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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   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. 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Capa (2597) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Copper amber with a thin head. Sweet fruity aroma. Medium bodied. Flavor has sweet malts, fruity notes, cherry, light toast. Not a favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2805) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2012
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
steve1966 (131) - Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (4776) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2012
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".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
captain_insano (21) - Iowa, USA - JAN 3, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Suttree (6010) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Exactly the type of winter beer I donít like. Heavy, cloying, syrupy. The spices were muddled with no "pop" whatsoever. Just kind of a heavy, gooey mess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (5971) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 25, 2011
12 oz. bottle from Bertís Better Beers. Used English pint glass. Color is a nearly see through amber, light carbonation that produces a respectable amount of head. Laced well all the way until finish. Nose is strictly light malt. Sweet flavors dominate the palate. Sugar, bready malt and toffee are the flavors Iím getting. Residual sugar lingers in the finish. Not bad in any way but nothing that makes it memorable either.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Dark amber color. Looks like an awesome beer when in a glass. Toffee and caramel aromas . Not much flavor...just sweet malt. Disappointing with flavor. Clean finish. Actually, really good body-palate. Perfect mix of carb and body. Impressive from that standpoint. Avg overall

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2011
12oz bottle pours brown with thin khaki head. Aromas of malts and some roasty malt notes some toffee and woodsy notes. Flavor is weak for a strong ale sweet and a bit watery some yeast also . Body is on the light side and finish is clean

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