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RATINGS: 161   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2009
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of toasted grain, roastiness, caramel, toffee, and spices. Flavor of raisins, toasted bread, caramel, grass, and herbs.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11175) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2012
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10950) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2010
bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy white head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Good spice and malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth sticky texture and soft texture. Moderate spice bittersweet flavor with with a moderate bittersweet finish of average duration.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009

Date: May 23, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: clear dark amber, wispy beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel and toffee aroma
Flavor: sweet caramel candy flavor, light spicyness, touch of burnt caramel, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10070) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9416) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Bottled at Bull and Bush Xmas tasting in Denver, Colorado. Translucent red orange appearance with a strong malty head. Body is quite spiced with a somewhat strong flavor.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Drake (8657) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2009
12 ounce bottle. Pours a reddish copper color with a medium head. Average head retention and poor lacing. Aroma is candy banana, cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is caramel, clove and cinnamon. Very thin bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8507) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7976) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Draft at CAH. Pours deep copper w 2f off tan head. Nose is caramel malt, hops, brown sugary funk. Tastes malty, rich, with some spice, hops, slight rye, and a rich maltiness throughout.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (7846) - 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.


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