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Saint Arnold Amber Ale | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Amber AleSaint Arnold Amber Ale
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3.55/5
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512 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#39,802
Reviews:
187
Ratings:
512
pDev:
13.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
113
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 512 |  Reviews: 187
Photo of zp6167a
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sgt_187em
4.07/5  rDev +14.6%
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 +5.6%
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 -43.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of mpk_tx
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A Houston classic, although this city produces much better crafts nowadays. It's brown and slightly hazy with decent head retention. It is almost all malt, and to me tastes almost creamy, which adds to its greatest asset - a silky-smooth feel. You can easily put down four or five of these any time of the year and they will taste pretty dang good.

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Photo of firkingroovin
4.43/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IPAchris
3.39/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Noooddle
3.11/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Amber? I do not think that word means what you think it means. Give this beer to a thousand beer geeks, not one is going to call this an amber. As a larger it's pale with a bit of sour and nothing of much interest.

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Photo of chuckt62
3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluesyasian
3.27/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sethmcconkey
3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aknalley
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jhavey
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of baseball636
3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mrcharlie
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had 2 of these at the Houston Zoo yesterday. It was incredibly hot and humid out there. I was glad to have this over the other choices available there, but would not seek it out under normal conditions. It was poured from the bottle into a plastic cup and it was pretty refreshing and had a nice look to it. Not familiar with the style, so nothing to compare it too.

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Photo of HipCzech
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Serving: 12 oz bottle poured into a Saint Arnold nonic pint glass.

Appearance: Clear, light gold amber. Bubbly white head - recedes quickly with little lacing.

Smell: Cereal grain, butter.

Taste: Slightly coarse, grainy maltiness; faintly toasted sweetness and fruity yeast. Mildly hoppy, herbal bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

Overall: Far from the best SA or Houston have to offer, but a flavorful and relatively drinkable option in days past when there weren't other local options - a Houston classic at this point.

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Photo of Jcarter1221
3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Leschber
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nazzz
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BdM
3.06/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jrichtertx
4.18/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rbn_gr
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Oakenator
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saint Arnold Amber Ale from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 512 ratings
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