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

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,781 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,781
Reviews: 1,074
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 21
Gots: 56 | 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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Ratings: 1,781 | Reviews: 1,074 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of KevMo84
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

KevMo84, Jun 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Dicers, Jun 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Morakaton, Jun 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

mwar, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

Magibeg, May 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

QueerBeer, May 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

stevergca, May 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

Durandal_777, May 09, 2014
Photo of tabhill
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

tabhill, May 07, 2014
Photo of Svendozen
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Svendozen, May 06, 2014
Photo of jadler16
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

jadler16, May 02, 2014
Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of Foyle
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.

Foyle, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of chugalug06
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.

chugalug06, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of Jeffwildcat
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Jeffwildcat, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of bongobeer
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

bongobeer, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of Richardbeerlover
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.

Richardbeerlover, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of TheBullsHorn
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.

TheBullsHorn, Apr 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Modernrickk, Apr 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

harpus, Apr 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Karibourgeois, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of jwhancher
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.

jwhancher, Mar 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

JavierGC, Mar 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

ifnkovhg, Mar 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

themind, Mar 27, 2014
Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
83 out of 100 based on 1,781 ratings.