mrjaxson (200) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Iíve had this at least once a winter over the past three or four years and, of the Pointers Iíve tried, this is the least consistent. Sometimes itís awful and other times itís OK. St. Benny struggles to balance the malty sweetness and hoppy bitterness of its ingredients and ends up being thin and half-hearted. The finish is especially confusing
unclemike (1888) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 23, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a reddish copper colour with a thin head. Aroma is flat malt, honey, plum and toffee. Flavour is not great. Thin body, flavour of fruit and molassess. Some caramel , cheap wine alc tones. I didnít particularly care for this one.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours copper with a light tan head. Aroma is spice, light fruit, some caramel. Taste is spice hops, medium malt-roasty/caramel/cocoa. 1st 6oz a bit thin, 2nd 6oz towards medium body.
rondphoto (981) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 14, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
clear copper, very still, not much head (only around edges) no lace. Taste is watered down malt and spiced candied fruit. I have usually been underimpressed with offerings fro, The Point, and this is no different. Hardly worth finishing.
Capa (1905) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JAN 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper amber with a thin head. Sweet fruity aroma. Medium bodied. Flavor has sweet malts, fruity notes, cherry, light toast. Not a favorite.
Shag (2439) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a copper color with a white head. The aroma is nutmeg, caramel, and cherries. Flavor is malty with a strong caramel and nutmeg presence. The finish is sweet with some spices present. Palate is a bit thin. Overall its pretty good.
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is of caramel malt and banana bread. Very malty taste, nutty, and a touch of that banana bread in the aroma. Pretty smooth. Sweet.
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steve1966 (75) - Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice color to it. A little watery but still pretty enjoyable. Nice finish to it. Spices very apparent as it goes down. Wish I had more of this one. Not the best winter beer out there but enjoyable. Much better than the Leinies winter offering.
nearbeer (3048) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. Clear dark copper with a lasting film of foam. Nose is chocolate-dipped banana, clove, and light lacquer. Flavor is banana bread, molasses, clove and toasted walnut. Light body is fizzy and to the sweet side, but balanced by a dryish finish. Not a bad; but neither a great, dunkel hefeweissen. Thatís the jovial attitude Iíll take this one on with; and hope that someone was mistaken (or perhaps joking) in categorizing this one as an "English Strong".
captain_insano (18) - Iowa, USA - JAN 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was very surprised when I tried this. I expected more of a classic winter seasonal. Instead I got a very malty, sweet brew. I was expecting more out of this one, especially from Point, who usually has really solid beers.