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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

253 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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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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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Bierwolf
3.57/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance/ Very dark, almost black. A full 2 fingers of rich, brown foam that left a nice sticky lacing.

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.

Mouth Feel/ This was a very smooth beer wit a nice little hop bite right at the end.

Over All/ I really liked this beer. I think it was pretty well in line with the style. It is not the best winter style beer I have had but I went back and some more when I finished my first six pack. I would drink this again at any time.

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of livingtodie
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Rowsdower
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of kschm628
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of pcsnyder
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of Lewdd
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of schnjac
3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoying in the cold
Pours dark, slightly amber in color with a tan head. The smell is nutty and of red wine, and it tastes of fruit, spice, and licorice, but more so of malt (roasted). Carbonation is mild to moderate with and the overall feel is light. Complex flavors yet very drinkable

Photo of woodchipper
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Localdrinklax
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of BWED
3.91/5  rDev +9.5%
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
3.61/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Westuh
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of jwc215
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
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 -16%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of jzlyo
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Kingcurio
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -2%

St. Benedict's Winter Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.