In this winter beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Blue Point. It is their winter seasonal, which is their Winter Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this East Coast craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this New York base craft brewery. Let us get into this winter ale.
It has a dark amber color with a white head on this winter ale. The smell has a heavy malty note. The taste has a malty to alcohol notes. This beer warms you up in the winter. The aftertaste has a malty to alcohol finish. It is a sipping to almost drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.bluepointbrewing.com):
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.
ABV: 7.7% IBU: 25 OG: 1.070 Availability: Late Fall-Winter
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Ending, I was happy to see Winter Ale finally made it back in my life. They are back in Michigan. I am a huge fan of this beer. I remember when they hit the Chicago market and I enjoyed drinking this beer. It was one of my go to winter ale. There is a nice balance but it is more of a sipping beer. I just feel like this beer is a lot better than what I remember. I have always love this beer. I just wished it had more love in this state. This craft brewery is trying to gain some ground back in this state. I am glad they are back and are trying to gain a base for themselves. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser