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Divine Reserve No. 10 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Divine Reserve No. 10

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Overall: 7.12/10 by 1 dude

Trend: 7.12/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: English Barleywine

ABV: 11.00%

Season: One-time

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  • 7.12/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 7.0 | L: 10.0 | M: 6.0 | O: 6.0
  • Color: Amber - Red
  • Pours clear with a quarter-inch of light tan foam. Retention is not lacing while lacing dots the glass here and there.

    Aroma is caramel and toffee with nice plum character. There is a playful alcohol and sweetness. The sweetness seems to grow a bit.

    Taste brings the caramel, toffee, and plum. The end brings a huge hit of booze with brown sugar sweetness. The alcohol burns on the way down. There is a strange flavor towards the end that is "off".

    Big body that makes the lips a little sticky from the sweets at two years old. Carbonation is medium, which is a bit surprising.

    I wonder if more age here would help the alcohol as it creates the sensation of one-dimensional. Not a bad beer, just possibly too hard to get based on production numbers. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 16:09:36
  • Tasted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
  • $0.00 for 12 oz. bottle
Beer Notes
  • Important: let this beer warm to at least 55° before enjoying. With most Divine Reserves, we mention that they should age well. With this one, we are recommending aging it. It should age for 5 to 10 years. This is best done cold. DR10 is a big, strong, spicy barleywine with malt and alcohol dominating and a pleasant hop finish. The aroma has malt and spice from the alcohol. It was brewed with 6 different malts plus brown sugar. Columbus hops were used for bittering and it was finished with US Goldings. It had a very high level of attenuation for this style of beer which is why the aging is so important.
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