Icon Series: Bière De Saison - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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Reviews by Elprico:
3.86/5 rDev -1.5%
A- 12 oz. bottle poured into a Teku. Cloudy and a little bit darker than expected in terms of appearance. Almost no head and light on the carbonation.
S- A definite yeast smell is the most apparent scent, but after that comes the malt tones and ripened fruit.
T- A surprisingly light tasting beer given the appearance. Initial taste is yeast, and slightly sour. Several tastes in reveals more of the ripened fruit that was apparent in the smell, along with slight citrus notes. It's great, but loses points in my book for being a little too light on the carbonation.
O- It's an outstanding, complex, and almost wine-like beer. I did not even realize the ABV was 9% until I checked at the end of this review, which came as a complete surprise to me. Another great addition from the Icon series, but probably not something I'd seek out constantly.
01-21-2014 03:40:24 | More by Elprico
More User Reviews:
4.66/5 rDev +18.9%
A: Dark, deep ruby. Beautiful. Surprisingly, very little head with this one.
S: Wow, fruity, peary, plumish, and in all honesty regal (if you can call that a scent). The scent is actually quite strong, but balanced with the above fruity sweetness and the darker complexion of the beer malts.
T: Fantastic. Pear and banana hit the sweet spot. There are hints of hops, so it is not all consumingly sweet; quite balanced. Malty, but not so much that you are consumed with yeasty flavor. Overall, strong but balanced.
M: Full bodied, clean, dry, mild carbonation. I am not a fan of extreme carbonation, so this is just fantastic. Alcohol is strong; makes a good beer by the fireplace.
Fantastic local Houston brew. Will be getting this again next Autumn.
09-03-2013 14:47:41 | More by RobeerCop
4.59/5 rDev +17.1%
Saint Arnold Icon Gold has a thin, cream-colored head, a clear, deep, brilliant, caramel appearance, a few ascending bubbles, and not much lacing left behind. The aroma is of rich, pungent, dense, caramelized candi sugar, medium-roasted barley malt, cilantro, and black pepper. Taste is of spicy, sweet, rich, caramel, brown bread crust, a slight bitterness, butter, banana filling, and sugar. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Saint Arnold Icon Gold finishes sweet, semi-dry, rich, and somewhat cloying. This a great beer, and I highly recommend it!
09-12-2013 20:19:16 | More by RonaldTheriot
Icon Series: Bière De Saison from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.