derbbre (2) - USA - JAN 12, 2010 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great Winter beer. Full flavor without overwhelming your palate. Dark without being undrinkable.
Coolhandbrew (13) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2012
4.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - APR 5, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
jebert (439) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
gws57 (1271) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Hbuck72 (177) - Chickasha, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
boozedude (1445) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into glass, pours brownish red.. Clear, white head.. Aroma of spice, taste is fruit and apple cider backend, pretty tasty for its style
ChainGangGuy (4229) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, brilliant, garnet-hued body with a smallish, whitish head.
Smell: Initially, an aroma of simple syrup marinated plums -- skins and all. Eventually, notes of toasted dark bread and bit of roast dosed with a few drops of honey liqueur.
Taste: Toasted pumpernickel bread lightly brushed with sweet treacle and served alongside a small handful of plums and currants, which provide a bit of tart fruitiness. Light touch of roast. Lightly earthy hops with a medium-low amount of bitterness. A pinch of brown sugar joins the mix later on. Very light hints of the alcohol within. Relatively dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Very, very slight stickiness to the mouthfeel.
Drinkability: So-so. It’s not a 44-person water skiing pyramid, but, when considering the rest of Point’s offerings, it’s not half bad!
nuplastikk (3817) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Filtered amber-brown color. No real head...minimal trace at best. Mild chocolate and amber malt aroma, sort of like a mild Doppelbock. The taste is the same, with a smooth milk chocolate layer of smoothness among the solid background of sweet maltiness. Some amber malt and mild hop spiciness, but overall very smooth and rich. A pretty nice beer from Point, not world-class, but a worthwhile beer to mix it up with.