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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #8 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #8Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #8

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BA SCORE
87
very good

129 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 129
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 15
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 09-10-2009)
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Ruslanchik

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Beer is opaque dark brown with a fizzy light brown head. The beer never really produced much head, just the slightest bit that quickly faded into a small collar.

S: Mostly caramelly malt with just a touch of alcohol. No evidence of hops here. Fairly straight-forward.

T: The taste is much more complex than the aroma. A firm bitterness is present throughout. There is not as much sweetness as the aroma suggested. More bready, but also tart maltiness. There is a trace of chocolate towards the end and the aftertaste definitely has some smoke in it. Doesn't quite match up my expectations. This feels a little harsh. A couple years in the cellar would do it good.

M: Thinner body and higher carbonation than I expected. This adds to the harshness.

D: At 9.6% abv this beer was never intended to be a sessioned, however I don't think it is as drinkable as the brewer had hoped.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 03:59:00 | More by Ruslanchik
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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #8 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.