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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Bottle. Aroma is spicy hops, and a bit of sweet malt. Similar flavor, well balanced with bitter, smooth aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewingFan (251) - Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Pours dark reddish amber with a nice layer of head. Aroma of alcohol, caramel, nuts, and spruce. Medium body, creamy, and full of malt with some warming alcohol. Nice warm up on a cold day. Overall it is a very well done strong ale, wish more breweries would make them.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2006 Rich toasty caramel aroma with a hint of spices. Poured a dark amber with a white head that didnt last too long. Taste is quite malty sweet, with some faint hop action and faint spiciness. I wished the carbonation would be a bit higher, and the high ABV is well hidden. Nonetheless, this is a nice beer and i cant wait till next winter to taste this again. Oh and by the way, this beer on cask is out of this world.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2001
Good start once I got past the aroma of alcohol. I liked the spicy, somewhat fruity taste, and if I could have stayed in the middle I would have liked this ale alot. But the strong alcohol finish took away from an otherwise very good seasonal ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2002
Smooth and creamy, a little malty. Strange aftertaste that somewhat mimicked kick.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2007
A hearty strong ale, but a bit off balance. They need to back off on the hoping a bit, and this coming from an IIPA lover. It adds just a little much to the already very bold malt flavor and alcohol warmth. Pours a deep golden color with a nice white head do the the high carbonation levels, also detracting from the palate. All in all, a good winter warmer, but not balanced well enough.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2002
Great beer. Again, on tap at the brewery. Much better there than out of a bottle. Nice flavor, similar to the brown ale with a more bitter, hoppy, floral taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2003
A real nice hearty, warm flavored beer that is a nice winter beer without the "hot" high alcohol flavor of most heavy Xmas beers, or the overly spiced versoin of other Xmas beers.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenDover (201) - Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Toasted malts, buttery and sugary, some nice spices - hops, fruit, etc. Would be nice if it wasn’t so watered down. Too weak.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
taalhiker (190) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2008
Poured from bottle. Thanks to JeffE for this brewed. Copper orange with virtually no head. Sweet nose of toffee and malt. Nice finish of fresh berries and brown sugar.


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