Icon Series: Amarillo Hefe | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Icon Series: Amarillo HefeIcon Series: Amarillo Hefe
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Icon Series: Amarillo HefeIcon Series: Amarillo Hefe

Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States

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.

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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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3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.46/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Saint Arnold Amarillo Hefeweizen (Icon Green) has a very thick, fluffy, off-white head, a hazy, quite bubbly, golden appearance, and good lacing left behind. The aroma is of faint sweetness, banana, and spice, and the flavor is of bread, spice, banana, clove, and a touch of tap water. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and Saint Arnold Amarillo Hefeweizen (Icon Green) finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and extremely drinkable. Overall, this is a wonderful wheat beer!


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Photo of mborden
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%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz, 4/25/13
Jester King glass

A: Slightly hazed golden yellow orange color. Thin layer of bright white. Big bubbles around edges. Good carbonation.

S: Nice Hefe nose: banana and clove and slight bubble gum. But you do pick up more of that bright hop aroma. Some fruity notes. Juicy.

T: Not very bitter bite up front. Expecting more with hops involved. Really getting those banana and clove notes per the Hefe. I think the Amarillo hopping adds more flavor in the mid palate in this one. It's not the traditional Hefe. The finish isn't as expected. Not as dry as I was expecting.

M: Light leading medium. Very sessionable.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured this like a regular ol hefe producing a nice sized head(which falls fairly quickly) but there is no reason to do this as there is no yeast in the bottle(whoops). Sudsy white head and a slightly hazy golden yellow body.

The namesake Amarillo hops shine through on the nose bringing a pine and citric orange qualities. Some wheaty notes peek through.

Tastes nice and wheaty for the most part with some spice. The hops definitely aren’t popping quite like the nose but they do provide a good presence.

Drinks nice with a crisp little hit of bitterness. Lighter body with medium carbonation.

Falls a little short in what I like from a hefeweizen. The hops are a nice twist though.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Cvescalante
2.77/5  rDev -25.3%
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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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Icon Series: Amarillo Hefe from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 59% out of 100 with 156 ratings
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