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RATINGS: 1260   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (653) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 11, 2014
Color caoba con espuma marfil densa. Aromas de pino, resinas, toffe, caramelo y ligero cafe. Cuerpo medio, inicio dulce de tigre y caramelo, equilibrado con un amargor intenso, seco y resinoso. Muy rica.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
Backlog. Dominated by sweet caramel and pine with vanilla some citrus and dark fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andy_ (777) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2014
660 ml bottle, brewed on 07/26/2013
Copper-reddish clear beer with big blonde head leaving lacing on the glass. Aroma is heavily sweet with caramelly malts, dark bready malts, piney hops and some spiciness. Flavor has sweet caramel, salty licorice and piney hops plus some wood. Palate is full and soft. Finishes with a smoothly fading bitterness, leaving licoricy aftertaste with heat of alcohol. Maybe this would be better in fresher form, but good for slow sipping.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerardgathier (367) - - MAY 8, 2014
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. red fruit hops, nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3420) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
@zebf 2014 - Red brown colour. Strong malty aroma. Flavours of sweet red fruits and fruity hop. A good American Red.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1989) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
At Zeebra Beer Festival, THX to everybody sharing today’s beers. APPEARANCE: clear dark blond beer, small stable off white head. NOSE: hoppy, fruity, florar, nice. TASTE: hoppy, rather sweet, little caramel, decent overall, but liked the nose more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcoDL (2394) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Despite the promise of the description, it’s quite a forgettable beer. Just a strong red ale, with some artificial fruits. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - APR 23, 2014
Bottle. Unclear copper body, creamy white head. Tropical aroma with vanilla, pine, toffee. Taste adds honey to the toffee and tropical hops, and a slightly spicy twist. Clear presence of bitterness even though it has a thick sweet palate. Sharp hoppy finish with a lasting warm aftertaste. This is a tremendous christmas beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Duntoyou (104) - Kr.sand, NORWAY - APR 23, 2014
Red. Amber. Nice white head. Sexy. Lots of hops white a nice malty back in the nose. Smooth. Silky. Some chocolate. Very nice bitterness from the hops. Balanced. Enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2014
Reddish pour with an off-white head. Aroma is rich caramel malt. Taste is caramel malt with a nice hop presence. Tasty beer. Great lacing.

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