A well balanced, full flavored, amber ale. It has a rich, malty body with a pleasant caramel character derived from a specialty Caravienne malt.
A complex hop aroma, with a hint of floral and citrus comes from a combination of Cascades and Liberty hops. It has a rich, creamy head with a fine lace. The light fruitiness, characteristic of ales, is derived from a proprietary yeast strain.
Saint Arnold Amber Ale is best consumed at 50 – 55° Fahrenheit.
We use only malted barley. No other grains or cereals such as corn or rice are used. Our 2-row pale malt comes from the Northern Plains (Minnesota and Wisconsin). Our specialty Caravienne malt is imported from Belgium.
We use Pacific Northwest hop varieties. The addition of Cascades early in the brewing process gives the ale bitterness to balance the malt sweetness. More Cascades are added in the middle of the brew to give a pleasant hop flavor. We finish with Liberty hops, a “Noble” variety, which gives a round, soft hop aroma.