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RATINGS: 299   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Decent beer enough I guess. Watery copper color, slight white head. Dies off. nose is very fruity with a slight chalkiness that is welcome but not too welcome. Jockstraps dance around my nose...hmmm. Flavors are the same, with a flatness that pervades after each sip. Not too appealing, more appaling than anything else. Ehhh

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2005
12oz Bottle: Dark malty aroma, sweet taste-grapes, raisens, fruity, brown in color. Does have a strong alohol taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Courtesy of Andrewm <P> Somewhat muted aroma features spice, white fruits and an oddly tangible feel in the nose. Color of dark brewed tea with almost no head. Very malty and that asspect dominates. Their is a very toned down spiciness, but seems to be from hops rather than actual spices. This isnít the kind of beer that will take you through distinct flavors ranges, but is an enjoyable and somewhat creamy holiday warmer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 1, 2005
aroma is caramel, raisens, a bit of nuts also. the body is brown with no head. mouthfeel is full and silky. Taste is caramel, hints of nutmeg, but itís very light. If this truely is 7% is hides the alcohol well

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Just a very very smooth beer. Light malt with some nice spices. not much head. alcohol is well hidden.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ELPADRINO (70) - The Woodlands, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2005
Pours a ruby color with a quickly disappearing head. Aroma is light and contains apple, cinnamon and citrus. Body is light and not very complex. I taste some citrus and medium hops. Aftertaste is light and sweet. Not a very deep beer, but it doesnít taste bad.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2006 Rich toasty caramel aroma with a hint of spices. Poured a dark amber with a white head that didnt last too long. Taste is quite malty sweet, with some faint hop action and faint spiciness. I wished the carbonation would be a bit higher, and the high ABV is well hidden. Nonetheless, this is a nice beer and i cant wait till next winter to taste this again. Oh and by the way, this beer on cask is out of this world.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tejas (872) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2009 Draught > Flying Saucer. Dark clear amber with no head. Reminds me of a extra malty amber. Some roastiness too. Thin palate. Enjoyable but probably wonít try again. Just too many other better options.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MIBRomeo (2561) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Light brown nice well laced off white head. Weak aroma is barley present. Well carbonated w/ an avg body. Flavor is nutmeg, cinamon and some weak carmel malts. Nothing special.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (5866) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2012 first bottle was a single from U-Stop... . . what an interesting brew, It has a good uplifting smell and has no real head at ALL. No bother, the taste is like ,wow! CRAZY sweet assortment of flavors, could use a tad bit more carbonation but not really seeing as this is a sippin good night brew, but wow! NO surprise here, ANOTHER great beer from St.Arnís! .. . . i got spice in my eye


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