Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #14 | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #14Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #14
BA SCORE
69%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 245 ratings
Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #14Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #14
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by EgadBananas on 04-26-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
245
Liked:
169
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
12.57%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
67
Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 245 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of Casey_L
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
2.65/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of paresis
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zander4dawin
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A creamy textured, bready, biscuity, rye toast tasting golden ale with spicy and citrus hop notes and an off dry finish, the alcohol is well concealed and with a smooth finish.

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Photo of ruzzal
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatche2
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting smell, some banana, clove
Poured on draught into a pint glass.

Smell is caramel malt with some earthy hops, apple and caramel flavors.

Taste follows the nose and has a solid malt body and flavor profile with some honey, clove, woody and hop bitterness flavors (some moderate sweetness throughout).

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body with a good amount of carbonation.

Overall this is a fairly interesting strong Belgian ale yet drinkable given the 10% ABV. Not my favorite style but I enjoyed it and would seek it out again.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NolaHopHead
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy amber with suspended white particles. Aroma of fruit, malt, yeast. Sweet Belgian pale with wood and fruity notes, slightly boozy. Dry finish and an overall thin mouthfeel.

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Photo of Mikexw
3.29/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.12/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThickNStout
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from LambicPentameter (thanks!). Bottled 4/7/14. Served in a goblet.

Pours a brilliant, clear, deep orange gold with almost two full fingers of near white head. The froth dissipates to a healthy layer the rests on the surface and a broad ring that deposits some significant clouds of lace.

Smells sweet, fruity and yeasty. Notes of apple, yeast, caramel and candy sugar. Pretty nice.

Flavors of sugar, apple, clove, caramel, a hint of banana, strong Belgian yeast and a slight nip of alcohol. All the classic flavors are there and the age helps them blend oh, so smoothly.

Medium full, smooth body with moderately soft carbonation. A little more booze lingers in the finish along with yeasty candied apple and clove.

Saint Arnold's Divine Reserve 14 is a well made Belgian strong pale ale. I enjoy the smooth body and rounded flavors that aging produced. It's not a style I tend to gravitate towards but no regrets here.

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Photo of Jhavey
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maximum12
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to pjkelley82 for this bottle that was lost in the jungles of the beer fridge for, oh, several ant’s lifetimes. 12 oz. stubby twist off that I pried off.

The pour is quiet orange with about what’s to be expected for carb in a year-plus twist-off bottle. There is, literally, nothing of coming off the surface of the beer. No smell. That’s a first. How does one score air? OK, maybe a touch of citrus & honey. Maybe.

Divine Reserve #14 fits well with the airfare for Europe next summer my wife was just quoting me. Belgium? Amsterdam? Madrid? Yes please! After the shrinking violet nose, the taste pops surprisingly with an aggressive yeast, wildflower honey, soft bubblegum, an almost rye-like spiciness, & finally a small prairie plot of various grasses & wheat germ. Tsunami of sweet malt finishes off the cornucopia & lends a needed shot of adrenalin to my flagging energy reserves. Soft & curvy & something I could drink a six of after a hot baseball game.

I don’t know if this has gained traction in the long months since birth, but this is a complex monster of a beer & stands out in a rather tame, lame, sad style. Excellent beer.

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Photo of L0ne
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From backlog. On draft, February 2015.

Middle of the road, decent, but ultimately forgettable, Belgian pale ale. Typical fruity esters from Belgian yeast. Some spices/spiciness and a little boozy heat.

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Photo of kvgomps
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pauldig
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of donspublic
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mbmiche
3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JNForsyth
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BdM
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #14 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 69% out of 100 with 245 ratings
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