PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. Bottle from Jamil. One of the worst offerings from this usually stellar brewer. This wasn’t bad. It was just a subpar Christmas Ale. Nothing special here. Apricot odd faint scent. Big white head over a bronze, clear pour. Light and crisp. Grain flavor to light spice and that apricot fruity flavor.
raradel (314) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really solid rendition, great balance and awesome body! Spice is lower for a holiday beer but still stands out as so. Go get some if you can!
SPDickerman (866) - Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours clear umber orange with a medium beige head. Smells malty, hints of caramel, and a touch of hop bitterness. Taste is mostly sweet and has a bit of a mild spice character. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Saint Arnold Christmas Ale finishes with a spiced sweet bitterness.
smith4498 (2843) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from secret Santa 2012 - blutt59. Pours clear copper color with tan head. Toasted malt and caramel aromas. Moderately sweet caramel flavor with some toasted malts and a little nutty. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Thanks Bob.
Berbatov (18) - Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown. light foam head. lots of dark fruit and raisin. light mouth. ages fairly well too.
jhamp9 (927) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper pour with a thin white head. Leaves nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, bread, and spicy hops. Taste is sweet toffee, bread, and spicy. Prickly carbonation. Really nice beer.
southernolkart (55) - - NOV 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A greatly forward winter ale. Nice sweet malty flavor with a hint of spicy hops. Favorite Chris's ale so far this year.
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dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into glass. Early for Christmas but oh well. This beer is primarily malt forward. The malt gives off a ginger bread esc flavor with a tad bit of spice. Would have liked a bit more spice, but overall pretty decent.
ration (1887) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
041112. Tap at the brewery, Houston tx. Pours clear copper with a small head. Aroma hops, spices, caramel. Slight sweet toffee taste. Not that spicy. Not Bad.
Wordsworth (126) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
My favorite seasonal Christmas beer. A lightly sweet malty flavor with a hint of spicy hops. Goes down very smooth despite the high ABV. Great beer.