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Blue Point Winter Ale - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blue Point Winter AleBlue Point Winter Ale

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305 Ratings
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Ratings: 305
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.94%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2002)
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yuenglingade

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

02-11-2013 03:45:34 | More by yuenglingade
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oberon

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +1.4%

On cak at the Pizza Plant on Transit,poured from the engine a clear deep amber a tight formed creamy one finger head atop.Real muted aromas almost nothing going on a touch of caramel and biscuit but not a whole lot really much to say here, a noticable drying hop profile to go with a decent caramel sweetness but I think Blue Point strives for a gentle quaffing amber more than big bolder flavored style.Its ok it blow your socks off but its sessionable and has nice subtle flavors.

11-10-2006 22:58:20 | More by oberon
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BK2084

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

08-25-2012 02:05:52 | More by BK2084
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

09-23-2013 21:40:41 | More by JakerLou
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Billolick

New York

3.73/5  rDev +7.2%

12 ouncer with fresness dating showing both the month and year it's best to consume by, yeah! Poured a reddish amber, clear, off white head, leaves some lacing. Nose is nutty, and grainy. Medium bodied ale, bready, nutty, fair amount of spicing noted as it warms. Nothing special, but this is a decent, middle of the road, lighter take on the winter warmer style. Good winter brew for newbies.

01-12-2005 03:13:23 | More by Billolick
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warriorsoul

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev 0%

Snagged a few of these while at Another Liquor Store...one of the best places to shop in the area thanks to Beerguy.
Dark mahogany in color with a half a finger of tan head...most of it recedes, but leaves behind some very attractive lacing.
Pleasant malty aroma, caramel, fig and some floral hop.
The taste is decent...less sweet than I was expecting and a bit of a smoky flavor until it really warms up. Not overly hoppy in the flavor, but quite dry and bitter in the finish with some lingering roasted malt.
Mouthfeel is a touch thin and the carbonation is nice.
Not my favorite take on the style, but worth trying.

02-28-2006 01:22:18 | More by warriorsoul
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Skye1024

Indiana

3/5  rDev -13.8%

12-17-2011 21:59:31 | More by Skye1024
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JC333

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

03-02-2014 12:59:02 | More by JC333
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jcdiflorio

West Virginia

2.83/5  rDev -18.7%

served into nonic glass from a 12 oz. brown long neck bottle with crimp-on cap.

Brilliant, very clear, medium amber/copper deep reddish hue. 2" white head,good retention,a few tiny bubbles rising,nice lacing down the sides of the glass.

Moderate nose,mostly spice, also fruity, slightly sweet carmell/toffee a bit of some tartness.

Spicy flavors dominate first taste,followed by a grassy tart taste,a dry,bitter finish. Nothing fancy here a plain ole winter beer.

Medium bodied,smooth, good drinkability,nothing here to make me want to drink more than one of these beers. A mediocre offering from Blue Point, usually enjoy most of their beers.
Nothing to really get excited about here. A bit of a dissapointment for me.

01-04-2007 03:53:02 | More by jcdiflorio
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jiffymon

New York

3/5  rDev -13.8%

04-16-2013 19:52:58 | More by jiffymon
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far333

Connecticut

3.48/5  rDev 0%

Clear orangey copper colored with a thick and dimpled head of off-white froth that lingers long.

Aroma of doughey biscuit malt and low hop bitters. Flavors of toasty malt, notes of corn and light brown sugar, understated toffee, punctuated with hop bitterness, but low hop flavor and aroma. Could be more complex. Full and rich mouthfeel, average drinkability.

02-19-2011 01:36:34 | More by far333
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.81/5  rDev +9.5%

Undated 12 oz bottle served in a Trois Pistoles snifter.

A: The beer is a deep reddish brown color with some fine looking carbonation bubbles, all covered by a good sized off-white head. The head reduces to a lasting partial coat and ring, and plenty of lacing is left on the glass.

S: The aroma features sweet malts, with a good bit of caramel, some alcohol esters and traces of hops. Some light floral and smoke notes.

T: The taste is a step towards an imperial amber, with flavors of darker roasted malts than usual, Some coffee and smoke in the finish and aftertaste. Hops are obvious in the finish and lend a very good sweet/bitter balance. The alcohol very well hidden.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, slightly dry finish.

O: Light in body and ABV for a winter seasonal, it’ is darker and richer than average for an amber ale.

