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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2007
A hearty strong ale, but a bit off balance. They need to back off on the hoping a bit, and this coming from an IIPA lover. It adds just a little much to the already very bold malt flavor and alcohol warmth. Pours a deep golden color with a nice white head do the the high carbonation levels, also detracting from the palate. All in all, a good winter warmer, but not balanced well enough.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Pours a reddish brown. Sweet caramel/roasty aroma. Roast malt/chocolate flavor with a touch of fruit and great hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cajun (244) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - MAR 27, 2016
12 oz bottle - Pours deep amber. Nose of spice and dark malt. Flavor of malted grain and leather, with some spice... cloves... vanilla...alcohol... and toasted nuts.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (2117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle from Zinister. Poured clear amber with min head. Aroma sweet malty caramel some light xmasy spice cranberry. Light carb med bod. Taste mosty sweet straight malts.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (7804) - Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2016
1/28/16. On tap at Landshark’s in Destin. Amber pour with a small khaki head. Light caramel aroma, toffee, spice, grassiness. Lightly sweet flavor, caramel, toffee, some fruitiness, spices. Meh.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2595) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Rich amber color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel/toffee, & some fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, toffee, fruit, some hops, and spice; Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fujimo2000 (65) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Pour sunset orange with almost no lacing. Aroma is dried fruit with slight cloves. Taste is complex malts and slight alcohol. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hinez57 (232) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Grainy, highly kilned, malty, caramel, and spicy hop notes in aroma. Beautiful appearance but low head formation and retention. Taste reflect aroma. Finishes dry yet moderately sweet. Overall very drinkable. Smooth, slightly complex.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sjohnny (478) - - NOV 17, 2015
Malty earthy spiced aroma. Cloudy Ice tea colored with a thin off white head. Malty sweet earthy. Honey and spice. Clean finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pershing (514) - Garland, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Clear amber with a small white head. Aroma of malt and spice. Medium body and carbonation with some noticeable spice and hop bitterness. Finishes slightly sweet. Above average Christmas ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3472) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2015
On tap at Brick House Tavern and Tap in Humble. Poured a clear orange amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of toffee, caramel, light fruit and light spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, caramel, spice and light fruit with a smooth lingering malty finish.


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