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Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome AleSamuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,755 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Ratings: 1,755
Reviews: 1,074
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 21
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-29-2001)
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Aaron_Ramson

California

3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Copper color of a pale ale, nose is fruity, vegetal, corn husk, herbal botanical. Tastes of mild grain, masa, fruity yeast, ending on a soft hop bite. Fully carbonated, slightly boozy at the finish. Easy and reminiscent of an ESB, I don't get the Winter Warmer aspect of it. Enjoyable non-the-less.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 03:20:20 | More by Aaron_Ramson
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

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Ohio

3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale brewed by Samuel Smith Old Brewery with an ABV of 6.0% this brew pours out a nice golden amber color with a nice white, head. This is a filtered brew; you can see right thought it. The smell is rich with grains and some bitterness. Not much else to say out the smell of this brew. As far as the taste it is nice a crisp, but smooth at the end. You pick up on the grains in this brew. Winter Welcome Ale has a nice balance to it ,there is nothing overpowering in this brew. The mouthfeel is nice and clean. Samuel Smith old Brewery did a nice job with this brew. overall I'm giving this brew a 4 out 5. I would get this brew again.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster). Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this has got a three finger head, adequate lacing, and a clear, medium light brown body.

I smell malt galore, some type of nut aroma,maybe even a dash of butter. This needs to fuller for a 4. But its a pleasant shift for Christmas in July.

I taste the same characteristics as I did with the smell. Sweeter caramel-y vibe going on here, too. Rich and full. This does a great job of reminding of the frosty months ahead here in Ohio. I kind of wish this was slightly more profound here too.

Mouthfeel is smooth and clean. Only a slight lingering element here that lasts only a minute or so. But hey, this is a savory winter brew; so its not gonna be very crisp.

Overall a very good 3.75 for Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster). This would've gotten a higher score if if it were at least just a BIT fuller. I will buy this again

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3.09/5  rDev -15.8%
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Sampling a 2011-2012 bottle poured into a snifter. the beer is a gift from my brother Brian.
The beer pours a clear mahogany color with minimal sudsy eggshell head foaming up and receding to a thin edge layer very quickly.
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A very easy to drink beer, a little light on flavor and nose but otherwise decent.

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Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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