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RATINGS: 893   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Specialty Belgian malts create a deep garnet color and a truly rich old European flavor in our classic Christmas Ale. And the generous amount of crystal hops adds that extra spicy aroma to your pint, perfect for a wintry night. Our Christmas Ale brings good tidings and joy to each Holiday Season. A two-time Gold Medal Winner in the World Beer Championships.

The original Goose Island Christmas Ale clocked in at 5.7% ABV. There was no 2010 vintage. The 2011 vintage saw a bump to 6.2% ABV but no new entry. The 2012 vintage was bumped up further to 7.5% ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2004
a little chocolate, some spice. nice and hoppy finish piney and some citrus. slightly creamy mouthfeel. an easy drinking ale. quite smooth and nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Beautiful brown with thick beige head Smell is bread with sweet molases. Taste is malty spice notes. The sweetness of up front but turns to a bitter aftertaste with hint of hops. Spicey aftenotes make this a great beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Malty slight fruitcake aroma. Dark crimsom appearance with full tan head. Mallty coffee flavors with medium hop bitternessand some fruity peach apricot flavors toward the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - JAN 11, 2006
I actually liked this beer. The extra spice is good when compared to other GIís, and they didnít mess it up by making it to sweet. For the price of a six pack, Iíd be more than happy to have this around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
QuezXLV (415) - Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2013
This is one day expired but its still delicious. There is almost and oaked flavor with is great. Nice feel on the palate. - Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vmilaxer29 (412) - Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2013
2012 12oz bottle poured into a goblet. Hazy deep brown ruby-ish color with "floaties" and small tan head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, nuts and sweet malt. Taste is roasty caramel malt, dark fruit, spices and some hop bitterness. Medium body and creamy mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2004
Seemed along the lines of a brown ale. Wasn't much to look at, brownish color with a small bubbly head. Too watery without much body. Nothing exciting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2008 Itís a deep amber pour, itís clearly filtered. We had no idea what the alcohol % was when we drank it. The bottle claims the flavor will continue to develop over 5 years. Not sure about that. Generic malty flavor, kind of reminds me of tea. Strange. Not something Iíd really seek out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Deep brown with mahogany highlights. Small white head. Aroma of spices and a bit of malt. Sweet malty body with more spices coming through. Short hoppy finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2007
This beer is a wonderful blend of holiday cheer and malty goodness. I saved this one until after the holidaze and wish I would have bought more. Great smoothness.

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