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Icon Series: Amarillo Hefe - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Icon Series: Amarillo HefeIcon Series: Amarillo Hefe

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129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 3
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:
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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goochpunch

Texas

1.94/5  rDev -47.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 00:06:57 | More by goochpunch
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NeverSettle

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

06-07-2013 20:22:03 | More by NeverSettle
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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -18.7%

07-25-2013 19:40:43 | More by BGsWo22
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msturek

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-09-2013 21:09:17 | More by msturek
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jgbiggs

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.7%

05-09-2013 15:14:47 | More by jgbiggs
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Hellmeh

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-20-2013 03:13:34 | More by Hellmeh
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.7%

12-28-2013 05:14:06 | More by jenray
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duff247

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.7%

07-18-2013 04:59:31 | More by duff247
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OgreSanchez

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.7%

07-27-2013 19:21:29 | More by OgreSanchez
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Lance87

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.7%

05-27-2014 18:47:40 | More by Lance87
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Dabai

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.7%

07-07-2014 20:49:53 | More by Dabai
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a0lbudman

Alabama

3.21/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 03:38:39 | More by a0lbudman
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valkyre65

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

05-19-2013 13:17:51 | More by valkyre65
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PopGun

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

07-07-2013 21:59:05 | More by PopGun
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jheezee

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

08-04-2013 04:03:33 | More by jheezee
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BKotch

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

05-26-2013 04:51:41 | More by BKotch
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

12-14-2013 22:24:56 | More by greenspointexas
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jhamp9

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

05-24-2013 02:30:37 | More by jhamp9
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Canti4341

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

11-13-2013 16:09:23 | More by Canti4341
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Lukebell15

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

09-21-2013 02:04:33 | More by Lukebell15
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klmcmachen

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

07-31-2013 13:13:01 | More by klmcmachen
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coldriver

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

05-24-2013 23:27:13 | More by coldriver
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wtkphoto

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

11-13-2013 02:31:07 | More by wtkphoto
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Cvescalante

Texas

3.29/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 23:37:06 | More by Cvescalante
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 04:36:12 | More by bmwats
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Icon Series: Amarillo Hefe from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.