YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by jsapunor:
4.28/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I found this bottle in the back of the fridge so on June 1, I opened the Christmas double IPA.
It's a nice dark gold color with two fingers of head in a nonic tumbler with lacing all the way to the end.
Smell is hops, strong and pungent. It has a big, oily, nicely carbonated mouthfeel.
Very fine tasting beer. Hops and malt in a nice balance with some caramel and alcohol making its presence known. The hops are paramount but not overwhealmingly bitter.
I normally like dark Belgians, stouts, and porters in the winter but this is a fine brew you can enjoy year round. If you like the style then this is a fine example and you should try it. For me, it was definitely worth waiting for and next winter, I'll be enjoying it again.
Serving type: bottle
06-02-2009 02:19:45 | More by jsapunor
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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 1,508 ratings.