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RATINGS: 299   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.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2002
Didn’t like this so much. Seems to have some sort of Koelsch yeast maybe? Some popcorn in there with a weak body and not much else going on.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Copper color with very little head. Aroma is light cinnamon, with some cherries and honey. Flavor has some ginger and cinnamon, with honey and caramel sweetness. Light body with lively carbonation. Not out of this world good, but solid. Could use some stronger aromas and flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2008
There’s a lot of fruity sweetness here in the aroma, but also a mild kick of spicy hoppiness. It’s still plenty malty in the nose though. The flavor is about the same. A nice fruity sweetness with a little bit of spicy hop, but still plenty malty. It marks a nice dry finish. It’s not anything remarkable, but it’s nothing bad. Just bleh.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Nice amber hue, but a poor head and off smell of slight acidity. Uh oh. Some decent toffee notes through this layer of infection, with some added nice spiced cider aromas. Slightly leaning towards cloying, but overall if this weren’t infected would’ve been ok.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redgold07 (308) - Irving, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Pretty dang good... a little bit sweet, masks the higher alcohol content. Definite malt flavor as well. Good looking beer as well... nice full brown color. 12 oz.. bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndresTM (307) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 10, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2012 Great aroma, teeming with dark fruits, caramel, and floral hops, which results in a very Christmas-evoking sensation. I even got some Gummi Bear, which just adds to the awesomeness of it. The taste is a bit more one-dimensional, albeit still good, with hops taking the lead and the malt-derived sweet notes in the background. I want to give this another try.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2009
On cask at the Dig Pub in Cedar Park. Nice big malt bomb! Just a bit of carbonation but it goes down way too easy given the ABV. Reminded me of cask ale in London. Yum.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
COMRADEJOSH (294) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2013
A deep amber in appearance with a slightly spicy aroma. Taste malty and does have a warming amount of alcohol to it. Not as much spice in the taste as other seasonal.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Pours a clear bronze with a tan head that dies completely. Smells sweet, candies with a little spice. Tastes of sweet malt, a little fruity with a spicy finish. Medium and smooth in the mouth with the perfect amount of carbonation. Very drinkable and delicious.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Clear copper color with moderate tan head. Nose is slightly malty and fruity with hints of plums. Flavor is fruity and spicy, but not much hops.


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