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YuleSmith (Winter) - AleSmith Brewing Company

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YuleSmith (Winter)YuleSmith (Winter)

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BA SCORE
91
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653 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 653
Reviews: 293
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 77
Gots: 51 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2009)
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5/5  rDev +22%

Winter release.

Poured into a snifter, this beer takes a dark auburn color with a fluffy, dense, off white head of 3 fingers. The retention and lacing are absolutely insane here, the glass is nearly covered with sheets and streaks of foam and the head maintains a half finger of height the whole way through. It looks like a beer that was left out during a tan snowstorm.

Aroma explodes out of the glass: plum, honeydew, caramel, earthy and floral hops, grapefruit, sap, spice, everything you can think of. Amazing and intriguing.

The taste here just reinforces the perfection of the aroma. Delicious caramel/brown sugar malt contends with an interesting floral hop flavor for dominance but this fight ends in a draw. The balance is impeccable; the sweet malt is never cloying and the hop presence is never too bitter. Each sip demands the next. Perfection.

Mouthfeel is exemplary. The carbonation and body are so perfect you don't even notice them. Everything is precisely engineered in such a way that it allows the flavor and aroma to shine through without distraction. Unbelievably smooth.

My only regret about this beer is that I didn't buy every one the store had. This is a beautiful beer. I could drink these until I collapsed. Bravo, AleSmith.

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A - Tawny orange color with a slightly below average size head which has decent retention and nice lacing.

S - Malt and some hops with citrus/grapefruit and pine scent.

T - Really nice balance of malt and hop. The base is a sweet caramel malt that is fairly rich. On top of that is a healthy dose of pine and grapefruit hops. Lots of Christmasy spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger, etc.) Alcohol isn't overly present, but it does provide a warming effect.

M - Rich and creamy with a medium to full body. Fairly chewy as well.

D - Really drinkable. With the multitude of flavors, but without one being dominant, each sip brings a new taste. The body and creaminess also helps.

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YuleSmith (Winter) from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 653 ratings.