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RATINGS: 310   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.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9447) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2009
at my cellar temperature, low Sixties, Bonus in trade from a generous Texas trader. Like a Belgium, with a good mix of malts. Alcohol aroma. Pours medium body and significant white head. Yeasty taste, very drinkable indeed. Above average mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9350) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2003
Thanks to legion242 for this one. Pours a pretty reddish-brown with a medium beige head that lasted pretty well. Decent lacing. Sweetly spiced aroma with a hint of malt as well. Very smooth mouthfeel, with flavors of sherry, malt, and spice. Mild alcohol flavor in the finish. A great winter warmer!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 01/10/2005 Amber coloured and strong in alcohol with a fruit aroma. Lasting malt finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, orange red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, hints of spice, slight cinnamon, hints of slight grass in there as well. Taste is a mix of grass, spice, earth, touch of cinnamon, clove in there, lots of caramel, toffee, finishing bitter, slightly sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (8011) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Bottle thanks to MaltoMeal. Poured gold with an opaque head. Aroma had notes of spices, sweet malts and a bit of a biscuit note. Flavor was similar to the aroma but the spices were much more subdued and it was sweet throughout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7902) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 17, 2008
I think this beer is a bit underated. Pours with a small, fizzy, light brown head that leaves a bit of lacing. Deep amber body. Aroma of fig, port wine and spices. Malty, chocolate, then spicey, and finally fig or pitted fruit taste. A bit too fizzy for my liking, but a strong showing for a Texas beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7498) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2009
courtesy fo lowgear. Pours amber,/orange, thin beige head. Aroma is malty with some nice spices and brown sugar. Taste, dry, malty, caramelized sugar, some spices; cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Some pine hops with the spices not overly present. Finish leans on a light hops with touch of pear/spives, balanced out with good caramel, toffee. Seemed to alternate between the bitter and sweet.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7354) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Bottle thanks to David! Poured clear autumnal orange with a light ring and a dusting of white head. Aroma picked up toasty caramel and English toffee along with some alcohol and oxidation notes.. became a bit sharp as it warmed up. Flavor picked up some toffee again at the base with moderate floral hoppage and a large, ugly overriding slick alcohol and oxidation presence.. perhaps an old bottle? Slick on the palate, but tacky at times.. left a warm, rather sharp finish. May have to try this again sometime.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2003
Fizzy copper color with a sweet caramel malty aroma. Body has a medium hoppiness and a touch of spice. This exhibits good balance and is one of the best Texas beers I have tried.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6876) - Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2010
12 oz bottle courtesy of maltomeal. Pours a clear copper color with a large fizzy beige head. The aroma is bready and caramel malt with hints of spice and herbal hops. The flavor is bready, caramel malts, lightly spicy, with more fruit than the nose indicated. Hops are mildly spicy and earthy. Drier finish, medium bodied with good balance. I get increasing warmth from this beer without ever showing any alcohol.


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