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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
derbbre (2) - USA - JAN 12, 2010 does not count
Great Winter beer. Full flavor without overwhelming your palate. Dark without being undrinkable.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - APR 5, 2011
Point St. Benedict’s Winter Ale is a slightly hazy copper ale with a yellowish head that fades to a waxy film and leaves outstanding lacing on the glass. Fruit and spice are in the aroma, with notes of cinnamon, pear and allspice. There is the slightest hint of caramel. It has a very soft and delicate medium body. It feels fluffy in the mouth and the finish is very dry and a little gritty. Wow, this is like a Belgian dark ale. The flavor is complex with a lot of deep and dark tones-- cinnamon and wood. There is a fruity note which is a little like apricot or cherry. It doesn’t really taste sweet, though. Roasted bitterness lingers after the swallow. Wow, this is a really good Winter ale, even in Spring. This is a very rewarding beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Pours a beautiful cooper red with a huge tan head and lots of cascading bubbles. Aroma is sweet molasses with of hint of hops. Taste is sweet, malty with a nip of molasses and a suggestion of maple syrup. Nice mouthfeel. Finishes sweet not dry or hoppy. A very warm and inviting beer. Best enjoyed as a meal unto itself but can be paired with beer nuts or as an accompaniment to a bowl or Irish stew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2008 Found this one bottled at Binny’s in St. Charles, Illinois. Brown color, thin white head. Nice, nuanced maltiness with chocolate, spice, citrus fruit and cranberry. Strong finish. I must have gotten the unusually good batch, I guess. Tried it on draught at Nordy’s Pub in Wild Rose, Wisconsin, and it is equally good.

   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2008
On tap at Hudson’s in Plover, WI. Pours a clear, deep amber with long-lasting meringue head. Good lacing. Aroma is moderately nutty & spicy. First taste is nutty maltiness with a dash of vanilla. Some fruitiness follows with a surprising spiciness in the finish. Medium mouthfeel but excellent carbonation from a tapper. Never got to try it from a bottle but would definitely ask for it again on tap. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hbuck72 (177) - Chickasha, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 5, 2008
nice color, not much head, smells of malts and spices. not much lacing on the glass, smooth on the palate Very interesting flavor, but I had a hard time picking out distinct flavors other than malt, and maybe cinnamon notes. Overall, I thought that this was a good winter ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (2212) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Churchkey (16) - Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2014
12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. Appearance/ Very dark, almost black. A full 2 fingers of rich, brown foam that left a nice sticky lacing. Smell/ A nice malt aroma with a toasty coffee and chocolate highlights in the background. Taste/ The thing that I tasted most was a strong coffee flavor followed by a malty chocolate flavor. A slight hop presence was in the background. Mouth Feel/ This was a very smooth beer wit a nice little hop bite right at the end. Over All/ I really liked this beer. I think it was pretty well in line with the style. It is not the best winter style beer I have had but I went back and some more when I finished my first six pack. I would drink this again at any time. Serving type: bottle

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