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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Braudog (6041) - Phoenix, Arizona, 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 (2345) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (2791) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Pours out a clear dark amber color with a small wispy white head. Aroma is nor very powerful, but there are some notes of spice. Notes of caramel, nutmeg, chocolate and some fruit. Some slight bitterness on the finish. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3030) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Pours a clear amber with a tan film for head. The aroma is surpsingly fresh, with an orangey hop zest. Nice overall hop flavors as well. The body is a drop thin, but the flavor is full, an orangey citrus, spicy peppery aspect, hint of nutmeg, nice caramel malt undertone and a solid dry finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2006
Bottle. Clear garnet color, quickly diminishing head. Sweet malty and fruity aroma. Cookie malt flavor with some berries and spiciness. Slightly reminiscent of the old Pete’s Wicked Winter Brew, but with a blueberry or grape instead of raspberry infusion. A trace of hoppiness noticeable on the finish. Turns out to be a nice "winter session"--A drinkable take on a malty winter seasonal with a modest ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2006
27.11.06 12oz undated bottle. Maple brown color with small but lacy white head. Aroma is sweet, cookie dough, fruity (strawberries?). The flavor is nice if just plain and ’beery.’ More fruitiness and sweet buscuity malts across the flavor. Towards the end, it actually increases in sweetness and has sort of an orange PEZ flavor that lingers along with solid biting bitterness. Not the full bodied winter beer I was expecting, and, in fact, an odd choice for thier winter seasonal, but it’s a decent quaff nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1692) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2006
Light brown with a small thin tan head, this beer had a nice resiny hop aroma. The body had a solid malt undertone, but it was mostly domincated with piny hops. A sharp bitter hop rise at the end says, "I’m here, take another sip". A pleasing amber that does not try to be a big over-the-top beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Early ’05 bottle: Pours a clear copper orange with a thin-lacing wispy off-white head. Lightly toasted semi-sweet caramel malty aroma. Body starts with some light earthy sweetness turning slightly more bitter and drier toward a thinner finish. Not bad, but pretty bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Bottle. Poured a deep hazy amber body with smaller creamy off-white head. Chocolate, caramel malts and some hoppy scents. Well balanced malts, bitterness and sweet flavors. Medium bodied, spicy/caramel finish. This is a very drinkable beer, but coming from a big fan of ambers, I feel this is missing something. Solid beer.

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