Saint Arnold Icon Red - Belgian Pale Ale



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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Belgian-Style Pale Ale

Style: Belgian Pale Ale
Packaging Color: Red
Date Released: December 10, 2012
Original Gravity: 1.0575
Final Gravity: 1.013
Alcohol: 6% ABV

Brewer Sam Wrights Description:
I was going for an approachable Belgian beer that people could drink more than one of. I wanted to use a simple malt bill with British crystal malts to provide a nice sweetness that doesnt get muddled with the yeast character and the hops. To add an American element, Chinook hops were used for bittering, which adds a piney flavor. Saaz hops were added for aroma that blends well with the yeast. I selected a yeast that adds Belgian yeast character without going overboard with phenols. I wanted to make a beer that used ingredients from disparate brewing traditions that worked well together.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Pours amber with small white head. Esters, phenols, along with American hops. Clean, crisp, clear, smooth finish. Delicious for what it is. I was surprised that I liked this as Im not a fan of Belgian ale. Apparently I do like the bastardized Belgian Pale ale variety. Not as good as Stones Cali-Belgique, obviously, but not bad for Saint Arnold!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2013
12oz bottle. Golden amber brew, rocky white head. Nose of Belgian yeast, citrus, some pine. Caramel, herbal hops, spices.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gringo332 (632) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Clear copper pour with a nice off white head that fades fairly quickly. Aroma is yeasty, a little sweet and spicy. Taste is very similar. Kind of like Lawnmower with some Belgian inspiration.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (4014) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Central Market bottle. Clear copper color with a small khaki head and nice lacing. Fairly light aroma with just some faint sweetness. Sweet flavor. Nice and drinkable but Im missing the Belgian qualities.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16393) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Golden pour with a white head. Nice citrus peel aromas, particularly orange. Floral and spicy hop notes, some pepper, hints of banana, and yeast. Somewhat dry flavor with a mild bread sweetness. Notes of banana and orange, some pepper, and a hint of grass. Floral and spicy hops, mild bitterness, and yeast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ilovedarkbeer (2733) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Pours an orange color with a Lacy off white head. Notes of oranges, must, faded hops, styrofoam, and stale beer. No

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thedm (6051) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
This draft brew from the brewery poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a softly carbonated transparent light orange brown colored body and a good lacing. . The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish malty aftertaste. The mild flavor contained notes of sweet brown malt hops and malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6152) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2013
(12oz bottle at Dallas Winter Warmer) clear gold-orange with fine tan bubbles. Nose of Belgian yeast, agave, peppercorns, and fresh citrus. Taste is herbal, cream, peppery and well carbonated. Tastes quite Belgian for an American made beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3663) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Tap at Hoppy Monk El Paso, tx Pours bright darker orange hue wit a eggshel head with very good lacing nose is bright malt astrungency some carmel and crystal malt character flsvros of lite apples earthy leafy hop notes and lite spicy notes not a bad brew at all but hardly a belgian solid for what its worth a very good session brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2013
A nice barnyard yeasty aroma with notes of bread and malt. Pours a clear copper with a quickly disisapating off-white head and no lacing. The taste is medium sweet with a bitter finish. A combinatin of malt, bread, and grain flavors. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, ok, but not necessarily something Id run out amd buy more of.

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