03-11-2013 23:26:41 | More by chinchill
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aengleman

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

12-20-2013 02:29:33 | More by aengleman
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DarrellK

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

02-17-2013 22:17:11 | More by DarrellK
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

2.93/5  rDev -15.8%

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a crystal clear reddish-brown body with a lumpy light tan thin film on top that is supported by big bubbles gliding to the surface.

S- The soft smell of biscuit malt and toasted malt has a faint caramel malt quality and concludes with a faint green bitter note.

T-The taste of biscuit malt is dry with a soft note of stall cinnamon and finishes with a green noble hop hint.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel and a big fizz finish that enhances the hops note a bit.

D- This is not what I expected for a winter ale. I picture full bodied something to keep you warm brew, but instead it was a light beer with a darker color.

05-15-2008 17:31:41 | More by rhoadsrage
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13.8%

03-30-2013 23:51:03 | More by acurtis
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

02-22-2013 14:13:42 | More by JMS1512
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caddybuyer

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +15.8%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. 2009 date.

A-Mahogany red with filtered clarity and a nice light tan head that laces up very well. I'm a sucker for beers that look like this...A very pretty brew.

S-A light nose. Sweet caramel malts..perhaps a hint of spice, some fruits and nuts in the background. Subtle, but pleasing.

D-Nose carries through to the taste. Slightly sweet caramel malts with a hint of smoke and spice and a clean dry finish with a bit of hop tingle on the tongue.

M-Well balanced overall.

D-This is a very drinkable beer, and one which I would definately buy again. Not sure why the reviews on this are not higher. I was really not expecting much from this based on the reviews, and was prepared to crack it, taste it, and move on, but I really like this one...

I generally like my winter beers big, but it is such a pleasure to see something come in at a sessionable ABV with a very pleasing profile. Is it unique? No, but it is a a real sweetheart of a winter session beer, and one that kicks the tail out of SA Winter Lager in all departments and whips out the old saw..."whats not to like?"

04-25-2010 21:24:13 | More by caddybuyer
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ggaughan

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

I picked this up as part of a winter mixed case from my local distributor. The beer poured a standard amber color with a slight white head. The aroma was malty sweet with a touch of caramel. The taste was malty sweet with some spice notes. No real hop taste to this one but still enjoyable. The body was pretty smooth and easy to drink.

01-15-2007 00:45:26 | More by ggaughan
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

01-09-2014 14:04:06 | More by Griffith
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +2.9%

Hoppy and initially tasty and drinkable. Body on the thin side. A bit of spice not much. Low alcohol a plus..I can get another beer in. Average beer overall, easy to drink. OK to have once. Balance of bitterness and sweetness on the latter. Expiry June 2006.

03-19-2006 04:24:12 | More by Sammy
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.31/5  rDev -4.9%

A - amber with a thick, off white head with good retention

S - caramel, grains, sweet

T - caramel, apple, mild bitterness

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is an incredibly disappointing beer. It's super-simplistic with esters and caramel dominating, but there is also an off-putting graininess throughout. I'll pass this is up in the future.

04-23-2013 23:20:29 | More by tdm168
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Ezone024

Connecticut

3.43/5  rDev -1.4%

poured out a dark amber color. 2 finger long lasting head.
smells of sweet malts with a metallic nose.

not much of a traditional winter, more like an all year amber.
has some redeeming qualities as it's body has a nice full flavor.
sweet fruity malts with a little bit of spicy hopness to it, also kind of metallic.

drinks ok, wouldn't recommend it to a friend tho

12-29-2009 03:00:40 | More by Ezone024
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pastramionrye7

Germany

2.75/5  rDev -21%

07-17-2013 01:13:59 | More by pastramionrye7
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +4.3%

Got a single from Liberty St. Tavern. I don't know what's wintery about this other than it's the same color as a winter warmer. It reminds me of Summit's winter ale and its a clear ruby-brown color and kind of bland. This at least has a spicy hop bite at the end, but the caramel malts take some searching to find. The aroma at least has a nice mix of fruity strawberry esters with creamy vanilla once the beer's about at room temperature. Now that's it warm I'm also pulling a citrus rind tangy hops flavor and a bit of toffee. I guess the story here is to go for room temperature.

12-19-2008 23:27:09 | More by tempest
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Blue Point Winter Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.