Saint Arnold Christmas Ale | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
601
Reviews:
224
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
13.21%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
133
For Trade:
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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

Photo of tbone53
5/5  rDev +34.8%
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.

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Photo of ElizabethEleanor
5/5  rDev +34.8%

Photo of Texasfan549
5/5  rDev +34.8%

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

Photo of jenze
5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite beer during the holidays.

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

Amazing beer every Houstonian should try!

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

Photo of nathanmiller
4.9/5  rDev +32.1%

Photo of ChefChaos
4.88/5  rDev +31.5%

Photo of kmahe
4.81/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of timlyon
4.8/5  rDev +29.4%

Photo of jordanmills
4.77/5  rDev +28.6%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +28%

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4.75/5  rDev +28%

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4.75/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HardTarget
4.7/5  rDev +26.7%
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!

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4.68/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of princessbay710
4.58/5  rDev +23.5%
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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Photo of Robjwise
4.58/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Mellow and tasty, yet strong and distinct. Spices work well with this brew not overpowering.

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Saint Arnold Christmas Ale from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 601 ratings.
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