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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Blue Point Brewing’s Winter Ale is a hearty and robust amber ale. Brewed to chase away the chill of a cool winter night. Made with Pale, Vienna, crystal and chocolate malt. This uncommon amber is only brewed during the cold months of the year. Winter Ale is an extremely popular seasonal specialty. Enjoy the tasty balance of malt and hops. Remember this special ale leaves with Winter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6842) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2008 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a spectacularly vibrant ruby-copper color with only a hint of a tang head. The aroma was sour, tart and tangy with a hint of vinegar. The flavor was sour, tangy, nutty and dry with a hint of vinegar and a long dry finish. Eh.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerlord (217) - Cumming, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2007
Nice deep copper color, nice white head, horrible stale, cardboard aroma. Very thin mouth feel with a slight spice flavor to it and not much more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2007
For a winter laeger I would have preferred more spices to it...seemed a bit weak on that end but overall flavors were nice!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (5363) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Blue point winter ale. Isn’t it something, when you buy some of these beers, you have no idea of exactly what you’re getting? Winter ale? Could be anything. Looking at RB site, this is amber ale. 12 oz brown bottle. Beery aroma when you pop the cap. Does have some hop smell in there. The pour is darker than your typical pale yellow beer, it is brownish but not dark. There is a froth on top that is white to alabaster in color. Now I think it smells something like a strong ale. I see I have not rated many amber ales. The first flavor hint is that of a medium bitter malty hop. After each sip there is a rise of bubbles. Medium bitterness bite continues but does not build. The flavor of this is on par with Erie Brewing Mad Anthonys Ale and Mendocino Red Tail Ale. However, it does not have the palate of Great Divide Ridgeline Amber Ale (Arapahoe Amber). As I recall, the ridgeline is more enjoyable without the bitterness and lack of carbonation. The finish is medium bitterness and it does linger for awhile but it is not as oppressive as your typical pale ale medicine quality. However, it does let you know that you drank a hoppy malty beer, very little if any roasty qualities.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
taffurs888 (124) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Nothing to write home about...........malt flavor with barely any hops. Does not really do the trick for a winter ale.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borrrris (110) - LINDENHURST, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2007
BOTTLE: Reminds me of a Saranac somehow. Kinda pleasant chocolatey, roasty, slightly caramel, indistinct and less than memorable "winter" type brew, with a less than appealing aroma. Not the best thing they make, for sure.BUY AGAIN? Probably not

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2007
Sampled at D’s. Dark copper color. Aroma of dark fruits and slightly roasty. Flavor of pears, plums and is a little biscuity. Slightly strange bubble gummy taste and bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Braudog (6379) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Cask at KClinger’s. Deep, dark red with an ice-creamy, frothy head. Has that silky cas feel. Oddly bitter, almost like an unripe pear. Bit of a caramel nectar as a base, but the woody bitterness doesn’t match well. (#2652, 1/14/07)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Tap @ Goodbar. Copper, slight off-white head. Nose is caramel, slight spicing, decent malt. Flavor is rich caramel, xmas cake, decent bitterness. A bit of bread in the finish. Very English.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2006
Bottle from shadey. Standard transparent amber, decnt beige head. Aroma is all spice up front, faint residuel sugar/caramel background. Flavor much the same, spice up front, caramel, and some musty hops in the finish. Probably a decent session beer.

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