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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #13 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #13Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #13

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

273 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 273
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.42%
Wants: 25
Gots: 79 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Onslow on 03-19-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

djrn2, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of bmwats
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Dark brown. Pours a slight, brown white head. Settles quickly leaving only a ring around the rim and a smattering of bubbles. Only the slightest lacing quickly retreats into the body of the brew. Head, although slight, renews vigorously with each pour.

S: Roasted malt, almond, raisin, molasses, brown sugar, and bubble gum.

T: Roasted malt. Slightly pungent and bittersweet flavors of raisin, and black licorice.

M: Thick and syrupy. Lightly sweet in the front, pungent and peaty through the middle, and not much of an aftertaste. Very dry finish.

D: Sip, savor, and enjoy.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Dark hue, not much in terms of head or lacing; characteristic of the style. Great nose... roasted malt with a nutty tone, accentuated with sweet and fruity components. Flavor is roasted, with sweet and pungent components for balance. Very smooth...very smooth. No real aftertaste and a dry finish. Overall, this is a great quaff.

bmwats, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of theAdamsFamily
4/5  rDev -3.4%

theAdamsFamily, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of inlimbo77
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz, 2/28/13
Westy 12 glass

A: Pours out like cherry cola really. Effervescent. Dark brownish color with hints of red in there. Can almost see through it. Basically no head aside from a collar of light tan head. Rings the glass. Some alcohol legs. Not tons of lacing.

S: Dark fruits for sure: Prunes, plums, raisins, figs, etc. Maybe some leather. Dark chocolate.

T: Big dark fruits right away. Getting those jammy prunes and figs and raisins and plum. Prickly carbonation on tip of tongue. Maybe some hints of dark chocolate in the mid-palate. Some of that old leather that I smelled. Finish is quite dry, lingering dark fruit flavors interweave with that finish.

M: Big medium bodied. Carbonation helps.

inlimbo77, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of Abbbp
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Now I must admit after Beermageddon I finally learned what St. Arnold's was, but the Lawnmower ain't got shit on the Divine. This beer is accurately labeled. I'm lucky, blessed that this year when the #13 showed up that it was a Quad and that my local beer man at the Las Colinas Beverages (shout out) told us about it well in advance.

Although I love the chase, this beer didn't sell out as fast as I thought it would, and I was able to procure 2 sixers. I'm keeping one of those to send around to other Abbbp members and BAs, get it if you can.

A purple wine like. Blood burgundy in the glass

S like a quad should Be, smooth, and delicious, grape-like but not acidic like wine

T smooth, awesome taste, plums, prunes, purple

M not overly carbonated and actually want to let it linger

O dear god getting more, outta 100 I'd give it an A, a 93

Abbbp, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

spycow, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of whoneeds8
2.44/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a Westmalle Chalice black with a very thin white head that went away fairly quickly.

Listen, I have a bad nose. But I can't get any scent off this quad. That's bad if MY nose can't get anything off a quad.

I got to say, the taste just isn't anything great either. This is really disappointing for something Divine. Three Philosophers has more going for it than this does.

I thought DR8 was my least favorite, but that might be because I'm not a scotch ale fan. But this is . . . .

THE WORST DIVINE RESERVE YET!!!

Come on Brock, I expect better out of you.

whoneeds8, Apr 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Thorpe429, Apr 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

tobelerone, Apr 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

drabmuh, Apr 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

houhkx, Apr 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

abex44, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of bbadger
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

bbadger, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of dcloeren
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

dcloeren, Apr 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

gritz147, Apr 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

ChrisKuhns, Apr 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

ScubaSteve00, Apr 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

Heretic42, Apr 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

ShameAndFailure, Mar 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

melissajtai, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of kyleelton
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Looks really dark red with a thin head that lingers very nicely. Perfect.

This thing smells amazing. Im thinking plums and maybe some smoke. I only dock it a bit because it might become overpowering.

I first get gingerbread. That was my first impression. Just a hint of alcohol, but this 11% ABV beer is sneaky. The alcohol is hidden really well.

I can't imagine a better mouthfeel in a beer. Full body and just the right amount of carbonation.

I don't always like Belgian style ales, but this is damn good. As much as I have liked past Divine Reserve beers (especially the 11) this is what this series was made for. Well done Saint Arnold. Big, complex, flavor-filled beer for beer lovers.

kyleelton, Mar 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

ButtMax, Mar 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

brin611, Mar 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

SanAnMan, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of Magery
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Magery, Mar 27, 2013
Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #13 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.