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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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jasonjlewis

Texas

3.28/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours very little head with almost zero retention and an amber color.

Smell is of some dark raisins and a slight bit of pale chocolate. However, a distinctive solventy smell starts to linger and messes everything up. As the beer warms up, a dinstinctive smokiness comes through

Taste is a little bit hot from the alcohol, but the dark crystal and bit of dark fruits with a slight hint of pale chocolate malt really meld nicely. Also a good bit of smokiness comes through as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel is somewhat dry, but the beer is very malty.

My biggest issue with this beer is the solventy nose and the fusel alcohols. I think that this could be a much better beer if it was aged longer. My suggestion to anyone who has this beer is to age it for at least 2 years.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2009 03:55:40 | More by jasonjlewis
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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #8 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.