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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448 Ratings
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Ratings: 448
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 13
Gots: 48 | 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 musingmonkey:
Photo of musingmonkey
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Looking at the reviews for most of the St Arnolds beers I was a little hesitant to try this one. This turned out to be a good thing, as my hopes were not set high and I was pleasantly impressed.

My immediate thought upon pouring was that this beer smells an awful lot like a pale ale. The head was minimal and fleeting while the colour was a glowing orange.

Citrus smells are prevalent, orange rind in particular with some nondescript floral aromas floating around there. This heavy citrus smell carried into the flavour, combining with some subtle malts that could have been exploited more in an amber. Quite tasty, but I was still left thinking that was closer to a pale.

Mouthfeel was a little thin, but dry enough to make for a refreshing session drink. In fact, I downed several over the superbowl. Overall, not a standout but far from a bad Texan beer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of legalag11
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
2.3/5  rDev -35%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Ben7773
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Kappakoosh
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of ajkelly451
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of nem2006
2.8/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of dcevans
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Mora2000
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Timtastic
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Meyers1023
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of waprimrose
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of standardcherry
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Dinkel
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Dello
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Dizzy
3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of pwoods
2.65/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of RobertH50
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Qabil
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of javlin624
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of hsus0225
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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Saint Arnold Amber Ale from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 448 ratings.