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RATINGS: 1231   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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kingstoni (1345) - FINLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle, ABV 8.5. Dark amber color with a thick frothy beige head. Aroma of caramel, malt, mahogany and sugary hops. Sweet and bitter taste. Sticky feel. Sugary and bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erasmus_ro (1188) - Alabama, USA - JAN 17, 2014
660ml bottle. Pours a deep burnished copper with a large, brownish head. Aroma is pithy and resinous, some pine, quite a bit of caramel. Taste is dry with a lot of resinous flavor and pine. Some caramel, dry and bitter. Lightly wooden aftertaste with also citrusy fruitiness, lemon and grapefruit, very dry. Medium mouthfeel with strong carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fantti (632) - FINLAND - JAN 17, 2014
Kaatuu snifteriin kuparinruskeana ja melko sameana, noin sormen paksuisella vaahdolla. Haju on vahva sekoitus mallasta ja humalaa: karamellista ja vohvelista mallasta sekä humalan aromeina puumaisuutta, havuisuutta ja kirpsakkaa sitrusta. Laadukas haju. Maussa sama jatkuu, vaikka humaloinnista paras terä olisikin jo poissa. Havua ja puuta löytyy, nyt greippisyys kuitenkin on hyvin dominoiva ja jopa hieman hapan. Mallas ei ihan niin kovasti ole läsnä, mitä olisi odottanut. Se tukee kyllä hyvin, hieman karamellisuutta löytyy ainakin. Suutuntuma on kuiva ja melko katkera. Laadukas american strong, jossa on yllättävästi happamuutta mukana. Ei tämä missään nimessä kuitenkaan pilalla ole, minkä näkee pisteistäkin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopfenWeisse (885) - - JAN 17, 2014
Really nice clear amber color with big lasting slighly beige head. Arom is hops, malt, berries. Flavor is malt and hops, well balanced, alcohol well hidden. Great brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (157) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle from Bierkompass.de. Beautiful dark red copper, clear body with big, frothy, slighty beige head, that leaves a lot of lacing. Wonderful complex aroma of peach, mango, red and dark fruits, litchi, citrus, pine, honey, caramel, alcohol, ... Tastes of honey, dried, red and tropical fruits, pine, caramelic malt, spices. The mouthfeel is medium, oily to creamy, with a good carbonation and a complex bitter, fruity, malty, alcoholic and slightly astringent finish. Delicious strong ale! Unique, complex and greatly balanced between sweet, bitter and spicy. A great winter warmer, that releases more and more aromas the more it warms up.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BitchPls (408) - FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Dark red/brown ale with a beige head. A lot of exotic fruits on the nose (mango, peaches). Round and soft mouth feel. Medium body. Pine needles and grape fruit in the flavor and caramel. The hops over power the caramel notes a bit. A very good beer but more like an IPA than a red ale. Still a nice combination of both. Very pricey in Finland, over 18 euros.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
back (1220) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2014
Kobber klar skum hvid Humle citrus malt sukker træ Bitter meget sød meget. Blød Cremet @hone ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrold (738) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Clear, dark amber. Tight, off white, lasting, lacing head. Looks boss. Big, fruity, caramel sweetness. Lots of oily hop character. Grapefruit pith bitterness. All backed up by a chewy, malty, grainy, who needs to eat, when beer provides all the nutrients you need, goodness. Would have scored much higher, but for the considerable wallet lightening!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimmythespoon (438) - CYPRUS - JAN 9, 2014
Super thick sticky body.caramel, caramel, resin, floral, hazy, cloudy, amber,. Pretty good beer but a bit much for me though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2111) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Pours a slightly hazed amber color with a sudsy, off-white head. Sticky-sweet malty aroma. Light bodied, but full of flavor; a chewable sweet malt backbone with a piney-earthy hop balance

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