RateBeer
overall
40
30
style

bottled
available

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Nephilium's rating

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nephilium (1418) - 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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dhatton (46) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2014
On draft, pours clear amber body with thin off-white head. Smells of dark fruit, caramel, and earthy yeast. Heavily roasted malt yields huge coffee flavors. Coffee dominates any complexity of taste. Average winter warmer, but too one-noted.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (197) - - DEC 20, 2014
Bottled (twist off, amazingly). Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is malty, roasted, some cinnamon and Xmas spices but not overpowering. Flavor is roasted, sweet, some gingerbread spices, cinnamon, really a nice pleasant Xmas beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2156) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Draft NYC. Pours a dark heavy thick color. Interesting sweet type of malty flavor. Unique flavor with a subtle booze flavor. Ok

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Onslow (1211) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2014
12 Oz bottle. Clear amber brown ale. Aroma of sweet malt, brown sugar. Taste is sweet malt, brown sugar , very sweet. A nice cold weather brew bit too sweet for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4285) - Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Rated on 01-23-2013 (Bottle) This beer forms a medium sized semi-fizzy beige head with a short retention, copper transparent body and no lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, hint of banana and spicy. The flavor is caramel malt, sweet, spicy, and light hops. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is light-medium bodied. This is a quaffable session beer that I would drink again,

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1567) - 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 (4210) - 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 I’m not doubting its strong, heheh. Thick medicinal finish. Not typical of the friendly point brand beers I’ve 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 (620) - 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 (1880) - 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 (212) - 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,


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 17


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50