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RATINGS: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2010
12oz bottle from Spec’s. Pours a glowing, copper-colored body with a bubbly head that recedes quickly. Aromas of bready malt, floral hops and a little spicyness. Flavor is medium sweet (caramel), toasty, a bit nutty and has a very short, floral hop finish. Lively carbonation that’s a bit coarse. Not really fantastic, but a solid holiday-season beer that I always look forward to here in Texas.

3.7
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2010
12 oz bottle from Ben. Amber colored pour with a slight tan head. Aroma is malty, biscuity and spicy. Flavor is very malty with some hops and more spiciness. Sweet finish. Very nice sipping beer.

2.8
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.

3.6
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - APR 10, 2005
Slightly cloudy amber body with a thin but present white head. Caramel nose with a bit oad at al.f grain mash and herbal hops. Nice medium mouthfeel with more thick caramel malts. Traces of spice work their way through the nobel hop bitterness and leave a touch of cinnimon in the finish. 7% alcohol is exellently hidden. Not bad at all.

3.3
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Nose is a bit spicy. Flavour is a bit chalky, with very sweet rhythm. The beer’s mood is right on target with the holiday season.

3.7
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2012 Great aroma, teeming with dark fruits, caramel, and floral hops, which results in a very Christmas-evoking sensation. I even got some Gummi Bear, which just adds to the awesomeness of it. The taste is a bit more one-dimensional, albeit still good, with hops taking the lead and the malt-derived sweet notes in the background. I want to give this another try.

3.1
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Decent beer enough I guess. Watery copper color, slight white head. Dies off. nose is very fruity with a slight chalkiness that is welcome but not too welcome. Jockstraps dance around my nose...hmmm. Flavors are the same, with a flatness that pervades after each sip. Not too appealing, more appaling than anything else. Ehhh

3.2
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 24, 2005
Brown color with fizzy tan head. Aroma of fruity malt with some spiciness. Medium bodied, flavor is slightly toasty, fruity with a bitter spicy somewhat dry finish.

3.4
redpooba (406) - Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2012
An amazing beer that can be bought in the grocery stores of Texas. The spices and seasonings make you feel like your in a log cabin around a fire even when Texas doesn’t offer a winter.

3.3
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Bottle. I got this one from kaggie97 - thanks! Pours a dark amber with a little cloudiness and no head to speak of. Nose is malty, sweet, leathery with a sweet aroma of brown sugar and butter cooking on the stovetop. Reminds me of Christmas dinner I guess. Malty taste with a little bitterness in the finish, but not much. Actually light to medium bodied in an odd way. Tastes good. Gets better with every drink. Merry Christmas!! Good stuff!


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