Saint Arnold Amber Ale | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Amber AleSaint Arnold Amber Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States
saintarnold.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Saint Arnold Amber Ale is the brewery's flagship product and first official brew. A well balanced, full flavored, amber ale, it has a rich, malty body with a pleasant caramel character derived from a specialty Caravienne malt. A complex hop aroma, with a hint of floral and citrus comes from a combination of Cascades and Liberty hops. It has a rich, creamy head with a fine lace. The light fruitiness, characteristic of ales, is derived from a proprietary yeast strain.


Added by kbub6f on 12-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
508
Reviews:
187
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
13.41%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
112
For Trade:
1
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Photo of WangFire
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Maknex
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gvickery
4.55/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

My favorite hands down. I've drank it from a glass but mostly from the bottle. Very balanced, just when you think it's sweet some hops come in. The ABV on the one's I get say 6.2, it seems really strong. If I drink more than a 6-pack I'm pretty hammered. It looks more brown than amber to me, clear with slightly brown foam. Average carbonation. I just wish more restaurants carried it...........

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of california_republic
4.33/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love that they serve this in the KLM Crown Lounge at IAH. I've had it many times here but always forgot to do a review. I'm kind of going off of memory and I'll update this again when I have another one.

Look: Clear, light amber with a medium amount of head.

Smell: Definitely very biscuity/crackery but with also a good helping of herbal hops.

Taste: Very bready with herbal hops and quite a kick of bitterness. Can be described as malty but hoppy, in between a lager and a pale ale. Not as toasty as Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, but quite bready and maybe buttery.

Feel: Clean, bubbly, but also creamy. To be honest good texture but the bitterness is a bit biting.

Overall: It's good, and I'm quite happy that they offer this as complimentary alcohol in an airport lounge. Saint Arnold is my favorite Houston brewery because even if they are a bit conventional they do a solid job and have a good bready flavor going for them. Definitely good enough to be a staple beer around Houston.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of batt6343
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerucee
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ruzzal
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of puck1225
3.37/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into pint glass. Clear golden yellow with a decent but short lived head, okay lacing. Breads smell. Subdued taste, malty. Not a bad beer, but not one that inspires love.

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Photo of Sabtos
2.87/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Amber, duh, with a small white head.

Smell is cracker, toffee, and a little dry hops.

Nutty toffee, bready yet bitter. An AAL-plus.

Slightly frothy with a dry crisp finish.

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Photo of NomadDawg
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lance_Hathorn
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Momon
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.23/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at St. Arnold's so it's as fresh as can be. Translucent gold copper, mild carbonation. Very refreshing light taste, smooth finish. High hop concentration for an amber, tips this one once more in my favor as I love pale ales and hops. Haven't tried in bottles but I feel like this is superior already.

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Photo of thatche2
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My all time fave

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Photo of terryt88
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Myotus
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured hard at 46°F from a 12oz bottle (bottled on 08Sep15) into a Mikasa Ale glass. Consumed on 30Jan16.
LOOK: Pours with 2 finger's worth of off-white foam that dissipates into a half fingers worth within 2 minutes and 35 seconds. There is a subtle amount of thick lacing left behind from the head dissipation. Gold in color (???) with a slight amount of cloudiness. Rising bubbles are small in size and very subtle in quantity. Lacing is moderate in quantity and thick.
SMELL: Mild aromas of bread, caramel, and sweet chocolate entangle with subtle grass, peach, and floral hop aromas.
TASTE: Mild peach and caramel flavors first strike the palate and are immediately followed by mild flavors of bread and subtle sweet chocolate. Mild floral hop flavors and hints of grassy enter lastly as all previous flavors persist.
FEEL: Somewhere between medium-bodied and full-bodied. Carbonation levels are moderate. Goes down somewhat and creamy. Finishes with a slight crispness.
NOTE: A great beer of its style! As the beer warms, the peach flavors grow stronger. I don't see what others are complaining about. This was well done. It was balanced between hops and sweetness just like an Amber Ale should be.

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Photo of zp6167a
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sgt_187em
4.07/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured out an orange color which I thought was nice. Light head. Tasted almost like an IPA. Not bad, must review!

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours out to a decent head and and moderate lacing. Very light orange amber color. Aroma is malty and clean with slight grassy hops. Flavor is pale and Munich malts, hard water bite and bracing bitterness on the end. Mouthfeel light. Overall a decent Amber Ale.

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Photo of Dreynolds1808
2/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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Saint Arnold Amber Ale from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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