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RATINGS: 297   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.


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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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
steve1966 (100) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beaver (1264) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours clear red amber with a small creamy white head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet figgy malts with a little spice.

The flavor is sweet biscuity malts with some dark fruit and light spice. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with prickly carbonation.

Overall, an OK kind of bland Christmas beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (2506) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (826) - Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Pours a clear golden-amber with a very short light tan head. Soft, wet mouthfeel that becomes scrubby and mildly astringent. Cinnamon, peach and apricot nose. Well blended, soft toffee, spicy peach and apricot.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (3680) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
COMRADEJOSH (287) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2013
A deep amber in appearance with a slightly spicy aroma. Taste malty and does have a warming amount of alcohol to it. Not as much spice in the taste as other seasonal.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mfischer2 (26) - Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bought a bottle from Wilburs too. The color is a nice amber. Not much aroma, but what little it has is slightly tart. The flavor is pretty weak too. I don’t get anything Christmas here, just another mehtastic ambery beer. Maybe I have a mishandled bottle?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hiero (127) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Taste is good, with a medium body and pleasant bitterness. There is no lingering aftertaste and it is very smooth. The taste and palate are simple though and lack a little depth. Overall a good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (5996) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
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.


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