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RATINGS: 160   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. Benedictís 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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nephilium (1348) - Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Mild roasted malt aroma, pours a clear dark amber with a off-white head. Mild malt flavor, with a touch of roast and toffee, very quick finish with just a touch of roast. Thin bodied, very little going on, not bad, just not very good either.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1345) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Pours a deep brown with tan head. Spice, dark fruits, and some roasted malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more spice.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (4015) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Big and black beauty with nice head, shouldah been a 5. Like a black ipa on the palate. Perhaps a bit difficult to the unexpected. Yes, wew, dark beer fer sure. When i saw winter I thunk spicey but it is not; more like dark roasted strong beer. Yes, this must be black IPA, not strong ale, but Iím not doubting its strong, heheh. Thick medicinal finish. Not typical of the friendly point brand beers Iíve had in the past. Yes, either black ipa or baltic porter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
fattybladdy (537) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle, very dark brown appearance with a frothy tan head. Slight aroma of raisin, dark fruits. Taste is dark fruit, roasted malt, mild bitterness. Pretty bland.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rubbishystuff (1832) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Thanks to Dad. Rather booze and sweet tasting. Very warming. A little too sweet for me over all decent. Thick palate. The missus enjoyed it. Serving: Bottle

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jerseyjohn71 (174) - corsicana, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2014 caramel, bread, cereal, chocolate, nuts, toast, roasty, resin, spruce, dough, earthy, alcohol, banana, butterscotch, red, brown, red, black, clear, rocky head, tan foam, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, sticky, creamy, lively, long finish,

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinator (888) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2014
This was OK and improved as it warmed up a bit. Mild malty aroma. It had a nice mohagony color with a nice foamy head. Average weighted palate with matching carbonation. A pretty malty beer with some nutty flavors and very minor hops presence. It had the English character of subtlety. A little above average.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bif (1420) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Pours an almost black color with a thick tan head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with coffee and chocolate with some dark fruit and nut in the background. Taste of roasted malt with coffee, chocolate with a bit of dark fruit. Decent bitterness with that lingers a bit too long. Medium body, quite smooth and seems to mellow out as it warms. Decent seasonal beer

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Churchkey (15) - - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3668) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2014
I thought this was reasonably good, and certainly at least legitimate. More of a Belgian than an English strong ale, it poured big with a billowing head, and had a strong sweet front (and finish) but also plenty of rich roasted flavors and a little fruitiness. Decent dubbel, basically. Bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfinney23 (1650) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Not particularly wintery or warming, IMO. Quite sweet. Toffee aroma but sort of disappears on the tongue.


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