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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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St. Benedict of Nursia lived in the late 5th to early 6th centuries. Legend has it while living in solitude, he was befriended by a raven that later saved his life. He is most remembered for writing the Rule of St. Benedict that, among other virtues, teaches humility. Inspired by this Rule we humbly offer St. Benedict’s Winter Ale, a hand-crafted ale using generous amounts of dark roasted malts and the finest noble hops for a robust warming flavor.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bpreo (1749) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2010
It’s hard to not like a beer, you know? I find myself rating everything so high. It’s like rating Beatles songs, it’s hard to find anything bad.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2010
[Bottle] Pours a light shade of brown with a small light tan head. Dark malts, some alcohol and molasses aroma. The taste is of maple, plum, apple, sweet yeast notes and an odd mix of citrus and grassy hops. The mouthfeel is pretty thin, which magnifies the somewhat odd tastes in here. Seems like a rather muddled set of aging ingredients. Too unbalanced and thin to be enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Draft at CAH. Pours deep copper w 2f off tan head. Nose is caramel malt, hops, brown sugary funk. Tastes malty, rich, with some spice, hops, slight rye, and a rich maltiness throughout.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Pours a brown with red highlights, and a thin brown tinted head. I could detect phenols, not much else in the aroma. Sweet flavor, maybe nutmeg. Medium-light body. Just ok.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baumgartner (122) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle poured to glass. Licorice notes, dark in color, smells almost like a barley wine, from darker malts. Thin off white head. Smooth and dry on the palate with a strong malty backbone. Brilliant clear, deep ruby color. Not sure if spiced, very well balance. Thin malty rim of head remains but soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Pours a beautiful cooper red with a huge tan head and lots of cascading bubbles. Aroma is sweet molasses with of hint of hops. Taste is sweet, malty with a nip of molasses and a suggestion of maple syrup. Nice mouthfeel. Finishes sweet not dry or hoppy. A very warm and inviting beer. Best enjoyed as a meal unto itself but can be paired with beer nuts or as an accompaniment to a bowl or Irish stew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Dark ruby pour, thin skiff of beige head, spotty lacing. Aroma of prunes and smoke. Deep figgy malt profile, with some malt syrup sweetness and a dark toffee touch bordering on burnt sugar. Medium body on the palate in spite of the full bodied taste. Overall, this will do quite nicely.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Narnad (1472) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Pours from the bottle a very clear, deep amber color with a thin, off-whit head. Aroma has some mild toasted malt, sweet raisin, caramel, apple and a spicy ending. Flavor starts off a bit spicy with some sweet grape, apple fruity notes on top of a smooth toasted malt note with a very sweet smooth ending. Body is moderately heavy with very low carbonation and an oily texture. Overall a pretty enjoyable brew put out by Point.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
derbbre (2) - USA - JAN 12, 2010 does not count
Great Winter beer. Full flavor without overwhelming your palate. Dark without being undrinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, deeper amber colored body with a finger-width, quickly dissipating, tan head that leaves a light lacing. Aroma is grainy caramels with a light roast. A good amount of banana esters and bubble-gum make this quite sweet. A light earthy spice and grassy hop as well as a hint of brown sugar, Belgian sweetness. Flavor is toasted, grainy malts with more bubble-gum, banana esters from the aroma. Somewhat wheat tasting with more earthy spices and a light yeast. A good amount of soft cloves make up most of the spicing. Still has a bit of a brown sugar sweetness and finishes with a very light, grassy bitterness. Just a slight alcohol warmth with a moderate aftertaste. Light to medium body, smooth, and just a slight carbonation. Overall, an interesting and unique winter ale. Sweet, grainy malts with a light toast blend well with a clove-like spicing and somewhat earthy, grassy hop presence. The banana esters, light bubble-gum, Belgian-esque characteristics don’t distract from the flavor, but rather add a bit of complexity. Not bad at all.


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