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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

206 Ratings
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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 4
Gots: 52 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 04-26-2014)
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Photo of JDV
1.73/5  rDev -54.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Pours golden with white head. Smell is sweet sweet sweet malt and belgian yeast. Taste is sweet and boozy and way unbalanced. Alcohol is present, and if it weren’t so sweet and in need of some other flavor, the booze would be very unwelcomed, but as it is, its a nice departure from the cloying maltiness. Sticky sweet finish that mingled with the yeast give a funny fake sugary nutrasweet flavor. Not good at all. And I’m not getting any of this rye or the hops either, unfortunately. Rich body, medium to soft carbonation. A complete unenjoyable drain for me. I can't remember being more shocked at a beer's high ratings than when I drank this...

Photo of Premo88
1.74/5  rDev -54.3%
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.

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1.75/5  rDev -54.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of Boneswally
2.61/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Like a Pilsner that wants to be an IPA and you feel sorry for it so you drink it. I admit I'm a hop head but the floral aroma combined with...like a wheaty, pilsnerish finish makes me feel like I'm drinking a champagne on steroids. I can see this beer being paired with a particular menu by a chef..I'm drinking this beer now and I'm imagining this beer would be good with an Indian dish.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of HipCzech
3.16/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Serving Type: 12 oz bottle poured into a stemmed pilsener (beer tulip) glass.

Appearance: Bright, clear golden color, but with some suspended white crystals. Medium frothy head, recedes with some lacing.

Smell: Honey with faint citrus and spices.

Taste: Quite sweet and fruity, with some bitterness and peppery alcohol towards the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation. Smooth, almost unctuous.

Overall: A bit unbalanced with honey sweetness dominating other flavors and aromas.

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3.2/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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