Wordsworth (120) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
My favorite seasonal Christmas beer. A lightly sweet malty flavor with a hint of spicy hops. Goes down very smooth despite the high ABV. Great beer.
ajnepple (1060) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Wilburs. Spices, sweet malts and light bitter hops. Crisp and kind of bland with a dry, lingering finish.
arminjewell (5145) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
brewballs (111) - USA - NOV 29, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Embarrassment of a beer. This is not an ale. Not even close. No head. Flat. Extremely malty. No carbonation. Terrible aftertaste. Zero flavor nor character. Itís like the cousin of Old English but for a lot more. Iím yet to find a St. Arnold that is adequate, if not for Karbach I wouldnít have wasted my time. I donít say this often but avoid this beer! Waste of money and time that I will never get back!!!
ttoadee (462) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tan pour, quick cream colored head. Malt, molasses, and alcohol in the nose. Sweet. Middle is caramel & cherries. Finish feels the drying effect of the alcohol level.
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask pour. Brown pour with tan head. Christmas spices, pine and sweetness aromas. Cinnamon, some darker flavor, finishes with some plum and other Belgian influenced flavors.
alcamp99 (44) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Seasonal offering. Fortifying and full bodied. Slightly spicy and well balanced.
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notalush (4456) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a fizzy red, with a head that almost completely dissipates, so it sure doesnít 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 - Iím enjoying it.
jbruner (1690) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden brown on tap with fluffy white head. Aroma is pale malt, slight fruitiness of the English yeast. Taste follows, little lackluster for a holiday beer, no real spice note. Meh.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
ben4321 (3347) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle at the Marriott West Loop, 11/18/13
Aroma: The nose is malty and a little sweet! some fruit notes, and a bit of spice
Appearance: It pours a clear orange-amber color with a small off-white head and light lace
Flavor: The flavor is on the sweet side, but balanced, nice spice, hop notes, and a little alcohol
Palate: This one is medium bodied, with a nice: soft and clean mouthfeel to it
This one is certainly worth trying, and it has a really nice mouthfeel to it, but it is not an overly impressive beer. Nice, slightly dull winter seasonal.