Saint Arnold Icon Green - Amarillo Hefe

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
The recipe for Amarillo Hefe came from a beer I developed for my sister and brother in laws wedding. They wanted a hefeweizen for their reception, and I decided to put my own twist on it. Since some people like to put lemon or orange slices in hefes, I figured I could replace that with the bright citrus flavor and aroma of Amarillo hops. The base beer starts as a fairly traditional Hefe. As fermentation starts to putter out, a healthy dose of Amarillos are dry hopped to complement the banana and clove flavors of the yeast. The balance gives an impression of added spice flavor, but no spice was added. Just malt, hops, yeast, and water. Enjoy!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Poured form bottle into English pint glass. Pours a light golden color with a thick white fluffy head. Slightly hazy but definitely really clear for a hefeweizen. Lots of bubbles coming off the bottom of glass even a few minutes after the original pour. Some lacing on the glass. Aroma is very yeasty with the typical banana esters of hefeweizen yeast strain. More of a bite upfront with the hops and clove but the taste finishes with banana. Light tasting and very drinkable. Finishes cleanly. Great for a long hot summer here in Texas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crajun (1219) - , Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Nice brew bottle to glass. Nice hazy pour. Slight banana in aroma no citrus for me. Taste was a lighter hefe version. Some hops to balance nice and drinkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanscourt (1427) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Love amirllo hops, love hybrid ipas, lofe hefeweizens but this one is only so-so for me. Think it was executed fairly well just didnt turn out to be a perfect pairing for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9936) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2015
12 oz bottle from Buddys beer barn El Paso shared. Pours a clear golden color with a medium, but short lived off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale wheat malts, light banana, light spice, yeast, perhaps a slight off note. Has this been brewed again or is this old?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (2579) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle in El Paso pour slight hazy avg gold with moderate white head. Nose Belgian ester, spice, some banana, slight underlying dankness. Taste light fruit, some clove, later banana and pear. Mid palate grainy wheat. Light spicy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkSanta410 (900) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Out of retirement I guess. Saw 4 packs of this at Kroger today, fresh best by dates. Hazy copper pour. Light lacy head. Aroma is light grassy hops, yeast, wheat. Taste is spice, banana, yeast, faint grassy hops. Medium body, average carbonation. Average overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmanigold (127) - Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Aroma: Light malt with Citrusy and hoppy. Pours: Golden and hazy with lots of carbonation. Thick white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Flavor: Sweet and tart with a little bitterness and spiciness at the end. Hints of clove are detected as well. Going a little lighter on the dry hopping would have done this brew some help. The spicy flavor over powers the banana and clove.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tapthis (272) - Baytown, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Has a cloudy appearance that is common in hefes. Smells and tastes if bitter hops. Not my personal favorite

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
ethanTHEtrill (57) - - MAY 10, 2015
4 pack from dq mini mart. Poured into a Belgian wide bottomed tulip. Aromas of citrus and hop. Appearance is slightly sedimented goldish bronze with thin white head. Tastes comes in with nice yeasty and citrus first followed by malt then dissapates into the dry hopping of the Amarillo with a nice citrus bitterness. Thank you for bringing this one back St Arnolds now bring back the biere de saison and the Cascadian dark ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2013, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

Murky matt medium orange color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, wheat, moderate to light heavy yeasty, tart fruit, fruity, yeast. Flavor is moderate sweet and light acidic with a average duration, yeast, tart, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20130813]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (7135) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2014
12 oz bottle courtesy of an extra via trade on BA. Thanks. Pours a nice hazed golden amber hue, a gentle darker orange amber glow in the body with some frothy offwhite/beige head that dies to a loose layer, dies down, laces small overall. Aromas are decent fruity ester, touches of citrus, melon, apple, and clove. Some decent American hop varieties with spicy yeasty life, some dryness, bready malt and flaked wheat. A touch of honey, orange, and faint banana. Citrusy grapefruit, some dryness, and straw. Initial is lighter end of the fold, some bready malt, flaked wheat, banana and apple, touches of pear, lemon, and florals. A gentle to decent hopping tickles the palate, some decent yeastiness, clove. Touches of bread, straw, gentle honeycrisp. The backend is a bit dry and yeasty, straw and a bit of grass. Faint spiciness lingers on, dry hops and yeast. Some crisp bready and flaked wheat malts, grainy and gentle fruit sweetness. That kick of American hops on the nose gives some complexity, makes this pretty inviting. While the Hefe itself doesnt offer much bitterness or fruit, it is pretty tasty and drinkable with some nice fruit, a bit of bitterness and pizazz overall. Solid.

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