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
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:
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Reviews:
10
Ratings:
131
pDev:
14.91%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Petrol Station.

A: Pours pale golden/orange color with a bit of haze. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Plenty of lace is left behind.
S: Definitely crystal malts. A cereal grain aroma with a light sweetness. A light bitterness that fades to a grassy/floral aroma. Finishes with a dry yeast character. Some light peppery phenols. Enjoyable.
T: Pretty much follows the nose. Some cereal, bread and biscuit. Even some dry cracker flavors up front. A light sweetness after that. Grassy and floral hops. Then phenolic and peppery yeast in the finish. Though very light.
M/D: A medium body and good carbonation. This finishes dry and crisp. Smooth at the same time. Easy to drink. I can put a few away without a thought.

I am not sure how much of a Belgian Pale Ale this is. Outside of a dry lingering phenolic yeast character at the very end. Other than that, this has more in common with an English Pale Ale or Bitter. Either way, it is enjoyable, and I will probably end up with at least another 4 pack.

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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