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RATINGS: 317   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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3.8
ARoo (2) - San Antonio, USA - AUG 24, 2008 does not count
Highly recommended by Grapevine Market in Austin, TX. Color of a 2000 penny with an off white medium lasting head. A light creamy texture with just a slight aroma of a caramel covered toast. A brown sugar taste with an average finish. With a Saint Nicholas like guy on the bottle, I’m sure to buy during Christmas with the in-laws.

3.8
aguyintx66 (90) - Nixa, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a off white head. has a malty and fruity aroma. Smooth and thick on the palate. Malty and slightly bitter finish. A good holiday beer.

3.8
BgThang (126) - Texas, USA - APR 26, 2009
This beer is one of my favorites. It pours a deep amber/ruby color and has a nice sublte hop nose to it. it has hints of spice, cinnamon on the nose as well. the taste is very nice. you can taste the spices in the beer. I always buy 2-3 sixers when this comes out. Does not age very well. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-09-2008 09:57:34

3.8
BrewingFan (251) - Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Pours dark reddish amber with a nice layer of head. Aroma of alcohol, caramel, nuts, and spruce. Medium body, creamy, and full of malt with some warming alcohol. Nice warm up on a cold day. Overall it is a very well done strong ale, wish more breweries would make them.

3.8
DANEgerous (96) - Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Aroma: Fantastically fragrant nice notes of toasty wheat, floral hops, slight under tones of spice, choclate and a sweet soda like flavor. Appearance: Deep rich amber with a descent pale tan foam Taste: Deep rich full all with balance of hops and sweet malt notes, it is broken up from being overly heavy with notes sweet caramel. Overall: Fantastic and with rather local distribution and a seasonal availability I say grab a sixer spark up a nice fire and grab a friend get toasty while getting toasted on a cold day.

3.8
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Really solid rendition, great balance and awesome body! Spice is lower for a holiday beer but still stands out as so. Go get some if you can!

3.8
vtafro (7451) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Cask pour. Brown pour with tan head. Christmas spices, pine and sweetness aromas. Cinnamon, some darker flavor, finishes with some plum and other Belgian influenced flavors.

3.8
Palidor19 (3194) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2014
There are no faults be n this beer, but there is nothing outstanding that makes truly one of a kind. Instead you get a great beer with a perfect balance of malt and spice that perfect for the holidays season ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Voodoo (714) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Pours a copper color with a thin white head......aroma of dates, bubble gum, raisins......taste is raisins, malt sweetness with a good chewiness with a bit of woodiness in the finish. Quite enjoyable


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