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Saint Arnold ICON

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by dpkpr, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. icetrauma

    icetrauma Member

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    Texas

    I could see this beer as a good entry into craft beer. Not big and bold at all but easy to drink and smooth. Very "sessionable" beer
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  2. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Member

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    Texas
    I've been so busy with work and other things....haven't had the time to track this one down. I'll prolly try this weekend.
  3. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Member

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    Texas
    I did this exact thing with a buddy of mine who only drinks bl. Hes tried a few of my other crafty options, and has never liked them. But the Icon he said was pretty good.
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  4. jaymesbawned

    jaymesbawned Member

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    delusions of grandeur
  5. jaymesbawned

    jaymesbawned Member

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    Texas
    I liked it. Good sessionable beer. Nice belgian yeast flavors without going overboard.
  6. kaidasz

    kaidasz Member

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    Texas
    meh, would NOT buy this ever again, but for an entry point for belgians, could be good for him/her.
  7. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Member

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    Texas
    I wasn't a fan of it...
  8. Ford

    Ford Member

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    Texas
    I had it on tap at the new Nobi House Republic yesterday... I like this beer.
  9. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Member

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    Texas
    I tried Icon Red on Friday at Freetail. Pretty good stuff. It kinda reminded me of De Koninck. Nothing mind-blowing, but it's a solid Belgian-style ale.
  10. Azzy

    Azzy Member

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    Texas
    For those of you who haven't found any, there is a pallet sitting at HEB Montrose. No exageration.
  11. soultrain19

    soultrain19 Member

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    Texas
    Kroger's finally got their shipment as well. Should not be an issue finding this beer.
  12. Ford

    Ford Member

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    Texas
    Yep.... seems like they made plenty... can't wait to try the next one in a few months.

    I'll probably end up drinking two four packs of this before all is said and done.. and I've had one pint at Nobi.
  13. Lutter

    Lutter Member

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    Texas
    Draught House has this on tap in Austin
  14. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Member

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    Texas
    This would be a good summer beer. I'd drink this over a Weedwacker hands down.
  15. icetrauma

    icetrauma Member

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    Texas
    All day long.
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  16. icetrauma

    icetrauma Member

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    Texas
    IMO, of all the lower abv beers brewed by SA, I would say this is the most sessionable on of the lot.
  17. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Member

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    Texas
    Which begs me to ask why they released a Belgian Ale during the winter. The flavor profile of this beer fits perfectly with the summer. Porter would have worked great. Their winter stout sucks. Have they ever released a porter? mmmmmm.......512 Pecan......
  18. icetrauma

    icetrauma Member

    Location:
    Texas
    No porter to my knowledge and I am not a fan of their stout either. I need to find some 512 Pecan.
  19. Ford

    Ford Member

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    Texas
    I tried the stout last week and liked it... not my favorite stout... but I'll drink it again, especially if I find it on tap somewhere.
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  20. champ103

    champ103 Member

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    Texas
    The only porter they have released has been the Donleavy Porter. A tribute to the author, and only available on cask at the different Gingermans around Texas. Long gone now.
  21. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Member

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    Texas
    I just bought a six of the "winter stout" and thought it was pretty good as well. Of course ive had better, but i thought the flavor was decent and i drank the whole six without a problem ;)
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  22. Ford

    Ford Member

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    Texas
    Well I actually had the stout on tap at El Real in Houston last night.... besides being served at a near arctic temperature.... had to wait a bit and let it warm up some... I liked it even more this time.
  23. kmello69

    kmello69 Member

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    Texas
    I think that if you drank the whole 6, you DO have a problem. ;)
  24. icetrauma

    icetrauma Member

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    Texas
    I hope he wasn't refilling those bottles as he went. :p
  25. justin07

    justin07 Member

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    Texas
    very average beer at best. Had at the Saucer without knowing what style it was...still didn't know after drinking it.
  26. icetrauma

    icetrauma Member

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    Texas
    It's a Belgian Pale Ale.
  27. Ford

    Ford Member

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    Texas
    I thought it was easy to tell it was Belgian.. but I'm no expert.. so maybe that is my problem.. I knew it wasn't German or Mexican.
  28. icetrauma

    icetrauma Member

    Location:
    Texas
    It could of possibly been Polish or Ethiopian but I could be wrong.
  29. Lutter

    Lutter Member

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    Texas
    They need to stop screwing around with this ICON crap and gimme Endeavour in 4-packs. SHUT UP AND TAKE ALL MY IPA MONEY.

    Afterwards, they can continue trying to emulate New Belgium's entire regular lineup.

    :)
  30. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Member

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    Texas
    I can see why it might be hard to tell what style it is. I think the American hops used in this beer kind of overwhelm the Belgian yeast flavors.
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  31. cfh64

    cfh64 Member

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    Texas
    Huh, thats interesting, I never thought of it that way. Care to be more specific?
  32. Lutter

    Lutter Member

    Location:
    Texas
    I just always think of New Belgium's normal lineup as a menagerie of mediocre Belgian styles.
  33. cfh64

    cfh64 Member

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    Texas
    Gotchya, but this is only one Belgian style that is part of the Icon series and I don't think claiming they are trying to "emulate" NB is a fair statement based on one beer.
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  34. Lutter

    Lutter Member

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    Texas
    I was mostly trying to be clever.
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  35. cfh64

    cfh64 Member

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    Texas
    Lol, you are clever, I'll give you that ;)

    Is this where I say "I see what you did there"?
  36. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Member

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    Texas
    I was thinking to myself, Nb's beers arent belgians.....

    ;)
  37. icetrauma

    icetrauma Member

    Location:
    Texas
    Hence "NEW Belgium" hehehehehehehehe
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  38. HoodooOperator

    HoodooOperator Member

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    Texas
    Picked up some ICON yesterday ... Solid 'MEH'
  39. tofuspeedstar

    tofuspeedstar Member

    Location:
    Texas
    Had the ICON over the weekend.

    It was okay, nothing to write home about.

    Definitely agree that the Winter Stout needs some work, there's no body/mouthfeel to it..it's like drinking water. :|

    BA WINTER VANILLA STOUT HOORAY!
  40. BeanBone

    BeanBone Member

    Location:
    Texas
    If, by some chance, someone on the northside is looking and doesn't feel like driving, the booty Kroger by my house on Rayford has a metric shitload of this.

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