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Saint Arnold Brown Ale - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Ratings: 273
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.13%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | 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:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 04-24-2002)
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5/5  rDev +39.7%

ATXRyan, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +39.7%

SquidVicious, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +39.7%

trojankeg, Dec 17, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

FriedGold2112, Apr 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Michael_Stribling, May 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

texasMade281, Feb 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Dwh689, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of Grrsn22
4.28/5  rDev +19.6%
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.

Grrsn22, Jan 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Littlefreddi, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of rockdick
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My favorite offering from this Houston Microbrewery. Pours a very dark copper color with a semi-thick head that doesn't last too long.
Smell is sweet and almost caramel-like. Taste is malty with a hint of maybe coffee or chocolate. Feels very smooth and rich as it goes down. An excellent American Brown Ale IMHO.

rockdick, Jan 21, 2003
Photo of RickSawyer
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours mapled, ruby brown with light tan head. Smell is carmel, hints of sweet orange, a nutty almond comes through as well. Taste is carmel, some woody, nutty flavors touch the palate right as a very nice, enjoyable orange citrus finish takes over. Mouthfeel is spot on for the style. Very nice english brown ale. Great sessionable brown.

RickSawyer, Apr 17, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

klmcmachen, Jan 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Michaeldmanley, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of a0lbudman
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
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

a0lbudman, Jan 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

bfizzy, May 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Desimoaj, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

12oz brown bottle with twist-off cap featuring "Tip your porter" text and bottled on 06/09/2014. Poured into a stange glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear, deep amber with 1/2 finger of head

Smell: Roasted caramel malt and hazelnut

Taste: A mix of hop bitterness and roastedness; very nutty

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation with the yeast giving a slight creaminess

Overall: This feels a bit of a hybrid of an English pale ale and a brown ale. There is a nice balance of floral hop bitterness upfront and finished with a good roasted character. This is a pleasant beer thats sort of a catch-all. This could work in a wide variety of situations whether you wanted something bitter or malty and this could pair with a lot of different foods.

Tuck_leepulin, Aug 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

kirellon, Mar 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

59rockabilly, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of AlesRTasty
4.22/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - brown of course, with small amount of tan head with slight lacing
S - hop aroma first hits the nose then the presence of the malts follow
T - bitter hops with some chocolate malts and the maris otter flavor that i attribute to SA brews. Nice balance between the malts and the hops
M - med body, med carb, tasty mouth feel
D - I do enjoy this brew, but they never have it on tap at the brewery so I'm stuck to drinking it out of the bottle. Plus none of the bars here ever carry this one, typically just the amber, lawnmower and seasonal, which is disappointing because this is a fine brew

AlesRTasty, Feb 21, 2007
Photo of beeragent
4.18/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle, into a pint glass. The beer poured a dark brown, with no head, and very little lacing. The aroma is slightly nutty, with the flavor, very much the same. Nice medium mouthfeel, making the beer very easy to drink. This is a great example of a brown ale! Definitely a session ale.

beeragent, Dec 08, 2006
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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
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4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My daily drinker. Fresh, unpasteurized.
Good color, brown that lets some light through. Not overly thick or sticky mouthfeel.
Malty and bready, really makes me recall why they call beer liquid bread. Nice sweetness with a dryer than expected finish.

JKingWood, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1st impression was sweet hops on the nose followed by an exquisite balance of hopped up malt on the palate. The is a little warmth from the alcohol like a barley wine too – though I do not be live the ABV to be that high. This brew has a nice reddish brown color. It pours with a moderately thin head that settles in about a minute. The taste reminds me a bit of a mild ESB with a distinctive and unique malt finish.

This is another fine brew from the gang at St. Arnold’s. If you ever get to visit be sure to look up Jesse – That man loves his job.

AtrumAnimus, Jan 24, 2003
Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

An all-around champion of a beer. My 1st Saint Arnold brew

A- Dark amber/copper color with a slight haze; quite transparent. White/caramel head is decent but goes away too quickly after pour.

S- Smells tasty with a very sweet bready malt in front and some light fruits in the back

T- Tastes like it smells but much stronger when in the mouth. Aftertaste is of whole wheat bread with a barely detectable hoppy bitterness.

M- Good medium/light body with decent large-bubbled carbonation make for a smooth delivery

D- Drinks quick and easy, but not much to savor

EnojysAnyBeer, Aug 05, 2008
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Saint Arnold Brown Ale from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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