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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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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-29-2001

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Definite signs of carbonation. Golden color that is transparent. A head that looks nice but quickly vanishes.

Smell: Bread. Malty sweetness. Spicy hops.

Taste: Very malty with notes of caramel and toast. Faint pine characteristics. Apple/grape flavors lingers on tongue with plenty of dryness.

Mouthfeel: Carbonated, possibly a little too much. A thick beginning with a dry finish.

Overall: A decent beer. I was expecting something with more emphasis on the spices. Also seems a little too malty for my own personal liking.

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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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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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Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 2,221 ratings
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