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Saint Arnold Sailing Santa - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

188 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | 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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XicanoBeerRun

Texas

1.15/5  rDev -68.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 03:25:08 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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HoustonZ33

Texas

2/5  rDev -44.9%

02-13-2013 06:53:48 | More by HoustonZ33
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elNopalero

Texas

2.05/5  rDev -43.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 21:04:05 | More by elNopalero
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

03-28-2013 03:10:39 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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jl28r1

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

05-10-2013 00:21:00 | More by jl28r1
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ReyG006

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

09-17-2012 10:48:31 | More by ReyG006
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mcdsports

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

12-10-2013 01:13:36 | More by mcdsports
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jbdaves72

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

03-12-2012 03:51:39 | More by jbdaves72
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SavvyStudent

Texas

2.91/5  rDev -19.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 22:37:24 | More by SavvyStudent
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HTownGuy85


2.93/5  rDev -19.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 05:59:12 | More by HTownGuy85
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Dinkel

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

04-24-2014 02:50:05 | More by Dinkel
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valkyre65

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

12-28-2011 00:49:49 | More by valkyre65
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javlin624

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-10-2014 05:00:35 | More by javlin624
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tpgraham

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-29-2013 17:18:01 | More by tpgraham
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DimeBox

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-07-2012 14:35:07 | More by DimeBox
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phattman073

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

12-14-2011 18:45:56 | More by phattman073
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TenHornsProud

Colorado

3/5  rDev -17.4%

12-06-2011 04:18:25 | More by TenHornsProud
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StArnoldFan

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

12-29-2012 17:51:25 | More by StArnoldFan
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rspauldi

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-02-2014 20:36:09 | More by rspauldi
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tswater

Colorado

3/5  rDev -17.4%

11-04-2013 20:40:57 | More by tswater
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canders0927

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

03-20-2012 23:24:31 | More by canders0927
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

12-10-2011 02:20:03 | More by jenray
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PhatAtUT

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-14-2013 05:24:21 | More by PhatAtUT
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trojankeg

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

12-17-2011 02:53:37 | More by trojankeg
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Lance87

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

05-27-2014 18:49:55 | More by Lance87
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Saint Arnold Sailing Santa from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.