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Saint Arnold Texas Wheat - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Texas WheatSaint Arnold Texas Wheat

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BA SCORE
77
okay

142 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.01%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Kristalweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Xadoor on 03-01-2005)
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Reviews by specksnreds:
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specksnreds

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.4%

Yellow and sometimes I can smell it. Other times I have to sniff so hard to get a whiff that I suck beer into my nostrils. That sure is a crap way to start a beer. I think I tasted a malt or a hop and maybe a sweet. Is this beer 0.001-hopped? But maybe it's not about the hop(s?). Ohhhh, it's about the malt. Nnno....not so much. I think there's one malt. You know what it has a lot of? Bubbles! I'm talkin' big-ass, Texas-sized bubbles. I like bubbles. Is this where say it's easy to drink? Or that it's refreshing because it's thin and bubbly? Probably, but I like water when I need to be refreshed (Yes I know what W.C. Fields said about water).

Here's what ya do, SA. Turn your flavor and smell knobs on the kettle a little higher. Or not, because this beer is to be refreshed with...I guess.

04-04-2011 17:47:20 | More by specksnreds
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +19.4%

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue XI:

Saint Arnold gives a different twist to the Kristalweizen by fermenting it with a Kolsch yeast strain rather than the traditional clovey-banana German Wheat beer strain, not unlike a handful of brewers in Germany.

A tiny-bubbled white head forms from a somewhat lively carbonation. Clear golden-straw color. Bready, doughy and biscuity aroma emanates from the malt. The yeast drops a note of lilac smell, mingling well with the herbal hops in the nose. Big smoothness up front, with more than enough crispness to bring the drinkability to life. Both barley malt and wheat malt go back and forth on the taste buds with suggestions of a fresh baguette to more of a light cracker flavor. Clean palate, for the most part, the yeast does give a unique flowery flavor throughout, hop bitterness jumps in to help balance and leaves a faint herbal/leafy taste. Finishes dry with a long linger of fresh grain on the tongue.

Very refreshing to break away from the usual clovey-banana combo, and this, without a doubt, more flavorful than your typical American Wheat Ale. An easy pick for a session beer, but bold enough to pair with a hearty fish or even a pork loin.

09-20-2010 19:01:54 | More by BeerAdvocate
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

05-09-2013 02:42:58 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Mora2000

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Sampled at the brewery.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is about what you would expect, with a lot of wheat as well as some lemony and orange notes. The flavor is a lot of wheat with some lemon. Not very complex, but fairly refreshing. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

08-23-2010 05:05:45 | More by Mora2000
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whoneeds8

Texas

2.48/5  rDev -26%

I'm really starting into this whole microbrew hobby. So I have no acquired taste as of yet.

Having said that, I am not impressed by this beer. For a wheat, this is awfully similar with a lager. Has a nice wheat head, pours golden. Smell is pretty good, nothing special. Taste is bland that ends with a slight bite. Carbonation is very noticeable.

03-05-2008 03:13:29 | More by whoneeds8
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JohnByrum

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.4%

08-22-2014 18:35:36 | More by JohnByrum
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pwoods

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev +13.4%

12oz. stubby brown bottle poured into a weizen glass. Notes.

A: Pours a light straw color with some yeast clouding and lots of carbonation. Nice big head with good retention and some lacing.

S: very wheaty and grainy. Not much in the banana/clove/bubblegum.

T/M: Again, mostliy malt and wheat based. Earthy and husky but tasty. Very little banana and just a touch of clove. Body is light and crisp and carbonation is high and lively.

D: Very drinkable.

10-28-2009 00:58:02 | More by pwoods
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frequentgear

Texas

2.13/5  rDev -36.4%

poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass.

i'm not sure if this was an expired bottle or what, i enjoy most of saint arnold's malty (while somewhat mislabeled) beers.

yellowish straw-looking pour with decent fluffy head that disappeared quickly. can't smell much, it's very light.

tastes like a poor quality lager to me. a HINT of wheat and fusel alcohol. very disappointed. watery and mild...it really reminded me of a budweiser. will try another one someday to make sure.

