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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve ’11 Promoted

Saint Arnold Brewing recently mentioned that it has secured enough simcoe hops to make Divine Reserve ’11 year round in 2012.

Divine Reserve ’11 is an imperial IPA that was released in March of this year and quickly sold out.  It was limited to draft & 4,700 cases.  The beer will renamed with it’s new promotion.

The color is deep amber with a light, creamy head. The nose starts off with a touch of citrus but then turns decidedly into peaches. The taste starts off with creamy malt resulting from the pale 2 row and caramel malts and Saint Arnold yeast. The hop bitter starts low then builds to a crescendo, but always maintains a balance even in its big finish. The hop flavor continues to be peaches, an interesting manifestation of the Columbus, Simcoe and Centennial hops. This is the first Divine Reserve that we have filtered. This decision was made to make the hop flavors brighter, plus it would have been a bottling nightmare with all the hop bits in it. This beer is best enjoyed at 45° or even a little warmer. Though the recipe and style indicate this beer to be enjoyed fresh, we expect this beer to develop interestingly over the years.

8.9% ABV