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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rustyham (1807) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Aroma is like roasted marshmallows. Looks like a cloudy amber, flat with almost no head. Flavor is very light, sweet citrus and amber malt. Hardly any noticable spices. bottle from J Barleycorn, Nashville.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
LinusStick (3036) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2010
TERRIBLE!! I am halfway through it and am considering drumping it. Aroma was nasty. Typical English ale malt with a hint of metal. Pour was a flat thin light brown with no head or bubbles. Taste was flat and disgusting. English malt with just a hint of hoppiness in the aftertaste. Slightly buttery. This beer is as flat as water but with less appeal. BLAH!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
queenholly (3580) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Bottle. Deep copper with a small beige head. Aroma of malt, banana, yeast. Flavor is caramel malt with a distinct burnt sugar taste, spice, barnyard/wet straw, and very slight hops. The flavors seem to be fighting each other, and don’t come together very well. A bit messy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2010
On tap at the Coney. Mild malt aroma with light sour woody funk - bad line? Mild spice notes and little hops. Mild neutral fruit. Deep copper amber clear with thin off-white head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts mild malt sweet with neutral fruit, bit of funky wood. Light bitter hops, biscuit, graham cracker. Dry nutty sweet finish with medium bitter dry nutty after.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 4, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2010 Bottle. A - Dark copper color with a smaller, tight, foamy, slightly creamy, off-white/light beige head. Sticks around a bit leaving a nice thin layer of lace. S - A good amount of nutty malt. Some breadiness as well. Some candi sugar on the nose as well along with some brown sugar. Faint nose of herbal and spiced notes as well. T - Similar to the nose with a lot of nutty and sweet grainy toasted malt. Some candi sugar and brown sugar as well. Quite sweet. Some spice and herbal flavors under the malt, especially at the end. M - Lighter side of medium body with average carbonation. Slightly sticky feel. D - Sweet but not cloying. Pretty easy to drink and goes down easy. Kind of beer that you casually drink through a couple in a night. Notes: Pretty malty beer that is pretty sweet. Didn’t really amaze me, but just a simple drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
topherh (1916) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Pours coppery with a thin white head. Aroma is sugary sweet with spicy clove. Flavor is sweet malt, clove, light banana, and cinnamon. Makes me think of the way a kitchen smells when sugar and gingerbread cookies are being baked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2419) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2010
a nice flavorful brew. sweet, and busy with clove, some coriander and banana flavors with a dash of white pepper and bubble gum. nice moderate palate that feels deep enough and a bit dark with the malt that is included for balance. refreshing, substantial and busy without the need for overkill.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamP01 (638) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Pours a nice clear dark copper / amber with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, some sweet spices and fruitiness. Taste is sweet caramel malt, some breadiness, sweet spices and some light hops. Palate is med to full body, nice carbonation. Finish is sweet caramel malt, some breadiness and yeast, ending with a dry alcohol sweet vanilla bitternes and some nutty flavor. Overall a nice and drinkable holiday ale,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dekester1 (346) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2010
On tap at Point Brewery. Served a dark brown with a nice lathery head & lace. Aroma of malts and clove and slightly sweet. Taste was of roasted malts with a slight hint of cloves and chocoates. Had a moderate of light hop finish. Overall, a rather nice winter brew from the Point people.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear amber, brown color with an ever so small white head. Aroma was cereal, cinnamon, and vanilla. This beer is a lot better than the ratings suggest. Flavor was vanilla wafer, gingerbread , and cookie taste. It was like drinking a cinnamon cookie. I really enjoyed it. Not as good as a strong ale. Thin body for the style, but still a good drinking beer.

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