YuleSmith (Winter) - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by spinrsx:
3.96/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz Bottle from Bristol Farms Palm Desert CA for 10$
Appearance - Clear dark copper with an average size fizzy beige coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes.
Smell - Hops, malts, caramel, earthiness, pineapple
Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste sugary caramel, malts, and earthy hops. There is also some pineapple and a touch of something along the lines of all-spice. It ends with a malty sweet aftertaste with a medium amount of hop bitterness.
Overall – A good seasonally flavoured beer. A little too earthy for me but still nice nonetheless. Just a bit overpriced for what you get in my opinion. Nice to have tried but not something I'd buy again.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2013 03:58:27 | More by spinrsx
More User Reviews:
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 622 ratings.