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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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1,742 Ratings
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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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demcorhip

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another good brew from a damn fine brewery. Enjoyed in my Samuel Smith pint glass.

Appearance
Poured a clear ruddy amber with a 1 finger tan coloured head. Very low level of finely bubbled carbonation present. A scant collar of lacings rims my pint glass.

Aroma
Slightly buttery treacle toffee with some walnut. Fruity esters of cherry and date. Earthy, leafy aromas like autumn, with hints of wood, perhaps from the hops or some fusel alcohols. Smells alot like a nice dark fruitcake.

Taste
Decent malt backbone of treacle toffee with some walnuts. Fruity esters with taste of cherry, and in combination with the dicetyl the impression of figs and dates is left. The slightest hint of earthy, woody spice is present, perhaps cinnamon or cardamon, or it may just be the hops who also appear with an earthy, leafy, and woody bitter finish. A very mild fusel character is also apparent on the finish, and adds to the flavour and complexity of this brew.

Mouthfeel
A tasty medium bodied ale. Very well balanced with rich malts, slightly bitter hops, and the hints of fusel and spice. Somewhat creamy in mouthfeel, with a slight metallic twang.

Drinkability
Very drinkable, could make decent session fare. But at 6% alcohol perhaps its better suited to sipping in front of the fire with family and friends on a cold winter night. Ill be looking for this one again next winter.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2007 11:57:29 | More by demcorhip
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Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
83 out of 100 based on 1,742 ratings.