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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 Thanks to Matt for sharing my first beer from Texas. This beer pours to a glowing orange copper body. Thin white head. I like the color... The aroma is spicy like a Christmas wreath, holiday spice, and light vegetables. Spicy holiday potpourri (or what I imagine it might taste like) flavor. The palate is smooth, lightly spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Pours coppery with no head. Aroma is raisiny fruit and fruitcake spices. Sweet and mild spices for flavor. Cold, itís a bit watery, but warmed up slightly (per recommendation), it starts to bloom. From Specís in Conroe, TX.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2007 Courtesy of Fly just because! Translucent and a light copper color. Aroma is fruity, like raspberries or cranberries and maybe a little caramel from the malts. Flavor is sweet in a fruity way, with a peppery spice in the background. Finsih is dominated by the sweetness, but I think I pick up some sulfur(like a fullerís ale) too. Thanks and have a happy holiday Alan!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 14, 2005
Dark red amber with a small wispy head. Sweet malt and spice aroma and flavor. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Sices standout for the aroma along with some sweet malts. Body color amber/orange with small tan head. Had a cranbeery flavor to it but spicy hop control theflavor witich was quite good. A somewhat sweet and spicy palate was left after beer was gone. Glad Santa gave me two.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintArnold1977 (26) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2005
I like this Christmas Ale.. 7% Alc. hidden well. Deep caramel pour with a light head. Smell the cherry, spices, and prunes. Great hearty flavor..Taste the MALTS!!!! Great winter beer for holiday parties.. Leaves almost a tarish feeling on palate. Makes you drink more.. Yes I like it...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Courtesy of kaggie97. Pours deep copper with wispy film for head. Fruit up front, prune/plum with cherry, some background spice, subdued. Flavor starts with all dark fruit, fades to peachy/apricot, and finishes with a slightly spicey malt sweetness. Oily/sticky mouthfeel. Very good beer, I wish I could score it higher.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 10, 2005
Pours dark copper with a thin white head. Smells of apricots, cherries and raisins? Taste is fruity, but not as obvioud as the bouquet suggests. Mouthfeel and finish are definitely more lively than the other beers Iíve tried from these guys. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2005
Brewery, Pub Crawl and the bottle. Pours a deep brown-red color. Nose is of winter spices and prunes, perfect for Christmas. Tastes of apricots and that winter spice (nutmeg, cinnamon) with some great yeasty flavors. It doesnít give the mouthy feel of a 7% brew, so itís easy to drink several in a row...and then have to pay the consequences.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
billism (44) - Missouri City, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2005
Brownish-redish color. Nice flavor. Nicely balance. Very malty indeed. A great winter warmer.

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