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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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Reviews by rundocrun:
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rundocrun

Iowa

3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Body is a mix between coppery orange and ruby. Little to no head formes even after a rough pour. What does form is off-white and composed of coarse off-white bubbles. No lacing.

S - Smells of typical winter spices (cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg). A significant amount of sour apple and bubblegum esters are present. Orange-like citrus notes underly everything else. No hop aroma.

T - Quite sweet up front with a crisp and refreshing citrusy flavor accompanying. Drier, less sweet wheat malt flavors come in toward the middle. Subtle bitterness on the sides of the tongue. Finish is relatively clean, and not overly-sweet with flavors of darker roasted malts.

M - Light or medium body with prominent carbonation. Very crisp, clean and refreshing. The degree of drinkability is surprising considering this is marked as a winter warmer, which I am more familiar with being "sippers".

Overall - For whatever reason Stevens Point Brewery was a company I had stayed away from for a long time. I hadn't necessarily heard anything negative, but I had (incorrectly) made an assumption that they were only capable of making mediocre craft beers. Well, I guess I have to drink my words because this is a great, balanced, and drinkable beer. Sure, it's not that pretty and it doesn't adhere strictly to the winter warmer characteristics, but that doesn't change the fact that this is a plain good beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 04:38:07 | More by rundocrun
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St. Benedict's Winter Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.