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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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640 Ratings
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Ratings: 640
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 74
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
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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Hoggo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-26-2014 17:42:32 | More by Hoggo
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-25-2014 19:19:03 | More by ramrod666
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vma

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-24-2014 05:43:35 | More by vma
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

03-24-2014 01:35:15 | More by DaftPatrick
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-11-2014 22:34:57 | More by King_KongDCO93
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tmzl

Slovenia

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
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-07-2014 01:53:23 | More by threedaggers
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

03-01-2014 18:16:16 | More by Knoxrb12
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Fcip78

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22%

02-24-2014 02:18:35 | More by Fcip78
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

02-23-2014 21:54:05 | More by outoffocus
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

02-19-2014 12:26:07 | More by tom10101
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-17-2014 16:55:58 | More by bostonryan
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510a

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

02-15-2014 17:00:28 | More by 510a
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Swaino

New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-12-2014 03:04:37 | More by Swaino
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Jah_Json

Sweden

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-11-2014 12:52:26 | More by Jah_Json
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ssgunbond

Belgium

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-09-2014 03:55:29 | More by ssgunbond
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GraduatedCashew

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-05-2014 20:06:44 | More by GraduatedCashew
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chaint

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

02-03-2014 18:04:42 | More by chaint
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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-31-2014 05:43:55 | More by ricecracker420
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vermilcj

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-30-2014 05:39:41 | More by vermilcj
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mpenske

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-25-2014 22:30:13 | More by mpenske
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charliebuckeye

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

01-25-2014 15:34:28 | More by charliebuckeye
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MrBuckHigh

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

01-25-2014 15:05:59 | More by MrBuckHigh
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Beaver13

Colorado

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
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oldvines

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-18-2014 23:11:57 | More by oldvines
YuleSmith (Winter) from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 640 ratings.