Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #11 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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Reviews by alleykatking:
4.22/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 12oz bottle. Thanks to betsona for sharing this one!
A- Pours a golden orange color with some reddish hues to it. One finger white head shows medium retention. Nice sheets of lace on the sides of the glass when drinking.
S- Citrus hops in the front of the aroma make this beer start off good. There is a underlying caramel malt sweetness throughout the aroma but shows more so toward the middle. Piney hops in the ending lend to balancing this one out aroma wise. Alcohol has a little medicinal quality to it.
T- Citrus hops in the front of the beer show off a lot of tropical flavors. This doesn't go into crushing mode with the hops which was nice. The middle of the beer showed off a caramel bready malt base which counterbalanced the hops nicely. The ending of the beer still showed a little caramel malt but now there was a added piney bitterness that helped elminate the overall sweetness. The alcohol had a little medicinal quality to it but didn't go overboard.
M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Citrus and piney hops are left on the palate. Aftertaste is medicinal alcohol, light caramel malts, and piney hops. The flavors were really balanced I thought for the style. No off flavors were present while drinking this beer. Medium alcohol drying on the palate with each sip.
O- This beer was very good. The ABV was lighter on the DIPA side. I thought the flavors were on par with everything for the style. A nice beer in the Divine Reserve series. I would tell everyone to get this while you can cause it is drinking good.
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2011 03:49:05 | More by alleykatking
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4.13/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz bottle: Thanks Kaggie! This one pours a hazy amber color. There was just a wisp of an off-white head on it, and no lacing. Nice nose on this one. Orange, lemon and pine notes. Maybe a hint of peaches. Nice taste! Fair amount of bitterness, orange, peach and pine notes. Big malt body underneath, but no sweetness coming through. Very Nice!
Serving type: bottle
01-17-2014 22:35:57 | More by Boto
3.79/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Sampled February 2012
A steady pour into my Lost Abbey Teku glass produces a three finger thick, light tan colored head that leaves some nice, layered lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a bright, gold highlighted, rich amber hue that shows a brilliantly clear, bright amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of bright tangelo zest, dusty pine sap, woody-peppery herbal notes, a bright lychee note, and an almost musty, herbaceous hop character. The nose is definitely dominated by the hop character, there is perhaps a suggestion of malt character here, I almost have to guess at the malt aromatics; notes of toasted biscuit and orange scented caramelized malt are just suggested at.
A medium’ish body is cut through by a biting bitterness that lingers through the finish; the bitterness though remains quite smooth, though still lingers quite a bit on the palate. The dominant hop character contributes flavors of lychee, super ripe tangelo zest, floral peach, perhaps some bright apricot, as well as some ample kumquat zest. Some alcohol is noticeable in the finish and adds a touch more bite to the hop character, it also brings out some astringent pine and herbal hop character that also lingers a fair amount in the finish. The texture of this beer is on the light side of medium, this helps this to be still fairly quaffable, which is quite needed for this style of beer. The malt clearly plays a supporting role here, but does contribute softly noticeable notes of English biscuit like maltiness, a touch of whole grain cracker, and perhaps a touch of sweet tea.
A nice example of a Double IPA, it hits all the points that it should, and escapes the pitfall of being too rich or viscous. Definitely quite enjoyable and it certainly hits the spot for this hop-head. This is still doing quite well after almost a year of age; still vibrantly hoppy, perhaps a touch cleaner and less aggressive than it was when fresh, but certainly still showing lots of life.
Serving type: bottle
08-23-2013 03:28:13 | More by Gueuzedude
Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #11 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.