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St. Benedict's Winter Ale - Stevens Point Brewery

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St. Benedict's Winter AleSt. Benedict's Winter Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

221 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cdkrenz on 10-31-2007)
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outdoorbrewer

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First tried this beer back in Feb. when purchased and was not impressed. Could probably have used some more aging. Left two bottles in the fridge to carry on.
Now end of May let's see what we have.

Poured once into glass to avoid any sediment.
Creamy off-white head lasts awhile then fades to cover a deep amber brew softly carbonated and clear.
Has a fragrant nutty aroma blending raisins with roasted malts and spice that we sometimes would say "Dubbel". It smells like an oak aged Scotch Whiskey. I find that appealing.
Malty fruity flavor start pauses to reveal the aromatics addition kind of strongly to have that caramunich character imposed on a non-stout which just can't override it. It picks up to finish with faint candy caramel pleasing to the palate.
All in all, aging helped this beer along on it's way and seems to have matured well. More hops would carry it past the taste of a double-bock into the holiday necessities.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2010 04:44:18 | More by outdoorbrewer
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Smell/ A nice malt aroma with a toasty coffee and chocolate highlights in the background.

Taste/ The thing that I tasted most was a strong coffee flavor followed by a malty chocolate flavor. A slight hop presence was in the background.

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St. Benedict's Winter Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.