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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aguyintx66 (89) - Nixa, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a off white head. has a malty and fruity aroma. Smooth and thick on the palate. Malty and slightly bitter finish. A good holiday beer.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2010
On tap at Pappy’s Café – no pretension, lovely pour into the classic “frosty mug.” The color in a gold-orange; since the bar is having trouble with the draft set-up, there’s quite a bit of initial foam which quickly dissipates. The taste is medium sweet…caramel, toasty, a bit nutty – wonderful flavor in a Christmas seasonal, without being overt. The mouthfeel is creamy without chewiness. Above all: fresh!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bostondoug1981 (85) - fort worth, Alabama, USA - MAR 4, 2010
from notes july 09 dark reddish orange pour lil tan to white head. lots of malt flavor with presense of citrusy hop flavor in the backin very enjoyable. only problem was last glass of the cask should of brought knife and fork cause it was a wee bit chewy. still one of my favorite st arnold brews

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BCMike22 (80) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2008
Poured into a Boulevard Bob’s ’47 pint glass. medium head, settles quickly. Golden brown with a red hue. Smells somewhat sweet with a hint of some spice that I can’t identify. Wow! Very full tasting and far reaching on the palate. Not overpowering, but full of flavor. Not really as sweet or spicy as I was expecting. TONS of flavors in there, but all somehow nicely balanced. Very tasty winter brew, highly rec’d.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Droptank (79) - Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Amber, jolly , delicious and refreshing as hell in July. Kudos boys, Christmas in July has struck again. I thought the blend of caramel, malt, and even a bit of cinnamon were great.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ELPADRINO (70) - The Woodlands, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2005
Pours a ruby color with a quickly disappearing head. Aroma is light and contains apple, cinnamon and citrus. Body is light and not very complex. I taste some citrus and medium hops. Aftertaste is light and sweet. Not a very deep beer, but it doesn’t taste bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alcamp99 (69) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Seasonal offering. Fortifying and full bodied. Slightly spicy and well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KamGoPro (65) - Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Favorite go to lighter winter beer every season. Perfect balance of leafy hops and flavor!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nastrass (58) - Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2002
A distinctly sweeter taste with hints of spice and fruit. Rating would be higher except for the strong alcohol aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
southernolkart (55) - - NOV 15, 2012
A greatly forward winter ale. Nice sweet malty flavor with a hint of spicy hops. Favorite Chris's ale so far this year. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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