1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Saint Arnold Amber Ale - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Saint Arnold Amber AleSaint Arnold Amber Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
80
good

458 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 458
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 13
Gots: 57 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-11-2001

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 458 | Reviews: 177 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of MikeyLegend
3.17/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Little head, no lacing. Poured a nice reddish gold with slight carbonation. Bready malt smell out of the glass with a smooth ale taste.

Photo of Joe_Howard
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear, light amber color with a head that goes away rather quickly. A tad bit more bitter than most ambers I have tried, and it honestly leaves a bit do be desired. overall it is an ok brew. Definitely one of the weaker saint arnold beers I have tried, but with that said, it is still a fairly good beer.

Photo of Butters_Leopold_
3.14/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gopher
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of kojevergas
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

02.02.15: Brief impressions below. Full review to follow.

Screw-top, eh? Interesting...

I bought this 6 pack for $8.00 USD at a Target. In hindsight, I find that vaguely depressing.

Healthy white head. Foamy and frothy and that.

Body is clear as hell. Pale copper.

Aroma is shockingly buttery to the point it evokes diacetyl. Equally shocking is the absence of any amber malt whatsoever, let alone toastiness or caramel. How is this an amber? It reeks of ESB-meets-pale lager. Ugh. Weird notes of peanut butter and starch do it no favours.

Buttery and pale-centric, with no amber malts at all and frankly no amber ale characteristics whatsoever. Oddly grainy and light-bodied, with strange English leanings. If I tried this blind, I'd swear English yeast was used. A faint hint of Nutter Butter throws me. Not sure what they're after with this one, but frankly it's rather crappy for an ostensible amber.

Not undrinkable. Certainly below average. An across-the-board failure at its intended style.

High D+ (2.5)

***
02.24.15:

Colour is anything but amber. A clear yellow-copper at best, with an above average head.

Aroma is flat, with helles malts and diacetyl. Below average strength.

Taste is simple and generic. Helles malts, starch, diacetyl, cream, flaked barley. There's nothing going on here. Shallow as a beer can be. Below average duration and intensity of flavour. Has no amber malts or hop character. Lacks balance. Not a gestalt build, nor an intricate one. Why brew this?

Texture is smooth, wet, unrefreshing, and light-bodied. Okay overall presence on the palate. Adequately carbonated. This mouthfeel fails to elevate the beer, and doesn't accentuate any notes in the flavour profile at all.

It's a downable brew, I guess. I won't be buying it again. Even for Saint Arnold, this is shockingly forgettable. And if they're actually going for an amber, this is flat-out pathetic. Is the whole "amber ale" label just a marketing gimmick? A new low in terms of market presence from one of Texas' most whorishly business-focused breweries.

D+

Photo of Freddy_1309
3.81/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdphill
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrettStewart
4.75/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is my favorite Amber. Great spicy notes. Good all year round.

Photo of jmills3
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnBender
3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of erushing
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Flabbyjandro
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of ssgunbond
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of NailtheAle
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Jlloyd
3.4/5  rDev -4%

Photo of Waddellm
2.16/5  rDev -39%

Photo of David_Brown
4.52/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of Timtastic
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of cfrobrew
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Freiberger14
3.36/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of harryhops
3.68/5  rDev +4%

Photo of ericat78
4.04/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of legalag11
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Saint Arnold Amber Ale from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 458 ratings.