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AleSmith YuleSmith (Winter) Imperial Red Ale

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RATINGS: 1274   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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During the summer, YuleSmith is transformed into a big, hoppy, Double IPA. The enormous load of hops requires a substantial malt background to create just the right balance for a Double IPA. Lighter in color, summer YuleSmith is available around the 4th of July and is packaged in a red, white, and blue bottle. For the winter season, YuleSmith is brewed as an Imperial Red Ale. This version is maltier, more balanced, and darker in color than the summer version. Although quite malty, big hop flavors and aromas are abundant making this an unforgettable winter warmer. Winter YuleSmith is packaged in traditional holiday red and green.
Original Gravity 1.085, Alcohol by volume 9.5%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumproasts (3459) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
bottle. deep amber with one finger head. big malty base with sweetness and spicing. strong hops. seems like a barleywine to me. excellent flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (4186) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Keg at Brewdog Shep’s Bush. Clear dark reddy brown coloured pour with a lasting sticky creamy coloured head. Aroma is spiced winter spices, unrefined brown sugar, Belgian yeast, cinnamon. Flavour is really rounded nutty brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and orange spices. Palate is full bodied, velvety, smooth. Lingering tingling spice. Suourb beer. Love it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2330) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 16, 2015
Tap at Brewdog Glasgow takeover. Strawberry jam, sticky resin hops, sweet but nice, bit of skunky bitterness. Good stuff. Caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
evergreen0199 (2174) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2015
Keg at Brewdog, Shepherd’s Bush, London. A deep amber/copper coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Hoppy, caramel, malty aroma. Tastes hoppy, caramel, malty, slight sweetness, slightly boozy. Utter perfection from Alesmith.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (2215) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Keg at Brewdog. Hazy red, small foamy white head, leaves sparse lacing in the teku glass. Aroma is strong caramel, rosewater, pine. Body is medium, foamy, lowish carbonation. Taste is pine, toffee, pretty sweet with a light bitterness. A flavoursome sweet beer. Pretty drinkable at the ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rob_D_UK (1041) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2015
Pours a brownish red with a thin white head. Nice citrus aroma. Taste is a lasting bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zekada (320) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2015
Tap at BrewDog, Liverpool. Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma has bread and malts together with some sweet fruit. Tasteful with hops, citrus and some tropical fruits. Palate is thin. Overall a nice beer which is tasteful and easy. Fresh and nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (10386) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
Keg at South Beach Grille, Ocean Beach SD, 13/11/14. Rich chestnut brown with a decent beige covering. Nose is caramel malt, big dark fruit rinds, earthy hops, bitter orange, candyfloss. Taste comprises bitter fruit, spice, candied fruit peel, light perfume, caramac bar, toasted brown sugar, toffee. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with lightly warming alcohol. Solid American Strong number.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3342) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pour is a dark red with a large white head. Aroma is a dank oily hop with some sweet caramel malt. Flavor is more of the sweet caramel malt with a nice hop and something like a ripe red grape at the end. This was a decent beer with heavy malt and a decent hop. My bottle said 8.5% abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (3862) - - DEC 31, 2014
bottle. mostly clear amber with a large creamy head. strawberry, floral aroma. bready, toasty, caramel malt flavors with berry, white citrus and floral hop notes. moderately dry. citrusy bitter finish. medium-high fine bubbled carbonation.

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