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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

268 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.42%
Wants: 25
Gots: 78 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Onslow on 03-19-2013)
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Photo of spycow
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
Photo of Thorpe429
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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

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

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

houhkx, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of abex44
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
Photo of gritz147
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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

ChrisKuhns, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of ScubaSteve00
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

ScubaSteve00, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of Heretic42
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

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

ShameAndFailure, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of melissajtai
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
Photo of ButtMax
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
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

ChaseTheAce, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of genitempo
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Annually, beer enthusiasts all over Texas welcome St. Arnold's Divine Reserve with open arms. With a new recipe that never seems to disappoint, the Houston brewery creates a beer that flies off the shelf within a week.

Notes: Pours a dark, deep garnet with minimal, dissipating head and no lace. Nose was all-around mild, with no apparent overtone, but rather a collection of subtleties: booze, malt, dark fruits, with a phenolic back end. Flavor improved with warmth, introducing with spice, heavy on the dark fruits that envelop the palate after the sip. Carbonation is a bit too heavy, allowing the imbiber to only taste the beer's potential on the back end.

Divine Reserve 13 lived up to it's predecessors in hype, but fell just a tad bit short in satiating its buyers.

genitempo, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of Bearman13
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Bearman13, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of Danobold
4.51/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Impressive offering in the flood of quadruples coming out of Texas recently. Had it in a bomber (courtesy of Las Colinas Beverage) - pours smooth, very little head unless going for the hard pour. Despite the small amount of head, lacing is impressive and long lasting.

Taste wise, it's outstanding, although I found it a bit sweet. The alcohol taste is not as strong as you see in some quads, which some may like quite a bit. That said, I found myself feeling like it's just missing a tiny bit of something which would put it over the top - maybe a bit more bite or an extra dimension to the sweetness or aftertaste.

Overall, an outstanding beer and a great offering - highly recommend. I'm aging one a bit as well, and very curious to see what that adds.

Danobold, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of LaTrappeMonk
4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I had this beer on cask. The other reviews seem to be from the bottle, so mine’s going to be a bit different. Appearance: This beer had no head at all. It is very dark, near opaque black. Hold it up to light, and it has a reddish hue and a remarkable clarity that comes from its long conditioning time. Aroma: I smelled this beer and thought, "Yep, that’s a quad." It also has some dark fruit, black cherry. Palate: Divine 13 has a medium mouth feel. The cask version I had, of course, had no carbonation. It coated the mouth like 2% milk. Flavor: This beer is delicious. Chocolate and caramel blend with dark fruit flavors, like fig and black cherry, maybe even some blackberry. It starts sweet on the front end and finishes like a dry Cabernet, driving you to the next sip. I would have never guessed the alcohol content by it’s taste. It’s well incorporated into the beer, warming but not biting. Overall: I love this beer. I’d drink it again. In fact, I did. I had to make sure that it was as good as I thought, so I had another, and another, and then just one more. Four tests concur. It’s fantastic.

LaTrappeMonk, Mar 25, 2013
Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #13 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.