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

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83
good

1,751 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,751
Reviews: 1,073
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 20
Gots: 44 | 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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MmmIPA

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My first SS beer in a while and my first time having the winter beer.

Amber,clear body with a nice white thick head.

Sweet malts and mild spices.

malty and not much if any hop taste.Some spice.Some oxidation of some sort also in the taste.

nice mouthful and some spritzy carbonation.

Good beer

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2008 17:20:19 | More by MmmIPA
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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.

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Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
83 out of 100 based on 1,751 ratings.