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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Pours a fizzy red, with a head that almost completely dissipates, so it sure doesn’t look like much - nose of toffee, light mineral, raisin, treacle/pudding, and a touch of earthy English ale yeast - medium body - slightly slick mouthfeel - fairly sweet flavors of green raisin, cherry, treacle - some mild sherryish notes - somewhat warming finish - a bit sweet, and somewhat subdued for such a beer, but the more I sit with it the more I feel that that is a welcome change - I’m enjoying it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5673) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Lightly hazed orange/umber color. Just a thin lid of light beige bubbles. Quite sweet and grainy in scent. Aromas of corn silage and alcohol. This really brings back memories of feeding the cows just prior to milking. Heavy malty flavors with a with caramel and light fruit. A touch of floral hops help keep things a touch sweet. Mild spice in the finish and linger. Some dry grain and malt flavors in the linger. A stronger malty amber ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (5568) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2013
(bottle) pours a clear deep amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of heavy barnyard, urinals and manure, with a light bretty funkiness, earth, herbal hops and sugar icing. flavour is mostly wood shavings and yeast, with notes of bubble gum, cherries, roasted malts and chewy pale malts in the slightly tart finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Bottle. Pours a amber body with a tan head. Malty with a light woody note, weak spices and a warm fruit sensation. Not all that good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Bottle: Pours a nice orange mahogany color with a thin white head. The nose is spicy and sweet with some herbal hop character and a caramel/raisin malty note. The flavor is balanced, a light tartness in the tail and a little yeasty candy note. Not too big of a body for the sweetness involved. More herbal hops in the tail. Very well conceived winter strong ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Bottle. Hazy amber pour, with thin white head. Sweet malt, light brown sugar, and fruit. Not bad, better than I thought it was going to be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2007
nice dark amber pour with a small cream colored head. the smell is mostly malts but it’s very unique. it’s thick but it’s more of a perfect thickness. tastes great as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Draft @ Hoppy Monk El Paso. Has no head but the holiday festive hue is red and pleasant. Aroma has spiced candi sugar, candied cherries. Is sweet but thankfully not cloying, there is a dry finish bc of the spice. Cinnamon. Thin flavor/body and not hot but feels strong in the head. Not bad, just too thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (5222) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2013
12 oz bottle from Wilburs. Spices, sweet malts and light bitter hops. Crisp and kind of bland with a dry, lingering finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Squat 12 oz bottle. Clear, woody brown beer, not much head. Aroma is slightly doggy (ding) and mustardy over a nutty malt aroma. Woody flavor, bittering was a little clumsy and slightly astringent. The body was reasonably mouthy, but the bittering kind of messed it up. Light caramel, light sweetness towards the end. Medium, moderately bitter finish. St. Arnie better get back to praying. ABC, Betton.

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