YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by Avryle:
3.75/5 rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Winter 2007 version
A- hazy orange in color. A little on the pale side to be perfection. Massive thick 4-finger tan head. The top of which looks like Seal's face.
S- Sweet malty-hop nose. Almost barley wine in quality. Subtle spiciness lingering in the nose.
T- Very good, though it has lost a lot of the hoppiness since the last time I had it (as a much fresher) bottle. Citrus hop & spice (nutmeg & all spice) up front with a hop-burn finish. A lot of barley wine character.
M- Thick. Not as creamy as I like my DIPAs. Carbonation is a bit too active as well.
D- Not really feeling this one.
Serving type: bottle
05-21-2008 00:07:25 | More by Avryle
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Serving Type - 22oz bottle
Appearance - Golden tan, mellow yellow with a killer 3 inch thick, foamy head. Tons of sticky lacing.
Smell - Nice upfront citric, piney, grapefruit hops. Orange, some lemon, mild malt backbone. Sweet added sugars, along with some spices like coriander, lemon peel.
Taste - Right on par with aroma, big amounts of citric fruits featuring pine, grapefruit and orange. A bitter kick with some minor spices add a little zest behind tangerine and mango. A nice sugary note along with a caramel malt backbone.
Mouthfeel - Sweet tropical fruits along with some sugars coat the tongue. Palate gets more citric fruits, along with the caramel backbone. Aftertaste is minor bitter, tropical fruity.
Overall - Awesome. This should be a regular release. Really flavorful, nice amounts of hops and sweet sugars to create a nice smooth drink. Alcohol is hidden well and just adds to making this really pleasurable to drink.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 23:40:34 | More by wvsabbath
YuleSmith (Summer) from AleSmith Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,508 ratings.