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

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1,742 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,742
Reviews: 1,072
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 20
Gots: 40 | 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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.
Aroma is a little caramel and some vinous white grape. The nose is fairly muted though and I dont get much even after an agitating swirl and my nose buried in the glass.
The first sip reveals a lighter than anticipated body with very fine and tingly carbonation.
The flavor is similar to nose with some white grape and caramel mixing together. I also get just a little bit of some sort of spiciness, maybe cinnamon? Not sure, but something hits the back of my palate on each swallow. I do get a little peppery booze but no heat on the finish.
A very easy to drink beer, a little light on flavor and nose but otherwise decent.

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Appearance: 1” sudsy head dissipates quickly with moderate lacing. Color is amber and mostly clear with significant carbonation.
Aroma: mild citrus fruit, yeasty bread, raisins, caramel
Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied with a mostly dry finish.
Flavor: has the fluffiness typical in English ales. There is a nice balance between the sweet, bready, caramel malts along with citrus rind and earthy hops. There is a warming alcohol burn which lingers after the swallow.
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Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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