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YuleSmith (Winter) - AleSmith Brewing Company

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YuleSmith (Winter)YuleSmith (Winter)

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Ratings: 683
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 80
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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Photo of dagubna
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%

dagubna, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of Bubbawilly88
4/5  rDev -2.2%

I was rooting around in the cellar and found one of these from 2010. Alesmith website says it doesn't improve with age so I popped it open right away. Poured into a tulip glass. 3 fingers fluffy head on top of brown slightly transparent body. Aromas of spice apricot peach and heavy malt. Tasted of heavy booze like it was BBA, but deceiving since it's only 8%. Very malty, with fruit subtones. Very smooth! Overall, I don't think it improved with age, but 4 years didn't make it any worse. Still the same old awesomeness from Alesmith. Cheers!

Bubbawilly88, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of Jeffreysan
2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

22 ounce bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, clear, golden amber color, speckled with red highlights and an eighth of a finger of off-white head that quickly dissolved into a lacing of foam that almost completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very hoppy. In fact, the only aroma I’m getting is an intensely floral note of hops. I hope the flavor isn’t as hoppy.

Taste: Unfortunately the beer tastes very hoppy as well. Lots of hops up front, imparting quite a bit of, in my opinion, unpleasant bitterness. I get some faint notes of toasted malt, brown sugar-like sweetness, and some black pepper, but mainly I get hops and hoppy bitterness. Not my kind of beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with quite a bit of carbonation. With an ABV of 8.5%, there’s just a touch of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: I’m not a fan of this beer, really, as it is way too hoppy for me. The hoppy bitterness totally overpowers all of the other flavors of the beer. Sorry AleSmith, this beer is not for me. Hop heads should love it though!

Jeffreysan, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

ralerwen, Sep 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

jaredkc889, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of reebtaerG
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Poured bottle into Lost Abbey Teku

A-Pours a beautiful clear golden color with a three finger white head. Great lacing.

S-Aromas of grapefruit and orange.

T-Very complex flavors with the Initial flavor of orange and grapefruit with a nice bitterness of the hops in the middle, and then sweetness of the malt.

M-Mouthfeel is well balanced with great carbonation.

O-This was one of my ISO after I had their IPA and they didn't disappoint me. I must try more of their brews especially speedway.

reebtaerG, Aug 30, 2014
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YuleSmith (Winter) from AleSmith Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 683 ratings.