YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by drewbage:
4.35/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Reviewing a nicely aged (1 year) bottle of the Winter (Red & Green) Yulesmith. Sampled out of my trusty Beer Odyssey Imperial Tulip Pint Glass.
Pours into the glass with a rocky light beige head that just hangs out for the length of drinking.
Aroma is a muted, but pleasant citric and piney hop that is more balanced now in age with a caramel malt.
Flavor is a large malty chocolate bar of goodness that is initially broken by a sharp burst of carbonic acid. The finish is of course driven by a pine cone bite.
Overall the beer is easy to throw down and unlike a number of other DIPAs (or.. ok Imperial Red Ale, bah!), this holds up over the year.
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2007 09:25:08 | More by drewbage
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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 1,506 ratings.