Icon Series: Amarillo Hefe | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Icon Series: Amarillo HefeIcon Series: Amarillo Hefe
BEER INFO

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewer Sam Wright's Description: The recipe for Amarillo Hefe came from a beer I developed for my sister and brother in law's wedding. They wanted a hefeweizen for their reception, and I decided to put my own twist on it. Since some people like to put lemon or orange slices in hefes, I figured I could replace that with the bright citrus flavor and aroma of Amarillo hops. The base beer starts as a fairly traditional Hefe. As fermentation starts to putter out, a healthy dose of Amarillos are dry hopped to complement the banana and clove flavors of the yeast. The balance gives an impression of added spice flavor, but no spice was added. Just malt, hops, yeast, and water. Enjoy!

Added by champ103 on 05-06-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
156
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
10.99%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 156 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of goochpunch
1.96/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Poured this into a Saint Arnold Christmas Ale pint glass. Weird hazy - slightly cloudy body. Pale gold. Not much head to speak of. Smell is fairly subdued. What little I get is clove and a hint of those amarillos (but, really, the hops are pretty far in the back). Flavor is SWEET. The requisite hefe flavors are there, but it's all so muted. This is the first beer I've had in a week and a half, so I expected to get a wave of flavor. Not so much. Hops are an afterthought. Weird Saint Arnold house taste that I can never get down with. Why put the hop varietal name in if you aren't going to properly showcase it? This has one of the worst mouthfeels on a hefeweizen I have ever tried in my life. Sorely lacking in carbonation and none of that typical fluffy hefe body. Kind of slick too. This is pretty bad.

Definitely one for the homers.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of Cvescalante
2.77/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I had to review this one just because its so weird for the style.

A- Its not as cloudy as a lot of hefs, still a dark yellow.

S- The aroma is the main thing that made me review this one. The best way I can describe this smell is like a room that someone farted in and sprayed a tropical air freshener in. Covered up most of the fart, but its still hanging in the background.

T- Tropical, fruity hops (grapefruit, tangerine, miscellaneous tropical fruits, but not many stand out) peppery, random spices.

M- Light body, weird lingering feel, kinda dry.

O- Totally different take on the style, which they did on purpose of course. It's just too all over the place for me. I definitely don't get "hefeweizen" but I also don't get "hoppy wheat beer" either. It's off.. I'd suggest saving your money.

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.05/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.17/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of a0lbudman
3.24/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A-hazy gold color with a white head that leaves a slight lacing
S-banana, clove with with an aroma that makes me think it has a tart flavor and a slight bready aroma
T-banana and clove upfront with a medal aftertaste that stays with you
M medium body and medium corbonation
O-this beer was okay

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Icon Series: Amarillo Hefe from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 156 ratings.
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