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RATINGS: 1281   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Welcome to the holidays! Winter YuleSmith arrives each year as the weather turns cool and our cravings for winter warmers begin. This Imperial Red Ale has an intense hop aroma with well-balanced caramel malt sweetness. The intense American hoppiness builds on the substantial malt backbone to deliver a full-flavored beer with a ton of complexity.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2639) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
evergreen0199 (2288) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (2928) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rob_D_UK (1238) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2015
Pours a brownish red with a thin white head. Nice citrus aroma. Taste is a lasting bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zekada (381) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12113) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3459) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (3917) - - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (409) - Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bomber to a pint. Beautiful copper red with a finger of tan head and loose lacing. Sweet florals with feint citrus and pine resin. Balanced toasty caramel malt presence. One of the best Imperial Ambers!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1207) - Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2014
2014 winter 8.5%. Murky color of reddish brown heady foam, good lace. Aroma is sweet vinious planty musty malty dry toast a bit of alcohol. Not real impressive and kind of a musty old nutty modly aroma. TAste is smooth creamy, caramel malts,somewhat sweet but not overly, some roast mildly and some planty hops with some mint character. From what I remember I like the summer version better, this tastes a bit old but maltier.


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