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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 Brewingís 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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2005 Dark amber body with a small white head. Muted hops and malt in the aroma., not much there. Mild hoppy bitterness with ambiguous citrus and resin. Average palate. Undistinguished.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shadey (1849) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2005
Amber color as to be expected. Thin white head with some lacing. Aroma is different. Lots of scents here... a little sour, a little doughy, a little alcohol which is surprising for less than 5 percent. Flavor is dry. you know the hops are there, but they donít really show themselves in the flavor. An odd amber, but definitely one that would stand out in the pack.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2005
Bottle (12oz). Deep clear amber with a smallish beige diminishing head. Mild aroma of slightly sour malt, hints of hops and fruit, light chocolate emerges as it warms, but itís seems a little off. Taste isnít bad - slightly candyish malt with a chocolate milkshake character, a hint of peat to counter the sweetness - like a slightly spicy brown ale. Mouthfeel is ever so slightly syrupy, flat, extremely watery. Not really bad, but a bit of a miss, Iím afraid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nejhleader (1183) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2005
decent brew. very smooth. was a bit dry, hint of a fruitish flavor, nothing to outstanding, but good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2005
(12oz bottle, best by 4/06) Crystal clear copper body topped by an off0white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some peach, strawberry. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, strawberry, some earthy, light astringency. Light-medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2005
brewtopia 11-12-05. This was weak all around. Poured tan with off white head. Nose was fruity and spicy, when I found it. Taste was ok, alcohol was weak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (8540) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2005 Bottle... Clear, amber ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Great retention. Soapy, yeasty nose. The flavor is lightly bitter. Medium-bodied and dry with moderate carbonation. Boring finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Clear dark copper with a small off white head, notes of spice, some malt, in the aroma, flavor is fairly malty, some notes of roated malts, lightly bitter finish, some floral notes detected, slightly watery. Needs some improvement.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2005
On tap at Coleís. I was quite surprised to see a winter ale on tap right now but whatever, Stone releases their biggest beers in the summer. Amber in color, creamy beige head. Nicer balance between the malt and hops, sweetish malt up front followed by some piney hops, a little bready. Medium bodied. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigrond (1443) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2005
a good cold wheather beer. Tastes good on tap.. Had a bottle a didnít like. Stick to the tap, much better

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