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 Wright’s 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 doesn’t 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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llcooldave (1217) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Copper amber in color. I can pick up the Saaz hops in the aroma along with some caramel. Sweet malt and toffee flavors. An an enjoyable brew... Shoutout to BarZigKin for the hookup!

Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle from Trader Joe's. Orange pour with a white head. Aroma is spicy, a little fruit, and some alcohol. Taste is dark fruit, kinda bitter, and caramel.

Cavie (4718) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle from central market. Pours a clear reddish orange color with a white foamy head. Aroma is sugary, malty with lots of sweet notes. Flavor is tasty. Sweet malt and candy sugar. Finishes easy.

peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Bottle from a BA trader - thanks! Murky copper pour with a slick of white foam. Aroma is light, dry hop bitterness with some clove and wheat. Taste is a nice balance of clove with banana and a clean, lightly bitter hop finish with a small amount of sweet malt. Light and clean mouthfeel. Nice beer.

jhamp9 (1860) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 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.

blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle, red amber color with small white foam, aroma of yeast and hops, flavor is malty yeast with some caramel, plain finish

mmmbeer (1425) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2013
12 oz. bottle from a 4’er served in a tumbler- the first thing that poppped in my head when I say the hypers proclaim this as the greatest thing since sliced bread is,"Fuck me, another BETA-TEST beer". Poured a transparent very light copper color, zero carbonation, no head. Aroma of hard water and (swirl... swirl... swirl for the final time) an extremely faint note of pine. Hits the mouth with a light-medium body, malt had a treatment of caramel to it, some yeast in the middle, finish is like water. Well, I’ll be damned, I can’t complain about it because it didn’t finish at all. Great job Texahhtuckys, now make some fucking beer, would ya?

ronaldtheriot (1934) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Saint Arnold Icon (No. 1) has a thick, creamy, cream-colored head, some thick lacing left behind, and a clear, copper appearance, with lots of tiny bubble streams. The aroma is faint, but one can detect fruitiness (think of strawberries) and bread crust. Taste is of brown bread, bread crust, lighter-than-average molasses, some hop bitterness, and there is a bit of a malt liquor alcohol twang present as well. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Saint Arnold Icon (No. 1) finises dry, crisp, refreshing, and drinkable. Overall, this is a very mild and easy-going beer. It’s worth checking out, but probably won’t be on the shelves for long, with it’s limited release. RJT

Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Clear orange with a white head. The aroma has a lot of biscuit malt, as well as some faint yeast notes. The flavor is similar. There is a good bit of sweetness from the biscuit malt. The flavor is very bready, with a hint of apple and other light fruit. There is also some yeast in the flavor. Medium carbonation and light mouthfeel.

angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Dark amber pour with a redish hue. Small, off white head that fades quickly. Nose is caramel, dough. Flavor is light caramel, some metal, mild bitterness. Really wish this had more Belgian notes, it has little in terms of esters or phenols.

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