Icon Series: Amarillo Hefe - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Icon Series: Amarillo HefeIcon Series: Amarillo Hefe

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BA SCORE
84
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140 Ratings
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Brewer Sam Wright's Description: The recipe for Amarillo Hefe came from a beer I developed for my sister and brother in law's wedding. They wanted a hefeweizen for their reception, and I decided to put my own twist on it. Since some people like to put lemon or orange slices in hefes, I figured I could replace that with the bright citrus flavor and aroma of Amarillo hops. The base beer starts as a fairly traditional Hefe. As fermentation starts to putter out, a healthy dose of Amarillos are dry hopped to complement the banana and clove flavors of the yeast. The balance gives an impression of added spice flavor, but no spice was added. Just malt, hops, yeast, and water. Enjoy!

(Beer added by: champ103 on 05-06-2013)
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Reviews by StArnoldFan:
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4.31/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to the Champ for adding this beer so I can review it. Iv had a growler fill from Nobi, and now a four pack I picked up from Specs. Pours a cloudy yellow from the bottle with a finger of white foamy head, classic for a hefeweizen. The smell is somewhat familiar to the style with a slight hop forward scent. Taste is that of a hefe, some clove, banana, wheat and some citrus. Overall I thought this was a good interpretation of the style, I heard it was dry hopped and was expecting a little more out of the nose and taste from that, and I didn't get it. If this were packaged as an everyday seller @ $8 a six pack I'd buy it all summer. I have to agree with the review in front of me, Live Oak Hefe and Karbach Weisse Versa have this style pretty much locked down in this area.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of goochpunch
1.94/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

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.

Photo of EgadBananas
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.46/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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!

RJT

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Icon Series: Amarillo Hefe from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.