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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Photo of swungomonkey
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of tony223366
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Huge awesome head (no surprise!). It's off-white with a nice mix of big and small bubbles. The retention is great too. Some lacing, but not a huge amount. Crystal (and I mean crystal!) clear that's basically the color of caramel. A nice redwood color. Beautiful beer.

S: The smell is really nice too. Huge caramel malts with some fruitiness. Almost like a berry jam. There is just a twinge of bitterness on the finish. Some very light crispness. Smells delicious.

T: The first thing I get is that rich caramel/toffee malts. Almost a little toastiness, which is to be expected. Then there is some fruitiness, but not overwhelming. Like caramel covered plums or something. The finish has a nice spicy, crisp hop bite. Not very strong, but it is noticeable. The finish carries on that rich caramel niceness.

M: Nice carbonation carries this beer and carries the hop bite. It's slightly syrupy, but not in a bad way.

O: This is fantastic! I can't believe I've gone this many years without trying this beer. It tastes shockingly like Deschutes winter warmer, which is my favorite. Delicious!

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Kadonny
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A: An lighter orange color with a hint of reddish tints to it. Nice 2 finger white head with some lacing.

S: Biscuit malts, some fruit, grainy with some grassy hops.

T: Some nice fruit flavors mix with the grainy, grassy flavors, biscuit malt, some nice underlying caramel sweetness that never really takes over and the nice drying hops finish out the beer with some slight bitterness. This is a real nice drinking beer.

M: Light to medium, no alcohol and not overly bitter. Very enjoyable.

O: This is a terrific drinkable, enjoyable beer that is not overly complex but still really good. I think I like this better than the Taddy Porter, which I really enjoy.

Overall a very enjoyable and drinkable beer that reminds you of the upcoming Holidays. Nice.

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Photo of LJWalker
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of gtermi
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours an amazing golden orange body with a thick white head that quickly fades and leaves a lot of lace on the glass.

S: The smell's very very sweet! There is an amazing sherry smell that has been blended with some caramel malt.

T: The flavor is nothing too crazy, but thats what I like about it. It's mild with a nice pilsner type malt flavor and a delicious sweetness that lingers for a while. Not too bad, but nothing great.

M: Really nothing special here.. It is sort of watery as it goes down and doesnt really have much body. Not really digging it.

O: This is a solid beer and I would for sure buy this again when it comes out in a few months. I would really like to have this fresh.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 2,249 ratings
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