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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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BA SCORE
83
good

134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
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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Cvescalante

Texas

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
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Musineer

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-29-2013 20:29:31 | More by Musineer
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getlifted1212

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-22-2013 23:55:29 | More by getlifted1212
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dookiebrown

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-22-2013 16:03:18 | More by dookiebrown
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-22-2013 01:04:08 | More by TXhomebrewer
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Hellmeh

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.7%

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

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +22%

06-19-2013 01:00:59 | More by JohnBender
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Jame515

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-17-2013 20:57:39 | More by Jame515
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BlesstheHarvest

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-17-2013 14:29:20 | More by BlesstheHarvest
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jkn09

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-17-2013 03:25:45 | More by jkn09
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illy0sis

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

06-17-2013 01:18:12 | More by illy0sis
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bbadger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-16-2013 17:14:44 | More by bbadger
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gritz147

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-15-2013 03:04:58 | More by gritz147
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

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
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ChrisKuhns

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-13-2013 23:48:25 | More by ChrisKuhns
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-10-2013 01:49:27 | More by CDCNAM
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msturek

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.7%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-08-2013 02:38:41 | More by ChanceK
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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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jngrizzaffi

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

06-07-2013 04:11:57 | More by jngrizzaffi
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zbooks

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-06-2013 19:40:03 | More by zbooks
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vcoggins

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-06-2013 03:06:15 | More by vcoggins
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

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
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-05-2013 01:59:22 | More by tbryan5
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ChiefHopHead

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-03-2013 03:17:23 | More by ChiefHopHead
Icon Series: Amarillo Hefe from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.