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Icon Series: Amarillo Hefe - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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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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Ratings: 140 | Reviews: 20
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured this like a regular ol hefe producing a nice sized head(which falls fairly quickly) but there is no reason to do this as there is no yeast in the bottle(whoops). Sudsy white head and a slightly hazy golden yellow body.

The namesake Amarillo hops shine through on the nose bringing a pine and citric orange qualities. Some wheaty notes peek through.

Tastes nice and wheaty for the most part with some spice. The hops definitely aren’t popping quite like the nose but they do provide a good presence.

Drinks nice with a crisp little hit of bitterness. Lighter body with medium carbonation.

Falls a little short in what I like from a hefeweizen. The hops are a nice twist though.

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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

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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.

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Icon Series: Amarillo Hefe from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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