Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #6 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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Reviews by BgThang:
4.28/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
This is a very nice barely wine that almost resembles a DIPA
The nose on this is freaking awesome. It has some maltiness to it and the hop profile is very nice.
I wonder if this will be a beer to drink fresh rather then aged due to the nose. As you age it the hops will die down.
Over all a nice easy drinking beer. The ten % is well hidden after the first sip. ANother nice brew from the divine reserve series.
one person quoted says its close to a bigfoot but alot smoother.
Will update this review as I get more this beer in me
Here is some more info from the website:
This is a big, malty, hoppy barleywine. Yet with all of the intense flavors, they meld together to create a well-balanced big beer. The nose has a strong resiny hop note. The taste starts with a combination of the malty sweetness and spicy hops with both flavors magnified by the high alcohol level. The spiciness carries through the middle and finishes with a satisfyingly dry bitter. It was brewed with 2 row pale, Caramunich and Special B malts with brown sugar added in the kettle and hopped with 225 lbs of Columbus hops including 44 lbs that were dry hopped. We used our Saint Arnold yeast strain which gives a rich, creamy mouthfeel to the brew. It is unfiltered and will clarify with aging. Enjoy at 45°F or warmer. This beer will age well.
This beer is aging really well almost 4 months now and the awesome hoppy nose is died down quite a bit. The hoppiness is still lingering around on the bitter backend of this but the maltiness is really coming through. Wow I am glad I have several of these so I can experience the changing of the flavors as time goes on.
Serving type: bottle
06-11-2008 01:32:05 | More by BgThang
More User Reviews:
4.35/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I bought this bottle a little over a year ago at a charity silent auction for somewhere around $35. I was under the impression that I was buying a six pack but I ended up with one bottle instead. I wasn't that mad since my money went to a good cause but I'm hoping this beer is at least worth half of what a I paid for it. No pressure DR6.... no pressure.
Pours a very murky copper color with no head. I stopped the pour short to keep all of the sediment at the bottom of the bottle.
The aroma on this beer is fantastic! I'm almost shocked that this beer has at least 3 years on it and it still has this great of an aroma. Caramel dominates the aroma with sharp notes of pine mixed in. Subtle notes of grapefruit and pineapple come alive as this beer warms up... just so sticky and malty!
The taste isn't as impressive as the aroma but it still stays on the same path. I think that time may had gotten to this beer only due to Saint Arnold and their stupid obsession with twist tops... Very caramel malt forward with stinging pine hops. Great floral notes are mixed in along with the grapefruit and other citrus notes.
The mouthfeel of this barleywine is spot on. Full body and sticky as hell! I'm impressed with the carbonation level is as good as it is. Very sticky and drying finish.
Overall this was an amazing barleywine. I wish that I would have saved this one to split with a friend but I got tired of it staring me in the face every time I opened up my "cellar". This beer also just pisses me off to no end at Saint Arnolds. Why don't they make more beers like this. I will admit that they are moving in the right direction but what the hell, man? You make one off gems and then you don't do anything with it ever again. Anyways, phenomenal barleywine.
Serving type: bottle
11-13-2012 19:40:01 | More by dcloeren
4.93/5 rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
I tried this beer in February 2012. It aged very well and tasted like a barley wine should taste to me perfectly. The depth of the flavor surprised me. It was not boozy for how high the alcohol was. The aroma was quite pleasant for an older beer. Good luck finding some, but worth it if you can find some!
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2012 01:55:53 | More by Crispy34
Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #6 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.