Icon Series: Amarillo Hefe | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Icon Series: Amarillo HefeIcon Series: Amarillo Hefe
BA SCORE
3.71/5
156 Ratings
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
156
pDev:
11.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 156 |  Reviews: 23
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.12/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

The pour is a nice cloudy golden ale with a decent white head that was short lived with virtually no lacing down the glass.

The nose is sweet and fruity malt with a hint of the hops, vanilla, citrus and some bread.

The taste is a fruity semi sweet malt that has a crisp clean finish with a nice hop finish that is very well balanced.

The moutfeel is effervescent and light with a nice body that is just right for this beer style.

Overall this one is very good and very drinkable. I will definitely be drinking this one again.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of a0lbudman
3.24/5  rDev -12.7%
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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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of bmwats
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a weizen glass.

A: Hazy light golden hue. Large bubbles of rising effervescence. Pours a half finger, bubbly, white head. Dissipates quickly. No real lacing.

S: Freshly cut grass, strong lemon and lime citrus.

T: White bread, with a nice bit of citrus, and what seems like a very slight hop bite.

M: Light body, a bit of a metallic feel.

D: Sessionable, but worth savoring.

Atmosphere is okay. Slight bubbly head, no real lacing. Grassy and citrusy nose. Generic bready flavor accentuated with a bit of citrus and a slight hop feel. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

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Photo of megahurts4
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

St. Arnold Icon Amarillo Hefe

Appearance: cloudy yellow-orange, very small head, and a little lacing.

Smell: yeast and wheat.

Taste: pleasant malts, light lemon and orange peel, and wheat.

Mouthfeel: light and smooth.

Overall:
This is a decent hefeweizen. It is easily drank and has some good, well-balanced flavor.

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Photo of Canti4341
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Icon Series: Amarillo Hefe from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 156 ratings
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