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Blue Point Winter Ale - Blue Point Brewing Company

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79
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308 Ratings
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Ratings: 308
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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Photo of diverdownrick
2.95/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

diverdownrick, Dec 06, 2013
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3.39/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Clear, copper color with one finger of off-white head and no lacing.
S - Little to no aroma. I couldn't determine any distinctive characteristics.
T - Grainy, bready malts, light sweetness. Lingering citrus hops. A well-balanced flavor.
M - Medium body, wet, with medium carbonation.
O - Well balanced, complex, and enjoyable. The lack of any aromas was a bit of a letdown.

Calypso, Oct 16, 2013
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Blue Point Winter Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.