YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by silenius:
4.7/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I picked this up in AZ when Gusler took me to AJ's. We can't get this here in Chicago normally.
Wow. This is one hell of a beer!
Appearance is a clear deep orangish brown with a thin head that dissapates quickly. There was some lacing.
Initial smell is generic citrus, white grapefruit, peaches and a hint of orange. With some warming, a caramel and toffee smell emerges.
Taste is exceptional to say the least. Very well balanced. It is hard to imagine a beer this hoppy that also is balanced by malt, but this does it well. Caramel, canned peach sweetness, and hoppy goodness. The aftertaste is a nice bitterness that makes me want to take another sip.
Mouthfeel is creamy as the carbonation explodes from the beer when it hits my tongue. This makes the beer feel thick, almost like a stout. Very appealing.
This is a very drinkable beer. Burps are pure hops! The alcohol gets to you after 22oz. so one is prudent, but the desire for more and more is a great temptation. This beer is very, very drinikable.
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2004 02:41:00 | More by silenius
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 1,509 ratings.