YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by Mryup:
4.65/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A: A semi-transparent cloudy honey color with a substantial off-white head that holds its own.
S: WOW! HOPS! And lots of them. Very citrusy and piney. My god am I excited.
T: The smell carries right on over to the taste. This beer is jam-packed with hops. Interestingly enough, I can't put my finger on any particular hop except perhaps cascade hops. The taste becomes bitter yet not too dry at the end with the malt coming through. This much hops may be hazardous to your health. The alcohol is disguised quite nicely.
M: Brilliant!! The mouthfeel is substantial with the CO2 nicely balanced. The hoppy overload prevents the dryness from sapping the body of the beer. Even though many different and strong flavors present themselves, the body of the beer stays consistent throughout.
D: I want to attack this beer full throttle but I just can't. The hops and alcohol prevent that. In between a sipper and a chugger. For what it is, very drinkable.
Ale Smith comes through again with a world class beer. Maybe they should put this on the shelves in winter too because I am drinking a Christmas tree (at least that's what it tastes like)!
Serving type: bottle
10-04-2007 09:04:20 | More by Mryup
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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 1,507 ratings.