Ale Wagger
Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Style:
Brown Ale - American
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 9.56%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
78
From:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
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SCORE
83
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Notes: A beautiful, deep copper brown ale. It has a full, malty body with hints of chocolate, a touch of sweetness and a light hop flavor. A complex malt character is created by combining five different types of malts. It has a rich, creamy head with a fine lace. The light fruitiness, characteristic of ales, is derived from a proprietary yeast strain.

At Saint Arnold, we are passionate about animal rescue. A number of us here are proud to have rescue animals as family members. To this end, we are donating a portion of the sales of Ale Wagger to support local rescue organizations to improve the lives of animals in our communities.
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jordanmckell from Texas

3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Jan 31, 2015
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent hazel with one finger of tan head. Average head retention & lacing

S: A little toastyness

T: Toastyness, sweet nuttyness & a little woody hop up front. Dryness & toastyness dominate as this warms, plus sweet nuttyness. finishes nutty & dry

MF: Medium body, light carbonation

Solid easy drinking brown, the lack of nose, the only real detractor

Mar 12, 2020
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BKotch from Texas

3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

May 26, 2017
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AtrumAnimus from Texas

4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a nice brown color like Texas iced tea with a thin short lived head that left no lacing.

The nose is a spicy malty experience with some nice earth a grassy notes.

The taste is fairly good and dry with a crisp hop finish that is reminiscent of a revved up old speckled hen.

The mouthfell is crisp and dry.

Overall an exceptionally good and drinkable ale.

Dec 26, 2014
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n2pux from Texas

3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 30, 2015
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 07, 2015
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Gagnonsux from Texas

3.37/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Aug 28, 2015
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jkoogler from Texas

3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

May 08, 2016
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tempo013 from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 01, 2016
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champ103 from Texas

3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours crystal clear burnt amber/light brown color. A dense two finger white head forms with good retention and lace is left all the way down the glass.
S: Up front is a powerful fruit cake like sweetness and caramel malts. Almost jarring up front in that regard. A nuanced toasted malt and light grainy character comes out as this warms.
T: Again, up front is a large sweetness and fruit cake, almost ester like fruits even. The sweetness becomes a bit cloying in the middle. Though, like the nose, finishes with more of a toasted and grainy character.
M/O: A medium body, actually maybe a touch light for what I like in a Brown. Well carbonated, crisp, and clean though. The nearly cloying sweetness keeps this from being fantastic, but as is still enjoyable every once in a while. No issues putting a few away when in the mood.

I remember the old Saint Arnold Brown Ale, and this is pretty much exactly as I remember. A fairly straight forward, no frills Brown that is not very exciting. A bit to sweet, even for my tastes, but like everything Saint Arnold does this is exactly what they wanted to make. A not exceptional, but serviceable brown.

Aug 04, 2016
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animal69 from Louisiana

3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 05, 2017
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EnojysAnyBeer from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 08, 2017
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apr 24, 2017
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valkyre65 from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 31, 2017
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burnerfinger from Texas

3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

got this at the local market:

A: pours just a bit darker than honey. DISappointing head - almost ZERO! foams a lot like ginger ale, just abrief fizz and settles to clear no head, no lacing at all - LOW marks for appearance. ULTRA clear - light shines right thru

S: not much to the nose - a bit of sweet maltiness

T: mostly fizz to the taste , with a watery after feel

M: BLAND - not much to speak of here, just fuzzy brew

D: guzzle by the dozens - they ought to be free or next to free!

Jun 21, 2015
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gritz147 from Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 20, 2015
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Hoganlaw from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oct 24, 2015
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bundy462 from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 14, 2015
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AlCaponeJunior from Texas

3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A tasty, light, easy to drink brown ale. Much of what I've had from St Arnold is real drinkable, and this one is no different. It's got a nice brown ale character but isn't overly sweet, and isn't overly high on ABV, but IS high on refreshing. Another one to enjoy from St Arnold.

Jan 13, 2015
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kjkinsey from Texas

3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 23, 2016
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archero from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 14, 2015
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brew-Ed from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 20, 2018
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Texasfan549 from Texas

3.37/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dec 25, 2014
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zbooks from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Apr 07, 2018
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Dinkel from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 22, 2016
Ale Wagger from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 78 ratings