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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

240 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.45%
Wants: 10
Gots: 10 | 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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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of BWED
3.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 12 oz. tulip at Croft's Tavern, Spring City, PA

A- Slight deep brown body with red hues coming out. Tan head retains decently. A little lacing sticks to the glass as well.

S- Caramel, and a dark red wine flavor ( a little port like). Raisin and a small amount of alcohol in the nose as well.

T- Sweet roasted malts, dark fruit, and a little spice. Fresh yeasty Belgian spice. Very nice.

M- Tingle of carbonation, medium body, with a bit of creaminess. Sweet boozy finish.

O- This is more of a spicier version of a Dubbel, but very very tasty. Spices used sparingly, if at all, which make this a fine winter warmer in my book.

Photo of TheSupremeAJ
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle from a winter mixed case. The bottle does not appear to be date coded. I have not had many of this style to compare this to.

The color is rich and deep, indicative of a full body. This is very rich and traditional in flavor.

The alcohol is well hidden and quite warming. Very delightful.

Photo of pirmannt1
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Westuh
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of jwc215
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Part of winter variety pack:

Pours black with a creamy light brown head that has nice retention. Thin strands of lacing, then trailing lace, stick.

The smell is of pumpernickel, medium to dark spicing, hint of anise and an earthy, roasty background. Quite complex and inviting!

The taste is of licorice, candy, roasted dark malt, mild dark spicing, pumpernickel, black cherry. Sweet and mildly spicy, it has a soft earthy, fruity touch, with a balancing dryness in the finish. The mild alcohol touch is well-integrated.

It hits the lighter end of full-bodied. It becomes smoother as it warms/progresses. It leaves a pleasant aftertaste in the mouth.

A complex, yet smooth and easy-to-drink winter warmer. This is just right for a cold evening!

Photo of mpalestino
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of jzlyo
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Kingcurio
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Tjvan2
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of brewsadedotcom
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of MidwestBA
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of ejh06752
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of mpbrady320
2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

Photo of Herky21
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of murraymj
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of drpimento
3.09/5  rDev -13.2%
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?

Photo of gwiedman1
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of ssimpson89
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Brenden
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Photo of RyanLaCount03
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

Photo of dmilewsk
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

St. Benedict's Winter Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.