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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #14 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #14
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218 Ratings
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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 6
Gots: 61 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: EgadBananas on 04-26-2014

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Ratings: 218 | Reviews: 24
Reviews by Premo88:
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1.84/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

12 oz. bottle poured into goblet

L: gold with a little red, clear with minimal off-white head -- almost looks flat. the color and clarity are nice

S: fruity sweet, a bit of wine

T: fruity, sweet, nutty ... almost like peanut butter

F: solid despite looking flat

O: tastes more like an American-made dubbel than a Belgian strong pale, and if I could give this beer a 0 overall, I would because it's possibly the most off-style beer I've had. it is a major letdown because I'd really like a good Belgian strong pale ale right now.

this is my last Saint Arnold beer. no brewery consistently disappoints more than SA -- I could look at this one and tell by that hallmark antiseptic clarity that it would fall short of good. if you're looking for an American-made dubbel, then this might not be bad. if you're looking for a Belgian strong pale, buy Duvel or Matilda or something else because this ain't it.

More User Reviews:
Photo of DanGeo
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of whoneeds8
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of kwkdmk
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Qabil
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of hsus0225
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of tetu
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of WreckTx210
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.42/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwg782
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep orange. Fairly clear. Small white head and a thin collar.

Smell - Quite sweet smelling. A caramel, nutty sweetness. Fruity sweetness, too. Yeast flavors give a little bit of a banana aroma.

Taste - Like the aroma, but the yeast flavors are even stronger. Hefty bitterness and a toasty malt flavor, too. The finish has more of the Belgian yeast fruitiness.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. As sweet as it smells, it's pretty dry and bitter in the taste.

Overall - A good version of a mostly unexciting style. I did not expect to drink as much of this as I did (still only about a third of the bottle, though).

Photo of dumptruck81
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of erushing
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Kruxx
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- nice golden color with a head that disappears pretty quickly.

S- I catch some banana and piney tones as I put it up to my nose

T- I get hints of banana, bubble gum, pine , citrus and some boozy notes finish it out, as I let it sit I got more rye and pine

M- overall good mouthfeel, a little boozy, but not overboard

O- Not overly special, but a good Belgian that I will continue to enjoy

Photo of sunofneurot
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of bccocx
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of bmurray10
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #14 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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