YuleSmith (Winter) - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by JoEBoBpr:
4.46/5 rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a pint glass from a 22oz bomber.
Pours a nice dark caramel colored liquid. There is a nice 1 inch tight and dense ecru head that forms. The head retention is very nice and it is sticky as well.
Aroma is delicious. I love these Imperial Reds. Piney notes, Christmas in a bottle. Notes of resinous and oily hop juice. Delicious caramel notes are on the background and balance the resinous and hoppy notes really well. Herbal and grassy hop notes are also perceived in the nose.
Starts off with bready biscuit notes followed by some mild hints of caramel sweetness that balance the brew out. Then the hop grassyness and piney notes come in. Well balanced and not too intense. A perfect balance of piney, resinous and dank hops with some amazing rich caramel malt notes. The body in this brew is great. Medium-light body with nice sticky notes. Overall this brew is delicious. One of the better Imperial Reds out there. The balance between yummy caramel malts and the resinous and dank pine hops is pretty amazing.
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2013 00:57:35 | More by JoEBoBpr
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4.49/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Look: Pours with large, creamy top, big bubbles, off-white (light brown/mocha hue) head. Good, sticky, slow retention, leaves a thick, creamy top layer, good amount of lacing. Clear, dark, brown, bloody amber. Looks good.
Smell: Fruity, mostly citrus (dissected parts of grapefruit and tangerine) and pine. Caramel, toast, pale malt sweetness - godly combination with fruity hops, makes it a very juicy fresh. Also some floral and sea algae notes.
Taste: Dissected citrus (from the zest to the body of grapefruits and tangerines) go into lovely, smooth, medium sweet caramel, biscuit malt backbone (with very light toast, roast, burned sugar). Ends with clear medium bitterness, mostly grapefruit, zest and some pine. Also some malt backbone sweetness comes back into play at the end. The bitterness stays for a while in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, good smooth carbonation, very drinkable. Leaves a dry finish. Alcohol is nowhere to detect.
Overall: It's the balanced play with strong malty backbone and fruity hops that does it - brings out the fresh succulent flavor and feeling. Not too complex, but rich enough to enjoy throughout. Well done.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 21:51:11 | More by tmzl
YuleSmith (Winter) from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 621 ratings.