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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3.3
colinize (316) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Look, it’s quite good. Overhyped, for sure. Will be interesting to taste this sucker as it ages. Light brown sugar, yeast, malts on the nose. Subtle flavors of zucchini bread and cinnamon. Not much of a finish.

3.9
llcooldave (1224) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Pours a copper amber in color. Very nice fruity flavor of banana, clove and toasted malt. I can also detect some cinnamon in the background. Wonderful aroma of Mexican pastries, some raisin amn spice. Overall, a nice beer for so young. Can’t wait to try this as it ages!

3.6
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2012
12 oz. Bottle from a trade with Jamil. Bottled on 07/20/12, drunk on 08/14/12, less than a month old! Astringent scent, cherry fruitiness, caramel malt presence. Bronze pour with a white ring. Medium/thick body, syrupy feel. Cherry caramel flavor with some toffee and hop notes and a bitter alcohol finish. Three in the cellar!

3.6
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Six pack on hold at Grapejuice. Thanks to my dad for being in Kerrville. Bright orange pour with a small white head. No sediment or floaties of any kind. Aroma is spicy, caramel, toffee, and almost a little citrus in there. Taste is super caramel, booze, baking spice, and a nice earthy finish. Hopefully it’ll smooth out with some time. Not bad at this point.

3.5
Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Courtesy of Eric. Pours copper with a white head. Smells lightly fruity with some malty undertones. Tastes earthy with some fruity undertones. Enjoyable.

3.7
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Minimal head. Pours orange brown. Tastes of overripe plum and fig notes. Caramel sweetness. Light carbonation. Would do well sitting for a year or two to develop.

3.7
Dogbrick (13762) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2012
On draught at the Draught House brewpub. Clear dark amber color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of dank fruit, caramel and yeast. Medium body with flavors of ripe fruit, earthy malt, yeast and a touch if spice. The finish is slightly boozy with a fruity malt aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.5
kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Very fruity and.effervescent smelling for a beer... almost makes your nose tingle. Rich copper color. Decent sized white head. Just light all atone with a sweet fruity malt finish accompanied by a sptrizty mouthfeel. Tastes like 4%. Watch out. You could feel good way sooner than you thought.

3.5
dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Tap @ Porch Swing. Clear amber with some white head. Sweet and malty with a little citrus. Looking forward to cracking open a bottle or two next year. Which is all I have -- two bottles -- thanks to St. Arnold’s lack of production volume of their most interesting beers and my increasing lack of interest in driving all over town in search of what is usually a decent but not exceptional release.

3.3
djd07 (15543) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper with a medium creamy white head lasting awhile leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a bready malt, honey, and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with a strong caramel and toffee with honey and sugary finish. Alcohol present but not overpowering. Will have to re rate after aging.


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