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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

219 Ratings
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 5
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: 219 | Reviews: 25
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Poured into a Teku glass from the bottle.

A: Rich golden/honey color with a very thin and quickly dissipating white head. Virtually no lacing to be seen.
S: Sweet white wines, grapes, white pepper, and some clove.
T: Slight funk with some pepper/spice and resin. Very low residual sweetness and almost no trace of grape.
M: Crisp and extremely dry.
O: Not my favorite, but definitely not a bad beer. Hides the 10% ABV remarkable well but finishes a bit too dry.

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I don't think I've gotten a DR since #6 or so.

Poured into a standard pint, this is a burnished gold colored beer, completely clear, with a slight head. The nose is appropriately Belgian: strong peppery phenols dominate. The flavor offers sweet malt with moderate hop bitterness, mainly emphasizing the yeast character: plummy fruitiness that is well-rounded, and phenols that don't seem quite as strong as they did in the aroma--but still there. The substantial body and warming feel give testimony to the strength, but the alcohol itself doesn't make any flavor contribution, thankfully.

Drinkable, but it doesn't stand out, nor is really memorable--it sort of reminds me of the many special Unibroue releases, which are each good by themselves, but a day later you can't remember any special details about them.

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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...

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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #14 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.