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Saint Arnold Sailing Santa - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

193 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 5
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SWMeyer4141 on 11-20-2011)
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Photo of XicanoBeerRun
1.15/5  rDev -68.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The color is the best thing about it, and the name is catchy. Pour It back in the horse. St. Arnold falls far from the mark of a christmas beer. Shame, shame. It was a cheap bomber, but still a waste of money. Next time, I will buy candy canes instead.

XicanoBeerRun, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of HoustonZ33
2/5  rDev -44.8%

HoustonZ33, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of elNopalero
2.05/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This is blend of St. Arnold’s Christmas ale and their IPA, a combination that until now was available only on draught—or mixed from bottles. Not sure the ratios in those improvised concoctions or how keg-only iterations tasted but what I tried from a bomber was not impressive, to put it mildly. Dare I thank XicanoBeerRun for this one?

It pours a promising reddish amber, the color of pine sap, with a lot of heady foam. No real aromas to speak of, although I get hints of damp clothes as it warms.

Nothing sticks out after tasting it, either. The floral, piney, IPA flavor is lost in the blend, leaving only the bitterness and some chewy maltiness, without any balance or apparent ‘holiday’ spiciness as a complement. This beer is a mess. An all-around let-down. Drainpour/marinade/snail bait.

elNopalero, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

SmellsofMahagony, Mar 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

deadliest, Sep 12, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

jl28r1, May 10, 2013
Photo of ReyG006
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

ReyG006, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of mcdsports
2.75/5  rDev -24%

mcdsports, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of jbdaves72
2.75/5  rDev -24%

jbdaves72, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of SavvyStudent
2.91/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours cloudy yellow-orange hue with a finger of head. Smell off the nose offered some hop freshness and some spiced bread and peach. Taste was a big diss appointment with some gingerbread like profile with some hops but nothing spectacular. Will not probably try this again but was interesting

SavvyStudent, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of HTownGuy85
2.93/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Friend had told me about Sailing Santa, and after seeing it at Specs, I figured I'd try it.

A - poured into a standard pint glass, pours red - like a good Bourbon. Head decipates fast as tiny bubbles go from the bottom to the top quickly. Head laces beautifully around glass though.

S - citrus, hops. Not very aromatic. Flat.

T - light, delicate. Palate detected a hint of citrus. Hops take over and slowly decipate.

M - as I had suspected, very bubbly. Wish it weren't as bubbly.

Overall, it's okay, but definitely nothing special. Not one of Saint Arnold's best, but drinkable.

HTownGuy85, Dec 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Dinkel, Apr 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

valkyre65, Dec 28, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

javlin624, Feb 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

tpgraham, Jul 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

DimeBox, Feb 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

phattman073, Dec 14, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

thereal_adam, Aug 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

TenHornsProud, Dec 06, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

StArnoldFan, Dec 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

rspauldi, Jun 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

tswater, Nov 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

canders0927, Mar 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

jenray, Dec 10, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

PhatAtUT, Sep 14, 2013
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Saint Arnold Sailing Santa from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.