09-04-2009 00:38:37 | More by frequentgear
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +8.4%

Picked up a single from the Central Market in Dallas. Pours a clear gold with white lacing.

This is just a simple American wheat beer. None of the Geran weizen characteristics, but clean, bready wheat malt flavors like Widmer hefe. There's also a pleasant touch of caramel on top of the whole-wheat-like grains (the aroma even reminds me of bread crust) and no real appearance of hops. Not a lot is going on, but this beer could hit the spot of on a hot day and certainly isn't dull.

09-10-2008 03:44:03 | More by tempest
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jheezee

Texas

1/5  rDev -70.1%

12-07-2011 04:41:20 | More by jheezee
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shoky01

Texas

4/5  rDev +19.4%

11-18-2011 02:10:13 | More by shoky01
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +7.5%

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear gold with 3 fingers of foamy brite-white head that fizzles down pretty quickly into a thin filmy layer, leaving some spotty lace back. The aroma has a good bit of sweet wheat notes mixing in with citric character to really impart a pronounced tang to the nose. Light spice and floral hops pull up the back of this bouquet, adding a touch of zing to the proceedings.

The taste is similar, being sweet and a touch fruity, with a blend of wheat and citrus, as well as a moderate hit of hop bitterness to help pull things back. The mouthfeel is lighter-medium bodied with a bit of a creamy feel to the carbonation up front but then thickens up a bit towards the back of swallow. Overall, this is pretty crisp and clean in the mouth.

This was decent. Solid wheat tones here that were well balanced by some equally solid hop character. Good crisp nature and the lower ABV guarantees some easy drinkibility. Another well done brew from St. Arnold.

05-14-2009 00:11:06 | More by Kegatron
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BKotch

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

04-14-2014 05:37:55 | More by BKotch
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dungaree

Texas

3.4/5  rDev +1.5%

Pours a deep golden hue. Has no head with good amount of bubbles. Smells of orange, lemon, lime, and light spicy hops.

Tastes of orange and lemon dominate the first sips. As it warms, nice malty taste peeks out. Nice mouthfeel as the carbonation and lemon tickle the tastebuds. Finishes with some gooeyness in the mouth. In the aftertaste, the hops become a bit more prevalent.

There's a taste I can't quite put my finger on that takes away from the experience-- almost a slight buttery taste at times. The St. Arnie's Spring Bock has the same taste only stronger. Maybe it's the malt, I don't know--- or maybe wonderful city of Houston water!

03-24-2005 04:18:44 | More by dungaree
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JamLand

Hawaii

3.25/5  rDev -3%

06-26-2013 22:45:29 | More by JamLand
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ByMySword


3/5  rDev -10.4%

05-21-2012 22:00:59 | More by ByMySword
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ibrewaletx

Oregon

3.65/5  rDev +9%

Appearance is a light light amber, slightly cloudy which is fine for this style. A very light malty smell with a slight hint of orange, citrus. A good balance between the hops and malt, giving a slightly thin body, and good drinkability. This is the beer I would give to non craft beer friends who are used to American pilsners.
Overall is good, not great.

03-03-2006 00:45:19 | More by ibrewaletx
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goochpunch

Texas

1.48/5  rDev -55.8%

Wow, this looks bad. Pours out nearly still (there's one stream of slow bubbles that climbs up the side of the glass). The color is a dull brass. There is no head. Smells wheaty and brothy. Really, this smells like Kitchen Basics brand chicken broth. Tastes pretty much like chicken broth too, but with a hint of citrus and some wheat malt. Where are the phenolics and the esters? This is terrible. Surprisingly, even though this looks like it would be the flattest beer imaginable, the carbonation goes to work overtime: stinging my tongue like one thousand Tomball bees. Mouthfeel is also slick and sticky. Not drinkable at all. What the hell is this? Drain pour.

06-23-2007 05:19:31 | More by goochpunch
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BeerSox

Virginia

2.33/5  rDev -30.4%

12 oz bottle into weizen glass.

Pours clear golden yellow. Very little head, especially for a wheat beer. Almost no head retention.

Grassy smell along with wheat like malt. Some fruity scents.

