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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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. Benedicts 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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Draft at Land O Lakes World of Beer. Pours a nearly clear rich amber color with a small white head. Minimal lacing with a small residual island of head remaining in the middle of the glass. Aroma has has a number of dunkleweizen notes to it with banana and clove present along with some sweet caramel malt. Flavor is more sweet with caramel malt sweetness to it. Decent winter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nephilium (1761) - Cleveland, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Reddish amber. Small white head that quickly diminishes. Aroma of yeast and spices (nutmeg and clove maybe), perhaps wheat and banana. Light to medium body, less watery than other Point beers Ive had. Very abrupt finish. Flavor matches aroma but with less impact.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lemke10 (977) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a cloudy red/orange color with a little and quickly dissolving head. There is a slight scent of malts and some spices but nothing that sticks out too much. Taste is rather strong and dull. Starts with a nice spice taste but ends with a dry rustic taste. Texture is a little watery as well. After a few sips you get used to the taste but still has many flaws. Slightly disappointed but this one. I hope the other 5 beers are better than this. Sam Adams Winter Lager is by far a better tasting winter warmer than this.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (11011) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (2228) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (12341) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear amber with fast fading beige head. Aroma doesnt have much of an impact, just hints of caramel, faint notes of fruity esters, a touch of bubble gum. Flavor really isnt much different with a faint spiciness, maybe a light touch of nutmeg??? Light, watery mouthfeel with high carbonation. Overall, while not an overall bad beer, just doesnt want to try and stand out. Simple but tasty brew.

4.5
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Aroma: Hints of roasted malts with nips of brown sugar and spice, but all very faint. Appearance: Clear amber with a rich, tan head. Taste: Medium sweetness straight through. Palate: Medium body, slick texture, average carbonation, spicy finish. Overall: Meh...its a nice spiced beer, but Im not particularly caught off guard or blown away. Still, its drinkable.


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