Icon Series: Amarillo Hefe - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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Ratings: 134 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
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
3.21/5 rDev -13%
A-hazy gold color with a white head that leaves a slight lacing
S-banana, clove with with an aroma that makes me think it has a tart flavor and a slight bready aroma
T-banana and clove upfront with a medal aftertaste that stays with you
M medium body and medium corbonation
O-this beer was okay
01-22-2014 03:38:39 | More by a0lbudman
3.29/5 rDev -10.8%
I had to review this one just because its so weird for the style.
A- Its not as cloudy as a lot of hefs, still a dark yellow.
S- The aroma is the main thing that made me review this one. The best way I can describe this smell is like a room that someone farted in and sprayed a tropical air freshener in. Covered up most of the fart, but its still hanging in the background.
T- Tropical, fruity hops (grapefruit, tangerine, miscellaneous tropical fruits, but not many stand out) peppery, random spices.
M- Light body, weird lingering feel, kinda dry.
O- Totally different take on the style, which they did on purpose of course. It's just too all over the place for me. I definitely don't get "hefeweizen" but I also don't get "hoppy wheat beer" either. It's off.. I'd suggest saving your money.
06-29-2013 23:37:06 | More by Cvescalante
3.4/5 rDev -7.9%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a weizen glass.
A: Hazy light golden hue. Large bubbles of rising effervescence. Pours a half finger, bubbly, white head. Dissipates quickly. No real lacing.
S: Freshly cut grass, strong lemon and lime citrus.
T: White bread, with a nice bit of citrus, and what seems like a very slight hop bite.
M: Light body, a bit of a metallic feel.
D: Sessionable, but worth savoring.
Atmosphere is okay. Slight bubbly head, no real lacing. Grassy and citrusy nose. Generic bready flavor accentuated with a bit of citrus and a slight hop feel. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.
11-28-2013 04:36:12 | More by bmwats
Icon Series: Amarillo Hefe from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.