Tastes like peas or something.

Smooth, but with a musty afterteaste. Medium carbonation.

Probably a renaming of their Kristall Weizen. There is nothing great about this beer.

09-22-2006 04:04:46 | More by BeerSox
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cheers2beers

Texas

3.13/5  rDev -6.6%

Appearance: This beer poured a yellow hue with a bright white head that only stood up roughly one inch high and settled at a quarter inch. Lots of beading inside and no much lace to speak of.

Smell: The aromas are of corn husks, wheats, rye, vague piney hops and some earthy tones.

Taste: Sharp wheat at the front, faint pines, rye and corn are the main characters.

Mouthfeel: Thin bodied with a medium amount of carbonation and finishes bubbely. Smooth, easy to drink kind of beer.

Drinkability: Overall, this is not a bad beer just nothing overly exciteing to me. A new beer is always worth a try in my book, but if your looking for the best beers out there you may wanna try somewhere else.


Cheers2Beers

02-27-2007 01:18:34 | More by cheers2beers
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charlesw

New York

2.9/5  rDev -13.4%

Orange/yellow with a small white head. Head is gone in a flash. Smells just off - a touch of fermented apricots or something like that.
Nice light flavor with a touch of citrus - maybe ahint of clove.
I suppose I'd drink one on a hot day with a lemon wedge thrown in - but I wouldn't go out of my way to get it! Well, actually, I imagine I could always find something I like more, so I just wouldn't buy it.

08-09-2004 21:26:11 | More by charlesw
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TexIndy

Texas

2.93/5  rDev -12.5%

Poured from a 12oz bottle with no dating system into a weizen glass. It had a two finger head that quickly dissipated. No laciing or collar. The color was a very pale yellow which was wit-like. The smell was hard to pin down but reminded me more of a pilsner or kolsch then a wheat. Not bad but just not what I expected or wanted. The taste was OK. It was sorta bland and watery. I'm finding that I love hefes, dunkels, american pale wheats but not so much the kristal weizens. They really seem dumbed down. Overall, my least favorite from StA and a bit of a disappointment since I really like their other beers. On the plus side, it's a low ABV and not bad tasting so could be a good session when looking for something to occasionally throw into the rotation. (3, RB, Tie, O)

05-04-2007 00:31:48 | More by TexIndy
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BeanBone

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +20.3%

Appearance: A slightly hazy pale straw body with a huge white head that features brilliant retention and spotty lacing.

Aroma: Sweet, grainy wheat accompanied with apple, citrus, and a slight hint of floral hops

Taste: Sharp lemon and apple over a tasty and grainy wheat backbone. Towards the end, there's enough of a bitter hop dimension to add more complexity. Clean. The aftertaste is grainy with the barest hint of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied and velvety with smooth carbonation. Dries in the finish.

Drinkability: Excellent, as you'd expect from any wheat beer worth a damn.

Verdict: Saint Arnold has created a solid Wheat beer, perfect for a Summer's day here in Texas. While it may not the most complex beer in the world, it does its job well.

05-09-2009 18:40:38 | More by BeanBone
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JonathanCrites

Texas

3.85/5  rDev +14.9%

I bought this as part of a build your own six pack at the Krogers on W Gray in Houston.

A - Pours a cloudy pale yellow into a pint glass with a thick fuzzy head. No lacing.

S - Strong wheat aroma mixed with a yeast/dough smell. Makes me salivate.

T - Strong wheat taste with sour fruit; grapefruit or some other citrus.

M - Fizzy carbonation, crisp finish with a light mouthfeel.

D - Delicious wheat beer that is easy to drink, light and full of citrus without cloying banana or spices.

11-17-2010 00:47:34 | More by JonathanCrites
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +16.4%

light and bright. Golden yellow in color with a nice fizzy white head of foam, quick fade left a nice broken crown and a bit of side glass lace. The aroma is light, small hints of grain and light bread malts, a touch of light yeast coming through and a noticeable light hop note. The flavor though is a bit too light, thin with a shallow aftertaste

12-11-2011 05:34:17 | More by mikesgroove
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Saint Arnold Texas Wheat from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.