Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #10 | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #10Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #10
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by champ103 on 11-02-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
169
Reviews:
85
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
12.7%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
74
For Trade:
2
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4.19/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrismann65
4.39/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #10 (English Barleywine | 11.00% ABV) : Limited (brewed once) !
I have 3, of the 12oz. bottles left now !! This is drinking just perfect now ! If you have put this put away.?
Drink it now its very smooth now !!!..sweet malts, light dark fruit, and light taste of booze. !! Sweet caramel, with plenty of citrusey hop resins still present. ! Very nice !! Wow sweet!!! 5+ years now , & Drinking very Nice !

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Photo of rspauldi
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz screwtop bottle poured into a snifter. This bottle has a little over 4yrs of age on it at this point.

A - Pours a muddy/hazy medium brown with some yeast floating around the glass. Bottle opens with hardly a whisper of carbonation and the pour shows similar traits with no cap of foam forming and hardly even a collar around the edge of the glass...no lacing.

S - Raisins up front pretty intensely, a bit of a white wine grapey-ness also. Lots of toffee and brown sugar...sweet and malty overall. Lots of esters, a hint of astringency, traces of butter and vanilla.

T - Sweet, brown sugar, buttery and rather boozy up front. Mild hop bitterness offsets the sweetness in the middle. Caramel, traces of molasses mix in also.

F - Medium body, low carbonation, a bit boozy...pretty standard stuff for the style.

O - Solid but not especially impressive. Didn't have any of this fresh so can't really compare this fairly well aged bottle. Worth trying if you can still find a bottle around.

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4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type: 12 oz bottle poured (without decanting) into a stemmed pilsener (beer tulip) glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy garnet brown. Spare, tan head, no lacing.

Smell: Dark fruit aroma, raisins and prunes, as well as wafts of spice and brandy.

Taste: Dark fruit, caramel, and vanilla. Alcohol burn and hop bitterness peek through, but are outmatched by the malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, creamy smooth with appropriately low carbonation.

Overall: After almost 4 years aging the alcohol and hops are quite mellow. A bit too sweet, but some nice fruit and caramel flavors. Original rating 3.65.

Follow up: Tried another bottle, 1 May 2016, 12 oz bottle poured into a 9 oz Libbey Embassy snifter. Drinking well now - still on the sweet side, but finding a nice balance between dark fruit, rich toffee and warm alcohol. Pouring the end of the bottle adds a haze and stronger toffee notes. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of PaulUH
4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #10 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 169 ratings.
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