Winter Ale | Blue Point Brewing Company

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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:
Our Winter Ale is a hearty, robust amber ale. We use pale, Vienna, crystal and chocolate malts to create a balanced character of malt and hops with just the right amount of spice to warm you up during the colder months.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,100
Reviews:
151
Ratings:
413
pDev:
14.08%
Bros Score:
3.57
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
72
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Ratings: 413 |  Reviews: 151
Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.97/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish brown color with ivory colored head. Caramel malt, biscuit, bread, and some molasses on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with bread and molasses.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psmith161
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redsoxjim
3.26/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LooseMoose1978
2.92/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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 Act25
3.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Disappointing look. Can find better.

A: The beer is clear reddish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation but for me was flattish and without retention or lacing. Flat coke diluted by ice color.

S: Sweet aromas of toffee malts - winter warmer spice.
T: The overall taste is malty with toffee notes of sweetness and then spices—nutmeg, cinnamon.
F: Medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate carbonation. Good weight.

O: Too sweet and malty for more than 1. I went all the way back to lager after this.

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Photo of Bonis
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jstarr2517
3.64/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of antman27
3.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rydev24
3.56/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LoudRed
3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SonOfAnder
3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Krey213
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnBradSC
3.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smithj4
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PJCarnell
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jason
3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Deep reddish amber hue, good clarity with a wisp of lacing on top. Fruity, toasty, malty nose ... hint of alcohol in there as well. Toasted malt, mild stone fruit, bready graininess, and faint caramel. A kiss of alcohol, spicy hop, and a clean palate throughout. A bit too scrubbed, just enough flavor to garner that "robust" tag the brewer states. A good pick for a malty non-spiced winter brew.

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Latarnik
3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbl_delta
3.99/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 21 Sept 2015 into pint glass. Pours a gorgeous deep amber with an off-white head. Initial impression is a dominant nutty flavor, with a slight caramel/molasses sweetness. A little alcohol warming going on (?!?? - it's only 7%, for chrissakes!), plus a subtle hops bite, but generally a very smooth beer. Medium mouthfeel. Dry finish. Not bad.

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Photo of fermentedbarley
2.63/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bluehende
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Winter Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 413 ratings