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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A warming winter ale that blends the spices of the season with sweet caramel malt. Orange peel, juniper berries, ginger root, cardamom and cloves are added to spiciness.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SPDickerman (991) - Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2010
UPDATED: APR 8, 2011 Pours clear copper to amber with a small white head. Smells of Christmas spices and cloves with some hoppy undertones. Tastes strongly of cloves and spicy hops, hardly malty at all. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and average, active mouth carbonation, Schlafly Christmas Ale finishes lightly spicy and doesn’t last too long. This is a good beer, but I didn’t like it very much; notice the distinction.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2011
12oz bottle. Appearance is light brown with little to no foam. Slight oily lacing. Aroma of spices and christmas tree, literally. Flavor is packed with ginger, spice , and nutmeg. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a clear amber color with a foamy, light tan head. There seems to plenty of spirited carbonation in this one. The nose is malty and bready, reminding me of spice cake. The flavor is definitely malt forward with nice bread and toast notes, spices like nutmeg, mace, and cinnamon, and a slight hop bitterness. Medium bodied with slightly higher than average carbonation leading to a surprisingly dry finish. This is one tasty holiday brew!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2011
I really enjoyed this beer. Found it on my recent trip to Corral Liquors in Granite City, IL. A hint of spice with a smooth middle and nice finish. I tried it because I hadn’t rated a seasonal Schlafly before. Would stock this if I lived closer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 27, 2012
THOUGHTS: Rather sweet and quite orangey. Very Christmasy, but in a non-traditional Christmas beer way. Very nice. Way better than I was expecting. Hid alcohol very well. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light to medium amber with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma had heavy toasted malt, caramel, honey and orange; slightly herbal and spicy hops; clove; slight pepper and Chrismtasiness. It sort of tasted like orange marmalade on toast with a little spice. The initial flavor was moderate to heavily sweet and lightly acidic; while the finish was moderate to heavily sweet, lightly acidic and slightly bitter with an average duration. There was orange, caramel and toasted malt, more orange, clove and spice, maybe a little pepper, slightly herbal hops and genuine Christmasiness. The slightly more than medium body was a little syrupy and slightly sticky on the lips and then rather dry with fizzy carbonation and a dry and ever so sightly alcoholic finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Draft. Clear amber body, medium beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/orange, some earthy, caramel, light cardamom. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, malty/caramel. Medium body, quite drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EtTuCthulhu (1138) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2013
This beer smells a lot like this same brewery’s pumpkin ale due to the cinnamon and nutmeg but adds something new due to the dough yeast, and the appearance is a clear auburn color with a small off-white head that fades quickly. The taste is really indulgent as a result of the high spice level, slight sourness, slight sweetness, and a touch of umami, and the palate complements it nicely with the oily texture, medium body, soft carbonation, and a long finish that is an extension of the taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gschrade (777) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 10, 2013
I had this at my sisters house. Pours amber with a white head. Taste sweet, cinnamon, nutmeg. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1563) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Pours a dark amber color with a off-white head and some lacing. Aroma of fruit, nutmeg, bit of cinnamon, caramel and spice. Taste of of fruit, orange, caramel sweetness, cinnamon, nutmeg and spice. mild bitterness and finish that is quite dry with a bit of lingering spices. Medium body, rich texture and well balanced. No trace of the 8% ABV, just a subtle warming feeling. Good beer that goes well with the Christmas season.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2693) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2014
This is quite pleasant, but this brewery seems to give me that impression all the time. Pours amber darker and deeper in the middle and golden on the outside with a beige head. The aroma brings sweet cloves balanced well maybe some honey notes after. Flavor starts out with nice Christmas spice and sweetness, cloves and almost hints of ginger, but the sweetness drops and brings and the spices remain settling pleasantly o the palate with an amber malty character.


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