JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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. Here’s to Christmas In July!
Pershing (520) - Garland, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gotta love Christmas in July!! First things first … 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! I’m thinking of pairing this up with some stuffed Cornish game hens in the winter!
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Spec’s. 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 that’s a bit coarse. Not really fantastic, but a solid holiday-season beer that I always look forward to here in Texas.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Thanks Zinister. Nice dark copper pour with a small head that quickly dissappeared. Malty and spicy. Pretty good all around.
Brandon1989 (497) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
sjohnny (493) - - NOV 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty earthy spiced aroma. Cloudy Ice tea colored with a thin off white head. Malty sweet earthy. Honey and spice. Clean finish.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - APR 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.