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Saint Arnold Christmas Ale Brewed by Saint Arnold Brewing - Houston, TX
Saint Arnold Christmas Ale Brewed by Saint Arnold Brewing - Houston, Texas
A rich, 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. Saint Arnold Christmas Ale
is best consumed at 45° Fahrenheit. Recommended pairings: Fruit cake,
Christmas pudding, & squash bisque.
We use five different types of malted barley in the Christmas Ale, no other
grains or cereals such as corn or rice. The large quantity of malts is
responsible for the sweetness and high alcohol content.
We use two different Pacific Northwest hop varieties in the Christmas Ale.
The resulting hop character is a spicy bitterness and a flowery hop bouquet.
Original Gravity: 1.067 (17.0° Plato)
Bitterness: 35 IBU
Alcohol Content: By Volume: 7.0%
Christmas Ale History and Trivia
Debuted November 1995.This was the first seasonal we made. There has long been a
tradition amongst brewers for making a special beer for the holidays. We decided
on an old ale. The definition of this style has changed over the years. When we
use the term, we use the old definition which describes big, malty, rich beers
as they brewed in the olden days (as in a couple of hundred years ago--those
olden days). Thus the name. (Today this name often implies a big beer that has
We named it Christmas Ale because, well, that's the holiday most of us
celebrate. Also, we didn't see anything particularly exclusive about calling it
this. And we thought naming it this would set us apart from all the namby-pamby
marketing wusses that tell people not to use "Christmas". We're yet to see
anybody not drink this beer because of its name. So there, wussies.