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Icon Series: Texas Common - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Icon Series: Texas CommonIcon Series: Texas Common

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BA SCORE
82
good

66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 06-23-2014)
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Photo of HardTarget
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Dark amber glass goes a bit brown and holds a full 2 finger head of off white foam. The body shows waves and waves of tiny bubbles that support the head.

Smell: Wet grain, earthy, dusty European style hops, with a light yeasty note.

Taste: Earthy hops with a pear note.

Feel: Surprisingly creamy given the very active carbonation. A bit lively on the palate, a slight chew to the medium body that dries out and encourages the next sip.

Overall: Not a challenging beer at all, easy drinking, flavorful, satisfying. A very Old World beer with a New World twist.

HardTarget, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of Qabil
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Qabil, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of Number12
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Good flavor. Golden color. Good head fades to light lace

Number12, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of Canada_Dan
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%

Canada_Dan, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of ber12
4/5  rDev +10.2%

ber12, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of FLima
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank it straight from the brewery taps.
Golden copper color with a thin head.
Nice impressive predominant aroma of Liebfraumilch wine or sweet white grapes, and some I going to the country and eat a lot of peaches. Hints of passion fruit and a mild funkiness and sweat.
Flavor with notes of white wine, slight toasted malts, soap, caramels and peaches.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
This was really interesting. Lots of white wines and peaches. Well done. Probably it is not faithful to style, maybe that is the reason they are calling it Texas Common. Anyway, I don’t care.
Ap.3,25 Ar.4,25 Sab.4 Sens.3,75 Cj.3,75

FLima, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of Rosendo1too
3.96/5  rDev +9.1%

Rosendo1too, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of beaulabauve
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

beaulabauve, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of cdwil
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

cdwil, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of zbooks
3/5  rDev -17.4%

zbooks, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Meyers1023
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Meyers1023, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Dogleg
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Dogleg, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

ChaseTheAce, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of BigRedDog
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%

BigRedDog, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Saint Arnold Icon Texas Common has a medium, cream-colored, somewhat Pepsi-Cola fizz head of foam, a hazy, rust-red appearance, tight bubble streams, noticeable powdery sediment throughout, and almost no lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of passion fruit and tea-like tannin. Taste is of tropical fruit, sugar, tannin, and white bread crust, with a decent hop bitterness to back it up. Mouthfeel is medium, and Saint Arnold Icon Texas Common finishes semi-dry and easy drinking.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of hoerr
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%

hoerr, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of rallen1967
3/5  rDev -17.4%

rallen1967, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of Ford
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Ford, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of dcloeren
3/5  rDev -17.4%

dcloeren, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.11/5  rDev +13.2%

Appearance 4.00
Aroma 4.00
Taste 4.25
Mouthfeel 4.00
Overall 4.00

Pours dark amber red color. Slightly hazy with finger width foamy head. Head retention is okay. There is a mild amount of lacing, but it is only evident when you swirl the glass. Aroma is more apple-like to me. Slightly sour and bready. Carbonated, malty taste up front, followed by a mild hoppy bitterness with a more bready and soapy aftertaste. Decent beer. I haven't really tried any other beers of this style, so it is hard to judge. It is one I would drink again, though.

jngrizzaffi, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of bundy462
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

bundy462, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of TexasRedskinFan
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Bought Fresh four pack from local grocery store. Poured overly cold (30°) straight into a standard drinking glass.
Pours a crystal clear amber red with an eggshell color head that dissipates quickly.

Steam beer or common beer is a delicate, crisp and slightly sweet style from my experience. I haven't had an Anchor in years but I used to drink it all the time back in my younger years.

I typically like everything Saint Arnold brews. I really love hops and I am a huge IPA fan.
But this beer is odd. I can't tell what is behind the hops. I haven'thad a lot of experience with Mosaic Hops but they are very strong. This beer tastes good, don't get me wrong. The hop character is lovely.
But this is kinda disappointing overall. Too much going on for the style. Good beer. Should be labeled as a Pale Ale or an IPA though.


Update- I saved one of the Icon Texas Common to compare side by side with a standard Steam style beer. Bought a single Anchor as it is probably the style standard. I was right, the style is just way too delicate in my opinion to be hopped like that. Lowered my score. Standing by my original comment.

TexasRedskinFan, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of blasass
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%

blasass, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of hsus0225
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

hsus0225, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of videofrog
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

videofrog, Aug 12, 2014
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Icon Series: Texas Common from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.