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Saint Arnold Brown Ale - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Brown AleSaint Arnold Brown Ale

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80
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275 Ratings
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Ratings: 275
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.13%
Wants: 7
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 04-24-2002)
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Reviews by EGledhill:
Photo of EGledhill
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received in a trade from Turbine2475. thanks for the opportunity

Poured into pint glass

A. brownish copper look with a white head that fades quick and leaves no lacing

S. sweet. heavy caramel and toffee smell.

T. like the smell, sweet. Dominant caramel taste to it with a slight hop bite. finish seems watered down. a little depressing.

M. Mouth feel is pretty nice. a full feeling beer

D. Not so sure I'd want to pound these back because of the sweetness but if that's your thing, It'd be pretty sessionable.

Don't really think I'd hunt this one down again. glad to have tried it, but would recommend Troegs rugged trail.

EGledhill, Sep 27, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of Jayman931
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pint was served on draft in the Houston Airport.

Om a hop head so this really isn't my style but it was pretty good. Would be aomething you could drink a few of no problem. Decent nose. Little nutty flavor and more bitterness than expected.

Cheers!

Jayman931, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear light brown color with a white head which quickly dissipates. the aroma is toffee, caramel malt and a light nuttyness. The flavor is light caramel malts, light roasted malts, some nuttyness and a light hop character. The overall flavor is pretty sweet. Light mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Feb 19, 2010
Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Reddish brown, with a very thin(almost non) off white head.

Smell: Mild notes of nutty and fruity smell, with mild malts.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste is a mild wood/nutty taste, and some malts.

Overall: I am not really a fan of browns personally, but this one is ok. Not really anything special in my opinion.

Cavanaghty, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

IrishGermanAmerican, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of Dinkel
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Dinkel, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of Dizzy
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours kind of a hazy reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma is carmel like malt flavor. Taste is sweet malts, carmel and some toasted malts. Hop bitterness isn't prominant. Medium mouthfeel, noticeable carbonation. Drinkability is good, I enjoy this one but there are better brown ales available.

Dizzy, Oct 24, 2006
Photo of melodicnoise
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

melodicnoise, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of jbphoto88
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thin, clear but not completely transparent orangish brown with a off white moderate head.

Smell is mostly malts and grains with not much in the way of hops. There is a slight earthy scent (almost like fresh vegetables) but all in all its a rather mild nose.

Taste is mostly about the malts. There is a watery sweetness to them and a timid, thin body. Not very inspiring or complex this beer is kind of a one trick pony. There is a slight metallic almost coppery twang to the finish.

Not a terrible beer but one that falls short of interesting. Easy to drink and enjoyable on a warm summer day but not one I feel compelled to buy again.

jbphoto88, Jun 18, 2008
Photo of Qabil
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Qabil, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Rick Sawyer and Team Sinister for this Texas brew.

Deep, dark rusty amber color, mild carbonation and a 1/4" crown rises and falls just as quick. This is a much lighter color than most classic Brown ale's.

The aroma is of very sweet malt, mild chocolate but a very agressive fruity hop smell. Wild Strawberries and chocolate covered raspberries. slight tangy and sour wheat scent.

The flavor is that of light, brown chocolate malt that is very crispy and light feeling and a bit thin for my taste. The flavor also has a deep and slightly overwheling hop profile. I'm surprised by the sweet, fruity hop edge in this Brown ale, but I like it's uniqueness. The finish is a bit more clean than dry on this one.

This is a very off-centered brew but it is also unique.

GratefulBeerGuy, May 03, 2008
Photo of porter0209
4/5  rDev +11.7%

porter0209, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +11.7%

jheezee, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of russpowell
4.08/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this from Finnman, cheers!

Pours Copper with 3 fingers of pillowy pearl-white head. Above average lacing & head retention

S: Nice toasty & biscuitty malt & some herbal hops

T: Toast malt, caramel & a slight flinty dryness up front. Biscuitty malt & slight citrus hops as this warms. Finishes with biscuitty malt, a touch of brown sugar dryness & just a bit of orange peel

MF: Medium bodied with low carbonation; great balance

Super drinkability, near perfect, a dang good brown!

russpowell, Mar 28, 2008
Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear copper with 2 fingers of foamy off-white head. Thin looking retention skims the surface, leaving some decent looking patchy swathes of lace back. The aroma has a nice doughy sweetness to it, that mixes with some spicy and floral English hop character to impart an almost gingerbread like quality to this.

The taste is sweet with toasty malt character, with notes of spice and some moderate hop bitterness, which offers some quality balance. Finishes with lingering sweetness and a touch of dry bitterness on the lips. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a mellow and creamy feel to to it, that pretty much ensures a nice drinkibility to this.

This seemed just a tad more hopped up than your traditional English Brown but I didn't mind in the least, as it brought a nice spiciness and needed balance to a fairly malty profile. I enjoyed this.

Kegatron, Jun 02, 2009
Photo of bditty187
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Translucent and shinny reddish-brown, the slightly off-white head was very quick to dissipate, no lace. Fair nose, too clean… light caramel malt and very faint chocolate. The bouquet is rather neutral. Slightly above-average palate, the hops are excellently controlled yet persuading; the caramel malt and chocolate notes are nicely done. Not as dry as I’d want in a Brown. Good finish… sweet yet faintly bitter. Minimal carbonation. Light-medium body. Very drinkable… pleasing.

Thank you Morris729!

bditty187, Apr 17, 2003
Photo of dungaree
4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a St. Arnold pils glass at the St. Arnold brewery on tap by none other than the owner himself, Brock Wagner.

Medium brown color and slightly cloudy. Had a thin head with adequate carbonation. Smelled of caramel, spice, and yummy malt. Hints of fruit in the nose. Tasted of smooth malt, caramel, with a touch of chocolate towards the end. Mouthfeel was a bit gummy. (Should have brought some crackers or nuts like most everyone else did.) Finished with good hoppy dryness. Had a good balance of hops and malt. Recommended.

dungaree, Mar 27, 2005
Photo of hoppy91
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

hoppy91, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of Tenor
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Tenor, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of GenericWarrior
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

GenericWarrior, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of JamLand
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

JamLand, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of TheBCrew
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a ruby-copper color with an off-white head that dissipates slowly leaving minimal lacing. Aroma of hazlenuts, caramel and malt. Taste to match, quite malty with a little bit of hop bitterness present. Finishes slightly sweet. Mouthfeel is slightly heavy with decent drinkability. Good example of the style, just not one of my favorite styles anymore as I tend to prefer the hoppier beers.

TheBCrew, May 29, 2008
Photo of Richardbeerlover
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at the brewery. Had a decent light brown color with a short head. Not too bad for a spring beer. Decent flavor with decent body. Not too much flavor. Goes down easy and was very nice to drink. But nothing too spectacular as I was expecting more.

Richardbeerlover, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of tvl89
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

tvl89, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of cfrobrew
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

cfrobrew, Monday at 02:23 PM
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Saint Arnold Brown Ale from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.