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Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome AleSamuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale
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3.67/5
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2,230 Ratings
Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome AleSamuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom
samuelsmithsbrewery.co.uk

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-29-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,713
Reviews:
1,162
Ratings:
2,230
pDev:
12.26%
Bros Score:
3.68
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
228
Trade:
0
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Photo of SirFolmarv
4.12/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcbroome
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rejis
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours chestnut brown with thick white head and nice lacing. The nose is a little light, some malt, caramel, and sugar. I really love the flavors, super clean malt with some chewy caramel, little burnt sugar and a small bite on the finish. I am super happy with this beer, I went into it thinking it would be harsh but it was a gem, very clean and well done, cheers.

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Photo of jmg480
3.02/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Navanation
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I really like this beer. Taste is malty, but not too sweet like some winter beers. Just enough hops to mellow the malts. Gives a nice amber head that laces the glass the whole way down. Smells delicious.

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Photo of nater919
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JDoHo
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pure_guava_
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid beer

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Photo of DFLB
5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Acquired at Trader Joe’s, Winter Welcome Ale is an English Pale Ale concocted by Samuel Smith Old Brewery.

The scent of caramel, toffee, and figs are smelled as you take a drink. Sweet malt casts a sweet take along with the ingredients of the beer. Fuggle and Golding hops offer an earthiness to the feel. An alcohol content of 6.0% is susceptible and offers a fair warming to the beverage.

The flavor of caramel is sensed from start to finish. Toffee creates volume to the caramel sensation and feel, and blends well with the malt. Figs is experienced along with the caramel and malt body, but is easily depicted in the watery finish. Peaches create a fruity texture and offer a light bitter tang to the beer.

Winter Welcome Ale is a seasonal, English Pale Ale. Caramel is dominate. Toffee enriches the sweet and malty character. Figs provide a pleasing tone throughout the beer. Peaches is a nice change of pace and accent to the experience and mouthfeel. Winter Welcome Ale is a tasteful, toned down warmer seasonal beer. Only wish winter beer is year round.

Cheers. Prost. Drink for the love of beer.

For more beer reviews, visit my blog “Drink For the Love of Beer.”

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Photo of Bogdawg
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tcsox
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of valkyre65
3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled in a 550ml vessel
Pours an amber coloured body with red hue and massive foaming white head that diminishes but keep the surface covered
Aroma of blackcurrant raspberry and grape
Yeah winter warmer some nice spice and good body

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Photo of davedog_7
2.65/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Really wondering if I got a stale batch or something, although it seemed to be newly placed on the shelf.

Just didn't notice much of anything going on that qualified this as a winter warmer, and left an unpleasant aftertaste.

As it stands, not a fan. But, maybe I'll give it another try one day and see if my opinion changes.

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Photo of BubbaGuppy
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Botulizard
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MisterBanks6
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Was expecting a darker style but was pleasantly pleased by the actual beer. Nice and gentle taste that is not too basic and not too strong. Very nice and will be my go to beer for the winter. Lovely fruity and sweet smell matches the similar taste.

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3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crow
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 2,230 ratings
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