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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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227 Ratings

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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

brewsadedotcom, Apr 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

MidwestBA, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of ejh06752
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

ejh06752, Apr 05, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

mpbrady320, Mar 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Herky21, Mar 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

murraymj, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of drpimento
3.09/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Actually one of Point’s better efforts. Poured at a good temperature with a large foamy, fizzy, light tan head that soon settled to a large island and ring with a bit of lace. Color is a clear orange red mahoganey with lots of bubble trails. Aroma is immediately bubble gum, then fruit, malt, caramel. Flavor is like nose with sweet on top then bitter and tang. Not a lot going on. Body is a tad thin and carbonation fizzy. Finish is like flavor, fairly long, and lelt me thinking: I know they can do it if they want. The question is, why don’t they?

drpimento, Mar 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

gwiedman1, Mar 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

ssimpson89, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Brenden
3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is a pure, clear red orange. Big bubbles cling to the side of the glass. The head grows to about one finger, maybe just a little higher, but is too loose and drops somewhat quickly. The island of foam is made of big bubbles and likewise dissipates. There is a bit left, patchy bits that stay on top of the beer. Some spotty lacing manages to cling to the glass.
Banana and clove in the nose; that's a good sign. It disappears for a little bit and then sneaks back as it warms. Weird. Was my fridge too cold? Doesn't seem that way. Anyway, a bit of toasted malt and some dark fruits make it standard stuff but pretty good, and well-made to style.
The strength comes out in the flavor, and the strong but unoffensive and soft warmth from the alcohol makes for a pleasant experience. Dark fruits seem to mix with soft white flesh fruit flavors, both banana and pear. There's very little bitterness, which is expected, and it's of a mildly herbal quality and balances well.
The feel is on the lighter side of medium with a snappy crispness and is fairly smooth, though it might be a touch too active.

Brenden, Feb 28, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Overall I thought Saint Benedicts Winter Ale was a decent beer. Had it for the first time at my girlfriends cabin in northern Wisconsin back in late December of 2012. The appearance of the beer was good, and the flavor was ok. I thought it was kind of a strong beer at times with the full flavor coming out at times. Would probably buy it again in the winter months.

RyanLaCount03, Feb 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

dmilewsk, Jan 22, 2013
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3.41/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a snifter

A: Clear cherry/amber with a tan half-finger head that leaves pretty fast. Limited lacing.

S: Malts, vanilla.

T: Belgian yeast, cherries up front. Dark fruits.

M: Medium, watery. Low carbonation.

O: Not as good as I remember from a few years back. The cherries are a bit strong. Still, not bod.

brewskifan55, Jan 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

Caskaway, Jan 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

BrownAleMale, Jan 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

generallee, Jan 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

OldhouseRecs, Jan 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

Eric908, Jan 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

tt_andy, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of SaucedAntiquarian
3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear amber with little head. Smells similar to a Belgian, but is not quite as complex. Has a surprisingly warm, and pleasant taste for how inexpensive it was. It is not a heavy beer, but does have a warm feel. A respectable winter beer at a very reasonable price.

SaucedAntiquarian, Jan 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

fluidmotion, Dec 31, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Bonna, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of TheSSG
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a huge, tan head that fizzes loudly and has impressive persistence. Sweet aroma reminds me of banana and bubblegum, with a touch of a candied fruit (raisins?). Lustrous burnt sienna color. Starts with a nice combination of roasted malt and that sweet malt., flavors of prunes or raisins. Moves into a slight-to-medium hoppiness, and then the malt comes through for the finish. A lot of biscuit flavors mingling with a spicy sweetness.

This is pretty good, though a touch too sweet for my tastes. Definitely perfect for Winter!

TheSSG, Dec 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

msommer, Dec 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13%

Chrixsus, Dec 17, 2012
St. Benedict's Winter Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.