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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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BA SCORE
83
good

1,754 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,754
Reviews: 1,074
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 20
Gots: 46 | 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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Morakaton

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-03-2014 06:01:48 | More by Morakaton
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mwar

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

05-25-2014 20:00:11 | More by mwar
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Magibeg

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9%

05-17-2014 22:25:37 | More by Magibeg
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QueerBeer

Colorado

3/5  rDev -18.3%

05-17-2014 16:35:17 | More by QueerBeer
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stevergca

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

05-12-2014 21:05:07 | More by stevergca
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

05-09-2014 01:46:12 | More by Durandal_777
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tabhill

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-07-2014 00:49:43 | More by tabhill
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Svendozen

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-06-2014 03:43:56 | More by Svendozen
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jadler16

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

05-02-2014 17:09:13 | More by jadler16
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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-29-2014 19:58:03 | More by atrocity
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Foyle

Wyoming

3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.
Overall: Another great offering from one of the best breweries in the world. Quite appropriate for the time of year.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 15:39:31 | More by Foyle
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chugalug06

Colorado

2.28/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Deep red (mahogany) colored brew. Nice white fluffy head hold good retention. Good lacing too

Whoa. Grape juice aroma. Kinda bland.

Wet, thick, fluid, chewy, kinda weird and off. Too much crystal and not nearly enough caramel. Funky bitter dryness. Unbalanced carbonation too. Too much missing with the flavors.

Can't recommend, even at $2/16.9oz. This brew has simply too many parts and pieces missing. Not complex, balanced, blended, or thought out.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 03:12:21 | More by chugalug06
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Jeffwildcat

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-16-2014 16:28:14 | More by Jeffwildcat
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bongobeer

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-16-2014 12:57:15 | More by bongobeer
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Richardbeerlover

Texas

2.56/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 23:22:22 | More by Richardbeerlover
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TheBullsHorn

Florida

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 04:42:29 | More by TheBullsHorn
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Modernrickk

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

04-07-2014 23:17:06 | More by Modernrickk
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-07-2014 20:43:56 | More by harpus
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Karibourgeois

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

04-03-2014 21:20:39 | More by Karibourgeois
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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into large stemmed ice tea glass. Enjoying after a nice winter/spring hike through the woods in Pocono Pines. Appears bright orange copper with very nice steady carbonation and head that fades to thin film. Some lacing on the glass sides. Smells of chestnuts & hazelnuts with woody, earthy hop aroma. Tastes nutty & sweet upfront with light caramel touch. Some candied fruit seems evident. Sweet malt taste fades to even bitterness that helps round this one out. Mouthfeel is medium to full. This beer reminds me of cracking open some nuts on a cold winter day while tending to a fire.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 18:14:19 | More by jwhancher
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JavierGC

Spain

4/5  rDev +9%

03-29-2014 18:17:50 | More by JavierGC
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ifnkovhg

California

5/5  rDev +36.2%

03-29-2014 03:48:51 | More by ifnkovhg
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themind

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.3%

03-27-2014 10:04:15 | More by themind
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dsl72701

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

03-26-2014 17:17:44 | More by dsl72701
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swgwilt

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

03-23-2014 14:51:16 | More by swgwilt
Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
83 out of 100 based on 1,754 ratings.