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St Arnou Premium - Potters Hotel & Brewery (Hunter Beer Co)

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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 2.95
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Potters Hotel & Brewery (Hunter Beer Co) visit their website

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 08-22-2005)
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Photo of mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

2.73/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into pils glass.

Pours a large layer of beige head. Good retention. Left some lace rings. Color is a clear golden orange.

Aroma: Has a skunky flavor to it. Fairly grainy with a very faint hop aroma.

Taste: Fairly odd compared to the nose. It is skunky but also has a wheat flavor. Some bananas and fruit citrus. Kind of like a lager with a bit of extra flavor.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and dry. Light bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Ends dry, but fairly clean.

Overall, not the best lager in the world. A bit skunky for me. It is fairly odd for what it is and the flavors it provides.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 03:08:25 | More by mothman
Photo of Biowza


2.6/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance- Very pale yellow with 1cm of bubbly head which fades away very quickly

Smell- Grainy, wheat, very slight hints of sweet malts not a whole lot here

Taste- You get a bit of that sweet malt, with maybe a slight hint of some over ripe bananas...mostly a grainy flavour comes through though.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with some carbonation

Drinkability- I didn't really enjoy this, I didn't hate it but there are better ones to get. I guess you might want to try this to just see what it is like but I don't think I'd buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2009 11:24:05 | More by Biowza
Photo of Kulrak


2.9/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a bright golden color with a decent amount of fluffy white head that fades away fairly quickly. As for the smell, there's a little yeast, and that's about it. The taste is very clean, there's a little fruitiness there and a tiny amount of noble hop bitterness, but mostly it's just clean. The mouthfeel is very thick and creamy, not bad at all. Overall, it's drinkable, but there's really not much to it.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2008 11:34:54 | More by Kulrak
Photo of jarmby1711


3.58/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Contrary to previous reviews I thought this to be a pretty good lager.
Golden and light in colour a frothy white head and plenty of bubble.
Soft malts on the nose
The taste was just on the sweet side of neutral which was balanced by the crisp bitterness.
It was brisk in the mouth and made for an excellent warm weather refresher.
No complexities just a clean tasting refreshing lager

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2007 22:01:41 | More by jarmby1711
Photo of brendan13


2.78/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pale golden colour with a couple of centimetres of white head that falls away almost immediately.
S - Really not much going on here. Some grain & metal notes.
T - Very much like the smell but with a slight malt sweetness to it.
M - Light to medium bodied, fairly high carbonation.
D - Inoffensive, sessionable & refreshing. How ever there are also a lot of wheat & pale ales that are just as refreshing and have a bit more character.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2007 07:45:06 | More by brendan13
Photo of joecast


3.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle shape is interseting. which means its different but im not sure if i like it or not.
330ml 4.5%abv no date

appearance is pale golden with a thin white head. not much retention and light lacing. carbonation looks low which is surprising. might make it easier to drink out of the bottle though. not that there's anything wrong with that.

aroma comes out strong initially. grassy and fresh at first. once that fades a bit, a mild malty sweetness comes through.

taste forgets that first impression and just shows itself for what it is. a sweet-leaning, low-hop easy drinking lager. does keep a bit of hop character but not enough to put off most macro drinkers that this would be aimed at. cant fault it, just nothing overly exciting.

as i said, easy drinking. wont make you want to give up drinking beer like some macro lagers will. it'll do when times get tough.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2007 07:39:39 | More by joecast
Photo of vancurly


2.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Finally seeing St Arnou in a bottle.... was quite excited.
Quite intrigued by the style "Pure Wheat Malted Golden Lager".... wonder what that means.
Poured a pale gold/yellow, white rocky head which sinks, little bubbling. Obviously wheat has little effect on head retention with this one.
Nose of premium aussie lager.... PoR & malt. Herbaceous / vegetatious nose.
Flavour not inspiring. Touch honey-ish, slightly sweet.
Body is thin and disappointing.
Kinda like Steinlager without the class...

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2007 21:01:13 | More by vancurly
Photo of DaveFL1976


3.25/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

St. Arnou Premium Blonde (lager) (4.5%)
In true St. Arnou fashion of making beers with excessive drinkability, St. Arnou Premium Blonde tops the list on the brewhouse’s beer menu. I’m guessing that means it’s theie most-sold beer because it’s a Brew of Little Taste.
Premium Blond pours a pretty, light-gold colour with a nice fluffy white head. The head doesn’t last too long however.
Smell is not too memorable on this beer. What malt smell that’s there is exceedingly light, and hop taste is almost nonexistent. However, the taste is satisfying nonetheless. A nice subtle-sweet malt character is found with the faintest bit of hop balance. The body and mouthfeel have a little sustenance, probably due to the wheat used in brewing. For an Australian Lager, this might be the cleanest, crispest-tasting variety I’ve ever had. Carbonation is right in line with what I think it should be in such a beer. This beer continues to follow the theme of St. Arnou beers: Good-tasting, non-offending, easy-drinking brews. These could be the least flamboyant microbrews ever. But you know what? They’re good.
When you drink this brew, don’t expect to be blown away. They’re nothing to write home about. But the thing I like about them is that they don’t try to be something they’re not in terms of beer.
Appearance: 3.0
Smell: 2.0
Taste: 3.0
Drinkability: 4.5

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2005 08:52:16 | More by DaveFL1976
St Arnou Premium from Potters Hotel & Brewery (Hunter Beer Co)
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