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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
81
good

446 Ratings
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Ratings: 446
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 13
Gots: 47 | 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 teg8612:
Photo of teg8612
4.33/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- More amber than the bottle edition and suprisingly clear for cask. Nice foamy head that sticks around with nice active carbonation.

S- Very aromatic and pleasent with caramel notes and mildly fruity.

T&M- Medium bodied with a nice crispness to it. Carbonation is fine and at a moderate level so it tickles the palate. Very smooth with nice caramel malt and very rounded, not too sweet. Husky with some fruity flavor that picks up as it warms. Somewhat piney hops balance out a very good beer.

D- As an inexperienced cask ale drinker, this surprised me. I had the amber previously on draft and bottle and I much prefer the cask version. All are good but this was a special treat. I may keep trying this to get a feel for how the beer changes as the cask matures and empties.

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
81 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.