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Stevens Point Brewery

Stevens Point Brewery
St. Benedict’s Winter Ale

Category: Winter Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.2%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Stevens Point Brewery
St. Benedict’s Winter Ale

Category: Winter Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.2%
Nearly opaque dark dark brown color. Mild, sweaty aromas of chocolate and vanilla swirled ice cream, toasted nuts, coffee ice cream, and Twinkies with a glycerous, bright, finely carbonated, off-dry medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-length chocolate cream pie, puffed rice cereal, and dried fruit finish. A dark and rich winter lager.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, rich & heavy, smooth & mild & spicy & complex
Aroma Aroma: chocolate and vanilla swirled ice cream, toasted nuts, coffee ice cream, and Twinkies
Taste Flavor: chocolate cream pie, puffed rice cereal, and dried fruit
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Meat Loaf, Ribs, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dark and rich winter lager.

The Producer

Stevens Point Brewery

The Producer
2617 Water St.
Stevens Point, WI 54481-5248
USA
1 715-344-9310

Their Portfolio

93 James Page Brewing Co. JP’s Yabba Dhaba Chai Tea Porter 5.8% (USA)
90 JP’s Casper White Stout 6% (USA)
91 Stevens Point Brewery Whole Hog Six Hop India Pale Ale 8.5% (USA)
86 Stevens Point Brewery Whole Hog Wee Heavy Scotch Ale 6.5% (USA)
85 Stevens Point Brewery Point Three Kings Ale 4.9% (USA)
88 Stevens Point Brewery Whole Hog Raspberry Saison 7.2% (USA)
83 Stevens Point Brewery Point Belgian White 5.38% (USA)
89 Stevens Point Brewery Point One Shot IPA - Calypso 6.5% (USA)
87 Stevens Point Brewery Point One Shot IPA - Rye 6.48% (USA)
89 Stevens Point Brewery Point Onyx Black Ale 5.2% (USA)
85 Stevens Point Brewery JPs Healani Pineapple 4.5% (USA)
91 Stevens Point Brewery Whole Hog Peach 6% (USA)
87 Stevens Point Brewery Point Nude Beach Summer Wheat Ale 5.2% (USA)
93 Stevens Point Brewery St. Benedict’s Winter Ale 6.2% (USA)
90 Stevens Point Brewery Point Session Pale Ale 4.2% (USA)
87 Stevens Point Brewery Beyond the Pale IPA (USA)
93 Stevens Point Brewery Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale 7.4% (USA)
94 Stevens Point Brewery Whole Hog Bourbon Barrel Aged Pumpkin Ale 7.5% (USA)
95 Stevens Point Brewery Harvest Craft Creations Pumpkin Peach 5.1% (USA)
88 Stevens Point Brewery Special Lager 4.8% (USA)
89 Stevens Point Brewery Czech Style Smiley Blue Pils 4.4% (USA)
87 Stevens Point Brewery Beyond the Pale IPA 5.7% (USA)
86 Stevens Point Brewery Session Pale Ale 4.8% (USA)
94 Stevens Point Brewery Spruce Tip IPA 5.7% (USA)
89 Stevens Point Brewery White IPA 4.8% (USA)
87 Stevens Point Brewery Siesta Key Citrus Pale Ale 4.2% (USA)
85 Stevens Point Brewery Coast Radler 4.4% (USA)
92 Stevens Point Brewery Oktoberfest 4.9% (USA)
93 Stevens Point Brewery Onyx Black Ale 5.2% (USA)
88 Stevens Point Brewery Snow Pilot Pistachio Nut Brown Ale 6% (USA)
87 Stevens Point Brewery Big Charlie Special Lager 4.8% (USA)
89 Stevens Point Brewery Point Classic Amber 4.9% (USA)
90 Whole Hog Russian Imperial Stout 8.2% (USA)
83 Whole Hog Espresso Stout 6.4% (USA)

Winter Ale

Beer Glass Shaker Pint Amber.jpg
Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Winter ales are deep golden to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 5.5-9%. Beers in this category can be unspiced, though a majority of these beers feature a wide variety of seasonal spices. True to their name, these beers are commonly brewed in the winter and often feature cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and all spice in their flavor profiles. Better examples of this style feature a balance between added spices, hops, malt and alcohol. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Full Sail Wassail Winter Ale and Deschutes Jubelale.