Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #9 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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Reviews by dougofthefuture:
3.7/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Received this one in a trade a long time ago. Thanksgiving eve seemed like a good time to crack it open.
A - Pours into a tulip revealing a very dark body and cola-like head, which quickly dissipates to nearly nothing.
S - This is one of those beers you smell the moment the cap comes off, and it is impressive. Tons of spice - nutmeg, cinnamon, and a boatload of pumpkin. A nice roasted malt base is present as well.
T&M - The spice and pumpkin are very up front here. A big contrast to other pumpkin beers I've recently had. There is a metalic porter flavor here, but overall the spices win out big time. I feel like my teeth are coated in pure essence of Thanksgiving. A little on the thin side at this point as well, which leaves it feeling slightly grainy. Overall, not balanced but extremely flavorful.
D - This is a unique beer. I'm just now seeing that it is 11%. I thought it was around 9, so the alcohol is somewhat hidden. That lingering cinnamon spice finish is enough alone to classify this one as a sipper though. A tasty one at that.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2010 01:21:46 | More by dougofthefuture
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4.29/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
bottle into a snifter.
Pours a dark brown color...almost stout like. Smell is HUGE on pumpkiny goodness...wow! the most amazing smelling pumpkin beer ive ever experienced. taste is also big on pumpkiny goodness but with a big, full bodied mouthfeel of a stout. im really impresssed....
overall this is one of the best pumpkin beers in existence. 2010? bottle consumed in 2013 may have helped things, but damn i want another right now!
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2013 03:25:46 | More by Axnjxn
Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #9 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.