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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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1,801 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,801
Reviews: 1,078
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 21
Gots: 62 | 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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3/5  rDev -18.3%

reaganrvltn, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Krisjl, Jul 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

ZBR101, Jul 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

EricKelly386, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Sellen, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of Caveworm
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster). Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this has got a three finger head, adequate lacing, and a clear, medium light brown body.

I smell malt galore, some type of nut aroma,maybe even a dash of butter. This needs to fuller for a 4. But its a pleasant shift for Christmas in July.

I taste the same characteristics as I did with the smell. Sweeter caramel-y vibe going on here, too. Rich and full. This does a great job of reminding of the frosty months ahead here in Ohio. I kind of wish this was slightly more profound here too.

Mouthfeel is smooth and clean. Only a slight lingering element here that lasts only a minute or so. But hey, this is a savory winter brew; so its not gonna be very crisp.

Overall a very good 3.75 for Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster). This would've gotten a higher score if if it were at least just a BIT fuller. I will buy this again

Caveworm, Jul 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

TKEbeerman, Jul 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

TigerOwl, Jul 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

wdf210, Jul 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

MikeDAdams, Jul 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Sparky44, Jul 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

SimonPuggle, Jul 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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patre_tim, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Necronomad, Jun 20, 2014
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3.09/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Sampling a 2011-2012 bottle poured into a snifter. the beer is a gift from my brother Brian.
The beer pours a clear mahogany color with minimal sudsy eggshell head foaming up and receding to a thin edge layer very quickly.
Aroma is a little caramel and some vinous white grape. The nose is fairly muted though and I dont get much even after an agitating swirl and my nose buried in the glass.
The first sip reveals a lighter than anticipated body with very fine and tingly carbonation.
The flavor is similar to nose with some white grape and caramel mixing together. I also get just a little bit of some sort of spiciness, maybe cinnamon? Not sure, but something hits the back of my palate on each swallow. I do get a little peppery booze but no heat on the finish.
A very easy to drink beer, a little light on flavor and nose but otherwise decent.

sulldaddy, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

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Magibeg, May 17, 2014
Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
83 out of 100 based on 1,801 ratings.