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YuleSmith (Winter) - AleSmith Brewing Company

YuleSmith (Winter)YuleSmith (Winter)

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Ratings: 622
Reviews: 291
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%


Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2009)
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TheStove

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up on sale from a liquor store awhile back. Was in a cooler boozy so I figured it would hold. Poured from a bottle into an imperial pint glass.

Has an awesome deep ruby brown red color. Looks hazy up to the light. Foam is faint and leaves quickly though lacing remains on glass.

Intense malt nose with a slight bit of booze and some maple syrup aromas. This smells like it might have the body of a proper winter warmer though the lack of spices lead me to guess otherwise. Some very light dark fruit flavors come through.

We've got a live one here. Insanely complex with tons of malty goodness that fluctuates anywhere from sweet to slight bitter chocolate to maple and molasses flavors again. Maybe it's the booze but i think it tastes barrel aged. Finishes with a pleasant mix of slight hop tang mixing with some enjoyable hop bitterness. A dryness lingers on the tongue between sips.

Found the mouthfeel interesting. It can get a bit soupy and even a bit like syrupy but the lingering hope dryness brings this one back to being good.

As a Red/Amber ale this one shines but I can see this one being tough to have a lot of. Works well as a winter warmer as it's a nice big meal of a beer that makes you not mind being holed up in a warm house on a cold night.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 08:20:08 | More by TheStove
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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.

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YuleSmith (Winter) from AleSmith Brewing Company
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