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Day #134 – Saint Arnold Texas Wheat

May 15, 2011

Well I’m beat. Absolutely beat. Woke up this morning and it felt great outside so I decided to go for a little jog. Came back for a bit and watched some golf, and then got a call from a friend that wanted to go jogging…..so I went again! A few beers and a burger later and I’m fighting to stay awake. What a great view though.
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Better review my beer before I pass out!

Saint Arnold Texas Wheat

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This beer is in it’s last stretch of life. I read a press release from Saint Arnold a few weeks ago that said they are discontinuing the Texas Wheat in place of a new beer. I was shocked and a little sad as I have always liked this beer. I put it on my list of “beers to get soon” for my blog and we have it here today! The Texas Wheat is brewed by Saint Arnold Brewing Company out of Houston, Texas and is classified as a wheat ale. 4.9%.

This beer pours a very clear yellow gold with a tall foamy white head. I was a little surprised to see that this was a filtered beer. Often times brewers will leave wheat ales and hefeweizens unfiltered to maintain the original flavors and aromas. We’ll see if SA manages to keep these even through filtering.

The aroma is fairly pleasing, with dry wheat malts and a fair amount of lemon peel. Nice aroma.

Flavor is dry as well, with a hefty wheat flavor and some sweet citrus. Lemon is also present here but only in essence, not sourness. I still like this, even years later.

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A special note: this week begins the American Craft Beer week, celebrating all things craft beer. I encourage you to support your local craft brewery this week, and choose craft over macro.

Cheers!

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