YuleSmith (Winter) - AleSmith Brewing Company
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4.85/5 rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5
22 oz bottle. Pours clear ruby amber with a huge fluffy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet caramel malts with piney, fruity hops.
The flavor is sweet caramel malts and some fruit with a lot of piney hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall, an amazing well balanced DIPA with sweet caramel malt, fruit and a ton of piney hops.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2014 06:08:03 | More by Beaver13
4.3/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Rich, creamy head, close to three fingers, tan in color with an orange tint, for as fluffy as it is has wonderful retention and the lacing is strong too, long, thick streaks form every time the glass is turned. Dark, if clear, amber red color, kind of has a metallic sheen to it, not quite beads but lots of large, healthy bubbles swirling upwards inside the glass. Excellent balance between malts and hops in the nose, cocoa, hard coffee candy and malted milk balls interplay with sweet pink grapefruit, pine sap, lemongrass and a pinch of white pepper, basic apricot, peach to pineapple fruit yet restrained, as it gets warmer the damp herbal matter element becomes more pronounced. Full-bodied, the buoyant carbonation frames the attack and makes it less blockish and more apt to settle gently on the tongue. While the texture is dry and after 4-5 sips you start to feel a tacky residue building up, the flavors are all ripe sweetness, especially that pink grapefruit to tangelo citrus. Floral, piney, sweet and sour enough to play up papaya and pineapple over the apricot and peach. Some biscuit notes among the caramel and molasses, as in the nose saves the more bitter or leafy herbaceousness for last. Given the multitude of things going on, stays balanced and integrated and, even better, highly drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2014 02:50:39 | More by farrago
YuleSmith (Winter) from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 609 ratings.