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RATINGS: 1284   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (39783) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2008
Bottle. [Courtesy of wetherel]. Clear medium amber red color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly - fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grape - pine, orange. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. ;o)) (080208)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 2, 2009
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy deep amber to clear, depending on level of the bottle when pouring as there are yeast sediments. Aroma is mild liqourice, pinewood hoppy with a light roasted caramel malt note. Sweet and distinct bitter with a light acidic to citric touch. Mild roasted malt presence on the back of the tongue. Ends dry, bittered and slight spiced. Good balance between body and bitterness into the finish. Lasting mild citric fruity note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (30977) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2006
An amber beer with a light brown head. The aroamis sweet with a dusty hop note, while the flavor is sweet malty with a thick note of caramel, the alcohol is more felt, than tasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2006
(Bottle 65 cl) Pours a slightly hazy amber with a creamy, off-white head. Aroma of citrus and caramel. A great, full body with plenty of caramel and distinct aroma hops also leaving a solid dose of bitterness. 011206

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (23987) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2006
Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, hops and pine needles. Flavour of caramel, hops and pine needles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (23228) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2010
Bottled. Deep ruby red colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is fruits, biscuits, wood, mild alcohol as well as some fruity and grassy notes. Flavour is liquorice, some grass, alcohol, fruits, bready notes as well as some mild herbbal notes. Pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (21769) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2011
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Hazy brownish amber, small head. Aroma of caramel and grapefruit. Sweet with rounded mouthfeel and medium-full body. Lot of caramel. Feels tired and almost cardboardy. Warming finish with long bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2009
Bottle. Pours a reddish color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty hoppy grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty and long bitter hoppy grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (18996) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2009
2nd May 2009. Amber beer, hops dominate. A little malt at the start is quickly overpowered by smooth hops. Just a little bitterness. Overall a smooth hoppy beer just about held together by the malt base.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (18091) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2008
Bottle at Toms Glasgow tasting 2 ... Copper ... toffee malts ... lots of amewrican hops ... very fruity ... not that exciting ... just getting hops. but its ok.

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