YuleSmith (Winter) - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by Bung:
4.35/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
22 oz. Picked up in Ohio on the way back from Christmas.
Orangy/amber pour, very nice large rocky light tan head. A nice looking brew.
Aroma, Malty citrus, leather, peat. Some spice, almost Belgian like.
Taste, Great blend of malt and hops. There are quite a bit of yeast like notes, rye seed? Some spices, but only accenting not sweet like a cookie. Some toasted malt, leather, peat very light dark chocolate.
Lively but the carbonation is fine. Feels nearly creamy. Mid bodied, real nice. Would buy this again.
One of the better Reds I've had in quite some time.
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2012 20:32:29 | More by Bung
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4.08/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
22oz brown bomber purchased from Ales Unlimited in San Francisco.
Pours a pleasant clear amber hue, with a thick and frothy head of yellowish-white. This stays around for a while, eventually maintaining itself as a very fine film with islands of larger bubbles. Lacing is minimal but fine. The body certainly has some heft to it as well, looking very nice overall.
Smell is also good: pleasant bright hoppy characters encapsulated by a robust malt structure that seems to assert its dominance. The result is a pithy melange of the two: bright and fragrant, but deep, with sweet/savoury malt as well. The combination is almost spicy as a result. Nice stuff.
Taste is also good. Here the malt provides roundness and cushioning, but the hops provide the flavour, especially on the back, where they give a pleasant resiny bite. Slight almond characters develop from the malt notes when the hops become more dominant. Finish is long and smooth, which really helps mask the alcohol, which is genuinely fairly high. Feel is great. Languid and thick, but with a crispness from the hops.
Overall, this is genuinely cracking stuff, and I guess I'd expect no less from AleSmith. It's fragrant and bright, but with depth and gravitas. A really well-crafted beer.
Serving type: bottle
05-06-2014 00:07:26 | More by lacqueredmouse
YuleSmith (Winter) from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 641 ratings.