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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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337 Ratings
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Ratings: 337
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.7%
Wants: 2
Gots: 21 | 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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Photo of chinchill
3.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of metter98
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear reddish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high light beige head that took a long time to died down, settling to a short head covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles around the sides of the glass.
S: Sweet aromas of toffee malts are present in the nose.
T: The overall taste is quite malty and has lots of flavors of toasted malts and toffee along with notes of sweetness and spices—nutmeg stands out in particular.
M: It feels medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite malty, but the high amount of carbonation in the mouthfeel makes it seem to be a little lighter and helps with the drinkability. The alcohol is well hidden from the taste. I'm not sure if I could drink more than one of these at a time because it is rather sweet and malty.

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Zkman87
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of rlee1390
3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear yellow/orange when pouring, clear amber in the glass, one finger head that doesn't last.

S-Lots of malt, some nutty notes, even a tad bit of cinnamon.

T-Starts extremely malty, good deal of nuts along with a tad bit of grass. No bitterness, caramel and molasses as well.

M-Light and no carbonation.

O-A boring, bland not that good from Blue Point. Guess I shouldn't be surprised.

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Peyton5410
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Blue Point Winter Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.