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Saint Arnold Amber (Dry Hopped With Liberty) - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Amber (Dry Hopped With Liberty)Saint Arnold Amber (Dry Hopped With Liberty)

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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 7.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Gagnonsux on 07-22-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type: 22 oz bottle poured into a (shaker) pint glass.

Appearance: Light, golden hue. Good, frothy head of large bubbles gives way to moderate lacing.

Smell: Mild, bready malt with some yeast. Hops relatively light in aroma.

Taste: Round malty body (a little sweet) with nice bitterness, peppery spice and resin from hops.

Mouthfeel: Light, smooth body with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Easy drinking with just enough flavor and good balance.

Notes: While Saint Arnold's flagship Amber has never been a personal favorite, this dry hopped version offers a very good balance of spice and bitterness that offsets some of the sweeter malt notes I don't always enjoy (in an otherwise session ale).

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On cask at Hay Merchant in Houston.

A: Pours a golden/copper color. A thick white head rises to two fingers. Rings of sticky lace are left behind.
S: Sweet and bready malts up front. The hops come in next, and spicy, floral and some bitterness lingers.
T: Again, the malts are sweet up front. Bread and biscuit like. Floral hops, then some citrus rind and lingering bitterness.
M/D: A medium body that is perfectly carbonated for cask conditioning. Ultra smooth and velvety. Really enjoyable to drink. Easily, something I can drink multiples in a sitting.

Saint Arnold has always produced great casks. Ones that are simple, and the cask actually enhances the profile. That with the added hops, makes this really enjoyable.

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This is what I always wanted St. Arnold Amber to be. When St. Arnold started showing up at the Ale House on Tap, Amber is what we got...problem was that Sierra Nevada was king at that time and the St Arnold's Amber was not as lively as SNPA (and they never really competed with a spritzy Pale Ale or IPA). Regular SAAmber desperately needed this hop infusion, IMHO since Amber has always felt like a stepchild to me. Maybe they can keep making it and call it Liberty Amber Ale. I wish they had made this 20 years ago, besides Endeavor (which is a more recent release compared to Amber), it's what is missing from their offerings. Love this beer. Make us some more hoppy stuff guys!!!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: 3.5 - Clear golden color with a smallish white head.
S: 3.5 - Huh, I expected at least some decent aroma hops, but the scent is quite faint, just a light dusting of hops.
T: 3.75 - Flavor is a little better. Moderately bitter with very grassy hop flavor, with a light clean maltiness and little yeast character.
M: 3.5 - Average, neutral mouth feel.
O: 3.5 - It's basically St Arnold's Amber--a very bland, ordinary beer from the early 90s, when every microbrewer had essentially the same kind of lineup, with a little additional hoppiness.

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Saint Arnold Amber (Dry Hopped With Liberty) from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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