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RATINGS: 1241   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1287) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bomber thanks to respertFTW. redish gold with a small, beige head. Candi sugar and sweet hop aromas. Slick and clean.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turboninja (87) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2014
Quite sweet and fruity, still well balanced aroma. Clear brown-reddish appearance with medium natural white head. Very sweet, fruity and quite hoppy taste with a hint of raisin and some Christmas flavors like juniper. Wide, quite organic taste spectrum. Long aftertaste with sweetness and hoppyness. A bit thicker palate and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlainG (1180) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
C’est rougeâtre, limpide et une belle grosse mousse beige la surmonte. Une écume reste collée au verre lorsque la tête se résorbe. Un nez d’épices variées, de cannelle en autres et de caramel. C’est houblonné, herbacé, quelque chose de champêtre ou encore de boisé sont sur un mode de séduction. Un goût intéressant. Pas trop agressif sur aucune de ses particularités olfactives. L’arrière-gout se distingue par des notes agréablement amères et maltées. Par contre, elle est lourde. Est-ce le malt? L’alcool? Elle rempli, voire bourre notre estomac. Quand même appréciable. Version à 8.5% (974-150114)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ericular (603) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Best holiday beer I’ve had, by far. Pours a dark amber with big lasting head and great lacing. Aroma is sweet spiced malts with mellow citrus hops and a little floral and alcohol. Taste is sweet for a moment, then bitter, piney resin through to the finish. The malt is always present, countering perfectly. I gotta get another one of these next winter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikkos (189) - FINLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Pours dark ruby with a smallish head. Aroma is full of caramel malts and hops, not overly sweet nor stingy, but balanced. Taste is dominated by hops, but still balanced with a nicely malty body. Mouthfeel is medium plus, a bit oily, carbonation is rather low and the finish is smooth. Very balanced and delightful. Another one please!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdoyledesign (173) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Pours a dark amber red color. Aroma is malty with some hops in it. Taste is rather hoppy up front with a nice middle note of spices and a malt finish. Palate varies between hops, spices, and a nice malty finish with a rather crisp finish. Totally different take on a winter/red ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3181) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 31, 2014
660 ml Bottle. Ladna lakierowana i swiateczna butelka. Elegandzka stylistyka, a takze ladne czerwoniutkie piwo. Z kremowa spora i bardzo trwala piana. Zapach uderza w nozdrza chmiel Amerykanski, stawialbym na Amarillo, moj ulubiony gatunek. W smaku chmiele nadal dominuja. W smaku gozowy grejfrut a takze szarlotka i mus czekoladowy. Swiateczne akceny raz sa slodkawe a raz goryczkowe. Fajnie to wspolgra ale jednak przy dominacji cytrusowej koncowce. Slod jest Troche w stylu English Strong Ale ale rzecz jasna przy zastosowaniu sporej ilosci lokalnych chmieli z USA. Alkohol 8,5% wogole nie wyczuwalny. Piana ciagle stoji, nawet jak juz niewiele pozostaje w pintowej szklanicy piwa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1419) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Ruby brown with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is hoppy with notes of grapefruit, pine, yeast, and passion fruit. Flavor is also very hop forward with the tropical fruits and pine standing out. A bit of resin on the finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beaver (1285) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours clear ruby amber with a huge fluffy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet caramel malts with piney, fruity hops.

The flavor is sweet caramel malts and some fruit with a lot of piney hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, an amazing well balanced DIPA with sweet caramel malt, fruit and a ton of piney hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1141) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle into a pint jug. Clear, red, gassy, with a creamy head. Dry fruity hops aroma. Smooth and quite bitter. Fruity, dry and tasty. Nicely spiced.

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