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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (11893) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2006
Bottled (BB 04/2006)
Clear ruby red color, small off-white head. Rye-malty aroma with some barnyardish notes. Malty, a bit hoppy too. Good palate for a 4.5% brew. Balanced, solid but a bit boring beer.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scubatrip (596) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2006
From the bottle, pours a clear amber with visible rising carbonation bubbles leading to a foamy off-white head that leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Aromas of sweet malts. Tastes malty, with some bitters. Tasty, but finishes of bitter grassy hops. Not a pleasant aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2006
Bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Amber with rich white head. Soapy caramel aroma. Clean caramel flavour, notes of oranges and grass. Carmel and cedarwood in the short finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2006
12oz bottle shared thanks to weeare138. Bottle notched best before April 06. Poured a medium and clear amber color with a very small sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, caramel and light cardboard. Tastes of citrus and caramel. Body on the watery/thin side.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Thanks to weeare138. Pours a rusty orange amber with a small off white head. Aroma of sweet malts, picking up some lighter hops. Flavors of the same. Nothing too breakthrough but a middle of the road Amber Ale.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2006
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Rich white head. Fruity lager aroma, almost like a Czech. Rich in CO2. I think I could taste a bit of rice in this brew, both in aroma and taste. Slightly thin body and a bit oxidized perhaps.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2005
Bottle shared with GregClow, tupalev & jerc -- courtesy of tupalev. Pours a clear dark amber with an average size diminishing off-white head. Very mild, fairly well balanced aroma of sweet malt and hops. Ridiculously mild flavour follows the aroma and adds a bit of spice and fruit but just isn’t that good. Medium bodied. Just plain average.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattShizzle (532) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2005
This is a good beer! Nice and hppy, very full flavored for its strength. Pretty low alcohol for a winter ale, though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GregClow (2812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, tupalev & jerc - courtesy of tupalev. (My notes are pretty sketchy on this one - it was pretty late in the tasting...) Amber-brown with a small head. Aroma and flavour are both nice and well-balanced, with a good sweetness and fresh hops, bit it didn’t really say "winter" to me.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (2893) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2005
Bottle shared Jerc, Hogtown Harry, GregClow, and blankboy. I think I brought it. Medium brown, small white head. Subtle aroma with only a hint of sweet malt. Taste was quite ordinary as well; sweet, with a slight hint of cinnamon and some hops in the middle and end. Very easy to drink and flavourful enough, but also pretty unremarkable.


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