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Icon Series: Belgian-Style Pale Ale | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Icon Series: Belgian-Style Pale AleIcon Series: Belgian-Style Pale Ale
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Icon Series: Belgian-Style Pale AleIcon Series: Belgian-Style Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewer Sam Wright's Description: I was going for an approachable Belgian beer that people could drink more than one of. I wanted to use a simple malt bill with British crystal malts to provide a nice sweetness that doesn't get muddled with the yeast character and the hops. To add an American element, Chinook hops were used for bittering, which adds a piney flavor. Saaz hops were added for aroma that blends well with the yeast. I selected a yeast that adds Belgian yeast character without going overboard with phenols. I wanted to make a beer that used ingredients from disparate brewing traditions that worked well together.

Added by champ103 on 01-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
131
pDev:
14.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
10
Trade:
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Reviews by diamondc:
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2.13/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Utter disappointment with this beer. "Belgian-style Pale Ale" is written in caps on the front label, yet doesn't display any Belgian-style characteristics as far as spiciness, banana, coriander, fruit on the nose or taste. Its actually a deep amber color instead of Pale. And has the mouthfeel of an amber lager.

If they labeled this "Red Amber Lager" then I would have given it a higher grade.

Reall big grainy, caramel malts, cloying sweetness and aspirin aftertaste. Avoid this beer.

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RJT

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Icon Series: Belgian-Style Pale Ale from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 131 ratings
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