Saint Arnold Texas Wheat | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Texas WheatSaint Arnold Texas Wheat

Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: German Kristalweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAngel on 07-13-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 143 |  Reviews: 107
Photo of Stoffel
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of MTNboy
3.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has yellow body with some cloudiness but not much. There was about a finger and a half of white head with average lacing.

Smell: The aroma was weak for this style. I did not notice much of anything other than grain.

Taste: The taste is very mellow. There are some very mild pepper, citrus and banana esters but not much else.

Mouthfeel: Super thin with a weak carbonation bite.

Overall: I thought this was a good mowing my lawn beer but not what I want for the price

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Photo of TexAggie011
2/5  rDev -40.1%

Photo of zbooks
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of AJN136
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of duff247
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of trojankeg
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

light and bright. Golden yellow in color with a nice fizzy white head of foam, quick fade left a nice broken crown and a bit of side glass lace. The aroma is light, small hints of grain and light bread malts, a touch of light yeast coming through and a noticeable light hop note. The flavor though is a bit too light, thin with a shallow aftertaste

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Photo of BeerHunter76
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of jheezee
1/5  rDev -70.1%

Photo of brandoman63
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of shoky01
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of polisanl
1.96/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

This beer looked decent. About a finger of white head and a pale yellow in color. The usual suspects typical of wheat beer emerge with notes of orange peel. Taste at first hand has a faded form of coriander and orange, but then there's a major drop. I couldn't wrap my head around it but a buddy of mine nailed it. It tastes like a "diet something". No mid to end range flavor. Mouthfeel here is horrible...tasteless, light liquid. More of these diet type characteristics found in sodas. Drain poured most of this.

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Photo of theboozecruise
2.83/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on-tap at the brewery tour.

Apparently Saint Arnold is on the verge of discontinuing this one, so I wanted to give it a try before it was too late.

Honestly, I can't blame them... it's a nice light wheat beer, but nothing remarkable about it. It's a pale yellow color, grassy earthy aroma and a weak forgettable flavor.

If they're going to ditch it then they must feel the fermenting space can be put to better use and I don't blame them. More Divine Reserve!

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Photo of specksnreds
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yellow and sometimes I can smell it. Other times I have to sniff so hard to get a whiff that I suck beer into my nostrils. That sure is a crap way to start a beer. I think I tasted a malt or a hop and maybe a sweet. Is this beer 0.001-hopped? But maybe it's not about the hop(s?). Ohhhh, it's about the malt. Nnno....not so much. I think there's one malt. You know what it has a lot of? Bubbles! I'm talkin' big-ass, Texas-sized bubbles. I like bubbles. Is this where say it's easy to drink? Or that it's refreshing because it's thin and bubbly? Probably, but I like water when I need to be refreshed (Yes I know what W.C. Fields said about water).

Here's what ya do, SA. Turn your flavor and smell knobs on the kettle a little higher. Or not, because this beer is to be refreshed with...I guess.

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Photo of CampusCrew
3.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance: more on the golden apprearnce with fizzy diaspating head

smell: some banana, mild spice, sublte hop aromas

taste: light clear refresher, no off flavors, decent filtered german wheat

mouthfeel: light-medium bodied

drinkability: It's har dto get a good score from a wheat beer with me. But, this is properly done and well crafted. Just not very complex.

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Photo of JMad
3.29/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I poured a 12 oz bottle into my pint glass...

There was a lofty white head that looked like sea foam, the liquid was a pale, murky yellow.

It smells sweet and metallic, almost like a macro but with a hint of hay, orange and lemon.

The taste consists mostly of wheat, there is also some grassy flavors and a very light citrus taste.

This beer is light with subtle carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall I thought it seemed like it was missing something.

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Photo of mothman
2.49/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Brewery into pint glass.

Pours 1 finger of off-white head. Color is a slightly hazed pale yellow (I guess this one is filtered). Decent retention.

Aroma: Smells like a macro. Corn and grain. Wheat is light. Very light fruit notes.

Taste: A little more wheat flavors here, but still bready and with grains. Light fruitness. Oranges stick out a bit. Kind of bland.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth. Lighter to medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry, somewhat clean.

Overall, not a very good wheat. Tasted more like an American macro lager. Pretty boring. I would rather go with another wheat.

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Photo of JonathanCrites
3.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I bought this as part of a build your own six pack at the Krogers on W Gray in Houston.

A - Pours a cloudy pale yellow into a pint glass with a thick fuzzy head. No lacing.

S - Strong wheat aroma mixed with a yeast/dough smell. Makes me salivate.

T - Strong wheat taste with sour fruit; grapefruit or some other citrus.

M - Fizzy carbonation, crisp finish with a light mouthfeel.

D - Delicious wheat beer that is easy to drink, light and full of citrus without cloying banana or spices.

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Photo of beerwolf77
3.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks goes to exiled for this extra. My first kristalweizen. Thanks for the style tick Jason. Poured into my duvel tulip.

A: Cloudy golden yellow with just a tint of orange. Two fingers of bright white head. No lace small cap.

S: Sweet and fruity with hints of lemons and oranges. A hint of vanilla and wheat cracker. Smells very similar to a heffe.

T: Mild citrus and wheat, hint of vanilla and tiny bit of corn chips in the finish.

M: Medium to light body. Light bubbly carbonation. Clean finish.

D: Overall a rather easy drinking beer. Not super flavorful but enough to keep it interesting. I could see cracking a few of these on hot summer days.

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Photo of russwbeck
3.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for this one!

A: Active, very light body with a bubbly white head. Rescinds quickly. No lacing.

S: Nothing really special from the smell. Almost like a hefe, but more subtle.

T: I thought this was going to be a hefeweizen from the pour and smell, however, it tastes more like Miller Light to me. Albeit the best Miller Light ever.

MF: Light and bubbly. Goes down very smooth.

D: Extremely high, although overall I wasn't all that impressed.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue XI:

Saint Arnold gives a different twist to the Kristalweizen by fermenting it with a Kolsch yeast strain rather than the traditional clovey-banana German Wheat beer strain, not unlike a handful of brewers in Germany.

A tiny-bubbled white head forms from a somewhat lively carbonation. Clear golden-straw color. Bready, doughy and biscuity aroma emanates from the malt. The yeast drops a note of lilac smell, mingling well with the herbal hops in the nose. Big smoothness up front, with more than enough crispness to bring the drinkability to life. Both barley malt and wheat malt go back and forth on the taste buds with suggestions of a fresh baguette to more of a light cracker flavor. Clean palate, for the most part, the yeast does give a unique flowery flavor throughout, hop bitterness jumps in to help balance and leaves a faint herbal/leafy taste. Finishes dry with a long linger of fresh grain on the tongue.

Very refreshing to break away from the usual clovey-banana combo, and this, without a doubt, more flavorful than your typical American Wheat Ale. An easy pick for a session beer, but bold enough to pair with a hearty fish or even a pork loin.

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Photo of climax
3.26/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This offering was a clear bright straw/golden yellow. The head was 2 fingers of fizzy eggshell white.

The nose was pretty subtle. A light phenolic aroma and lemon added acidity to soft wheat and banana peel.

The flavor had the same qualities as the aroma, with more of a warm wheat character and a tart sweet lemon dessert aftertaste.

The body was quite viscous, with a sticky thick feel. Carbonation meets the mouth right away and keeps it crisp throughout the mouth-coating slurps. Flavor and smell had some spunk to be desired, but it was a well made beer.

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Saint Arnold Texas Wheat from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 143 ratings