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RATINGS: 160   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.


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   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.

3.2
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fatguys (71) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Drake (8339) - 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.

2.9
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GJF (1245) - 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).

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Deep amber color with a thin off white head. This brew has a nice balance with hint of cinnamon and a nice malty mouth feel. Not a bad winter warmer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Deep amber in color. Lightly spiced and fruity aroma. Sweet at the start with notes of malt, caramel and a bit of cocoa. Hint of spice. Flavors are fairly subdued. Some bitterness creeps in after a few sips and becomes more pronounced by mid-glass.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Poured dark amber, almost brown with a decent off-white head. Some lacing. The aroma was malts, winter type spices like clove, ginger and cinnamon and some tart citrus. The flavor was more of the same. Clove and cinnamon over malt and thin hops. Mouthfeel was on the dry side. A pretty average winter warmer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hbuck72 (177) - Chickasha, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 5, 2008
nice color, not much head, smells of malts and spices. not much lacing on the glass, smooth on the palate Very interesting flavor, but I had a hard time picking out distinct flavors other than malt, and maybe cinnamon notes. Overall, I thought that this was a good winter ale


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