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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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle. Gordon´s Thistle glass. Enjoyed on apr´12. Reddish orange in color, clear appearance. Off-white, medium size bubbled, crown. Fairly good retention. Citric fruits to the nose, coriander touch. Mildy malts, grapefruit zest & citric hops at first sip. Moderate fruitness & candies in the middle. Dry palate, gentle bitterness & lemon astringency. Full body, moderate carbonation. Slightly warming finish. Subtle woody note & orange hues on the aftertaste. Comment: very subtle saltiness both in flavors & aromas.

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3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a dark cooper ale with a 3-finger, white, foamy, head that slowly dissipates down the side of the glass leaving a nice sized trail and ending in a very solid lace.

S: Roasted malt aroma with mild hints of caramel and coffee. Slightly hoppy background.

T: More sweet the bitter flavor with a tart malt backbone and dry hoppy finish. Traces of dark fruit in the background.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Decent winter warmer. Not my favorite of Samuel Smith’s but very went down easy.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this Winter Warmer from a 50ml bottle into a pint glass. Poured an amber color, produced a thick white head, excellent retention and lacing left on the glass. The aroma featured toasted malt. Medium in body, this ale features a foundation of toasted malt, caramel and citric hops. The finish is very dry and the ABVl warms you up. This is one of my favorite English style ales-

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ba Review #156
Served On: 04/20/2012
Glassware: Tröegs Pint Glass
Labeled ABV: 6.0%
Date/ Code: - 2011/2012 Release

This was a 550ml. bottle on clearance at Ye Old Spirirts in Frederick, MD. A little out of season, but it was cheap!

Look: Poured a very clear light-copper color, very reminiscent of a Pale Ale. The head was a thick coating of off-white foam that ended up a thin creamy film. Carbonation bubbles were rather scarce.

Smell: Some winter spices like ginger and cinnamon. Also a biscuit and some plum or raisin.

Taste: Upfront were some nice dark fruit notes. Then spices came through in the middle, but is a more subtle way than expected. The finish was a biscuit and a quick hint of bitterness. Aftertaste was more of the spice that coupled with an almost sour note (sour in a good way).

This was a nice Winter Warmer. I lucked out by finding this given it's now the middle of April.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass, as is the custom of my people in the frozen north (New England)

A: Hazy light copper with a small, off-white head. Here shadows hold a grimly sight, dark must the eyes that see it be.

S: Sharp note of sweet and sour caramel.

T: A pretty basic, one-note beer with the caramel present in the nose during the day shift signing up to work the night shift as a flavor. Super-light booze warmth and a bit of hop spice at the end.

M: A touch on the thick side, with a tongue-coating stickyness. Smooth, but you may need to brush your teeth after this one.

O: "Graced with eternal nights - ice blown by wind
Forests dark to see - dead naked trees"

Like the band Immortal, appropriately wintery. Perhaps less of the dead//dread/dark and being chase by demons through a snowy hell, and more sitting in front of a fireplace with friends. Not a bad cold weather option, but I'll stick with Sam Winter and Woodstock Inn's Wassail Ale.

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Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
3.65 out of 5 based on 2,207 ratings.
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