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:
#43,107
Reviews:
151
Ratings:
413
pDev:
14.08%
Bros Score:
3.57
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
72
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 413 |  Reviews: 151
Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.88/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

While I enjoy the aromatic qualities of chocolate and brown sugar, there isn't much else to it. I feel this could have benefited with some fruity ale esters - this smells like a run of the mill brown ale. Actually, dark fruits show up on the flavor profile, albeit generic and muddled. It starts with caramel and toffee in particular, while ends with a gentle hoppy bite. With its full mouthfeel and creamy slickness, it's not the easiest drinker ever. Still, it works as a sipper. I guess. A run of the mill amber ale, enough said.

2.88/5: Nothing exciting here, move along

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Photo of ScottK22
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SawDog505
3.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Exeggutor
3.42/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrob21
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hozersr
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of calitrie1486
3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fscottkey
2.65/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: [4.00] Pours a nice mahogany color. Fors a small 1/2 finger of off white head. the head is creamy with dense bubbles. The head is gone pretty quickly. The bottle lists the ABV (7%) and there is a date code. I think it indicates this beer is 6 months old.

S: [2.00] Almost no nose. I am whiffing and whiffing. There is just nothing.

T: [2.75] I am getting a lot of alcohol coming through. That is weird for a 7% beer. It also has a bit of weird hop presence.

M: [2.75] The feel is okay - but there is a long lingering dry/bitter finish from the alcohol and the hops. It is not a pleasant finish.

O: [2.75] This is either a really old bottle and this doesn't age well - or - this is not a good beer. I am not enjoying this one. There is no nose at all. The taste is alcohol and weird bitter. I almost feel like I am drinking a bad scotch. It is just off for me.

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Photo of morebeergood
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickTinyRace
3.81/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stomioka
2.97/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beltz15
3.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of drews240
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of malprep
3.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.08/5  rDev -11.5%
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 -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of ZenBiscuits
3.19/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mike099
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 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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Photo of neil2me
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elamb106
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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