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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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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | 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:
Beer added by: champ103 on 05-06-2013

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!
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3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

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3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

St. Arnold Icon Amarillo Hefe

Appearance: cloudy yellow-orange, very small head, and a little lacing.

Smell: yeast and wheat.

Taste: pleasant malts, light lemon and orange peel, and wheat.

Mouthfeel: light and smooth.

This is a decent hefeweizen. It is easily drank and has some good, well-balanced flavor.

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3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-hazy golden yellow color with a decent white head and minimal lacing

S-bread, yeast, little orange, hint of spice

T-yeasty bread, orange, little banana, clove, light pine, mild bitter finish with a slightly off aftertaste

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-average hefe with slightly odd aftertaste, but drinkable

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3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz bottle into travel tulip. purchased at Steins Deli in NOLA for like $2.
Pours a golden color with just a thin white bubbly head. Meh...
Nice aromas redeeming itself...fruity hop meets banana clove hefe aroma. Taste is very similar. Crisp golden malty with minimal banana and clove hefe typical flavor, but a nice fruity finish. Its super easy to drink, but nothing spectacular. Cool concept, but it seems to be lacking in wow factor...and more importantly, classic flavor. Its either gotta be wow or classic, and this falls in between. Its good, not great.

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