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RATINGS: 298   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 45° Fahrenheit.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6152) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, orange red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, hints of spice, slight cinnamon, hints of slight grass in there as well. Taste is a mix of grass, spice, earth, touch of cinnamon, clove in there, lots of caramel, toffee, finishing bitter, slightly sweet.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
brewballs (190) - USA - NOV 29, 2013
Embarrassment of a beer. This is not an ale. Not even close. No head. Flat. Extremely malty. No carbonation. Terrible aftertaste. Zero flavor nor character. It’s like the cousin of Old English but for a lot more. I’m yet to find a St. Arnold that is adequate, if not for Karbach I wouldn’t have wasted my time. I don’t say this often but avoid this beer! Waste of money and time that I will never get back!!!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (630) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Tan pour, quick cream colored head. Malt, molasses, and alcohol in the nose. Sweet. Middle is caramel & cherries. Finish feels the drying effect of the alcohol level.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3217) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Cask pour. Brown pour with tan head. Christmas spices, pine and sweetness aromas. Cinnamon, some darker flavor, finishes with some plum and other Belgian influenced flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alcamp99 (72) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Seasonal offering. Fortifying and full bodied. Slightly spicy and well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4823) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Pours a fizzy red, with a head that almost completely dissipates, so it sure doesn’t look like much - nose of toffee, light mineral, raisin, treacle/pudding, and a touch of earthy English ale yeast - medium body - slightly slick mouthfeel - fairly sweet flavors of green raisin, cherry, treacle - some mild sherryish notes - somewhat warming finish - a bit sweet, and somewhat subdued for such a beer, but the more I sit with it the more I feel that that is a welcome change - I’m enjoying it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbruner (2285) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Pours a clear golden brown on tap with fluffy white head. Aroma is pale malt, slight fruitiness of the English yeast. Taste follows, little lackluster for a holiday beer, no real spice note. Meh.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aurelius (4107) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Squat 12 oz bottle. Clear, woody brown beer, not much head. Aroma is slightly doggy (ding) and mustardy over a nutty malt aroma. Woody flavor, bittering was a little clumsy and slightly astringent. The body was reasonably mouthy, but the bittering kind of messed it up. Light caramel, light sweetness towards the end. Medium, moderately bitter finish. St. Arnie better get back to praying. ABC, Betton.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3849) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Location: 12 oz bottle at the Marriott West Loop, 11/18/13

Aroma: The nose is malty and a little sweet! some fruit notes, and a bit of spice
Appearance: It pours a clear orange-amber color with a small off-white head and light lace
Flavor: The flavor is on the sweet side, but balanced, nice spice, hop notes, and a little alcohol
Palate: This one is medium bodied, with a nice: soft and clean mouthfeel to it
Overall Impression: This one is certainly worth trying, and it has a really nice mouthfeel to it, but it is not an overly impressive beer. Nice, slightly dull winter seasonal.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1620) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Draft at Momo’s. Deep ruby pour with a frothy tan head. Aroma of toffee and baked bread malts, spices and dark fruits. Flavor is sweet toffee, caramel, bread, baking spices, and plums. Medium thick bodied and subtle carbonation. Not too shabby.


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