YuleSmith (Winter) - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by MikeRa:
3.35/5 rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Served from a 22oz Bomber to a Pint Glass
Winter 2010 Variety
A: This ale has a cloudy browish color with a 1" head and laces the glass
S: This ale has Grapefruit hops with citrus and grass notes, caramel malts, brown sugar, cinnamon, and a light clove/pepper note to it
T: This ale has nice caramel and citrus taste, with a hint of brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg to it. This ale also leaves an aftertaste of spice to it.
M: This ale goes down smooth
D: This is a nice ale that I would drink again, only if they would release a 2011 summer version.
Serving type: bottle
02-14-2011 06:15:33 | More by MikeRa
More User Reviews:
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 640 ratings.