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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #6Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #6

Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BgThang on 06-11-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of PhxHorn
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one pours a medium cloudy brown with a light white head. Smells of caramel and figs. Tastes of figs, caramel, raisins, and grapes in a nice combination. Carbonation is right on the money. Hard to find anything wrong with this one, maybe the flavors could have been more intense, but they were nicely balanced. The richness makes the drinkability a bit less than perfect, but it's a nice barleywine, that's for sure.

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Photo of Tdizzle
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to OlieIPA for hooking me up with this beer. No indication of ABV on the bottle.

A- Poured into a Duvel tulip glass, this beer pours an opaque amber color with a ruddy brown tint to it. I poured the entire contents of the bottle into my glass without noticing the thick layer of yeast sediment at the bottom. Lots of yeast particles to be seen. The sticky head is tan in color and leaves some web-like lacing after each sip. A fluffy cap lasts for the duration. Ok, on to the beer.

S- The smell reminds me of aged Bigfoot Ale. Resiny hop aromas backed by lots and lots of sticky-sweet, fruity malts along with prominent notes of caramel and toffee. Strong boozy notes emerge as the beer hits room temp. The aroma takes on a scotch-like quality the warmer it gets.

T- The taste follows the smell nicely. A citrusy hop bitterness moves quickly to sweet flavors of caramelized dark fruits and rich toffee. The dry finish leaves a lasting tobacco bitterness on the palate. I started to feel the "heat" about halfway through my glass.

M- A medium to full-bodied feel with light carbonation. The richness of the taste and smell had me anticipating a slightly more viscous texture.

D- This is highly drinkable stuff. I assume that the beer has a high alcohol content- BA says 10%, so I'll go with that. It's a great sipper. Think Sierra Nevada Bigfoot with less hop bitterness and less viscosity. I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of OlieIPA
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. glass into a brandy snifter; shared with pehlman.

A: Formed a decent head with good retention, which is suprising considering it's a twist off. Lacing was impressive as well.

S: No hop presence at all...more like an english barleywine. A lot of musky, wheat, carmalized-sugar smell that seems to go well together.

T: Extremely well-balance...nothing spectacular though. Smooth and rich...but again, nothing crazy.

M: Carbonation was well kept and definitely full-bodied; really couldn't ask for much more.

D: There is something about this brew I really enjoyed...even though I thought it lacked that punch that some barleywines have.

Overall: A good beer. A try it beer. Cheers!

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Photo of WakeandBake
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A nice cloudy dark amber color body with a lasting two finger light tan head ,light to medium carbonation, loads of lacing left all down the glass. Aroma of caramel ,light pine resin , fruit,and some spicy hops. Flavor is malty and sweet with some spicy hops, some oaky wood type notes,resin, brown sugar, and just a bit of alcohol, nice level of bitternss. Full body with a creamy mouthfeel ,slightly sticky, very good. A sweet, hoppy finish . A real treat to try , Top shelf brew for sure.

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Photo of GbVDave
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into two small snifters. Special thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist. Extra special thanks to Ineedabeerhere for the trade and hook-up...thanks Joe!

A: Pours a cloudy, dark-apricot color with a thin yet creamy, slightly off-white head that left a lot of lace in the glass. The foam quickly receded to an unbroken ring. Carbonation was virtually non-existant despite the healthy hiss when I popped the cap.

S: Strong piney hop aroma that gradually morphs into delicious aromas of caramel, booze, brown sugar, an ever so slightly underpinning of piney hops. Lush tropical fruits are plastered all over this, too.

T: More of the same as above with elements of apricots, rum-soaked raisins, dark-chocolate covered cherries, tobacco, and homemade caramel.

M: Exceedingly thick and creamy with a spicy/minty alcohol burn that add the perfect amount of zip and keeps it from becoming too sweet. Very sticky!

D: Excellent! The only thing that keeps the Drinkability point total from being higher is that 10%. Its' presence is only hinted at in the smell and nose, but my flushed cheeks by the end of the glass told otherwise.

