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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

1,971 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,971
Reviews: 1,104
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 31
Gots: 117 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-29-2001

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Photo of mick303
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Attractive appearance. Medium caramel brown colour, very clear with quite solid lacing and retention.

S- caramel and a firm minerality, bready grains, earthy hops, some orange citrus, some floral notes also.

T- balanced start with mineral and floral start, grainy malts, medium balanced caramel, honey, fruit cake, quite a nice full malty brew, with spicy hints, cinnamon and a touch of nutmeg maybe, dries out on the finish with a firm yeast body.

M- full grainy body, moderate carbonation and then some drying hop bitterness. All around a mild spicy and malty ale, grows in bitterness no spice as it warms, and has nice sessionability.

Overall this was succinct and well put together, mild spicing and hop character and a good balance. Only point was the flavour is a bit mild, lies on the malts and some floral no spice character, drying finish. I think this would be great on cask, from the bottle it is fairly middle of the road.

Photo of Navalartichoke
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LennyBound
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AngusOg
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

550 ml bottle into imperial pint glass, bottled on 7/17/2014. Pours slightly hazy orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, plum, apple, fig, date, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, plum, apple, fig, date, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, plum, apple, fig, date, light pepper, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice English pale ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of danlib21
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattknueven
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Igormatos
3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Klebe
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received this from a buddy as a housewarming gift. Better than anticipated, as I am not normally a fan of the winter style ales.

Photo of BeautyandtheBeerd
3.17/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed on Episode 1 of Beauty and the Beerd.

We were looking forward to this one, and decided to share it by the fire and the christmas tree in our Samuel Smith Glasses.

A bit underwhelming in pretty much every regard. I think I had higher expectations for it, but it was a fine ale. Not something that will steal the show, or a holiday party, but a decent, if somewhat boring beer.

Photo of wrecknut
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gaddabble
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of QuentinCall
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of esmyth15
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of JScoot
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of chadski
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of BrettMRogers
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of MouldyCrow
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of kimlsully
2.6/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of csrbv
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of BigRizz62
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Bierleichen
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
83 out of 100 based on 1,971 ratings.