Blue Point Winter Ale | Blue Point Brewing Company

Blue Point Winter AleBlue Point Winter Ale
BA SCORE
3.48/5
401 Ratings
Blue Point Winter AleBlue Point Winter Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company
New York, United States
bluepointbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,758
Reviews:
149
Ratings:
401
pDev:
14.08%
Bros Score:
3.57
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
69
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 401 |  Reviews: 149
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5/5  rDev +43.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

Photo of reddaj
4.74/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lehows
4.68/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at The Bellport last night, it poured a brownish-red amber color with a thick cream colored head. Amazing lacing that hung all the way down the glass. Nutty aromas with a malt backbone, some mild spice and hops. Wonderful flavors of nutty caramel, roasted malt bitterness, and a touch sweet spice round out the brew. Don't confuse this with a winter warmer style ale, as some have. It's a solid and highly drinkable red ale, goes well with food too.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.55/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Good hard pour in to a standard pint glass from a fresh brewery filled growler.

L - clear deep amber color with a huge foamy sand colored head that left sheets of sticky lacing.

S - roasted malt, nuts and some spices in the smell.

T - roasted malt sweetness and spiced flavors lead to a lightly bitter dry finish.

F - medium bodied with a mild carbonation feel.

D - extemely easy to drink, a winter session beer for me.

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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first cask beer. And during my first visit to Spuyten Duyvil (-1-16-2007) in Brooklyn as well.

Pours a slightly clouded dark ruby brown with a thick tan head. Nose is fruity sweet with a sugary presence. Taste is a firm hop presence, but not overpowering. Nice wood flavor that is easy going and not overdone. Feel is smooth and silky. Goes down oh so smooth. Highly drinkable off the cask and well worthy of losing my cask virginity to, apparently.

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Photo of carbin14
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's good good good lovely

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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of BeerManDanNYC
4.42/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The best winter beer I've been able to find consistently the last couple of years. A full, rich flavor with just a hint of spice and a surprisingly easy finish for a winter ale. The kind of beer you want after a long day on the slopes. Once again, Blue Point delivers on the seasonal brew.

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4.28/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Amber in appearance with nice foam. Smell is nice with hops. Mouthfeel is good, this beer leaves the mouth nicely and leaves you wanting more. Taste, is very good, that is why you want more. This is a good beer, however we would not classify this as a winter. This is a great American Amber/ Red Ale. Will go well with what every you are eating. Enjoy

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4.28/5  rDev +23%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Copper with a khaki head, lots of bubbles streaming to the surface. The frothy head sticks around for the duration and casts a web of lace. I must say that overall this is a sexy looking beer.

S. Sweet malts and apple pie in the nose. Buttery toffee and caramel as well.

T. A nice malty body. Caramel malt comes through with a nice robust roasted finish. Earthy hops drop a line of pine residue. Overall very well balanced, with a slight lingering bitter finish.

M. This is a full bodied beer. Good level of carbonation and a very good and quaffable drinker.

D. A bit filling, but a delight to imbibe. This one caught me off guard. Bought it as part of a mix six pack. A fine session beer and one of the best examples of this style I have had.

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of clickpush
4.21/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured tap to pint glass. Nice ruby/copper color with persistent, sticky tan head. Body is clear with some lazy bubble trails. Aroma is extremely malty, biscuits and caramel. Nice and bright. Flavor is full malt body with finish of light, citrusy hops. Mouthfeel is active and completely helps the flavors develop. Head remains a nice cap the whole time, sticking to the glass, revealing every sip.

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Photo of Castore2837
4.2/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good beer. Great taste. Great seasonal brew.

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Photo of tgbljb
4.13/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a crystal clear, deep amber color with massive, slightly off-white creamy head.
Smell is summer fruity with notes of peaches detected.
Taste is strong on malt. Some caramel present. A nice balancing bitterness develops to balance the malt perfectly.
The dryness comes throught at the end, and is very enjoyable.
A good beer. Very easy to drink.

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Blue Point Winter Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 401 ratings
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