Icon Series: Amarillo Hefe - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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1.94/5 rDev -47.3%
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
3.83/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: bottle
05-16-2013 01:33:59 | More by BryanCarey
3.81/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a SA perfect pint.
It pours a hazy straw yellow with a fluffy white head about two fingers thick that slowly fades to a thin lacing over the top of the beer. The smell up front is mostly banana and clove with a touch of hops. It is definitely more hoppy then a standard hefeweizen. The hops provide a profile of grapefruit and citrus. I would have liked more hop nose I guess. I still enjoy the nose as just a hefeweizen but I was hoping for more of an IPA meets a hefeweizen. The taste is very yeasty and bready. Typical hefeweizen flavors with a slightly more assertive bitterness. The beer is light bodied with high carbonation and a nice dry finish. Overall I like this beer a lot and would definitely buy some more. Its a nice alternative to a certain other hefeweizen that does not come in bottles. I'd be happy to see this getting rebrewed.
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2013 17:19:12 | More by jamescain
4.31/5 rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Nobi Public House in Webster, Texas.
MMM. This is a really good hefe. Not as good as Live Oak, but unlike the previous two reviewers who know their stuff... I actually think I like this more than Weisse Versa from Karbach.
Now that I have it in bottles, I'm going to do a direct comparison soon. That should be fun. If they get it on tap at Gordon Street Tavern in Alvin, then I might do a straight side by side of all three.... as they always seem to have the other two on tap.
On my scale of deliciousness.... it ranks Really Delicious!
Serving type: on-tap
05-12-2013 02:39:32 | More by Ford
Icon Series: Amarillo Hefe from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.