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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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tambrico (50) - New York, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Pours dark copper color with a decent tan head. Aroma of malts, can’t discern anything specific. Tastes sweet and malty with a slight hop backbone. Mild chocolate flavor is apparent. Goes well with brownies. Decent beer, would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfontana (500) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 22, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Cigarette City. Aroma is sweet caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar. Appearance is a clear, dark ruby red with minimal sparkle, 1/2 finger width white head with poor retention, no lacing. Taste is strong sweet fruity caramel. Palate is medium bodied with thick texture, average carbonation with late lively kick, sweet fruity finish. Overall, a nice winter offering but no complexity. A little too sweet, which is saying a lot coming from me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
two7offsuit (441) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Pours a deep Amber with an off white head. Aroma of malt and brown sugar. A little sweeter than expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (2379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Pours a reddish brown color with ivory colored head. Caramel malt, biscuit, bread, and some molasses on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with bread and molasses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pumpkin87 (204) - - DEC 31, 2015
Pours a clear, deep auburn with dense khaki head that reduces steadily but leaves a bit of lacing. The nose is caramel, bread, molasses, malt riding over earthy yeasts. The palate is similar, a nice mix of seasonal flavors as advertised, with caramel, raisin and mild chocolate. The spice is more a suggestion than a strong note, and the herbal hops are mercifully restrained. The result is actually well balanced without having to shout about it. This seems more like a traditional English ale. It’s nothing outlandish, but made with finesse to reflect the season and appeal to mature palates.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shigadeyo (3589) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Brown sugar, a bit sweet, caramel, watery molasses, moderate maltiness, mild earthy hoppiness, stronger as it warms; just okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pumpmaster (1349) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2015
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $8.99/6-pack. Good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
migwell (271) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Bottle poured into a Lagunitas jar. I was really not liking this when I saw the ABInBev connection... glad I only bought one bottle. ’Hearty and robust’? More like sugary and off-flavored. Had to dump this into the glass to get any head at all, which was fleeting. Smells of malt, tastes of brown malt and brown sugar. Light on the hops as well. Simple, bland, unbalanced, ordinary, I would have been pissed off if I bought a 6 pack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (3757) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle. Trade with Leighton. Cheers. Clear amber. Film of clingy, off white head. Spicy, biscuit, toffee malts. Some raisin fruitiness. Taste is burnt toffee sweet. Has a rising, quite harsh bitterness. Full body. Finishes sweet, with more of the bitterness. Ok at best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dhatton (241) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Dark auburn body with dense tan head. Malt heavy aroma that has hints of caramel and dough. Nutty malt taste spiked with winter spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryanscourt (1256) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Kind of a boring Amber ale that is middle of the rode. Not too winter like for me but I’ll drink.

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