Icon Series: Texas Common - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
4.11/5 rDev +12.6%
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.
08-19-2014 02:01:12 | More by jngrizzaffi
3/5 rDev -17.8%
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.
08-15-2014 23:30:01 | More by TexasRedskinFan
3.19/5 rDev -12.6%
Serving Type: 12 oz bottle poured into a (tulip) pint glass.
Appearance: Clear, slightly rusty amber color. Average but lasting head with moderate lacing. Visibly carbonated with various sized bubbles circulating vigorously.
Smell: Toasted bread, stone fruit and mild resin, but also something more savory (celery or even sweat?).
Taste: Full, toasty malt with caramel sweetness with good hop bitterness throughout.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and medium bodied with lively carbonation.
Overall: Good, malt forward lager (and interesting departure from SA's mostly ale lineup). Unfortunately some unappealing notes emerge in the aroma (unsure if bought an unlucky 4-pack, but another reviewer noted "sulfur yeast").
07-29-2014 00:58:03 | More by HipCzech
Icon Series: Texas Common from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.