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

Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

550ml bottle of 2005-2006 edition poured into a pint glass

A—clear, light orange/amber color with a thick foamy, off white 1 inch head, leaves nice lacing as I drink the beer

S—mild caramel malt scent, a little butterscotch, some clove and nutmeg as well

T—mild hop bitterness with simple caramel and some sweet buttery toffee flavor. A nice balance between the hops and malts, I think, the taste goes from bitter to sweet and back to bitter before leaving the mouth

M—somewhat slimy with strong carbonation

D—overall a pretty good brew, but not something I would seek out. I could have maybe one more.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- clear amber with a pillowy two finger head that faded slowly and left some thick patchy lacing

S- smells like a buttered raisin muffin with some metallic hops tossed in

T- bitter fruit followed by some caramalt sweetness

M- pretty full feeling for the color. Nice carbonation. The metallic hop taste hangs around, and is on the verge of being too much

D- I think my mind is getting the best of me on this one. I was expecting a darker and fuller beer since it's a "winter" beer. No problem finishing the bottle, but I'm thinking a darker roasted malt would have made this beer better...

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Packaged in their traditional pint sized, aluminum foil wrapped bottle, looking like a gourmet malt liquor. Pours a brown-copper color, nice head and a pretty good amount of lacing left on the glass. Smooth malt aroma, while the flavor is a spicy malt at first then a hoppy bite. Pretty well balanced. Sammy Smith's is pretty solid across the board.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This wasn't too bad of a brew in my book. It was a kind of orangey/light red color with an off white head. The head wasn't spectacular or anything, but stayed around a little. You could tell that it was carbonated though. The smell was a little on the spicey side with hints of fruits. The taste was similar to the smell, but more along the spicey side, with hops and different winter spices used. It was alittle too hoppy for me, so I'll stick with my malts. If you are a fan of the hops, go for it.

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Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
3.65 out of 5 based on 2,203 ratings.
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