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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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Ratings: 404
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 8
Gots: 34 | 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 Siriusfisherman:
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3.83/5  rDev +8.2%

Appearance: A nice am amber color, leaning on the brown side. Nice head, the beer has a very crisp look, defiantly makes you want to drink it.

Smell: A nice smell, somewhat toasty. A little hop character in the aroma as well, balanced nicely.

Taste: A good taste, very good projection of the smell. All of the flavors that I could pick up with my nose I can just as easily pick up with my tastebuds. Very drinkable, very good flavor.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, slightly intrudes on the flavor. I feel this beer's flavor is not enhanced by high carbonation, it would be better if it were smoother.

Overall: This was a very good beer, as person who has family in Houston it is nice to try all the beers from St. Arnold Brewery, and this is another good product. While I may prefer their IPA, I can see myself getting this again if I am down there.

11-30-2011 05:11:05 | More by Siriusfisherman
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.

11-19-2006 03:19:48 | More by JudgeRoughneck
Photo of Tiernan


3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

09-24-2012 03:50:38 | More by Tiernan
Photo of Ben7773


3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-21-2014 23:07:23 | More by Ben7773
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.

10-22-2010 01:00:48 | More by lordofthewiens
Photo of Kappakoosh


3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

12-26-2013 01:48:16 | More by Kappakoosh
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

08-01-2014 04:02:47 | More by ajkelly451
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.

05-07-2008 04:00:06 | More by nem2006
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4/5  rDev +13%

11-27-2011 07:21:09 | More by dcevans
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.

08-23-2010 05:08:01 | More by Mora2000
Photo of waprimrose


3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-10-2013 09:54:03 | More by waprimrose
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.

10-27-2013 22:13:31 | More by Cavanaghty
Photo of standardcherry


3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

01-13-2013 23:55:08 | More by standardcherry
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-07-2013 04:03:48 | More by Dinkel
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-18-2014 16:21:35 | More by Dello
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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.

10-23-2006 01:19:20 | More by Dizzy
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.

07-17-2008 22:36:39 | More by pwoods
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New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

11-27-2013 22:38:48 | More by LXIXME
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-26-2014 01:40:32 | More by RobertH50
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

02-10-2014 05:01:10 | More by javlin624
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

10-20-2013 03:28:10 | More by hsus0225
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4/5  rDev +13%

04-13-2014 18:15:41 | More by Fenton
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

05-29-2009 01:19:28 | More by alovesupreme
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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.

06-20-2004 20:11:49 | More by NeroFiddled
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-08-2013 13:00:36 | More by slfuller30
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Saint Arnold Amber Ale from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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