Blue Point Winter Ale | Blue Point Brewing Company

BA SCORE
80
good
400 Ratings
THE BROS
81
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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
Ratings:
400
Reviews:
148
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
14%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
69
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 400 |  Reviews: 148
Photo of drews240
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tykechandler
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of malprep
3.66/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, clear, deep, dark, mahogany color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Not much in the aroma department, either that or I’m stuffed up. I do get some very faint notes of malt and brown sugar, but not much else.

Taste: Much more in the flavor department however. Strong notes of malt and freshly baked bread. Black pepper, coriander, brown sugar-like sweetness and subtle hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and smooth, as there’s not much in the way of carbonation, what-so-ever. With an ABV of 7.0%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a pretty tasty beer. Good balance between malt and sweet and hoppy bitterness, but at the same time, its’ nothing special. If offered, I’d happily drink it again, but I’m not picking it up again on my own. It’s a good quaff, but forgettable.

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Photo of hamrwolf
3.36/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZenBiscuits
3.19/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mike099
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Castore2837
4.2/5  rDev +20%
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 carbin14
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's good good good lovely

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Photo of neil2me
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elamb106
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkmiller76
3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanByorick
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ramblinwreck101
2.97/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dsshuck
3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Uncledoobz
2.92/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Sipchue
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of HamdenHector
3.97/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: clear; a touch lighter than cola brown - SRM approx. 18-19; 1 finger khaki head that receded slowly to a thin, uneven cap; the whole glass was virtually a single sheet of lace;

S: nutmeg, all spice, and molasses;

T: after the nose, a surprising balance between malt (molasses) and hops (citrus and earthy); finish is moderately bitter and a bit harsh;

M: medium bodied; coats the mouth; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: a nice winter beer; pairing with food would minimize the harshness of the finish;

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Photo of alcohline_trip
3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlackHawk89
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of captnpete133
3/5  rDev -14.3%

dark amber in color. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Slightly bitter at first but flavorful. Great with an evening meal.

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Photo of kkazemi
3.64/5  rDev +4%

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