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RATINGS: 313   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Nice amber hue, but a poor head and off smell of slight acidity. Uh oh. Some decent toffee notes through this layer of infection, with some added nice spiced cider aromas. Slightly leaning towards cloying, but overall if this weren’t infected would’ve been ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2007
11-5-07 bottle. Translucent ruby red with foamy head. Stale malt funk. Not a strong or pleasant smell. Difficult to swallow - not an enjoyable flavor for me. It seems to just attack the taste buds and mouth. Alcohol in the aftertaste - which is perhaps the most pleasant aspect of what otherwise may be a dreadful aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Bottle. Thanks Zinister. Nice dark copper pour with a small head that quickly dissappeared. Malty and spicy. Pretty good all around.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
steve1966 (131) - Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Dark amber color head dissapears fast. Aroma malts fresh and earthy. Faint spices of some kind. Nice hop taste on the tounge bitter finish. Has some balls to it. Chewy mouth feel kind of a cross between anchor steam and bass ale...fairly interesting

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Light brown nice well laced off white head. Weak aroma is barley present. Well carbonated w/ an avg body. Flavor is nutmeg, cinamon and some weak carmel malts. Nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUN 14, 2006
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with 123456green, thanks Louis!) Not a fan of how this Christmas beer tastes. It’s very sweet, fruity, bready and malty, and lightly bitter. Quite spicy, herbal and tea-like too, but the beer seems somewhat oxidized and exceptionally woody to me, and the overall flavor is not appealing to me at all. Spicy, peppery aroma is very prominent amidst the malty, bready nose. Medium-bodied with typical carbonation. Very hazy orange-amber in color. Small, beige head settles to a ring and some sprinkles, but leaves only a hint of spotty lace on the glass. Even after more than half the pint, this beer still hasn’t grown on me. I don’t care for it and won’t be drinking this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7426) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: March 20, 1997
Mode: Draft
Source: Houston Airport
Appearance: clear amber, whispy head
Aroma: cinamon aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor with some spicy hints including cinamon, slight bitter finish

Date: June 07, 2006
Source: tasting
Vintage: 2005
sweet cinimon aroma,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2010
bottle pours light brown with a thin off white head. Orange marmalade, lemon peel and floral hop nose. Flavor is tart lemon, bitter citrus rind, some biscuit malt and a little pepper in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2011
Bottle shared by Azurelimits. Served in a tulip. Pours a copper-bronze color with a very thin head that quickly fades into a thin white color. There are a few bubbles on top as well. The nose is quite plain with just a tad bit of pine and cinnamon along with some caramel backing. The taste is along the same lines--pine and a bit of faint spicing plus a bit of caramel sweetness. Medium body with average carbonation. Overall, nothing offensive as it doesn’t take the spicing too far, though it’s quite boring. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-20-2010

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