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

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,779 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,779
Reviews: 1,074
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 21
Gots: 55 | 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: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a fresh case in December 2007. Poured into glasses and drank them on New Years Eve. Very enjoyable brew, which has become a bit of a tradition for the holidays.

A- Darker amber brown to nut brown in color. Average head with slight brown tint.

S- Nothing exceptional. Smelled of dark malt with some other spices coming through.

T- Slightly nutty and sweet.

M- One of the most enjoyable aspects of the beer for me. Strong carbonation, which provided a sort of pop in my mouth. Fun to drink.

Overall very enjoyable beer I'll continue to go back to every winter.

wgarton, Feb 12, 2008
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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I remember hearing this one was good so I decided to check it out

it pours a nice amber color/ burnt orange color , a nice froathy head that was plentiful and hung out and didnt quit

It smelled like fresh hops, a little gingerbread , and smelled like an english style pale

it tasted very good, a good amount of carbonation and very refreshing.. more of a hop taste than first smell would let on

it was very smooth and reminded me of some other esb's which I dig

very enjoyable to drink and def a great session beer

I will reach for this one again

gdfan47, Dec 02, 2008
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2006-2007 vintage
550ml brown bottle poured into Sam Adams Pint Glass. Bought this one around January 2007 and cellared it for about 9 months.

Appearance: copper and orange body with beige fluffy head. Decent lacing and vigorous carbonation.

Smell: mild alcohol and sweet raisins, sticky molasses and scents of hard mineral water.

Taste: upfront alcohol and hop bitterness. Slight metallic flavor.
English mineral hard water. Sweet pitted fruit like plums sweetened with buttery caramel.

Mouthfeel: well balanced and full bodied with slick texture and gentle carbonation.

Drinkability: unlike many winter beers which are overpowered with spices, this beer relied on well balanced hops and malty sweetness. I'd drink several at just about anytime, not just in chilly weather.

Procrastinator, Sep 06, 2007
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Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
83 out of 100 based on 1,779 ratings.