Icon Series: Amarillo Hefe - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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Ratings: 133 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BryanCarey:
3.83/5 rDev +3.8%
Icon Green pours from the bottle to a yellowish color and if poured right, produces a good deal of foam that leaves lace as you drink. The nose on this beer is yeasty, spicy, and citrus- like. It is appealing in the sense that you know it is hefeweizen, but you also know it is different.
This beer has a pleasant flavor profile that includes yeast, bread, and citrus, primarily lemon and orange. There is some earthy character as well and a slightly toasted malt taste that is nice and easy on the palate. The beer is medium to light in body and very easy- going and likeable.
This is a nice beer in the Icon series and a good product for hefeweizen fans and others who want a lighter brew that is still flavorful and enjoyable. The added citrus component is not something you expect, but it is certainly a nice addition and it does set the beer apart from others in its class. Icon Blue is still my favorite so far in the series, but this is still a good product and one not to pass up.
05-16-2013 01:33:59 | More by BryanCarey
More User Reviews:
1.94/5 rDev -47.4%
Poured this into a Saint Arnold Christmas Ale pint glass. Weird hazy - slightly cloudy body. Pale gold. Not much head to speak of. Smell is fairly subdued. What little I get is clove and a hint of those amarillos (but, really, the hops are pretty far in the back). Flavor is SWEET. The requisite hefe flavors are there, but it's all so muted. This is the first beer I've had in a week and a half, so I expected to get a wave of flavor. Not so much. Hops are an afterthought. Weird Saint Arnold house taste that I can never get down with. Why put the hop varietal name in if you aren't going to properly showcase it? This has one of the worst mouthfeels on a hefeweizen I have ever tried in my life. Sorely lacking in carbonation and none of that typical fluffy hefe body. Kind of slick too. This is pretty bad.
Definitely one for the homers.
05-24-2013 00:06:57 | More by goochpunch
3.68/5 rDev -0.3%
Appearance: hazy yellow, white head, maybe a finger, dissipated quickly, only a little lace.
Aroma: light pine and citrus, with and earthy, bubblegum yeast note on the back, with a bit of banana and clove.
Taste: banana and yeast esters up front, with some backing floral and piny hop notes and a very subtle bitterness.
Mouthfeel: light, light carbonation, clean finish, smooth.
Overall: not a bad hefe at all, and the Amarillo touch is good too.
06-14-2013 02:49:28 | More by EgadBananas
4.46/5 rDev +20.9%
Saint Arnold Amarillo Hefeweizen (Icon Green) has a very thick, fluffy, off-white head, a hazy, quite bubbly, golden appearance, and good lacing left behind. The aroma is of faint sweetness, banana, and spice, and the flavor is of bread, spice, banana, clove, and a touch of tap water. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and Saint Arnold Amarillo Hefeweizen (Icon Green) finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and extremely drinkable. Overall, this is a wonderful wheat beer!
07-21-2013 23:13:12 | More by RonaldTheriot
Icon Series: Amarillo Hefe from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.