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Saint Arnold Amber Ale - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Amber AleSaint Arnold Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

419 Ratings
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Ratings: 419
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 13
Gots: 38 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-11-2001)
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Reviews by Shaw:
Photo of Shaw
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%

Bottle provided by Saint Arnold ahead of their Florida debut.

Pale amber in color with a pretty white head.

Good grape-like aroma with a hint of hops.

Nice flavor of biscuit and bread that mixes with herbal hop flavors and a nice bitterness. There's a hint of smoke flavor too.

Solid mouthfeel.

Overall this is a fine beer.

Shaw, Nov 17, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of JudgeRoughneck
2.3/5  rDev -35%

This beer is confusingly called an amber, so I rated it as such. It seems much more like a pale ale to me and would have fared better if I was thinking of it in that way, so I kind of tried to rate it somewhere in between. Anyway, as either style it leaves something to be desired.

It is a light yellow beer with large rocky head and sticky lacing that offers up softly resinous, perfumey hop aroma. The taste is basically watered down red hook ipa with a strange juicy-fruit gum character. Mouthfeel would be nice for a pale. Its light, soft, and kind of fuzzy, but is all wrong for an amber. There is really nothing "amber" about this beer at all. WTF.

JudgeRoughneck, Nov 19, 2006
Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Tiernan, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of Ben7773
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Ben7773, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.3/5  rDev -6.8%

On tap at PF Changs while the girls did their shopping. Not an unpleasant way to spend a couple hours.
In a pilsner glass the beer was a light amber color with a medium-sized white head. There was a bit of lace.
Sweet, bready aroma. Somewhat floral.
Average taste. Caramel, a hint of fruit, and just the least little hint of hops.
Nice enough beer, easy drinker.

lordofthewiens, Oct 22, 2010
Photo of Kappakoosh
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Kappakoosh, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of ajkelly451
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

ajkelly451, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of nem2006
2.8/5  rDev -20.9%

The smell of the beer was malty. Poured amber with a nice head. Had a hoppy finish to it. The beer has a medium body to it. I did not think the beer had a very smooth finish. Almost a little sour.

The aftertaste left in my mouth was overly bitter and not at all tasteful.

nem2006, May 07, 2008
Photo of dcevans
4/5  rDev +13%

dcevans, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of Mora2000
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%

Sampled on tap at the brewery.

The beer pours a dark yellow color, not the amber color that I was expecting. The aroma is toffee with some lemon and orange notes. The flavor has quite a bit of citrus hop character with some toffee malt as well. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Aug 23, 2010
Photo of Meyers1023
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Meyers1023, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of waprimrose
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

waprimrose, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of Cavanaghty
3.28/5  rDev -7.3%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Slightly darker amber color with a slight haze. Thin white head that lingered, no lacing on the glass.

Smell: Malts, Hops and a hint of cloves.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium to light bodied. Taste of grains and grassy, earthy like flavors. Bitter hops.

Overall: Not a bad brew, glad to have tried it out.

Cavanaghty, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of standardcherry
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

standardcherry, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Dinkel
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Dinkel, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of Dello
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Dello, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of Dizzy
3.98/5  rDev +12.4%

Pours a hazy golden color with an off white head. Aroma is maltiness with floral and some citrusy hop aroma. This one is pretty malty, but its balanced with a fair amount of hop bitterness. Medium bodied. This is a good beer, easy to drink but still plenty of flavor. This makes a good session beer.

Dizzy, Oct 23, 2006
Photo of pwoods
2.65/5  rDev -25.1%

Thanks to jasonjlewis for this extra.

12oz. stubby brown bottle poured into an imperial pint. No dating.

A: Pours a orangish - light amber, good visibility. 2 fingers worth of lightly tinted head forms a bit rocky but holds for a few minutes. A bit of lacing.

S: Pretty dull. A bit of grainy malts and some subtle sweetness.

T/M: Sweet malts with a touch of caramel, but mostly grainy. A dab of hops and bitterness up front, mostly floral with a bit of light citrus. A metallic taste pops out a bit at the end, just before a lightly dry finish. Body is medium light with decent carbonation.

D: Easy to drink and low ABV, but it's just not interesting enough and has some off flavors.

pwoods, Jul 17, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

LXIXME, Nov 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

RobertH50, Jul 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

javlin624, Feb 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

hsus0225, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of Fenton
4/5  rDev +13%

Fenton, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of alovesupreme
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%

A dark yellow with a small head faded but stuck around.
Primarily apple in fragrance with some citrus hops and a yeast character to balance the beer.
A fruity beer with lots of apple esters. A malt character is present and a lingering bitterness finishes the beer.
A good body and carbonation were it is expected.
A well balanced beer that I will have again when I make my way to Texas

alovesupreme, May 29, 2009
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4.28/5  rDev +20.9%

This flagship ale from Houston, Texas' first microbrewery is a winner to be sure. Its crystal-clear, deep-golden/amber body rests gently beneath a short head of off-white foam as tiny bubbles slide steadily upwards. The retention in the head is fair, and it leaves minor lacing about the glass. In the aroma, lush, caramel-splashed malts combine with bright notes of floral and citrus-kissed hops. The body is decidedly medium; and it's crisp on the tongue with a fine-bubbled, median-level carbonation from bottle-conditioning. A touch of huskiness, a solid bitterness, and some prominent floral/spicy/piney/citrusy hops balance its rich malt in the flavor, leaving it to finish dry with a lingering bitterness and some swirling hop flavors. Saint Arnold's Amber is a well made, uncompromising, deftly-balanced, richly malty and boldly hopped ale that's sure to please. Certainly worth trying for fans of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and New Belgium's Fat Tire.

NeroFiddled, Jun 20, 2004
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Saint Arnold Amber Ale from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 419 ratings.