1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company

Not Rated.
YuleSmith (Summer)YuleSmith (Summer)

Educational use only; do not reuse.

1,630 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,630
Reviews: 906
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 246
Gots: 72 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: xlperro on 11-24-2002

Lots of hops with a nice malty backbone on this one. It is released twice yearly; once in the Summer and once in the late Fall / early Winter. Winter bottles have green & red ink, Summer is blue & red. There is a variation in the malt bill for each version.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,630 | Reviews: 906 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of C_S
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Lionhawk
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of drgonzo2k2
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of sloelco
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Clemskis
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of DeezGunz14
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of kingmaker
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of unclekeith
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Retail1LO
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of bobv
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Arkay
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of bellsfounder
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Tom-Peters
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of shelby415
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of fox227
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of beer2day
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Lucky find while on vacation in MA late this summer. Sequestered in the back of the beer fridge since then.

Hazy, dirty light gold pour with 1-finger of pale cream dense head. No retention. Decent, but light, lace rings.

Big earthy nose. Herbal hops with a touch of grapefruit. Lots of malt underneath, more bread than biscuit. Just a faint suggestion of the abv.

Very grainy taste. Light grapefruit notes up front. Big bready malt flavor backs that up. Nice shot of grapefruit in the finish, complementing the dry, near arid, finale. Getting a touch of apricot and mango later in the bottle.

Heavy body. Very heavy. Tough to finish the whole 22 by myself, but somehow I muddled through. Syrup and heavy cream. Not much fizz.

Very well done.

Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of hozersr
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of maltlikker
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of sinstaineddemon
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Summer '06 release

A - this ale pours a pale yellow brown, with 3/4 of a finger of creamed coffe colored head, tons of carbonation and moderate sediment

S - this ale smells hops dominant, but those yuletime spices are quite evident

T - similar to the aroma, the taste is also hops dominant, but the hops intensity melts away into a sweet spicy aftertaste, which is very persistent, in fact the aftertaste is the strength, the spiciness is a seeming amalgamation of nutmeg, ginger, citrus and coriander, very nice

M&D - a greatly balanced and bodied beer, smooth down and spicy kick, i love it, would be great in its context, coming in from sledding on a cold winter day next to a warm woodstove

mmm... New England winters

Photo of luvbier
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of grittybrews
4.25/5  rDev +1%

YuleSmith (Summer) from AleSmith Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,630 ratings.