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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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174 Ratings
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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 9
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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4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-24-2012 00:10:32 | More by Hopmodium
Photo of grittybrews


4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a ruddy orange amber with two fingers of eggshell head. Relatively mild aroma of caramel, pine, and dark fruit mixed with booze.

Moderate carbonation and a full, rich mouthfeel. Grapefruit and orange up front followed by sweet caramel and toffee. Sugar cookie and dark fruit mingle on the finish, which features some bitter pine.

Interesting mix of strong hops and figgy sweetness. Not overly boozy. Looking forward to seeing how my other bottle develops.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 15:23:49 | More by grittybrews
Photo of Baine

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-18-2012 23:26:33 | More by Baine
Photo of mcanderson0


3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Casked DR12 tapping at Hay Merchant

A: Not perfectly clear, a bit murky. Copper in color with a creamy off white head. Slightly different character than when i had it from the keg.

S: Fresh, lemon grass, hoppy, fruity. A touch of pickled ginger.

T: Taste follows the smell. Hops are present. Citrus, crisp, and refreshing. Undoubtedly smoother in flavor out of the cask. Reminds me of Endeavor a bit. Mild bitterness in the aftertaste.

M: Smooth as silk from the cask. Markedly different than the keg offering.

O: A good beer. The ratings are weak but i still came out for the cask tapping because its a decent brew. Reminds me of an IPA overall.

Serving type: cask

11-17-2012 17:30:56 | More by mcanderson0
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S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-06-2012 04:08:08 | More by sliverX
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-05-2012 22:38:21 | More by jgould
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-04-2012 23:56:02 | More by abex44
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

10-31-2012 19:56:13 | More by ejfreed
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

10-29-2012 00:43:42 | More by ilikebeer03
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

10-18-2012 20:43:51 | More by Danobold
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

10-12-2012 17:20:00 | More by TotallyHosed
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

10-11-2012 20:11:56 | More by Jusse
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3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into pint glass.

I'm not really sure what all is going on with this beer. There seems to be a lot. Very different from anything I"ve had before.

I picked up a six pack and a bomber. This was my first bottle to open. I think I'm going to age the rest for the next year and see where it goes.

There were a lot of different flavors going on and I had some trouble differentiating... I don't claim to be an expert.

Overall I liked this beer, but I want to see where it goes.

Love Saint Arnold as a brewery.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 14:25:49 | More by Ford
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North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Arrives with a clear amber color capped by a nice head that leaves a curtain of lace

Smell: Caramel, figs, raisins along with hints of candied orange and vanilla

Taste: Caramel and dark fruit, up front, with a developing herbal, candied orange aspect; after the swallow, the sweetness becomes a bit cloying, though there is some offset from the herbal flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This beer has some interesting elements bu the full package clashes rather than complements

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2012 02:31:22 | More by brentk56
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

10-03-2012 18:48:50 | More by Prestonlegal
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

10-01-2012 23:54:09 | More by acurtis
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

10-01-2012 23:38:37 | More by djrn2
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4.38/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Saint Arnold Divine Reserve 12 has a thin, cream-colored head, a brilliant, yet somewhat murky, orange appearance with decent lacing and a lot of tiny little bubble steams. The aroma is faint, but one does pick up fruit juice of some sort. Taste is of fruit, with a surprisingly low bitterness, some faint malt, and that’s about it. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Saint Arnold Divine Reserve 12 finishes semi-dry, mild, and drinkable. No real alcohol presence is detected here. Overall, it’s lovely, and I rate it highly. Get some!


Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 15:05:31 | More by RonaldTheriot
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3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1533rd Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter

2012 Release
Thanks to Lnashsig for this

App- A vibrant glowing orange with a big clear density in the glass. A small 1/2" of off white head that fell quickly. More bubbles around the edges.

Smell- This is a prickly smelling beer. Its very boozy with a big citrus and grass note. A full hop note with a big bitter aroma to back it up. 

Taste- Well I had much higher hopes for this one. Its a good malt base with a thick citrus and boozy addition as the backing flavors. It feels like an old ale but very bitter and prickly with a dish soap flavor.

Mouth- A big thick medium body with a prickly medium carbonation. Its a bit too bitter and citrusy and needs to mellow out. 

Drink- I believe this is a good beer. Its just too fresh right now and needs to mature as a beer. Prickly and boozy but the flavors need time. Malty and citrusy like an old ale but just lacking right now.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 04:18:43 | More by FosterJM
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

09-28-2012 13:19:35 | More by HevvyMetalHippie
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3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured in my Duvel tulip. Copper-red with a nice, thick head that unfortunately doesn't retain as much as I had hoped. No lacing that I see until I start punching through the beer about a quarter of the way.

S: Figs, raisins, dry earth, with a malt backbone. Pungent and dense.

T: Candied raisins first kick in with sweetly alcoholic tinge. The finish is long and thick, molasses in quality. Warm and succulent.

M: Incredibly creamy mouthfeel.

O: While I can't deny that it's pretty good, I had honestly expected a bit more. Still, it was worth a purchase. I bought three: one for me, one to share, and one to age, so I'm hoping that the third proves its worth.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 03:12:30 | More by Ranz
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

09-25-2012 02:45:35 | More by cervezatejas
Photo of cosmicevan

New York

3.23/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

massive thanks goes out to chf64...brad is the man. sent me a few bottles of this just because i mentioned in passing that it interested me. that's advocacy. enjoyed from my SH snifter.

a - brew poured a semi-transparent ruby mahogany orange. a thin skin of white bubbly head was gone almost as soon as a set my glass down post pour leaving a small ring around the surface of the beer and a cluster of bubbles in the corner. lacing was spotty and slippery and didn't cling to the glass much at all.

s - some zesty autumn spices and sweetness. hints of bubblegum and almost belgian yeast. caramel vanilla. very malt forward. cereal...corn pops to be specific. not very old ale like, but not bad.

t - again, cereal...corn pops to be specific. some vanilla and caramel. fairly unique, but at the same time fairly mediocre.

m - medium bodied...you can feel the heat in the mouth. tingles nicely. medium to light bodied.

o - overall, not a bad beer...this is not the best old ale in the world, but for just being a beer. this isn't bad at all. slightly festive. seems like a fall beer despite the cap saying "Happy Holidays" but Halloween is a holiday.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 04:12:39 | More by cosmicevan
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

09-18-2012 03:22:05 | More by Yjt2
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-17-2012 22:29:04 | More by beercubus
Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #12 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.