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Photo of blackie
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: amber-brown beer clouded with sediment and capped with a layer of white carbonation

s: full range of caramel and toffee malts, loads of date, raisin, and plum, moderate levels of spicy-sweet booze

m: slick medium-full bodied ale, mild carbonation

t: thick caramel and toffeel body with light notes of toast in the finish, date puree, raw molasses sugars, citric hop flavor provides a moderate bitterness, rich malts balanced with a generous hopping

d: an easy sipper

split with dirtylou on the back deck in Reston, probably from pre-football BiF or some such exchange

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Photo of dirtylou
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, split with blackie on a deck in reston

appearance: served in a st bernardus chalice, murky amber body with lots of suspended floaters...patches of beige lace

smell: candied sugars, gummy caramel, brown sugar, piney hops...pretty subtle overall

taste: nice barleywine that hangs to the hoppy end of the spectrum...stinging pine, grapefruit peel provides a moderately high bitterness...thick caramel malts, fairly spicy

mouthfeel: stinging pine, high bitterness levels, chewy caramel

drinkability: fine, 6oz is great

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Photo of msubulldog25
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hadn't had a barleywine in months, but one sounded good after a hearty brisket dinner from Podnah's Pit last night. The BBQ at this NE Portland neighborhood joint is 'Texas-style', so a Texan barleywine seemed appropriate. Poured from a 12 oz., twist-capped bottle to a snifter. Thanks to a couple Texan traders for supplying several of these last summer.

Per the Saint Arnold website:
Date Brewed: April 21, 2008
Date Bottled: June 4, 2008

A: Gorgeous rose-auburn glow, nearly-clear but for the finest silty suspension. Plethora of multi-sized carbonation rises to a sandy tan head of cream. Head starts at a finger and falls slowly to a dense, ever-replenished cap - again a very healthy carbonation. Lace in tight sheets.

S: Aroma of piney, salivation-inducing hops melded with a grainy, mildly woody backing. Perfumed in a slightly floral/herbal way - one of our rose bushes has a similarly fleeting spicy-sweetness, almost tea-like.

T: Toasty malt, a sugared cereal then a wallop of spicy, sappy hops. Hints of citrus (orange rind) develop, then a rich cocoa, brown sugar/caramel reduction and a little burnt wood. Finishes with those lasting hops.

M: Smooth carbonation with a creamy texture and finish that develops to a spiced bitterness. Alcohol is masked rather well, heat is minimal. Enveloping mouthfeel, a finely coating hop bitterness lingers for many minutes...I could still taste the faint remnants more than an hour later. Just a little light/thin for the style.

D: A year and a week since the day it was bottled and this one drinks like a champion right now. Not the most complex barleywine I've ever had, but strong flavor and excellent balance (along with just the right time in the cellar) make this quite easy to drink. Very glad to have a couple more of these (thanks Mike/MiguelMandingo, Deniz/JDV and/or Rick/biergut...I know at least two of you are 'to blame' for this one). Recommended!

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Photo of nrbw23
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a murky reddish brown color with a nice tan colored head. Head has good retention and leaves some nice layered lacing.

S- Smells of a citrus hops right up front, some malts mainly pale and just a touch of alcohol.

T- Very hoppy upfront leading into a semi-sweet malt. Touch of toffee and brown sugar. Alcohol warming in the finish

M- Full body and light carbonation.

D- Its a good beer just don't think I could drink a lot of these.

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Photo of John_M
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many thanks to Dyan for gifting me with a bottle of this beer. As always, thank you sir. :-)

The beer pours a somewhat hazy toffee brown color with good head retention and lacing. The nose on this beer is quite attractive, and I thought its best feature. I get some sweet caramel, brown sugar and milk chocolate, with a hint of hoppy bitterness and alcohol. The flavors on the palate replicate the nose, but there is more hoppy bitterness, which cuts down the sweetness. The beer finishes with some impressive, hoppy, bitterness. Mouthfeel is pretty full, and while you can tell the alcohol is up there a bit, it's not intrusive or obtrusive.

This is a pretty impressive barleywine, reminding me of almost a baby Big Foot. Still, a very nice beer from this "new to me" brewery.

Edit from 4/20/10. Still an impressive beer, but the alcohol is bit more noticeable, and I'm starting to get some heat in the finish. Otherwise, even with a few year's under its belt, this is still an impressive, well crafted barleywine.

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Photo of rpstevens
3.4/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to JDV for this awesome extra. Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

The beer is a very dark, murky brown with a thin white head that dissipates quickly, leaving little lacing.

The smell is sweet toffee and malt with some definite liquor and a slight citrus hop.

There is more hop presence in the taste than the smell. The slight citrusy bitterness starts the taste and then the toffee and malt follow up and dominate the flavor.

