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RATINGS: 307   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 14, 2005
Dark red amber with a small wispy head. Sweet malt and spice aroma and flavor. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2006
Mahagony color, light strawberry (?) in the nose. Taste is somewhat fruity with a spicy lemony finish. Thanks Fly!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9159) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Poured a hazy copper color with a thin off white head. Sweet and malty aroma with some notes of maple syrup. Light spice. The flavor too was sweet and malty. Very spicey on the flavor. Almost burns. The finish was dry and spicey.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Clear copper color with moderate tan head. Nose is slightly malty and fruity with hints of plums. Flavor is fruity and spicy, but not much hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11637) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 25, 2006
(12oz bottle) Hazy copper body topped by medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, allspice, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, candied orange, bread/caramel, spice/allspice, some raisin. Medium body, alcohol warming. Good, but a bit too sweet for my liking.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2007
This beer struck me as being overly light for a Christmas beer, and is rather thing from a mouthfeel perspective. This beer also struck me as overly light in hoppiness, and a bit unbalanced in terms of too much malted milk ball character. Beer pours a sparkling amber color with excellent head formation (cumulus and towering and composed of tiny bubbles). Aroma is lightly fruity hoppiness with too much maltiness for my liking. Mouthfeel is rather flat. Flavor is a light sweet maltiness with a whiff of sweet hoppiness. I’m not really impressed with this beer. Not really recommended, but not too bad (can’t say too much negative about it).

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (2910) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2014
12oz bottle from ABC on Apalachee. Copper pour with thin tan head. Aroma is caramel, spice, bread. Tastes are caramel malt sweetness with faint spices. Little bland.

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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle, thanks to ILoveDarkBeer. Pours clear coppery amber with a fading pale yellow head. Just a little toffee in the nose, maybe a bit of spice, but really not much of anything. Medium body, light carbonation. Nutty toffee flavor with a bit of spice. Quick and somewhat earthy finish. I guess this is really understated?


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