YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by Phatz:
4.47/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours a crystal clear copper color with a moderate ivory /beige head a no lacing. The collar last the duration of the bomber and the half cap faded out about half way through.
Smell: aggressive hops but surprising big sweetness. Caramel and honey balance the big floral hop and grapefruit quite nicely.
Taste: Bold sweet but not quite as much so at Dreadnought and equally as pink grapefruit hoppy with a very very long lasting aftertaste that demands you attention and slaps in your face that you jut has a hoppy beer damn it! =)
Mouthfeel: Juicy oily center with sharp alpha hop acidity leaving the entire mouth painted with the warm pine flavors.
Drinkability: This beer will destroy your palate. I love it but... don't plan on tasting anything but hops for a long freakin while. I often do two reviews in an evening, especially a Saturday. I even have the next one warming. I am going to put it back in the fridge. There is no way I can taste anything now. Instead I am going to go smoke a cigar and drink some scotch, maybe I'll be able to taste that better than beer at the moment. Yule Smith is a MUST for all hopheads out there, an yet it maintain a reasonable balance. Very nicely done Alesmith.
Hope this is helpful.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2007 04:58:39 | More by Phatz
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 1,507 ratings.