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RATINGS: 313   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 45° Fahrenheit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5512) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Pours a fizzy red, with a head that almost completely dissipates, so it sure doesn’t 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 - I’m enjoying it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbruner (3154) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aurelius (4773) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (5070) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Location: 12 oz bottle at the Marriott West Loop, 11/18/13

Aroma: The nose is malty and a little sweet! some fruit notes, and a bit of spice
Appearance: It pours a clear orange-amber color with a small off-white head and light lace
Flavor: The flavor is on the sweet side, but balanced, nice spice, hop notes, and a little alcohol
Palate: This one is medium bodied, with a nice: soft and clean mouthfeel to it
Overall Impression: This one is certainly worth trying, and it has a really nice mouthfeel to it, but it is not an overly impressive beer. Nice, slightly dull winter seasonal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Draft at Momo’s. Deep ruby pour with a frothy tan head. Aroma of toffee and baked bread malts, spices and dark fruits. Flavor is sweet toffee, caramel, bread, baking spices, and plums. Medium thick bodied and subtle carbonation. Not too shabby.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CopterScott (214) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinator (1541) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4045) - 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.

   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.

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