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RATINGS: 303   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11389) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy. Merry Xmas! Pours dark copper with a deceent off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt and christmas spices? Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is smooth roasted malt and something hop. Must be hop spice rather than xmas spice. Pretty tastey, but not strongly flavored.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11309) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 10, 2010
A: The pour is a deep amber color with a tan head. S: Quite bready and mildly spiced in the nose. A bit of brown sugar and caramel as well. Actually fairly reminiscent of "the holidays". T: The flavors really follow the nose on this one, but there seem to be some signs of oxidation. A bit of cardboard along with the same bread, caramel, and light spice flavors. M: Light to medium body with a low, rolling carbonation. D: Not nearly as bad I was anticipating, to be honest. A nice little winter warmer in the beginning of Southern California summer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2009
12oz bottle-pours an off white head and amber color. Aroma is caramel-medium malt, pine, some dark fruit. Comes across with some ASA quality. Taste is caramel-medium malt, secondary woody/spice/herbal hops. Some boozy. Mild carbonation. Thanks to armock for the trade with Joe-jwc215 and me.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: March 20, 1997
Mode: Draft
Source: Houston Airport
Appearance: clear amber, whispy head
Aroma: cinamon aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor with some spicy hints including cinamon, slight bitter finish

Date: June 07, 2006
Source: tasting
Vintage: 2005
sweet cinimon aroma,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10098) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Bottle @ home, courtesy of Cavie. Thanks again, Travis! Dark amber orange appearance with a small cream colored head. Somewhat spicy, organic hoppy, caramel malty nose. Moderate caramel/toffee malty, lightly boozy, organic hoppy, somewhat spicy flavor. Pretty nice smooth beer though there is a little bit of a booze burn on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9416) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Bottle from Mar. Good shit! Amber pour with a light head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, spices and a tad fruity. Flavor is smooth as hell with some nice spices, a slight alcohol warmth and some great malt flavors. Nice holiday brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 01/10/2005 Amber coloured and strong in alcohol with a fruit aroma. Lasting malt finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2007
12oz bottle acquired in trade with lb4lb (thanks!). Poured a medium to deep amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, toasted grains, nutty, and a trade of spiciness. Tastes of caramel, fruity, and light spice. Although I enjoyed this, this one did not strike me as a ’Christmas’ ale.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2009
at my cellar temperature, low Sixties, Bonus in trade from a generous Texas trader. Like a Belgium, with a good mix of malts. Alcohol aroma. Pours medium body and significant white head. Yeasty taste, very drinkable indeed. Above average mouthfeel.


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