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Saint Arnold Brown Ale - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Saint Arnold Brown AleSaint Arnold Brown Ale

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82
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238 Ratings
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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.06%


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 mikesgroove:
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hazelnut brown. Almost completly opaque save for a few hints of light that were wondering around on the side of the glass, giving it some tiny little hints of a reddish hue,

nice rich milk chocolate sweetness was coming through and really sweetining it up. There was then some hints of caramel malts in the back coming up and really letting you know this was a sweet little brown ale. The next flavor rocking on the nose was some subtle coffee notes and tons of earthy grains. sugary caramel and some light chcocolate notes are predominant here, with a nice touch of earthy grains making up the backround very nicely. Somel ight hints of wood and vanilla come through as it warms up and really deepen the profile, while keeping it sufficiently light. The finsi hwas dry as could be at first, but no hint of hops at all, a very sweet dry finish

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 05:37:10 | More by mikesgroove
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-03-2014 20:01:33 | More by harpus
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Richardbeerlover

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2014 02:30:40 | More by Richardbeerlover
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J_Barrett

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-10-2014 23:46:14 | More by J_Barrett
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

3/5  rDev -16.7%

02-25-2014 05:03:24 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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Radome

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-25-2014 04:08:23 | More by Radome
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EGreen

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

02-10-2014 02:20:13 | More by EGreen
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johndavidfitzgerald

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-28-2014 20:22:25 | More by johndavidfitzgerald
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a0lbudman

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-clear amber color with an off white head
S-sweet caramel malt, nutty, and a slight roast
T-nutty with a good caramel malt taste that goes to a slight hop bitterness that fades back to a roasted caramel malt finish
M-medium body and medium carbonation
O-great flavor, great balance, and a good beer

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 02:17:45 | More by a0lbudman
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Grrsn22

Texas

4.28/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First off, I have been looking for this brew for a couple of months now. I prefer a more malty ale, with a darker appearance, so I thought this would be just right for me after I fell in love with SA's Oktoberfest but was no longer able to buy it. After reading the description on Saint Arnold's webpage I set out looking and it was definitely worth the wait, and almost reminds me of the oktoberfest brew, considering that SA's oktoberfest is actually an ale.

Poured from a bottle into half-pint glass

A: A deep reddish-copper with good lacing at warmer temps. and a decent head

S: Sweet caramel malt, and slighty fruity, roasted

T: Bready up front, and if warm almost cinnamon, then goes into a caramel malty, then end with a mild hop crispness that doesn't stay on the tongue for long.

M: Medium carbonation, with a creamy head

O: My favorite brew SO FAR from Saint Arnold, and probably my favorite beer to date. It isn't bad chilled, but you get a much more "rounded" experience after it warms slightly.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 04:21:57 | More by Grrsn22
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beaverapproved

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-31-2013 02:47:53 | More by beaverapproved
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greenspointexas

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.7%

12-14-2013 22:21:10 | More by greenspointexas
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bigj0420

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-11-2013 03:34:24 | More by bigj0420
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 17:59:17 | More by Cavanaghty
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strangebrew1981

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

11-12-2013 21:52:34 | More by strangebrew1981
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SicemWT

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

10-30-2013 03:43:03 | More by SicemWT
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Cheshire_Crew_Al

Texas

3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A: medium copper color, small head, light lacing

S: slightly sweet, touch of fruity odor, odor gives a sense of greater depth than is apparent on the taste

T: Was expecting a more complex depth of flavor, as it warms, it gets a bit of a cinnamon-like finish that is more appealing, would recommend to drink this without chilling in fridge for too long, slightly bitter finish, light hops, not too much of a caramel, or bready taste until it warms a bit

M: medium carbonation

O: Solid brown ale, nothing especially great or earth-shattering, but very good beer to try if you come across it, I wouldn't target this as a must buy

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 02:00:48 | More by Cheshire_Crew_Al
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mjurney

Texas

3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
Amber-brown color, clear. Good amount of carbonation rising up. Thin head.

Aroma:
Malty, caramel, toasted, a little fruity.

Taste:
Malty, bready, caramel, toasted, nutty. A little fruity. Hop bitterness is mild-medium, leafy-earthy, some floral. Finish is bitter, a little crisp. Body is medium, smooth, semi-dry.

Overall:
It's a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 00:39:08 | More by mjurney
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Dicers

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

09-12-2013 01:35:24 | More by Dicers
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Jame515

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-10-2013 23:28:22 | More by Jame515
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rph97

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-07-2013 22:35:00 | More by rph97
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

09-02-2013 17:41:04 | More by BlueMoon10
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Weisseguy1

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

08-11-2013 03:30:23 | More by Weisseguy1
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Beer_lover89

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-10-2013 02:37:11 | More by Beer_lover89
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Jcmikey

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.1%

08-05-2013 15:46:01 | More by Jcmikey
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Saint Arnold Brown Ale from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.