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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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1,850 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,850
Reviews: 1,087
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 23
Gots: 76 | 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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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

enjoyed from a bottle, this 2013/2014 version pours a brownish amber with a very nice
thick tannish to off white head that lingers with fantastic lacing. Nose of caramel, nutty roasted goodness, light herbal hops, brown sugar, maple, and a hint of vanilla. Flavor of sweet caramel and brown sugar up front with a solid dose of bready malts. Vanilla comes through on the back with a light hop bite that keeps it lively on the mouthfeel and easy drinking. A seasonal favorite that slightly changes every year showcasing the craft of the brewer. Most excellent.


Brutaltruth, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of BeerWithMike
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Sampling right now after raking up another 5 bags of leaves out front and getting eat up my mosquitoes in this 80 degree weather in late October here in Nebraska.. LOL! Comes in a 550ml (18.7 ounce) bottle but I think it comes in a smaller bottle as well. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to .5l weissber vase glass.

Pours a pretty burnt hazy orange in color with a thin with cap. Some 'ring-like' lacing is seen with each sip that stays around for a bit. Looks like rings on a tree stump. The aroma is of malts, hint of nuts, brown sugar and some spice. More going on with the taste with come maple and caramel sweetness in the mix as well. Very tasty and smooth as I wasn't sure how this one would be.. Goes down easy with no bitter or harsh aftertaste. Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation. Overall a great brew!

BeerWithMike, Oct 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

Eric1017, Oct 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

EnojysAnyBeer, Oct 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

BeerForMuscle, Oct 21, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -16.1%

Basoos1, Oct 19, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -1.9%

embass, Oct 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

goodylil2shoes, Oct 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

BeerBuzzGuy, Oct 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

pwdiamond, Oct 16, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +18.8%

jscheuf, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of kgammell1
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Nutty, solid maltiness. Smooth, slightly dry hops balance it out nicely. I've never been disappointed in Samuel Smith's beers and this one continued the trend. An easy to drink beer that goes perfectly with almost anything, especially as the temperatures dip.

kgammell1, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of bnes09
4.48/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Nice caramel color with a rich, long-lasting head. Malty, nutty aroma. Rich and malty on the palate with caramel and maple sweetness. Hints of roasted nuts. Subtle earthy hop to balance. Mild spices. Very well balanced. Medium bodied and incredibly smooth. Very easy to drink. Just an all around stellar winter ale.

bnes09, Oct 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

DaveMiller, Oct 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

steelreaper, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

Atom_Bomb, Oct 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

hurshybear, Oct 01, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +2.5%

Realchunks30, Sep 30, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -4.1%

taospowder, Sep 26, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +6.3%

WoostaBia, Sep 21, 2014
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3.38/5  rDev -7.9%

efsulliv, Sep 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Lehighace06, Sep 15, 2014
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +9%

WuBByG999, Sep 09, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +2.5%

PrendUnVerreDeBiere, Sep 09, 2014
Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
83 out of 100 based on 1,850 ratings.