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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #12 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #12Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #12

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181 Ratings
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 11
Gots: 69 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Verecund on 08-01-2012)
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Reviews by mothman:
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United Kingdom (Wales)

2.98/5  rDev -20.3%

Little head. Color is a clear golden color.

Very sweet and malty. Not a big taste profile. Just kind of boozy and malty. Caramel and some bready flavors. Maybe some citrus blended in.

Full bodied and hot. Ends sticky.

Overall, not really my type of old ale. It's kind of like a golden old ale. Odd.

01-12-2013 00:22:15 | More by mothman
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3.52/5  rDev -5.9%

08-18-2014 17:27:28 | More by GameOfBeers
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4/5  rDev +7%

01-21-2014 23:16:14 | More by Ben7773
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

04-03-2013 16:14:17 | More by bulldogg915
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4.03/5  rDev +7.8%

Pours a deep amber, with a thin white head that doesn't stick around for long. The smell is one part crystal malt and one part mysterious funk, something I haven't noticed in any Saint Arnold brew before. The flavor is much more complex: dark rum with hints of toffee up front followed by dried apricot and alcohol. This definitely has the flavor profile of a autumn/winter seasonal. There's a long funky aftertaste that I don't know if I like. The mouthfeel is rather slick and accompanied by alcohol warmth. Overall, this is pretty good but rough around the edges. I think a year or two of in the "cellar" will turn this into an excellent sipping beer.

08-01-2012 03:35:39 | More by MutualAid
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

03-27-2013 02:54:38 | More by SmellsofMahagony
Photo of Mora2000


3.58/5  rDev -4.3%

The beer pours an amber color with a white head and a lot of bubbles. The aroma has some cherry and grape notes, as well as some caramel, toffee and alcohol notes. The flavor is very similar. The caramel and dark fruit notes are very heavy up front, with a little bit of toffee and some earth notes hidden in the background. I also get a little bit of cinnamon and some other peppery notes in the flavor. The alcohol is noticeable, but not overpowering. Medium mouthfeel and high carbonation.

08-01-2012 04:35:13 | More by Mora2000
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

12-14-2012 03:57:39 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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3.63/5  rDev -2.9%

Poured into a tulip glass a golden amber with barely any head. I had to agitate it a little to get a head and bring out a scent. I can't get much of a scent off of it, but my nose is weak. I sence some sweetness. The taste is rather weak for the style, some sweet carmel and that's about it. There's a very slight licorice after taste. The mouthfeel is low in carbonation, medium bodied, and high in alcohol.

Yeah, this is not Divine by any definition of the word.

I'd rather wish SA would stop using the winning home brew recipies for every other DR, because they're NEVER as good as what Brock can come up with on his own.

08-11-2012 00:23:40 | More by whoneeds8
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4/5  rDev +7%

01-01-2013 16:38:11 | More by valkyre65
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3.65/5  rDev -2.4%

(Served in a teku)
A- This beer pours a hazy dark orange body with a thick ring of bubbly beige and a very faint pfsst hint is all that was heard when I twisted the cap off.

S- The woody caramel aroma has a slight sweet wort note to it with a sweet ester sugar note in the finish. The aroma is very light but also quite mysterious.

T- The slightly dry caramel turns to a sweet candy hint. There is some wet wood oxidation taste and some slight tartness in the finish. A light citrus juice note comes through in the aftertaste. There is an alcohol taste that grows and cuts the sweetness quite a bit as it opens up.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a full alcohol warmth and a fizz in the finish that gives a fullness texture without being fizzy.

O- This has some characteristics of a miabock and hints of a light barleywine with a soft sweetness and a full alcohol. The flavor and aroma were both pretty soft and I just couldn’t get behind this beer. There were moments it was tasty and then it was more odd characters like the oxidation or the tartness or citrus that outweighed the tasty. Thanks to Thickfreakness for sending to me it was fun to try.

04-25-2013 20:38:51 | More by rhoadsrage
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

10-01-2012 23:54:09 | More by acurtis
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

04-25-2013 04:26:33 | More by InVinoVeritas
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-26-2013 14:06:34 | More by hsus0225
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

12-24-2012 03:39:03 | More by whatname
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-28-2014 19:09:01 | More by tetu
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-29-2014 16:00:50 | More by jheezee
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3.29/5  rDev -12%

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear amber body. Wispy surface.

Smell - Slightly fruity. A lot of caramel. A little estery. Clovey and some banana.

Taste - More fruit. Drier caramel. Earthy hops in the back. Musty finish.

Mouthfeel - Dry with just a hint of bitterness. No booze and medium low carbonation.

Overall - Decent just not very interesting.

06-04-2013 02:24:43 | More by Alieniloquium
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

10-31-2012 19:56:13 | More by ejfreed
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-04-2012 02:12:26 | More by bum732
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

11-03-2013 03:44:45 | More by JamLand
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

02-14-2013 02:56:32 | More by BruceBruce
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3.45/5  rDev -7.8%

I, like many other Texas BA's, spent the time to track down and purchase the latest DR release from St. Arnolds. I stashed away all I purchased with the intent of aging for at least one year per SA's advice, and forwarded that advice to my trading partners to whom I had sent some bottles. I was not interested in trying any 'fresh' until receiving one in a local trade, which I had stashed away in the fridge. Well, tonight I decided to open one up and see what the (non)fuss was all about.
The beer poured a copper-amber color with about a 1/4 inch off white head, which lasted a bit longer than expected. The aroma was one of sweet malts, I swear a touch of bubblegum, some breadiness and a slight metallic note.
The taste followed the nose, which was a slightly sweet, malty, bready taste with a touch of dried fruit. Mouthfeel was perfect...medium body and spot on carbonation.
Overall, this was very acceptable. It is not BAD. It is drinkable at this stage. Although not an expert by any means, I can see where this beer develops over time into a very nice ale. But if you can't wait, it is enjoyable at its young age.

08-24-2012 01:14:33 | More by turfy
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-17-2012 22:29:04 | More by beercubus
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

03-14-2013 05:10:36 | More by Devi0us
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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #12 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.