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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.


1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
kzeke (2) - - NOV 14, 2013 does not count
Saint Arnold great beer hall please do not drive to Houston to ser it you will love it. Except you have to go only at tour time and pay $8 to get in...Then if you like barrel aged beer as I do you have to pay $10 more. FORGET IT. Cannot be that good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CopterScott (129) - Kansas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
pours amber with a thin white head. aroma is malt and spice. flavor is sweet malts, spices and bread. medium carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinator (873) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2013
It was OK. Predominant malt aroma with some graininess. Dark brown color like bread crust with an off-white head. Again, malts are the predominant flavor here with a mellowness that was distinctly English. Some spice but subtle. I didn’t detect much in the way of hop bitterness. Alcohol was well hidden. Decent but they make better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3555) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle thanks to GoT: Poured a dark copper with a thin tan head. Aroma Aroma is huge malts and spice. Taste is a nice sticky sweet malt, light veggie, and some spice in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle. Poured amber with quick fizzy off-white head. Aroma of caramel and nut. The flavor found caramel, chocolate, and light backing of spice. Light to medium body.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SrSilligoose (3227) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
bottle. sweet sugary grape drank, candies, butterscotch. taste is sweet candy canes, touch of plum skin. too sweet. too much candy. not my thing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (1828) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - APR 4, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 12oz. bottle/draught @ Fat Grass: This one pours a clear, orangish amber color. There was a very small off white head on it that didn’t linger or leave any lacing. Pretty decent nose. Caramel malts, some fruits (apple?), hints of spices. The taste is pretty good too. Caramel malts, with a hint of roast. A subdued sweetness with some bitterness trying to come through, resulting in a hint of dryness in the finish. .

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 16, 2013
12 oz bottle courtesy of AirForceHops. Nice orange pour with lots of tiny bubbles rising to the top. Biscuity malt nose with lots of sweet fruit. Taste is all sweet malt up front, spice & hop bite linger nicely to a dry, slightly bitter finish. Hard to belive this is 7%. Very drinkable!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (2863) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle courtesy AirForceHops. Fruity caramel malt and dusty spice aroma. Clear copper with a moderate off-white head. Caramel barley malt and light bitter hop flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation. OK, but not a standout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerenberger (1384) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
A grainy aroma. Pours a pretty clear copper with mostly diminishing sandy head. The taste is moderately sweet. Sweet malts initially followed by a spicy finish with a grany aftertaste. Slight candy sweetness also detected. No "Christmas spices" noted. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. Fizzy mouthfeel. Overall, enjoyable. I would like to have seen more spices being that this was Christmas ale.


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