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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #12 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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very good

188 Ratings
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 12
Gots: 74 | 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%

E_Cox, Jul 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

jjheinrichs, Jun 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

hsus0225, Jun 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

InspectorBob, Jun 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

GrindFatherBob, Jun 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

PHBoiler, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.29/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Alieniloquium, Jun 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

Coldsnack, May 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

canders0927, May 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

WickedD365, May 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

csfcmitchell, May 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

dcloeren, May 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

dvmky, May 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

jl28r1, May 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

outoffocus, May 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

VeganUndead, May 01, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I got this beer from my dear beerbuddy Robert (Torino). Thanks Robert. Poured this one in my De Molen tasting glass. Nice golden yellow fluid. Got some heavy pouring to do to get some head. Very light carbonation, little lacing.

Floral smell far away with some anice hints. Good mouthfeel. A decent drinkable beer but not too spectacular. The alcohol is pretty well hidden.

Brabander, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(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.

rhoadsrage, Apr 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

InVinoVeritas, Apr 25, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Also thanks to thanks to ApostleBrewing as well as dcloeren for this one as I just had a Jester King beer that came from them as well, coincidence.

Pours a decent fizzy almost 1 finger head, not bad for 10% abv, fades at a med pace with little lacing, hazy, slight suspended particulate, amber nectar orange color.

Nose starts like candy, butterscotch toffee, slight peanut brittle, candy syrup, sweet malty, reddish malts, hint of clean booze, light fruity touch as well, not much else though.

Taste starts with more candy, sweet slightly syrupy candy, light toffee and brittle, light apple fruit and candy apple flavor. Booze cuts in and let's you know with warming tingly booze but clean, some nutty caramel with the syrupy sweetness, rich buttery toffee comes out more on the back end. Finish is semi syrupy sticky with an anesthetizing booze feel, lingering nutty and buttery toffee, caramel, just a touch of earthy bitterness even slight creamy caramel and creamed honey.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, plenty of warming tingly booze, decent carb.

Overall not bad, but nothing special. It's more like a big candy beer than anything, with the sticky sweetness, syrupy flavors, lots of toffee and brittle like flavors, pretty sweet as expected. Not much for the nice malty flavors though, esp aged soft malt characters I expect in a good old ale, but otherwise not too bad.

jlindros, Apr 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

kscaldef, Apr 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

CDCNAM, Apr 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

bbadger, Apr 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

alysmith4, Apr 12, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle date on 7/12/12, if I read it correctly.

Thanks to XicanoBeerRun for this one. Imported from Texas!

This pours an amber-caramel color with a thin ring of foam.

The hops have faded on this, leaving behind a boquet of caramel and malt notes. It’s stickly piney, with a sweet finish.

The flavor is fairly mellow, with a rounded piney resin, and some light toasted coconut and almond notes.

The body holds up, and it warms well enough to savor for a spell. Certainly the Divine Reserve series is a high point of the St. Arnold stable and this does not disappoint.

elNopalero, Apr 11, 2013
Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #12 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.