Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #13 | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #13Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #13
BA SCORE
4.13/5
308 Ratings
Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #13Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #13
BEER INFO

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

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Onslow on 03-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
308
pDev:
9.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
92
Trade:
10
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Quads aren't my cup of tea, but this is good. Too sweet for me with over ripe dark fruits--raisins, cherries, figs--and a licorice back bite with just a hint of bitterness. Decent mouthfeel and color, aroma lends itself to coming flavors
Definitely fits the style, just not mine

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz quasi-stubbie bottle, thanks to doktorzee for bringing this back from Texas. Brewing divinity from the southern ventricle of the Bible Belt - the irony, she be thick.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium bronzed amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, foamy, and sort of bubbly pale beige head, which leaves some decent melting iceberg lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of fairly sweet bready caramel malt, sassy dark plum and prune, some warmed vanilla, a bit of dry chocolate and coffee, a laid-back earthy yeastiness, and prominent (for the style) herbal, leafy hops. The taste is more rather sweet caramel/toffee malt, sugary drupe and darker orchard fruit, an underlying Yuletide cake breadiness, additional candi sugar notes, and an ever so slight nod to the bristling, vanilla-tinged 22-proof alcohol.

The bubbles are quite subtle and generally hard to pinpoint, the body a sturdy medium-heavy weight, and really quite smooth, with a certain attendant creaminess. It finishes on the sweet side, natch, the caramel, vanilla, and multipronged over-sugared fruitiness lingering, while looking over the shoulder at the same time.

A decent shot at the style, with most of the points checked, and checked again. However, while the subtly here is commendable, it is still outdone by the Belgian masters of the style, be they Trappist, or 'merely' Abbey-borne. Huh - declaring degrees of subtly in the concept of subtly is so awesomely meta. Anyways - a well-wrought ode to the strongest ales of the kind, all the way from that most 'mericun of urban sprawls.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass

A: Chocolate brown with a tan one-finger head that lingers. Great lacing.

S: dark fruits and chocolate mingle with that great Belgian funky yeast.

T: Follows nose in a big way. Sweet, sultry. Caramel, chocolate and raisins mix with Belgian yeast for a divine taste sensation. The 11% warms very quickly, leaving me in a blissful state. As it warms, tastes enhance. Just terrific.

M: Medium with medium, chewy carbonation.

O: Might be one of my new favorite quads. Too bad they only made it once. Wish I'd bought more. Praise this saintly brew.

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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #13 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 308 ratings
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