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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A rich, hearty ale perfect for the holiday season with a malty sweetness and spicy hop character. The generous use of five different malts is responsible for the full flavor and high alcohol level of this beer Saint Arnold Christmas Ale is best consumed at 45į Fahrenheit.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bostondoug1981 (85) - fort worth, Alabama, USA - MAR 4, 2010
from notes july 09 dark reddish orange pour lil tan to white head. lots of malt flavor with presense of citrusy hop flavor in the backin very enjoyable. only problem was last glass of the cask should of brought knife and fork cause it was a wee bit chewy. still one of my favorite st arnold brews

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (4527) - Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2010
12 oz bottle courtesy of maltomeal. Pours a clear copper color with a large fizzy beige head. The aroma is bready and caramel malt with hints of spice and herbal hops. The flavor is bready, caramel malts, lightly spicy, with more fruit than the nose indicated. Hops are mildly spicy and earthy. Drier finish, medium bodied with good balance. I get increasing warmth from this beer without ever showing any alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (5967) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Bottle thanks to MaltoMeal. Poured gold with an opaque head. Aroma had notes of spices, sweet malts and a bit of a biscuit note. Flavor was similar to the aroma but the spices were much more subdued and it was sweet throughout.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
( 12oz bottle 2008 vintage thanks to BA zdk9) Pours clear orange with thin ring of film on top. Nose of brown sugar, caramel. Taste of roasted malt, coffee, and earthy hops. Nice roasted creamy finish. If you get a chance to have this aged it smells SO much better than fresh.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajm (1063) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Bottles from Docís. You could accuse me of drinking this too late and too warm, but I would immediately respond that Celebration is good under both conditions, and then where would you be? Reconciling the fact that this isnít very good, thatís where. Merry Christmas, Texas.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Pours burnt orange with a minimal white head. The smell is malty sweetness, with a little bit of unidentifiable spices. The flavor is more malt, possibly biscuit malt, with a strong aftertaste of spices such as cloves. There is more in there, I just canít tell exactly what it is. Nothing about this beer really stands out, but it is a very easy drinking, lighter winter warmer with no trace of the 7 percent alcohol. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Bottle thanks to Secret Santa Pours a nice amber with a quick leaving off white head. Makes spotty lacing. Aoma is of spices, and malts. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is mild but tasty. Has a watery texture. The body is light to medium. A decent finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10345) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy. Merry Xmas! Pours dark copper with a deceent off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt and christmas spices? Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is smooth roasted malt and something hop. Must be hop spice rather than xmas spice. Pretty tastey, but not strongly flavored.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttutony (607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Good stuff. Nice mix with the malt flavors and hops, doesnít seem like either one takes the other over. Solid holiday brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Bottle from Santa. Pours a light amber color with a small off white head. Nose is bready with a light floral hop note mixed in. Palate is full and fluffy. Flavors of bready malts and light floral hop notes.


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