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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   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. 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.

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4.6
derbbre (2) - USA - JAN 12, 2010 does not count
Great Winter beer. Full flavor without overwhelming your palate. Dark without being undrinkable.

4.5
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.

4.4
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.

3.9
fatguys (76) - Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2017 Bottle into pint glass. Pours a very dark ruby red with a hint of copper. The head is oddly perfectly white and relatively think for a Point brew. It sits well on this one. There’s a caramel-nutmeg-bourbon-like taste in this one that hits the tongue well in front but leaves little in the back. There’s not much depth, and it’s very thin, but it’s nice to see Point trying something a little more exotic.


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