Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #14 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #14
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BA SCORE
86
very good

206 Ratings
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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 4
Gots: 53 | FT: 6
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:
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(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 04-26-2014)
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Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden body with lots of bubbles rushing up. Creamy white head. Lots of lace left dripping on the glass.

Warm spice, clove, banana. Really nice yeast ester flavors.

Smooth and medium bodied and medium carbonation.

Photo of erushing
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lehighace06
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
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).

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of cfrobrew
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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3.44/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of BayouBengal1537
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown bottle with twist-off cap and bottled on "04/23/2014". Poured into a snifter.

-6 month notes

Appearance: Pours a clear pale golden with a thin ring of head

Smell: Yeast esters and grapes

Taste: Yeast up front with a lot of fruity esters which then develops with some malt and biscuit and spice from the rye in the middle and finishes dry

Mouthfeel: Medium but bubbly like champagne

Overall: Compared to the initial release, the yeast has taken the front seat in the flavor and has a nice dry finish. The hop presence has subsided and the rye and malt are coming in more. Pair this with any dish you'd pair with white wine.

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3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of beertunes
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Once again, a huge Thank You to Kurmaraja for this one! Poured into long stemmed-wine glass. Poured the expected, yet still gorgeous, honey-gold color frequent to the style. There was 1/8-ish inch of white head that quickly dissipated into a thin ring, which then had very good retention, but no lacing at all.

Malty sweetness hit the nose first, sticks around the longest, and is the dominant olfactory aspect. There is a noticeable yeast aroma, as expected, and this beer's scent reminded me more of a Tripel (not that there's a huge difference between the styles). On the tongue, the story was about the same. There was a slight bitterness at the very back of the palate, that was different, but not unpleasant. The yeast and malt were the major players on the flavor scale.

The body was, perhaps, a bit fuller and stickier than is typical, but not to a point of distraction. Drinkability was very good, as I find the style to be in general, but not so easy to drink that you would pound several. Overall, a very good take on the style, and one you should certainly try.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.04/5  rDev +6%

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4.2/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.28/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #14 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.