YuleSmith (Winter) - AleSmith Brewing Company

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YuleSmith (Winter)YuleSmith (Winter)

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Ratings: 716
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 84
Gots: 57 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2009)
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Great beer for fall/winter. Would be great to drink on a cold evening while watching it snow. Too bad I like in SoCal....

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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Amber reddish color with a thick beige head with good retention.
Aroma of pine, molasses and orange marmalade.
Sweet flavor with big malty base of caramels and biscuit. Notes of spices, lemon zest, liquid pine resin and apricot.
Dry and bitter aftertaste. Alcohol of 8.5% abv is felt but harmonic.
Full body with mild carbonation. Sticky feeling.
If you like malty and alcoholic brews it is a good choice for you.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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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!

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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!

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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.

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YuleSmith (Winter) from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 716 ratings.