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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2986) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Interesting stuff, this. Belgian yeast, lightly hoppy, a little sweet. Somehow familiar and unfamiliar at the same time.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle.
Pours an average amber with a nose of cardboard malt, crisp leaves, and expired pancake syrup. Flavor is much better: light allspice with nutmeg and cinammon notes, light caramel, and subtle buttery biscuit in the finish. Lingers on the tongue. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LordOfTheFlies (1) - Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2012 does not count
Yeast and hops in the nose. Yeast, bread, some dry fruit up front. Very light malt sweetness into mellow/milds hops. Nothing to blow ypur mind, but a solid beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2688) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Tap at Sugar Land Saucer. Hazy yellow-gold with an off-white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, pale malt and some fruitiness. Sweet and somewhat weak taste. Its ok.


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