Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #275
Ranked #34,998
3.66 | pDev: 12.02%
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States
Notes: A refreshing twist on the classic blonde ale style. Select Northwest American hops provide a light citrus twist alongside a clean, crisp malt character to create a harmony of flavors. At 4.3% ABV, Headliner is the perfect beer to headline your night. Or your day. Your float, your tailgate, your BBQ... this beer will Headline Your Everything.
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AlCaponeJunior from Texas

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

A pretty good blonde ale. Nice yellow beer with a pretty good head. Grass and flowers, a tinge of citrus hops make for a very refreshing and enjoyable brew.

Nov 25, 2020
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ilikebeer03 from Texas

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

pours a golden yellow with a thick cap of chalk white foam. fades quickly to a ring around the glass and little cap in the center.
nose is bready malt, hay, a touch of citrus hops.
Taste follows. bready malt character up front, followed by a touch of wheat / hay. finishes with a touch of citrusy hop character.
clean, crisp beer with a light lingering bitterness and bready character. leaves you wanting another sip. very refreshing.

Jul 18, 2020
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champ103 from Texas

3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear yellow color. A large white head rises to over two fingers. A constant barrage of bubbles keeps racing to the top and rejuvenates the white foam. Plenty of lace left behind.
S: The aroma is of bread and crackers. Husky hay, fresh cut grass aromas. Simple and enjoyable.
T: The taste follows suite. Bread/biscuit/cracker like malts. Grassy hops, with a bit of earthiness. A touch of honey like like sweetness, with a bit of lingering bitterness as well.
M/O: A light body that is supper carbonated. Effervescent, crisp, and finishes dry. Definitely an easy drinker. Tailor made for the hot Houston summers, and I can see me coming back to this.

This is pretty good in its own right, and another quality offering from Saint Arnold, even if it doesn't hit the lofty heights of 5 O'Clock, which seems this is kind of the defacto replacement (even if they haven't outright officially said that is retired).

Jun 21, 2020
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mushroomcloud from Texas

3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz canned 4-21-20, opened 6-7-20.
1 finger white head, falls quickly to 1/4" and then a cap.
Hazy, yellow-gold beer. Aggressive carbonation races up and keeps the head alive.
Sweet malt, honey, apple, and orange. Some green and grassy hops in the mix.
Taste very much follows the flavor. The grassy hops are the highlight for me in this beer. Nice light citrus flavors as well.
Light-ish body and bright mouthfeel, medium carbonation. A finish that has some initial sweetness but ends up dry and lengthy in the form of some earthy hops.
Good to Very Good as a summer drinker, low abv, and with nice flavor.

Jun 07, 2020
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puck1225 from Texas

3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Bright clear yellow color with nice initial head and good lacing. Fresh grassy smell and taste. Refreshing and light. Looses some flavor as you drink. Decent beer.

Jun 03, 2020
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a crystal-clear golden color with a small head of white foam. The head fades very fast leaving just a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew I a mix of a slightly musty and grainy smell mixed with a little bit of a light fruitiness of harvest fruit and citrus fruit. Along with these smells comes a little bit of a hay and grass smell giving a rather light and inviting blond aroma overall.
Taste – The taste is vey on point for the aroma. It begins with a slightly grainy and bready flavor mixed with a little bit of a sweetness of a harvest fruit nature with some apple and pear as well as a touch of caramel. These upfront taste remain strong throughout the flavor profile and create a base taste of for the brew. As the taste advances from the start a little bit of an herbal and grassy tastes joins the flavor profile and is joined by a little bit of a hay taste to leave one with a moderately light, sweet, and grainy taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew was thin and crisp with a carbonation level that was rather average. For the low abv and the taste profile the feel was great and made for a very easy sipper overall.
Overall – A nice easy drinking brew overall. Light in abv., but flavorful and easy drinking. A great session brew!!

May 05, 2020
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gvickery from Texas

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

Look: light gold, clear, moderate carbonation, medium white head.
Smell: grassy, very light mineral water.
Taste: light grain, very very light hint of lemon, crisp.
You can taste the St Arnold yeast if your familiar with their beers.
Mouthfeel: light and semi to mostly dry.
Overall this is the most sessionable beer I’ve had from St Arnold. I could drink this all day. It’s fantastic

Apr 01, 2020
Headliner from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 15 ratings