Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #14 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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Ratings: 171 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
1.73/5 rDev -54.9%
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...
05-22-2014 14:18:46 | More by JDV
1.74/5 rDev -54.7%
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.
05-15-2014 06:50:30 | More by Premo88
2.61/5 rDev -32%
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.
07-23-2014 04:40:21 | More by Boneswally
3.16/5 rDev -17.7%
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.
08-11-2014 02:59:02 | More by HipCzech
Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #14 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.