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RATINGS: 167   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (8526) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Light caramel malt aroma. Amber with large tan head. Very light sweet caramel malt and mildly bitter herbal hops flavor. Mild alcohol finish. Okay - I prefer this to the spiced ones though.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (2166) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle into glass, pours brownish red.. Clear, white head.. Aroma of spice, taste is fruit and apple cider backend, pretty tasty for its style

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2012
This beer pours a clear dark copper color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of dark fruit and spices. Medium body with flavors of sweet malt, raisin and spice. The finish is sweet with a caramel malt aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear amber with fast fading beige head. Aroma doesn’t have much of an impact, just hints of caramel, faint notes of fruity esters, a touch of bubble gum. Flavor really isn’t much different with a faint spiciness, maybe a light touch of nutmeg??? Light, watery mouthfeel with high carbonation. Overall, while not an overall bad beer, just doesn’t want to try and stand out. Simple but tasty brew.

4.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Coolhandbrew (13) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Very close to my first batch of home brew, which is a good thing. Malty, with some fruity esters. A little sweet, but very pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pottygok (522) - Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Aroma: Hints of roasted malts with nips of brown sugar and spice, but all very faint. Appearance: Clear amber with a rich, tan head. Taste: Medium sweetness straight through. Palate: Medium body, slick texture, average carbonation, spicy finish. Overall: Meh...it’s a nice spiced beer, but I’m not particularly caught off guard or blown away. Still, it’s drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (4517) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Pours clear, red-copper with a soft, light tan head. Scent is toffee....spices.... Taste is clove, bready malt, cola.....banana. Not a bad beer at all, though a little on the sweet side... An easy drinker....tasty

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtgreanya (7) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2012 does not count
Clove, banana, alcohol. Good head that lingered. Plenty of aroma that matched the taste. Overall, I would drink it on purpose for the price.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ads135 (3290) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Not particularly good. Copper appearance with a medium head. Toffee, caramel, woodchips, and honey. You would expect some "winter" spices, but they’re not evident.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2012
A nice spicy winter ale. A deep amber wolor with slightly off white head. Not too shabby.


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