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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   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.


3.3
   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.

3.1
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1776) - 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.

3.1
   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.

3.3
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2006
Cask at the brewery. Deep copper/brown beer with a thick, creamy, and persistent head. Dark toasted malt, light molasses and brown sugar, earthy and spicy with a light fruitiness. Only 16 IBUs, but on cask the bitterness is fairly prominent. Sweet malty flavour of molasses, dark toast and light cherry. Nice brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (3112) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours translucent bronze with an off-white head, aroma of sweet malts, citrus, alcohol, and hops. Flavor is sweet, fruity, bitter finish. just ok i didn’t like the bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2006
Bottle. Dark orange brown pour. Malty aged aroma and flavors, some amounts of caramel, and fairly dry. I think all of this was due to the fact that the beer had been in cellar for a while. Don’t do this - this beer doesn’t cellar too well. If this beer was fresh and not cellared, even worse.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 7, 2006
Poured a clear dark copper colorwith a small beige head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel and some paper notes. The beer has a malty flavor with mild acidity and then a dry lightly bittered finish. Actually at the end of a fairly long finish this gets very dry.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammy (10327) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2006
Hoppy and initially tasty and drinkable. Body on the thin side. A bit of spice not much. Low alcohol a plus..I can get another beer in. Average beer overall, easy to drink. OK to have once. Balance of bitterness and sweetness on the latter. Expiry June 2006.


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