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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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80
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406 Ratings
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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 11
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 barleywinebrewer:
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barleywinebrewer

New Hampshire

3.58/5  rDev +1.1%

103 reviews as of this writing. had this with dinner and found it pleasant. nice looking red color with a general good balance between malts and hops. slightly more hop bitterness than hop flavor but overall it worked for me. If this was local for me I'd order it out at restaurants as a nice change from the usual mainstream.

01-01-2009 21:03:21 | More by barleywinebrewer
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JudgeRoughneck

Louisiana

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
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Tiernan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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

Maine

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
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Kappakoosh

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

12-26-2013 01:48:16 | More by Kappakoosh
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ajkelly451

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

08-01-2014 04:02:47 | More by ajkelly451
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nem2006

Illinois

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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dcevans

Texas

4/5  rDev +13%

11-27-2011 07:21:09 | More by dcevans
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Mora2000

Texas

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
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waprimrose

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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

Maine

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
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

01-13-2013 23:55:08 | More by standardcherry
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Dinkel

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-07-2013 04:03:48 | More by Dinkel
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Dello

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-18-2014 16:21:35 | More by Dello
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Dizzy

Texas

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
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pwoods

Ohio

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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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

11-27-2013 22:38:48 | More by LXIXME
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RobertH50

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-26-2014 01:40:32 | More by RobertH50
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javlin624

Texas

3/5  rDev -15.3%

02-10-2014 05:01:10 | More by javlin624
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hsus0225

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

10-20-2013 03:28:10 | More by hsus0225
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Fenton

Texas

4/5  rDev +13%

04-13-2014 18:15:41 | More by Fenton
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alovesupreme

Massachusetts

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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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

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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slfuller30

Texas

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
80 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.