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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hiero (161) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Taste is good, with a medium body and pleasant bitterness. There is no lingering aftertaste and it is very smooth. The taste and palate are simple though and lack a little depth. Overall a good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (3431) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2013
12 oz bottle from Wilburs. Spices, sweet malts and light bitter hops. Crisp and kind of bland with a dry, lingering finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8617) - East Lansing, 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 (212) - 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. Itís like the cousin of Old English but for a lot more. Iím yet to find a St. Arnold that is adequate, if not for Karbach I wouldnít have wasted my time. I donít 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 (969) - 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 (4827) - 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 (5351) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Pours a fizzy red, with a head that almost completely dissipates, so it sure doesnít 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 - Iím enjoying it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbruner (2939) - 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 (4651) - 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.


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