YuleSmith (Winter) - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by tjkinate:
4.58/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I absolutely loved this beer!
A: Large 2+ finger, off-white colored head that exhibits solid retention atop this completely transparent red bodied brew. Loads of lacing and the most I have seen from a beer in quite awhile.
S: Caramel and toffee are the most dominant scents, some grains poke through along with cherry notes. Hops are present, but not overwhelming.
T: Toffee, vanilla, fairly solid hop profile with great, albeit subtle, cherry and strawberry notes. Hops really begin to strengthen as the beer warms.
M: Medium/heavy bodied, creamy, moderate carbonation.
O: This tasted like a Barleywine brewed with cherries. I really need to get my hands on another bottle, just great and everyone who is a fan of Barleywine's should give this a try.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2012 00:08:24 | More by tjkinate
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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 622 ratings.