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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

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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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cdwil, Sep 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

zbooks, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

ChaseTheAce, Aug 25, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev +0.8%

BigRedDog, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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
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3.64/5  rDev +0.6%

hoerr, Aug 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

rallen1967, Aug 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Ford, Aug 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

dcloeren, Aug 19, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev +13.5%

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
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

bundy462, Aug 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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 15, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev +0.6%

blasass, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

hsus0225, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

videofrog, Aug 11, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

Wayne17, Aug 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

BlesstheHarvest, Aug 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

hoppy91, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Jame515, Aug 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

spence524, Aug 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

oifredleg, Aug 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

12oz Brown bottle with twist-off cap and bottled on 07/14/2014. Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear, deep copper with 1 finger of head

Smell: Citrus hops and some fruity esters also a little granny smith apple

Taste: Very hop forward with tropical fruit, lemongrass, and some grapefruit and some caramel malt in the finish

Mouthfeel: Slightly creamy with a crisp finish

Overall: One of my favorite Icons yet. Very hop forward and shows of the profile of the Mosaic hop very well. Even with all the flavor, there is still a crisp, dry finish which makes this a great summer beer to pair with some brauts on the grill.

Tuck_leepulin, Aug 04, 2014
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Icon Series: Texas Common from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.