YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by Halcyondays:
4.53/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
22 oz. bomber, 2007 summer edition, procured at the BevMo Irvine.
A: Dark amber, almost red, with an extremely large billowy head which surprised me at first, but then really enjoyed it, almost like a bottle of Duvel.
S: A beautiful soft citrus, this really dominates the smell, but it is heavenly, a beautiful brisk fragrant scent.
T: The taste is very good, citrus hops dominate, with tangerine and grapefruit, some malt in the back, metallic at times, but quite tasty.
M: Smooth, could be called hop juice, chewy hop bitterness, nothing is over the top, it is really well balanced for a Double IPA.
D: A great production, immensely drinkable for its size, I just wish it wasn't so damn expensive, even in California, it's $5.69 a bottle, if you're lucky.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2007 04:38:30 | More by Halcyondays
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.