The beer is complex and nicely carbonated, but definitely a sipper. It is very syrupy and thick and the booziness gets a little more obvious as the beer warms.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle at 56 degrees.

Pours dark copper with a reddish hue and a half inch head of beige. A fall of the dense head revealed a partial skim coat on the surface as well as a few dots of lacework.

Aromatics lead off with pungent hops, juicy malt, and mild alcohol. Hints of toffee, caramel, and leather follow through.

On the full side of medium bodied with a chewy, tacky mouthfeel. Creamy in nature with a crisp hop bite.

Chewy malt, bitter hops, and warming alcohol start the palate. Plenty of chipped toffee and burnt sugars follow through along with hints of dusty cardboard and grapefruit.

Finishes with a large, lingering bitterness, malty overtones, grapefruit pith, warming alcohol, and wet paper.

A big, bad American barleywine for sure. Past prime though with faded hops and oxidation.

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Photo of br3wmeister
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Medium sized light brown head with good retention and nice lacing. The beer is a dark copper color.

S- Lots of sweet roasted malts, roasted pecans brown sugar, caramel, and vanilla. Hint of hops and light alcohol is also present.

T- Sweet caramel and brown sugar is fallowed by dry roasted nuts and a nice bitter pine hop presence. Ends with some sweetness on the tongue and dry bitterness in the back of your mouth.

M- Full bodied with a nice range of juiciness and dryness.

Overall I would say that this is on the bitter/hoppy side of Barley wines, if you are looking for that this is a good beer to try. I personally like the sweet malty roasted not character in my barley wines, though it was still pretty good.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this 12oz bottle from whoneeds8 for winning the halftime score in SNF squares/week 5, Thanks Maston!

Served in a snifter the brew is a murky brown color with a rich, creamy tan head that had decent retention and left thin wisps of lacing.
The aroma is full of piney hops, sweet malt and a light scent of alcohol.
The taste is a good blend of sweet meets bitter with the warming of the alcohol letting you know this is a barleywine.
Medium bodied with mild carbonation it goes down slow and easy.
Sip and Enjoy!

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Photo of Gyle41386
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonic. Thanks, JDV!

Pours a murky mahogany with a HUGE, plush, creamy head. Great retention, and loads of lacing. Phenomenal looking beer.

Big hop punch in the aroma, smells like those C hops that I love so much. Tons of orange and pine, with some brown sugar. Pale malt backbone and some well-hidden booze.

I really enjoy this one. There is some great hop bitterness, and a lingering pine finish. The pale malt and brown sugar do a nice job of balancing in the background.

Body is fairly light for a barleywine. A nice warming sensation is the only hint of alcohol. Nice, smooth drinker. Very good stuff.

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Photo of errantnight
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well I finally consumed my last one from my trip to Texas last summer... this review is a bit of an amalgamation, as I'd taken notes on my previous drinking experiences, and I think this lost a little bit with age, sadly.

Regardless of when I had this, it poured a gorgeous ruby hue, luscious and creamy looking with a rush of tiny bubbles to form a thick, stout head with great lacing and retention.

The aroma was pungently hop forward, citrus fruit and flowers sliding into a round, caramel sweetness. Currants and almost a candied walnut earthy sweetness.

In terms of balance on the palate this was sublimely perfect, although some purists or more English Barleywine oriented might find this lacking some of the intense depth of maltiness found in others, to me this was spectacular. A round, rich mid-palate maltiness of caramel and light toast that finishes dry, dry dry... allowing a passion fruit hoppy flavor (the citrus disappearing) combined with a bit of rose water. My most recent bottle had lost some of this amazing hop flavor, and as it stands now the dry (for a barleywine) finish still made this an astoundingly drinkable barleywine, but wasn't quite the warm, end of the meal sipper others might be looking for.

It pushes towards a DIPA, but distinctly has a figgy, caramel boldness mid-palate that even Imperial Reds seem to lack. Strangely I wasn't wowed by the mouthfeel despite the appearance, not quite as velvety or filling as the best.

Loved this beer, it will be remembered fondly.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Polished persimmon with radiant tangerine trim. Backlighting brings out the warm, glowing, fiery nature of the beer's color. Hopefully, the flavor won't be fiery and I'll be warm and glowing after the bottle is empty. The golden ecru colored cap looks fantastic as it melts, depositing loads of attractive lace in the process.

