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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3322) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Berbatov (22) - Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2012
dark brown. light foam head. lots of dark fruit and raisin. light mouth. ages fairly well too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1387) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
southernolkart (55) - - NOV 15, 2012
A greatly forward winter ale. Nice sweet malty flavor with a hint of spicy hops. Favorite Chris's ale so far this year. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2012
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (2048) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wordsworth (138) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2396) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Nice copper color with thin soft off-white head. Soft palate, malty rich with a spiced edge.

   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

   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

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