AleSmith Brewing Company
Ratings: 171 | Reviews: 34 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by caryt:
4.73/5 rDev +9%
Alesmith has it right with this establishment, sure I would like to see food there everyday but they focus on great beer. Not a restaurant.
The atmosphere is classy and different than most breweries you will go to in San Diego. This is where they brew and bottle not just serve up there fine beers. So you have the opportunity to pick there brains about what goes into there beers. The people serving you beers here know what they are talking about because they are at the source of the creation.
Of course the quality of the beers are fantastic, but they also serve several one-off beers that aren't bottled. As well as some fantastic weekly cask offerings.
The selection is the array of there beers which they offer $1 four ounce pours of there brews.
Weekends they have local food carts come in to serve up good local variety.
My favorite thing about Alesmith is that they fill your corny keg at a good price, not many places I've seen do this. It is a deal breaker for me.
Keep it up Alesmith!
10-27-2012 21:09:20 | More by caryt
More User Reviews:
4.23/5 rDev -2.5%
APPEARANCE: Deep brown, close to black, maybe a maroon. About a half-finger of off-white head rests on top and stays in place. Underneath, thousands of tiny bubbles slowly work their way towards the surface around the outside edges. The only unattractive sight here is the big chunks of sediment, but the spectacular lacing makes up for it.
SMELL: Fig, raisins and dark fruit are all over this aroma. The intensity on the nose could be stronger and it more complex.
TASTE: Wonderfully complex. This almost tastes like maple syrup. There’s a ton of brown sugar, plenty of dark fruit and a bigger dose of hops than expected.
MOUTHFEEL: Very sweet up front with a pleasantly drying finish. The body is enormous, but the beer does not sit too heavy. Most beers this big tend to have a mouthcoating feel. This does not. Instead, it feels very smooth and silky going down.
OVERALL: Excellent. As usual AleSmith nailed the style.
08-29-2014 04:51:27 | More by StoneTSR
AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
96 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.