Saint Arnold “Icon Red Altbier”
- February 17, 2017
- Saint Arnold
Knowing this, I will definitely be on the look out for the Icon Series when I’m shopping so I can grab it when I see it!!
To start – I will explain an altbier. An altbier is old German style brown ale. It is conditioned for longer periods, so it makes for a smoother and crisper flavor.
Saint Arnold’s take on the altbier did not disappoint! It was incredibly smooth and full of flavor. It had a certain creaminess to it, but was crisp and refreshing at the same time! The level of sweetness was spot on! It was a real/natural mild sweetness, not an artificial sweetener kind of sweet. The smell kind of reminded us of honeycrisp apples!
Perfectly carbonated for that crisp, refreshing finish and not to heavy or filling (I had to save room for some of Dan’s delicious pizza!) The crisp bitter finish is a perfect end to the soft sweet beginning, making this an all around great ale! BTW Dan recommended this. I asked for his recommendation on a good amber ale, and this is what he brought me. It definitely hit the spot! So if you aren’t sure what to get – just get with Dan! It’s like he can read your mind!
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