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

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

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1,718 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Ratings: 1718
Reviews: 1070
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.53%


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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erz316

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

550 ml brown bottle, poured into my S. Smith pint glass! of the 2008-2009 variety

A - from the carbonation gathering on the sides I would have reconed I was sipping some of his organic cider! the head is off white, and dissipates quickly, leaving a great ammount of lacing. the body is a nice clear, solid amber color, there is no denying that

S - a fairly clean smelling brew for all I can tell. a bit of malty sweets, mixing in with some fruity tartness.

T - initial tastes are of the lightly sweet malts making a base layer for the other flavours; the hops then come out and then kick me in the tongue for a bit before the the alcohol makes them subside from their activities; none of this is very noticeable, however. the finish has a good amount of sweet malts while the after taste is at first more of the sweet malty-ness but then abruptly changes to this granny smith flavour! I'll be damned, if it doesn't taste like I just ate a damn apple, not a bad one mind you!

MF&D - nothing I'm too terribly hard pressed to write about. not a very thick beer, not is the carbonation terribly overwhelming. Howerver! this does not mean I particularly want to have 3 or 4 of them, they sit quite heavy enough in my belly, and do the job well of putting on a good buzz. this would not limit them, however, if the feel of the beer was a bit more substantial and the experience in the tastes was a bit more engrossing.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2009 05:49:13 | More by erz316
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Pours a medium brown with minimal head. Smells malty and clean. Not much going on and has a slightly bitter finish. Clean tasting but not much substance at all. Very thin. Carbonation is low to medium. I was expecting a thicker more substantial beer due to the winter ale moniker. A bit disappointed in this one.

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Notes of toffee, caramel, malt, toast and subtle English hops prevail throughout the nose. With each sip, the same notes are revisited, though the carbonation carries the flavors throughout the palate. The flavors are never perceived as overly sweet- or "extracty" as some other winter warmers can come across. Finishes a touch dry, but that makes you want to take another sip.

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