Icon Series: Belgian-Style Pale Ale - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Icon Series: Belgian-Style Pale AleIcon Series: Belgian-Style Pale Ale

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130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.91%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Brewer Sam Wright's Description: I was going for an approachable Belgian beer that people could drink more than one of. I wanted to use a simple malt bill with British crystal malts to provide a nice sweetness that doesn't get muddled with the yeast character and the hops. To add an American element, Chinook hops were used for bittering, which adds a piney flavor. Saaz hops were added for aroma that blends well with the yeast. I selected a yeast that adds Belgian yeast character without going overboard with phenols. I wanted to make a beer that used ingredients from disparate brewing traditions that worked well together.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 01-09-2013)
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Reviews by roblowther:
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3.09/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. It is a clear, honey copper color with not enough head to stay around long. Not much aroma, maybe a bit of floral smell, maybe a touch of toffee. Sounds like a name for a sore throat lozenge. "Touch of Toffee. Because your throat shouldn't punish your taste buds." Taste is a bit of coriander, then a pronounced hop bite with a mild sharp aftertaste. Seems heavy on "pale ale" and light on "Belgian". Mouthfeel is nice, substantial but light. Overall an interesting beer but not really what it claims, or aspires, to be, IMHO. It is a good, hoppy palate cleanser between courses, I'd say.

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Saint Arnold Icon (No. 1) has a thick, creamy, cream-colored head, some thick lacing left behind, and a clear, copper appearance, with lots of tiny bubble streams. The aroma is faint, but one can detect fruitiness (think of strawberries) and bread crust. Taste is of brown bread, bread crust, lighter-than-average molasses, some hop bitterness, and there is a bit of a malt liquor alcohol twang present as well. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Saint Arnold Icon (No. 1) finises dry, crisp, refreshing, and drinkable. Overall, this is a very mild and easy-going beer. It’s worth checking out, but probably won’t be on the shelves for long, with it’s limited release.

RJT

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Icon Series: Belgian-Style Pale Ale from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.