Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by dahlen22:
3.83/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Light amber with a small lacy head and a good amount of carbonation.
Aroma: Malty, and a bit of a dry wine like aroma with bread as well. What a winter slight bitter ale should smell like I guess.
Taste: A good amount of malt up front with some sharp hops, slight nuttiness,
and breadiness. It finishes spicy and dry and a slight warming.
Overall: I am on the same page as the one Alstrom brother...I too have a good nostalgic love for Samuel Smiths as they were the first quaily beers we drank in New York City early 90's before the nightclubs to avoid the over priced crap beers there. This offering is good, but the dryness is a bit over the top and is not a session beer in my opinion. If you have not tried this winter welcome from Samuel Smiths, it is well worth buying, but I prefer their nut brown Ale and/or oatmeal stout. Cheers!!
Serving type: on-tap
01-13-2012 22:13:22 | More by dahlen22
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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
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 03:06:18 | More by Caveworm
3.09/5 rDev -15.8%
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2014 02:37:11 | More by sulldaddy
Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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