Blue Point Winter Ale | Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blue Point Winter AleBlue Point Winter Ale

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2002

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark ruby with a very minimal head. Lacing is minimal. Looks like an attractive amber ale. Very similar in presentation to Brooklyn's winter ale, but less head. Carbonation fairly heavy.

Aroma: This has a nice array of aromas, with dark fruits and some chocolate notes dominating. Hops are present and add a nice bite to a pretty malt-forward ale. Alcohol is unnoticeable. Some bread and toffee in the nose as well.

Taste: This is a good, straight-forward amber. It's another of these seasonals that sort of baffle me with why they are seasonal, because it's a pretty conventional interpretation of a familiar style. Could work for three seasons, maybe four. The flavors follow the nose - malts, dark fruits, some chocolate. Not wildly complex, but definitely enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: The body of this beer adds to its drinkablity. It's not watery-thin, but not overbearingly heavy either. "Accessible" is a good word for it.

Overall: A solid session amber. A good companion on a cold winter night on Long Island, like the one I'm in the middle of. Paired well with food (lentil sloppy Joes and Brussels sprouts). You do have to wonder what will happen to Blue Point in the wake of the A-B purchase.

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12 fl. oz. bottle
Served in a tumbler

A - This beverage is rust colored with amber highlights. It is topped with a couple inches of tan head.

S - The aroma consists of toast, toffee, and floral hops.

T - The taste is caramel, toffee, and floral hops.

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S- quite malty, spice

T- taste is malty, mid palate I get that bright burst of sweetness like a burnt powdered sugar with nutmeg, cinnamon, candied ginger, also a somewhat unpleasant solvent, nail polish, plastic type taste tht hides in the back
this would b a great winter brew if it wasn't for the solventy taste..2.5/5

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Blue Point Winter Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
3.5 out of 5 based on 400 ratings.
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