GreatDane1632 (660) - USA - APR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a pint glass out of a bomber in Strange Brew, Shreveport -- Aroma is strong cinnamon and brown sugar. Color is a pretty caramel. Flavor is a hopped bitter extension of the aroma. For an IPA I’m sure I’m drinking this post - ’best by’ date but it is still a very enjoyable brew.
Gvaughn (22) - Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has a nice golden color with orange tones, nice white head , and light lacing on the glass. Aroma was slight with some pine from the hops and cinnamon became more apparent in the aroma with tasting. No alcohol aftertaste, medium body with sweetness in the taste. There is a nice lingering bitterness on the finish. Very nice beer for the style and appropriately spiced.
AmEricanbrew (6030) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper color with ivory head. Holiday spice, caramel, cinnamon aromas. Medium bodied. Lots of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg flavors with caramel____drying nicely bitter finish___good
ronaldtheriot (1368) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 23, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Saint Arnold Sailing Santa (2013 version) has a medium, soapy off-white head, a mostly clear, golden-orange, appearance, a few stray ascending bubbles, and moderate lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is essentially sugary sweetness and undifferentiated spices. The flavor is mostly a graham cracker taste, and no alcohol or bitterness is present, here. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Saint Arnold Sailing Santa (2013 version) finishes sweet, rich, and gimmicky. Overall, this is "another one of those flavored beers". RJT
superspak (2910) - Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/7/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear deep orange amber color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, caramel, apple, toast, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, floral, light pine, and herbal earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop, spice, and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, caramel, toast, cinnamon, apple, nutmeg, ginger, clove, floral, light pine, and herbal earthiness. Light earthy pine/herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, orange zest, caramel, apple, cinnamon, toast, ginger, nutmeg, floral, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of malt, hop, and spice flavors; with a great malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice spiced IPA style. All around good balance and complexity of the Christmas ale and IPA counterparts; and very smooth and crisp to drink. I really enjoyed this one.
SPDickerman (1001) - Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 Vintage. Pours clear orange copper with a small white head. Smells a bit of pine and citrus and hints of winter spices. Taste is mild citrus, hints of spice, and soft bitterness. Medium-bodied with a slick texture mild mouth-carbonation, Saint Arnold Sailing Santa finishes with a mild dry bitterness.
blutt59 (6049) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, orange pour with soapy white foam, citrusy aroma with great Christmas cinnamon caramel and hops flavor , great beer
jkwalking05 (3971) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at WOB Arlington. Hazy amber in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, gingerbread, and vanilla with light spiced notes. Taste is of cinnamon, vanilla, light citrus, ginger, brown sugar, and some caramel notes. Very good winter seasonal. Not too sweet.
Errl (1782) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle..Pour is golden with a thin white head...Nose is nice cinnamon, gingerbread cookie, sugar, caramels, spices, cooked mashed sweet potato..Taste is very nice spice, sugar cookie, gingerbread, cinnamon, caramel,
SudsMcDuff (6051) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
oh man, the best Sailing Santa yet!! .. . the spice level has been done perfectly, this beer tastes like a christmas sugar cookie .. . firm mouthfeel .. just a fantastic beer, had in bottle and on CasK- the CasK was fantastic .. . .
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