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Saint Arnold Christmas Ale - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Christmas AleSaint Arnold Christmas Ale

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BA SCORE
83
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465 Ratings
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Ratings: 465
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 12
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-12-2001)
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billybrownsolo, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

dehjosh, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this is a fun beer to drink.anything with the name christmas in it cant be all bad.nice creamy head moderate lacing done the glass.comes in a screw top top for ease in opening.not a advantage to the home brewer.nice floral aroma and nice hoppy flavor.taste good perfect for the holidays.

tbone53, Nov 22, 2006
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

ElizabethEleanor, May 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

Texasfan549, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

McJeebie, Feb 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

MaddDogg84, Mar 25, 2012
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4.78/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at BJ's, also at Molly's, but I have a good many bottles at home. Rich brownish red color, nice fine head (flufs more from the bottle, but probably the bartender). I want to say I can smell spices and definitely the malt - not much for hop, which is good here. Goes down smooth and creamy, better than most christmas ales. I could sip this all night, at least until the 7.3% ABV did me in.

jordanmills, Dec 13, 2006
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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

GenericWarrior, Jul 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

Cjhelweg, Mar 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle Inspection: Hand pulled cask served by the Gingerman in Austin.

Aroma: A bit of wood from a generally passive nose. Lightly spiced malt is all I can report.

Appearance: Looked nice, took a while to settle down to a full creamy off white head that lasted all the way through the beer, and is probably still sitting in the bottom of the mug back at the bar.

Flavor: Gentle on the pallet, massively smooth and easy drinking. Very light spice notes in an amber tasting profile. The wood characteristic is understated but very complimentary to the overall taste.

Mouthfeel: Soft, creamy, low carbonation encouraged pounding.

Overall Impression: So drinkable, I believe I could drink my body weight in this beer and still want more. If you’re lucky enough to see it, I don’t think I can recommend it strongly enough. Great job St. Arnold’s!

HardTarget, Dec 18, 2005
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ByMySword, May 21, 2012
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OremLK, Nov 25, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is good!! Its delicious!
To me its the best beer by saint Arnold!
It has a wonderful color and a great smell!

The appearance is what i imagine a great christmas ale to look like.

The smell is a sweet sweet smell

the taste is spicy but super sweet but bitter at the end

the mouthfeel is light ... lighter than i would think for a 7%

i coudl drink this all night
Awesome Beer!

wierdo1212d, Jan 31, 2011
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datphoo, Dec 27, 2011
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4.48/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Boondoggle's in Clear Lake, Texas

Wow.. great from the first smell to taste.

To me it's a great ale that finishes with a touch of hot apple cider in the background. Love this stuff and I'm going to stock up on it a bit.

I didn't try this last year, but I did have the Sailing Santa, which was this mixed with Elissa IPA. I didn't love that near as much, which makes sense as I'm not a huge IPA fan.

This is very good stuff... really spreads the Christmas cheer to your mouth.

Ford, Oct 20, 2012
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Saint Arnold Christmas Ale from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 465 ratings.