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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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BA SCORE
79
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352 Ratings
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Ratings: 352
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 3
Gots: 32 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2002

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: two finger thick off white head with nice retention and lacing on a brown with garnet hues hazy body.

S: lots of sweet caramel and toffee and even a chocolate note.

T: sweet caramel malt and spices up front with a chocolate and semi dry coffee note to the finish. Fairly complex for the style.

M: medium to full body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: This one is actually very good and surprisingly complex. The semi dry finish hurts the mouthfeel but a nice brew overall.

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3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - A nice deep brown hue with slight ruby highlights and a slightly opaque head. Pretty sticky lacing is a nice looking winter warmer.

S - No real spices just some caramel malts, sweet sugars, and toffee.

T - I had no idea this was a red ale but as a winter ale it was very malt forward with sweet toffee and caramel aspects. Not too overly sweet and the hops take a back seat.

M - Medium it drank pretty much around it's ABV.

Overall a pretty sweet red ale, much bigger and bolder than Yuengling but noting that really stands out amongst other winter warmers. Decent beer though.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up recently at BuyRite in Jersey City since I had never had this before. I hadn't had any of their offerings in a while and I wasn't sure what to expect with this. Although it's a fairly strong beer and kept me warm, the taste and mouthfeel just weren't here. This could be sold year-round, but only because there wasn't any spice or notable flavors in this like in so many of the other seasonal beers that I've had.

The pour was the best aspect of this, with a nice copper hue and accompanying frothy head. Not much of an aroma to this either and the mouthfeel was quite thin. I knew that this was an ale, but it wasn't full at all this reminded me of the Blue Point Toasted Lager or Yuengling, because of the creamy taste. Just a hint of vanilla could be found here as well but the aftertaste was that of a slight burn, without any spice, hops, or other notes that could have livened things up.

There was enough alcohol here but I couldn't detect that either until I finished off the contents of my pint glass. I don't expect winter beers too blow me away but if all they can do is keep me warm, then I'll just have some bourbon and ginger ale. This was certainly not Blue Point's best.

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3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Pours a deep red color with a large head that retains very well. Aroma is grainy, sweet malts, with a bit of spicing. The taste is pretty good, it still has a bit of that graininess from the aroma, but everything's a lot more well-rounded with some nice caramel textures and light spices to round the brew out. The mouthfeel is on the fuller side of medium and decently carbonated, and the drinkability is good. It's a solid winter brew for sure.

Blue Point Winter Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.