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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. Benedictís Winter Ale, a hand-crafted ale using generous amounts of dark roasted malts and the finest noble hops for a robust warming flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009

Date: May 23, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: clear dark amber, wispy beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel and toffee aroma
Flavor: sweet caramel candy flavor, light spicyness, touch of burnt caramel, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3302) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2009
Pour is a cola looking brown with a small tan head. Aroma has some spice and brown sugar with a touch of dark fruit. Flavor is pretty much the same some dark fruit, candi sugar and molasses. A nice earthyness is left on the tounge after the swallow. This is by far one of the better if not the best beers this brewer makes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tedovertu (283) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Kind of an odd sweet flavor. Malty light bread and cookie dough aroma. Small off white head with virtually no lacing. Dark amber color with a sweet initial flavor. Light to medium bodied with a creamy texture. Lively carbonation. A forgettable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewmaster55 (48) - , Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2009
This brew certainly differs from all the other Point beers in that they have tried to add a little more character, but it does not even come close to matching other beers of the same style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjkuck10 (66) - , Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Brown, burbon color with just off white head. Spicy aroma. Nutty, cinnamon, carmel taste starting strong but ending somewhat weak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Merrill (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2009
Brown, whiskey color wiht near white head that lasts. Nutty, spicey aroma with banana, vanilla, - very appealing aroma. Malt, rye, cinnamon, coriander, possibly some nutmeg. Roasty flavor with generous mouth, but somewhat thin overall. Very nice balance which counteracts the tendency in this beer style to a cloying, bready buildup. I canít usually drink more than one spiced beer, but this I can drink several.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fatguys (73) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a very dark ruby red with a hint of copper. The head is oddly perfectly white and relatively think for a Point brew. It sits well on this one. Thereís a caramel-nutmeg-bourbon-like taste in this one that hits the tongue well in front but leaves little in the back. Thereís not much depth, and itís very thin, but itís nice to see Point trying something a little more exotic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2009
12 ounce bottle. Pours a reddish copper color with a medium head. Average head retention and poor lacing. Aroma is candy banana, cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is caramel, clove and cinnamon. Very thin bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
barleynhops (82) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Bottle: Pours a dark amber with thin white head. Smells of malts, cinnamon, and cloves. Tastes of the same, but not so bitter. Other spices flow into the mix, like nutmeg and a hint of ginger. Goes well on a cold night, but hops should be added for a more unique taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GJF (1275) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2009 I found this surprisingly good for point. It has a nice sharp yeastiness to it with a bit of nuttiness and dark fruits. Thin for its flavor and style, still a decent effort here. re-rating comment: first comments referred to tap. Just tried it in bottle and it’s not nearly as good (a bit cloying in the finish).

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