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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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253 Ratings

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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.85%
Wants: 9
Gots: 16 | 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:
Beer added by: cdkrenz on 10-31-2007

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into pint glass

A- Clear copper in color, visible carbonation. Thin ½ finger off white head that fades fast. Non-existent lacing.

S- Qualities of a Belgian Ale. Sweet, spicy aroma with the traditional winter spice notes of nutmeg and alcohol.

T- More like a Belgian abbey than a winter ale. Clove, nutmeg, banana flavors. A very well balanced brew.

M- Smooth, rich, and creamy. Finishes clean and is nicely balanced. Leaves a nice dark malt and spice aftertaste. Medium body and nice carbonation.

O- Not sure if it fits the winter ale characteristics it claims to be, but an excellent take on a Belgian. A very well balanced tasty brew.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Copper/amber in color, with a nice, two-inch head of light tan foam.
Aroma-Faint nutmeg and cinnamon
Taste-Nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, some dark fruit mills about. A bit light-bodied for a winter warmer despite the 6.2ABV. A decent, bit better-than average wintwer warmer.

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12 oz into a New Belgium Globe. Date seems to be September 6. Consumed December 1.

A - Clear deep red with a small off-white head. Looks good.

S - Plum, cherry and apricot with a chocolatey background.

T - Cola-like belgian sweetness with considerable stonefruit flavor. Phenolic. Hops are not a major contributor.

M - Heavy body with creamy mouthfeel.

O - A surprise, to say the least, from Steven's Point. Did not figure this to be a belgian ale prior to opening the bottle. Reminds me of Leffe Brown.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is relatively clear reddish amber in color and has some miniscule particles visible floating in suspension along with a light amount of carbonation. It poured with a thin beige head that died down but left wispy lacing on the surface and a thick ring of dense bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of candi sugar, fruit and spices are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of sweet malts along with notes of apples and candi sugars as well as some hints of Belgian yeast.
M: It feels on the high end of being medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No alcohol warming is noticeable.
O: This beer is quite drinkable compared to other beers in the style because the alcohol is well hidden and it isn’t very filling.

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4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The label and name (“St. Benedict’s”) both suggest I fine abbey brew, but calling this a ‘winter ale’ suggests it could be almost any style ale.

A – The body is a clear. deep, orange-amber; light carbonation is visible. The thin, off-white head quickly reduces to a nice ring with a few thin patches, but remains capable of coating the glass anew with each sip.

S – Needs to warm a good bit to really bring out the aromas. The spicy aroma is more like that expected from a Belgian winter brew (e.g., Delirium Noel) than from an American winter ale, although there is a definite presence of such typical “winter spices” as nutmeg. Fruity with a hint of cognac. 3.75

T – Largely follows the aroma, but much closer to a Belgian dubbel or winter ale than expected, with the touches of cloves, dried plums, raisins and bananas. If presented as such, I’d have no trouble believing this was an actual Belgian abbey beer. The finish is clean, rich, and nicely balanced, leaving a fine and long-lasting aftertaste that features both dark malts and spices. The spices form a well-chosen and balanced mix, and blend very nicely with the malts and minimal hops; although the aftertaste is eventually dominated by clove, nutmeg and other spices.

M: Near medium body with soft carbonation. 3.75

Overall: One of the best American ‘’Belgians’ I’ve had. (I know, BA follows the label and calls this a “winter ale”). Whatever you want to call it, this is a superb, tasty, well-balanced, and easy-to-drink beer. 4.3

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St. Benedict's Winter Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
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