Primarily pale-malted American barleywines (Caramunich and Special B were used as well) need to impress with hops and with well-buried alcohol. This one does a pretty job on both counts. Aromas include brown sugar, orange peel and a whiff of ethanol. The brewers actually added brown sugar to the kettles, which usually works out well in my experience.

Divine Reserve #6 isn't the biggest, baddest, maltiest or hoppiest American barleywine on the planet. Still, it's a solid brew that is growing on me with each successive sip. So far, it's slightly better than #4 (Scotch ale) and not as good as #5 (Russian Imperial stout).

An apt comparison would be Stone Old Guardian, only that beer is even more pale malty than this one. English toffee and brown sugar capably hold down the bottom end, while the grapefruit and orange of the Columbus hops fly around on the top end. Even at 11 months of age, the hops are still going pretty strong.

The mouthfeel is slightly lighter than I like. On the other hand, it firms up with warming, hangs on well at the finish, is beautifully bubbled (low end) and makes drinking a breeze.

Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #6 is a fine addition to the series. It's solid from top to bottom and from side to side. I could go for a few more of these. Thanks to barefootbrewer for sending the bottle my way.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks to thickerfreakness for this unexpected treat I received in the mail. I told him how much I dug #6 fresh and he sent me a couple to see how they've changed. Thanks a lot Charles.

Divine Reserve #5 is deep red with ruby highlights and a one inch, off white head. The head recedes after two minutes, leaving some nice lacing on my tulip.

The beer has changed a bit since I last tried it. I really loved the citrus hoppy character to it fresh, and I find that I'm liking the mellowed out aged one a lot as well. The aroma has a diminished level of hop character. What was once a hop aroma completely citrus dominated, has turned out to be more earthy than citrusy, but it still has some citrus notes to it as well as some pine. The sweet bready and caramel malt is the highlight of this aroma. It's very rich, with some toffee notes to it, and all around fantastic. Some alcohol is noticeable, but I wouldn't guess that it's 10%. This beer started out at about 53 degrees, and the warmer it gets, the better it smells.

The flavor still has a nice medium-high level of hop bitterness with earthy, citrus, and pine notes. I love the toffee and caramel sweetness. The malt is also biscuity and bready. This is still quite bitter, to the point that I'd say the scale is not at all balanced but rather still tipping heavily toward bitterness, which I think is pretty fantastic. The finish is nice and sweet, with notes of caramel, a strong alcohol presence, and a nice, agressive, lingering hop bitterness.

Divine Reserve #6 is medium bodied with a low-medium level of carbonation. The mouthfeel is silky smooth while remaining lethal and biting.

On an unrelated note, I can't help but wish that Saint Arnold had barrel aged some of this. I can only imagine how delicious that would be.

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Photo of jujubeast6000
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 8/29/2008 (bottle):

Pours a very cloudy amber body, light brownish in color, with a small head, off-white colored. Has a hoppy aroma, some sweet maltiness. A very hoppy taste, some fruit like pineapple or something. Tasty sweet. Very piney & dry. Almost sickly sweet.

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Photo of ccrida
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. twist off (thx northyorksammy!) with lots of crust on the threads below the cap that had me fear a leak, even though turning it upside down was fine...screwing off the cap, the first thing I noticed was what looked like a mold colony of black dots on the inside of the cap. Poured it into my Delirium snifter, and it's ruby with a pretty vigorous light sand head, leaving very heavy chunks of foamy lace.

Smell is malty and rich, the first whiff calmed my fears that it was infected, this is clearly a pure barleywine. Nutty malt and pretty strong herbal hops. Really nice, like an orange creamsicle.

Taste is good, classic American BW, malty and hoppy, but a nice balance, overall pretty smooth. I'd guess English noble hops from the floral spice notes, toffee like malt, a twinge of sourness. I'm really digging it and am quite impressed, it goes to show that it's really not that hard to make a good BW (no knock on St. Arnold, but more on the OMG this is a nut buster reaction that some of them get). But I give them the extra point for the smooth, well hidden alcohol.

Mouthfeel is super creamy, not to heavy, a drier finish.

Drinkability is pretty high, this is one that lives up to the hype for sure! Really flawless, if not the best BW I've had, it's pretty damn impressive.

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Photo of akorsak
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Deuane for this 12 oz bottle.

A: The barleywine is a ruddy chocolate color, creek water in a cup. The color and a fair amount of sediment completely obscure the ale. Not much head to speak of.

