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RATINGS: 298   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2008
Bottle 12fl.oz.
Clear medium orange amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, light to moderate hoppy, light alcohol. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (220808)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2008
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a fully gone head. Oxidised and mild malty aroma with a light orange fruity note. Medium sweet and caramelish malt flavour with a mild citric and bitter note. Lingering fruity finish with a low bitterness and mild fruity flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29134) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2009
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, fruit, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and fruit, leading to a dry bitter finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of MaltOMeal. Slightly hazy amber golden with tiny impurities and an off-white head. Sweetish fruity aroma. Medium body with sweet and a little overripe fruit and spices. Almost no bitterness. 220808

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (19218) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2002
Brown-red. Creamy head. Very malt accented. Soft and very balanced. Great beer!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14328) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2007
Draught
Beautiful light amber color. Some caramel aroma. The taste is quite simple, based on some cereals and caramel, as the aftertaste. Drinkable but without thrills.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13187) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2008
Bottle, shared by papsoe. A clear, orange-golden pour leaves almost no head at all. Some beige bubbles. Sugary and malty nose with some hoppy fruityness. The flavor is quite sugary and malty too, with a pleasant bitterness and a touch of pinecones. Full-bodied, with a caramel-sweet finish. A nice beer, without being outstanding. (080822)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2011
Amber-orange colour and no real head. Slightly ruity, maybe with a hint of ginger. Light fruits and caramels. Light body, with some caramel and gentle orangey, gingery, spicy accent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2004 (Bottle) Pours a dark cooper color with a small head. Descent tasting Christmas ale from Houston.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 25, 2006
(12oz bottle) Hazy copper body topped by medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, allspice, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, candied orange, bread/caramel, spice/allspice, some raisin. Medium body, alcohol warming. Good, but a bit too sweet for my liking.


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