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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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2807) - Edmonton, Alberta, - JAN 21, 2012
RBAG. from brown 660ml. Deep orange in colour, hazy. Very light white head. Rich malt nose, sweet, caramel. Nose has some sweet caramel, light booze. Taste has caramel malts, grapefruit hops, boozy. Decent.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (998) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - APR 1, 2015
Chestnut-maroon with a quarter-inch of toasted-marshmallow head, medium-fine, moderate rate of decay. Aroma is moderate clean caramel, floral light sap hope flavor. Honey-nut Chex. Body is medium-heavy weight, syrupy, slightly oily, medium carbonation, on the coarse side, moderate-to-big burn. Flavor is candy sweetness, resinous pine hop notes, a touch of floral leading into considerable sappy bitterness. Overall, a nice ASA, simple and clean, highlight is the nice floral hop notes, especially in the aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kalervo (803) - FINLAND - MAR 16, 2015
Palatsilla 13.3.2015. Very well balanced, full body with nice hoppiness. Really enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1500) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Good, but a bit of meh at the same time. First, burns way too hot. Second, way too resiny for the ABV (8.5%).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyBudgie (812) - SOLA, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
Pours deep red with huge lasting white head, aroma is big citrus and spicy hops with some caramel. Taste up front is big citrus, spice, and almost resin like hops into a bready, caramel malt with a sweet and bitter finish. 2013 - after a year in cellar. Hops is not tasty anymore. Gonna leae a bottle for a few years more to see if i can get them away and feel the old malts instead

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
coachd (260) - Missouri, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Great smelling DIPA or American Strong Ale or whatever it is. Sweet and honey-like with pine hops showing through. Not overly complex, just simple and perfect. Beautiful crimson color with a white head that paints a stark contrast. Taste is like the aroma - simple honey sweetness with a fair amount of hops complimenting it. Palate is smooth and oh so drinkable. Liquid honeysuckle. If you haven’t had this yet, go get it right now. It’s easily the best red ale I’ve ever had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlimHabib (278) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle pour. Dark Amber with a large creamy tan head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is caramel, dough, and cinnamon. Full creamy body. Caramel and spice taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (471) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 16, 2015
22 oz Bottle. Tasted on 2/16/15. Bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar. Great hop aroma with a strong malt balance. Tasted was hoppy with an earthy note. Overall a very nice red ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4458) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2015
Pours rather clear copperbrown . Small white head . Smell is dough , dark malts . Sweet , leaves . Taste is bitter , sharp , bit earthy , some caramel . Slightly chocolaty . Bitter in the finish . Nice !

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumproasts (3576) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (4788) - 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.


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