S: Citrus and pine hops dominate the nose, creating a sweet fruity body. There is ample strength behind the hops, both in malt and alcohol.

T: The barleywine body makes itself known from the get-go. Intense hops, citrusy and strong, haven't faded much (if at all). Pine matches the citrus, as does a strong pepper taste. The malts aren't as strong as I expected. They are still present in spades but they don't take over the taste from the hops. Brown sugar follows the malts, a sweetness to pair off against the hops.

M: The mouthfeel hasn't lost its hoppy edge, remaining vibrant. The taste is very full and biting, as all good barleywines should be.

D: At 10%, this is a night cap only.

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Photo of everetends
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle thanks to the great hopsleeroy. Been waiting to try something from Saint Arnolds for quite a while. Served up in my Terrapin snifter.

A: Pours a pretty nice, dark caramel brown color. Held to the light this beer really doesn't allow any beams through or lighten in color. Pretty murky in there with a bit of haziness going on. The beer bubbled up a small white head, but what came up has some prett nice retention. The head is white to off white. The head creates a decent amount of streaky and sticky lacing.

S: Smell is mostly some big malt presence. The malts are mostly some really nice caramel, toffee and bready aromas. Behind the malts are a touch of citrusy hops and alcohol presence. Behind all of this is some type of musky, leather smell that is a bit strange. I don't know if this helps or takes way from the beer.

T: Taste is pretty nice. Lots of big malty flavors. The malts mirror the nose with some really nice caramel, rich toffee and bready notes. Then you find some serious booziness in here, but its not too much. The malts are sweet and tasty. Behind all of that malt is some serious bitter grapefruit rind coming out of the hops. The aftertaste of that bitter grapefruit presence is a bit strong, but it really counters that sweetness with a quickness.

M: Pretty nice and creamy full body going on here. Has a bit of syrupy slickness to it. Has a really nice coating quality to it. Carbonation is just enough to help this one on the way down. The ABV does come across pretty heavy with some heat on the palate and throat. Aftertaste is that big time grapefruit rind bitterness.

D: This is pretty decent. The malts are pretty nice and sweet. Still the sweetness does not keep this from being drinkable. Goes down pretty easily and smoothly. The flavors are not quite as extreme or complex as I was expecting. Overall, very enjoyable and a nice beer.

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Photo of BigMcLargeHuge
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear copper with nice firm off white head. The aroma is cherry hard candy, hotness to the nose (and eyes), raisins, prunes and more alcohol heat. The taste is nice with a mixture of crystal malts, roasted malts and cherry hard candy to start. Later the flavor wells up with copious amounts of raisins, sweet malts and pine hops. Very nice and could use a few years of age to really round things out.

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Photo of seaoflament
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to midaszero for the opportunity to try this beer.

Pours a dark copper color with about a half inch of egg shell hue foam.

The aroma is very appetizing, toffee, chocolate, citrus, orange, strawberry, cherries, toast, faint notes of pine in the background, fruity and grape alcohol aromas. Some notes of caramel, bread, and sugar covered orange. I really like the aroma.

Tastes of multi-grain bread and toast upfront with some caramel and toffee flavors, fruity in the middle and finish; cherry, orange, apple, and then the finish is dry with pine and hop bitterness. Pine and grass flavors begin to dominate the fruit but the toast and caramel are still there in the finish. The flavors seem to drop off near the middle. Really digging the malt sweetness upfront and dry, piney, resin, finish.

Moderate carbonation with a fairly soft roundness on the palate. The alcohol is well hidden. Somewhat thin mid-way. Fairly well balanced malt and hop flavors.

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Photo of gford217
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle acquired through multiple trades poured into a tulip.

Pours a murky caramel brown that shows bright orange when held up to the light. The head is a rocky and off-white, leaving very good lacing before settling in as a sizable cap.

Citrus hops jump out of the bottle with lots of grapefruit and some orange zest. There is plenty of caramel malt sweetness as well as some floral pine hops and a hint of booze. Big complex nose on this one.

The taste is a toned down version of the aroma, starting off with a quick hit of citrus up front. The big caramel malt and brown sugar presence that I got in the nose is much less prevalent in the taste and the finish brings back the hops for a sticky bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with good carbonation and more bitter than most barleywines.

This is another good effort from SA and I continue to enjoy their Divine Reserve series. A hoppy barleywine whose taste doesn't quite live up to the excellent aroma.

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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #6 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 196 ratings.
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