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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SrSilliGose (3326) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (1981) - 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. .

   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (3594) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerenberger (1581) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (5030) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 11, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Kegs and Barrels, Plano, TX. Aroma is of caramel malts, spice and a light dark fruit. Flavor is mostly similar. Caramel with a chewy biscuit malts, light spices, and grassy English hops. Very much has an English feel to it. Texture is lightly grainy. Medium in body. Finish is clean and sweet. Nothing really bold or over-the-top but it does have a nice drinkability. Had no problem killing half a 6’er with a friend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (3162) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2013
Clear copper color with light brown foam head, lasting and lacing. Aroma is light barley with some caramel and alcohol tones. Taste is bittersweet, nice full flavor of caramel and barley. Short aftertaste. (Houston 201301)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2012
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1080) - Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2012
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.

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