Yesterday the hunt was on for the limited production release of Saint Arnold‘s Divine Reserve 10, the most recent offering in the DR series. I was lucky enough to score some at my local HEB, but I know plenty of people who went without, are still on the hunt and those who probably got too much. I’m not going to talk about all that since I already did yesterday in my post about the madness. This is simply my review on the beer! I had a pint on draught from a keg at Petrol Station. They actually had a full keg that floated in 57 minutes(!!!) and they have a slim keg they are aging!
Divine Reserve #10
Brewed by: Saint Arnold, Houston, Texas
Style English Barleywine
I may be biased, since I love barleywines, but here it goes. The beer pours a dark brown, maybe some reddish tints, with a small taupe colored head that left a little bit of lacing in the glass. It smells like alcohol, malts, caramels and some dark fruits. The taste is great. It is smooth and creamy, a bit boozy (that will get better with age, but still not overpowering) and I can taste the malt and caramel flavors, along with some cherry flavor as well. As the beer warms up it definitely got better. I loved it! I cannot wait to try some in a year, then maybe 2 or 3 years down the road to see if the alcohol mellows out and what the flavor profile will be like then.