ST. BENEDICT’S may sound like St. Bernardus, but once this cola-colored winter warmer hits the glass there’s no mistaking it for that Belgian masterpiece. In fairness, Point didn’t intend their Winter Ale to be abbey-styled in the least; they probably didn’t intend for it to be this commonplace, either. Medium roasted malts, coffee, and cocoa powder are heavy in the off-full body, overshadowing modest carbonation levels and underpowered additions of Cluster hops. The 6.2% ABV is appropriate to the style and the beer’s final impression is certainly generous, sweet, and a touch creamy, but overall its flavors are unmemorable for a style that should be plenteous.
Served: 12 oz bottle