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Blue Point Winter Ale - Blue Point Brewing Company

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318 Ratings
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Ratings: 318
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2002)
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5/5  rDev +44.1%

Brewman7284, Mar 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +36.9%

BK2084, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of lehows
4.72/5  rDev +36%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at The Bellport last night, it poured a brownish-red amber color with a thick cream colored head. Amazing lacing that hung all the way down the glass. Nutty aromas with a malt backbone, some mild spice and hops. Wonderful flavors of nutty caramel, roasted malt bitterness, and a touch sweet spice round out the brew. Don't confuse this with a winter warmer style ale, as some have. It's a solid and highly drinkable red ale, goes well with food too.

lehows, Feb 06, 2007
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.55/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Good hard pour in to a standard pint glass from a fresh brewery filled growler.

L - clear deep amber color with a huge foamy sand colored head that left sheets of sticky lacing.

S - roasted malt, nuts and some spices in the smell.

T - roasted malt sweetness and spiced flavors lead to a lightly bitter dry finish.

F - medium bodied with a mild carbonation feel.

D - extemely easy to drink, a winter session beer for me.

JoeyBeerBelly, Dec 10, 2008
Photo of gwiedman1
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

gwiedman1, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first cask beer. And during my first visit to Spuyten Duyvil (-1-16-2007) in Brooklyn as well.

Pours a slightly clouded dark ruby brown with a thick tan head. Nose is fruity sweet with a sugary presence. Taste is a firm hop presence, but not overpowering. Nice wood flavor that is easy going and not overdone. Feel is smooth and silky. Goes down oh so smooth. Highly drinkable off the cask and well worthy of losing my cask virginity to, apparently.

RblWthACoz, Dec 30, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

Altoon88, May 26, 2013
Photo of BeerManDanNYC
4.43/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The best winter beer I've been able to find consistently the last couple of years. A full, rich flavor with just a hint of spice and a surprisingly easy finish for a winter ale. The kind of beer you want after a long day on the slopes. Once again, Blue Point delivers on the seasonal brew.

BeerManDanNYC, Sep 23, 2011
Photo of barleyroad
4.3/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Amber in appearance with nice foam. Smell is nice with hops. Mouthfeel is good, this beer leaves the mouth nicely and leaves you wanting more. Taste, is very good, that is why you want more. This is a good beer, however we would not classify this as a winter. This is a great American Amber/ Red Ale. Will go well with what every you are eating. Enjoy

barleyroad, Jan 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Razr86, Nov 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

wollefdoogylloj, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Copper with a khaki head, lots of bubbles streaming to the surface. The frothy head sticks around for the duration and casts a web of lace. I must say that overall this is a sexy looking beer.

S. Sweet malts and apple pie in the nose. Buttery toffee and caramel as well.

T. A nice malty body. Caramel malt comes through with a nice robust roasted finish. Earthy hops drop a line of pine residue. Overall very well balanced, with a slight lingering bitter finish.

M. This is a full bodied beer. Good level of carbonation and a very good and quaffable drinker.

D. A bit filling, but a delight to imbibe. This one caught me off guard. Bought it as part of a mix six pack. A fine session beer and one of the best examples of this style I have had.

Stinkypuss, Oct 01, 2008
Photo of DCH
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

DCH, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of clickpush
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured tap to pint glass. Nice ruby/copper color with persistent, sticky tan head. Body is clear with some lazy bubble trails. Aroma is extremely malty, biscuits and caramel. Nice and bright. Flavor is full malt body with finish of light, citrusy hops. Mouthfeel is active and completely helps the flavors develop. Head remains a nice cap the whole time, sticking to the glass, revealing every sip.

clickpush, Jan 27, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

MikeRusso, Jul 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

lupercmda, Apr 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

braedon_peluso, Jan 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

brendaniel, Feb 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Lob, Mar 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

alxle140, Dec 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

jeanphony, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of tgbljb
4.13/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a crystal clear, deep amber color with massive, slightly off-white creamy head.
Smell is summer fruity with notes of peaches detected.
Taste is strong on malt. Some caramel present. A nice balancing bitterness develops to balance the malt perfectly.
The dryness comes throught at the end, and is very enjoyable.
A good beer. Very easy to drink.

tgbljb, Dec 23, 2007
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4.1/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Pitcher’s Pub in Cumberland, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep reddish brown color, with a decent-sized off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is very malty, with traces of tea, smoke, coffee, caramel and some hops.

T: The taste is robust and very smoky, with flavors of roasted coffee, caramelized malt and a bit of hops. The after-taste is sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium-to-heavy body, light-to-medium carbonation, slightly sticky finish.

D: Very tasty, goes down very quickly and is very light for a winter seasonal, it’s an excellent beer to stick with for a whole evening.

TheManiacalOne, Nov 27, 2006
Photo of JohnFatAss
4.06/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A really nice beer. It has a clear copper color. Thick off white head that left a impressive amount of lacing all the way down the glass.

Sweet and malty with a mild spicy finish.

Extremely easy to drink even though it weighs in a 7% abv.

An excellent choice for a cold winter night.

JohnFatAss, Dec 26, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

20 oz pour at Press 195, Bayside, Queens, NY

The dark amber ale looks nice enough, small head, pretty lacing.

Nice aroma of malt with warm nutmeg and cinnamon spice. On teh palate a pleasant balance of malt, not too sweet, with definite undertones of cinnamon. Christmas-y. Wintry and warm, yet light on the palate, low ABV, great session beer for winter. Well done.

kenito799, Jan 14, 2010
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Blue Point Winter Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.