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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (4007) - - DEC 14, 2013
bottle. deep red,. near black, with a large tan head. roasted malt aroma. nice milk chocolate notes with roasted barley. lots of chocolate in here. not very hoppy. somewhat creamy. moderately sweet. maybe debittered malts or even lactose?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (11748) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of toffee, spice, light carmel and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, earthiness and spice with a smooth lingering spiced toffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1532) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle. Amber, copper color with a pretty good head. Aroma was spicy and slightly of cotten candy. Taste is slightly sweet with a nice subtle spice flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2013
bottle. amber with one finger head. oddly spiced. and somewhat unbalanced. drinkable, but not much more than that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
drpimento (2626) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Actually one of Point’s better efforts. Poured at a good temperature with a large foamy, fizzy, light tan head that soon settled to a large island and ring with a bit of lace. Color is a clear orange red mahoganey with lots of bubble trails. Aroma is immediately bubble gum, then fruit, malt, caramel. Flavor is like nose with sweet on top then bitter and tang. Not a lot going on. Body is a tad thin and carbonation fizzy. Finish is like flavor, fairly long, and lelt me thinking: I know they can do it if they want. The question is, why don’t they?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsquire (3857) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Clear amber color out of the bottle with a thin khaki colored head. Big sweet nose with some puffed wheat and spice notes. Caramel and toffee with puffed wheat, banana, some spice and dark fruit flavors. A little thin in the palate. Not remarkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjuf1853 (1290) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Draft at Land O Lakes World of Beer. Pours a nearly clear rich amber color with a small white head. Minimal lacing with a small residual island of head remaining in the middle of the glass. Aroma has has a number of dunkleweizen notes to it with banana and clove present along with some sweet caramel malt. Flavor is more sweet with caramel malt sweetness to it. Decent winter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nephilium (1571) - Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Mild roasted malt aroma, pours a clear dark amber with a off-white head. Mild malt flavor, with a touch of roast and toffee, very quick finish with just a touch of roast. Thin bodied, very little going on, not bad, just not very good either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerbaaron (1815) - Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Reddish amber. Small white head that quickly diminishes. Aroma of yeast and spices (nutmeg and clove maybe), perhaps wheat and banana. Light to medium body, less watery than other Point beers Ive had. Very abrupt finish. Flavor matches aroma but with less impact.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lemke10 (913) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a cloudy red/orange color with a little and quickly dissolving head. There is a slight scent of malts and some spices but nothing that sticks out too much. Taste is rather strong and dull. Starts with a nice spice taste but ends with a dry rustic taste. Texture is a little watery as well. After a few sips you get used to the taste but still has many flaws. Slightly disappointed but this one. I hope the other 5 beers are better than this. Sam Adams Winter Lager is by far a better tasting winter warmer than this.

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