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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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 45į Fahrenheit.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Bottle from trade with the_lutheran. Thanks Peter! Pours a copper color with a frothy off white head. Aroma of spices, malt and caramel. Taste is slightly sweet with a nice hop under tone along with a hint of fruit. Finishes with a smooth malt flavor.Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2008 Bottle:12 oz, part of the Christmas in July release by the brewery. Pours a very deep mahogany into the glass with a small off white head. The aroma is very sweet and toasty with some pine-like hop scent. The flavor is very bold and sweet with honey and caramel notes, but is balanced nicely by the bitterness. The palate of this one was where I was surprised. Many St. Arnold brews have seemed a bit on the thin side to me, but this one has a nice full bodied, silky smooth mouthfeel. An excellent brew. Hereís to Christmas In July!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pershing (520) - Garland, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Clear amber with a small white head. Aroma of malt and spice. Medium body and carbonation with some noticeable spice and hop bitterness. Finishes slightly sweet. Above average Christmas ale.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Gotta love Christmas in July!! First things first Ö this brew is way easy on the drink-ability scale! So pace yourself when you have some! Definitely a brew to stock up on during the summer to let age until winter rolls around (but have a few between now and then)! This is one classy brew in its style or category. When compared to other strong ales (e.g. winter warmers), this one is going to be on the lighter end of the scale but still provides one with a very rich and flavorful body and taste. There are a lot of Christmas-y flavors in this brew and it had a few Christmas carols roaming through my head even in the heat of summer! Iím thinking of pairing this up with some stuffed Cornish game hens in the winter!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2010
12oz bottle from Specís. Pours a glowing, copper-colored body with a bubbly head that recedes quickly. Aromas of bready malt, floral hops and a little spicyness. Flavor is medium sweet (caramel), toasty, a bit nutty and has a very short, floral hop finish. Lively carbonation thatís a bit coarse. Not really fantastic, but a solid holiday-season beer that I always look forward to here in Texas.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2010
12 oz bottle from Ben. Amber colored pour with a slight tan head. Aroma is malty, biscuity and spicy. Flavor is very malty with some hops and more spiciness. Sweet finish. Very nice sipping beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Bottle. Thanks Zinister. Nice dark copper pour with a small head that quickly dissappeared. Malty and spicy. Pretty good all around.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandon1989 (497) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Pours a clear copper with a small off-white head that dissipates very quickly leaving nearly no lacing. The aroma is mostly consisting of malts and some spices but not overpowering and some hints of floral hops. The taste is sweeter malts up front with some hop presence in the middle. You also pick up a slight amount of alcohol. Good beer worth a try but nothing too special about this beer in my opinion.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sjohnny (493) - - NOV 17, 2015
Malty earthy spiced aroma. Cloudy Ice tea colored with a thin off white head. Malty sweet earthy. Honey and spice. Clean finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - APR 10, 2005
Slightly cloudy amber body with a thin but present white head. Caramel nose with a bit oad at al.f grain mash and herbal hops. Nice medium mouthfeel with more thick caramel malts. Traces of spice work their way through the nobel hop bitterness and leave a touch of cinnimon in the finish. 7% alcohol is exellently hidden. Not bad at all.


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