Icon Series: Amarillo Hefe - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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Ratings: 134 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
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
3.68/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
06-14-2013 02:49:28 | More by EgadBananas
3.85/5 rDev +4.3%
Yellow and a little hazy with a fairly good head and sparse lace.
Aroma is more heffy than I expected, good yeasty component, some hoppiness, interesting.
I like the taste, well, for a hoppy hef or wheat beer, that is. I can't say I'm real fond of this style, but this example of the style is quite tasty, so more power to St Arnold. It's got ample hop presence without blasting away all the things that make a hef, like yeasty taste and a pretty full mouthfeel, despite being pretty light and drinkable.
I kind of think the hoppy hef/wheat beer is somewhat of a distinct style (with some overlap, obviously). I have found all of these beers interesting but just not that compelling. I guess the yeastiness clashes with the hops, IMO. I'm rating this one well tho because you rate to style and this is a tasty beer, regardless of my eccentricities.
06-05-2013 02:29:45 | More by AlCaponeJunior
Icon Series: Amarillo Hefe from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.