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RATINGS: 296   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2112) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Nice copper color with thin soft off-white head. Soft palate, malty rich with a spiced edge.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
haydentrow (8) - Dayton, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012 does not count

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Got this as an extra in a trade, thanks Brad! Poured from a bottle into a Great Divide Cervoise goblet. A: Pours a nice deep amber with light orange hues around the edges. A one finger white head pops up and then goes down just as quick. S: I’m picking up some faint caramel malts and some light grassy pine, but nothing really else and the smell is faded (it’s probably 8-10 months old at this point so I’ll take that into consideration). There is a very slight booze note on the backend. T: Some piney and grassy hops are very present with a slight spice undertone. The bready malts create the backbone for the rest of the brew, but like the nose has faded with Father Time. M: It’s very smooth and crisp, light to medium bodied. Very drinkable at this point. O: Very faded in its time. This beer really doesn’t hold up well. in terms of flavor profiles, but it is far from undrinkable. I would love to try this beer fresh to see if there are any spices or anything else that may have faded. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-16-2011

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9061) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of toffee, carmel, light fruittiness and light spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, carmel, spice and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering malty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redpooba (396) - New York, USA - FEB 24, 2012
An amazing beer that can be bought in the grocery stores of Texas. The spices and seasonings make you feel like your in a log cabin around a fire even when Texas doesn’t offer a winter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SarahH648 (7) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2012 does not count
One of my favorite seasonal beers from this brewer. High alcohol content, and nice and warming finish makes this a great winter beer.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamaustin (38) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Not much on the nose for me, but makes up for it with taste. The rich, golden-brown color somehow enhances the flavor for me. Not bad!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (4481) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Had a sample of this at Ginger Man in Austin. This poured dark brownish and was opaque. No head and no carbonation seen or felt. The nose offered raisins, other fruit, spices, and malt. This was a bit of a mess to me. Raisins ans spices were tasted but there was an undistinguishable mish mash after that. Not for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle. A friend brought this back from their trip through Texas. Poured a copper color with a tiny white head. Aroma was caramel, malts and gingerbread. Flavor was caramel, some malts, and bread. Not as dark as I thought. Some spice hop. Very smooth beer. Average to a little above average beer at best.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Dark, not much head. Malt and spices in the aroma. Taste of brown sugar or molasses.


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