Saint Arnold Christmas Ale | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Saint Arnold Christmas AleSaint Arnold Christmas Ale
BA SCORE
50.9%
Liked This Beer
3.7 w/ 601 ratings
Saint Arnold Christmas AleSaint Arnold Christmas Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States
saintarnold.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
A rich, copper colored, 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.

Added by kbub6f on 11-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,713
Reviews:
224
Ratings:
601
Liked:
306
Avg:
3.7/5
pDev:
13.24%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
135
Trade:
0
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4.23/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NathanM1300
4.36/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Copper colored medium bodied, medium carbonation ale. Smells of grains and a little bit of caramel malt. Faint but sweet. Taste is lighter than the color suggests, and a tiny bit of hoppiness to balance out the malt. I usually don't like dominatively malty beers but this one is a holiday Texas favorite.

I can't wait for St. Arnold's to send by "White Noise " to Beaumont, that is going to top all Texas beers this holiday season. Gonna have to travel up to Houston and grab that pint glass.

Anyway, head remains light and the taste has hints of floral chocolate if that makes any sense, maybe just a little dark licorice (and I mean a little), very quaffable. Kinda watered but in a way that allows you to down 3 of these in like 25 mins. Haha. Tad bit nutty in retrospect but like many other qualities to this beer it is very subdued. Warm, cheery beerski. Thanks St. Arnold.

By the way, the 2016 version has 7.5% alcohol, not 7%.

Edited my review: this at the brewery is really tasty. Cleaner, more refreshing, more consistent color and better carbonation. Better mix of hops and malt which makes for an interesting and pleasing burp. Haha.

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Photo of princessbay710
4.58/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour is dark copper-brown. The taste is warm, spicy, and sweet, like Roasted/Candied nuts. I read on St. Arnold's website that this sweetness is because it's made with 5 different types of barley with no other grains. I've had this beer many times now, gonna miss it off-season.

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3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Journeyman
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice ale. Dark in color, little hoppy. Very drinkable.

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3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep, transparent reddish amber with a thin off-white head. Robust and malty but a little hoppier than I might like with a rather bitter finish. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.

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3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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2.92/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.14/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.27/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.81/5  rDev +30%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Saint Arnold Christmas Ale from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 50.9% out of 100 with 601 ratings
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