8
JakeSparks (125) - Alvin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
a massive beer, i’m not a fan of aging beers but was told to drink one and save the rest. so far is tasting amazing

3.7
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle from trade with crajun. Pours a cloudy amber color, with low head and a light sweet malt aroma. Flavor is sweet but not over done, and has strong hints of peaches and maybe a little citrus. I don’t really find any hop bitterness in this, which is just fine. Mouthfeel is nice, not thin at all. I almost thought this was a fruit beer since I really didn’t know what style is was brewed as. In any case, this is a nice one, a bit of a surprise, and it stands out from the crowd for sure.

3.3
vipinvelp (4541) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
Thanks Tiffany, Poors a bit hazy brown ruby color with decent off white foam head. Aroma is dominated by malt, but alcohol is present. Taste is hoppy, but difficult to pinpoint. Bit herbs, alcohol present. Nice long lasting aftertaste, winish. (Velp 201301)


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