Saint Arnold Amber Ale | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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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:
506
Reviews:
187
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
13.45%
 
 
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13
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a soft, pale light almost more golden than it does amber. It's not the rich almost copper color that some Amber or Irish Red Ales can be. Nice bright white head on top that stays throughout the course of the beer. Defiantly getting that pale malt build on the nose with almost no hop aroma mixed in. The maltiness come out even more on the tongue with just a slight bitterness on the finish. I was a bit disappointed as I would have loved to see the hops come out a little bit more on this beer, but overall, a solid amber that would go well with a burger, steak, pork, BBQ....pretty any much red meat you can think of. I think this would be a good intro beer to non craft beer drinkers, but at the same time, I don't think it will insult the palate of the seasoned craft beer drinker.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle.

Appearance is a slightly cloudy, light amber color. Not much head to speak of. Smell is vaguely sweet with tinges of caramel malt but sadly no hop in the nose at all. The mild caramel malt is the the dominant taste with just enough hop bitterness to be noticeable. Mouthfeel is medium in body and carb, interestingly enough, the hops seem to be most noticeable in the mouthfeel, through on second thought, perhaps this is the carb.

Good laid back beer that won't offend anyone but also doesn't really stand out at all. At least it didn't have any diacetyl taste. A good fridge stocker for guests that want to try something local?

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Saint Arnold Amber Ale from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
3.57 out of 5 based on 506 ratings.
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