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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
80
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302 Ratings
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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.61%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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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potatojuice

New Jersey

2.65/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- dark amber in color.. thick khaki, cratered head that sticks to the glass..really nice appearance

S- quite malty, spice

T- taste is malty, mid palate I get that bright burst of sweetness like a burnt powdered sugar with nutmeg, cinnamon, candied ginger, also a somewhat unpleasant solvent, nail polish, plastic type taste tht hides in the back
this would b a great winter brew if it wasn't for the solventy taste..2.5/5

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 22:01:50 | More by potatojuice
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

01-09-2014 03:53:18 | More by beernads
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braedon_peluso

New York

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

01-06-2014 20:51:59 | More by braedon_peluso
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Stidge77

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

01-04-2014 23:06:22 | More by Stidge77
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JTex

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

01-04-2014 21:51:19 | More by JTex
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PSanger

Arizona

4/5  rDev +14.6%

01-01-2014 01:21:38 | More by PSanger
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mikehillman

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14%

12-31-2013 19:24:25 | More by mikehillman
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bshiban

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

12-26-2013 23:11:32 | More by bshiban
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JohnFatAss

New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 03:27:18 | More by JohnFatAss
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BeerMeister8

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

12-25-2013 18:53:12 | More by BeerMeister8
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nyyfanatic213

New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

12-25-2013 00:08:03 | More by nyyfanatic213
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Stofko1992

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

12-22-2013 00:56:53 | More by Stofko1992
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harsley

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

12-20-2013 22:12:58 | More by harsley
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aengleman

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

12-19-2013 03:01:39 | More by brandonkr
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JayQue

Virginia

3.51/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice red ale with some holiday spicing. Pours a reddish copper color with a good size antique white head. Thick bands of lacing.

Aroma is sweet bready malt. Strong enough and pleasant.

Flavor is sweet bready malt as well with the sweetness cut by some holiday spices...nutmeg and cinnamon.

Mouthfeel is crisp and smooth. Goes down easily. Not a bad beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 01:32:32 | More by JayQue
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Steved9mm

New Jersey

2.88/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Well Let me just start off by saying that this is an american red ale and I could definitely see how some people would love this beer. However it is not for me. I bought it because im a big fan of Blue Points toasted lager and hoptical illusion and I wanted to give their winter seasonal a try.

It pours a nice dark cola color with an offwhite head and nice retention all the way to the end. The nose is mostly roasted dark maltyness and sugary sweetness as well as some coffee and chocolate. The taste is overwhelmingly malty with a bit of chocolate/coffee coming through and very subtle hints of hops, dark fruit, and some kind of spice in the finish. Overall not what I was expecting and I'd say it was a bit unbalanced. If you're a big fan of red ales give it a try but as far as I'm concerned it was nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 18:11:18 | More by Steved9mm
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Noelito76

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

12-08-2013 15:59:47 | More by Noelito76
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diverdownrick

Massachusetts

2.95/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Not what I was expecting for a winter beer from a smaller brewery. No hint of spices or aroma typically found in winter ales.

First impression - would have classified this as an Octoberfest in a blind taste test. Drinkable but nothing noteworthy. Kind of beer that you need to take several sips of before you can start to pick up the characteristics.

Smell - minimal aroma to the nose.

Appearance - mix of traditional red ale and an Octoberfest. Good consistency and caramel/red color with a nice yet petite head

Taste - Very minimal hops noted. Medium to weak body, nothing overpowering or substantial. Again, feels like the love child of a red ale and an Octoberfest.

Aftertaste - minimal if any. Savor meter is very low which is OK for a summer beer that you drink when it's 90 degrees and you are parched but for a winter beer I want something more substantial to carry me though a cold night.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 20:37:27 | More by diverdownrick
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52P48

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

12-06-2013 17:59:58 | More by 52P48
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zero_signal

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

12-06-2013 01:13:11 | More by zero_signal
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

12-01-2013 03:34:31 | More by jwps214
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

11-29-2013 23:28:41 | More by Boone757
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Vonhinx

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

11-28-2013 02:06:08 | More by Vonhinx
Blue Point Winter Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.