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RATINGS: 1256   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%


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2013
This beer really smells like an IPA, full of hops and pine. Taste is bitter with pine and some dark fruits, solid beer.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bookman10 (662) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Pours a clear reddish-amber, with medium sized head. Strong malt and hop aromas. Flavor is an almost equal mix of hop and malt, some grassiness complemented by quite a bit of malty sweetness, making for one very satisfying brew overall.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bphicks123 (5) - - DEC 14, 2014 does not count
Favorite seasonal beer I have tried all winter. Good mix of alesmiths traditional IPA with a subtle grass spice that is distinctly different

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gramity (1439) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Bomber into snifter. Poured a beautiful dark red amber with a fluffy off-white head. It’s a really lovely balance between the caramel sweetness of the malts and the resinous hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (929) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Type: 22-oz. bottle Glass: Manzanita pint glass From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif. Price: $2.99 Purchased: Dec. 8, 2014 Consumed: Dec. 8, 2014 Misc.: Bottled on Oct. 3, 2014 Poured a caramel, amber, mostly clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of rocky, khaki head. Good deal of bubbly streams coming up from the bottom. Very good amount of uneven, thick, spiderweb lacing on the sides of the glass. Great retention all the way down. (Sight - 4.38) Smelled a good mix of malts and hops. Got caramel, toffee, nuts, floral hops, citrus zest, herbal hops, honey, menthol and light Cascade hops. Some booziness late. (Smell - 3.75) Tasted a lot like the nose, maybe slightly better. Cascade hops, caramel malts, toffee, brown sugar, molasses, pretty boozy, herbal hops, light woody malts, honey, menthol, lemon citrus zest and toasty nuts. (Taste - 3.88) Medium body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter, rather boozy finish. (Feel - 3.75) A really good beer and almost perfect for the price ($2.99 at Trader Joe’s!). A bit boozy overall, but I’d have again for sure. (Overall - 3.88) 3.87 87 B+

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (1100) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 7, 2014
From bomber to pint glass. Rich caramel and subdued floral hop aroma. Beautiful clear amber with slight tan head that lingers throughout and leaves full webbing down the sides. Taste is massive malt with rich bread and slight deep fruit flavors. A little one dimensional. Alcohol warming is present.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (346) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 5, 2014
650 ml bottle from beer-shop.gr, Athens Greece. Dark red hazy color, 1 finger beige head. Aromas of caramel, hops, grass. Taste is sweet with caramel, bread, malts, biscuit, some spices. Aftertaste is really bitter (!!!). Medium to full body with medium carbonation. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (707) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
650ml 2013 bottle. Pours a clear, caramel/ruby with a creamy, one finger head that hangs around. Aroma nice big notes of resin, bread, pine, orange citrus, and caramel. Taste is bitter but balanced. Starts out with resin and pine, then moves to bread, citrus, and caramel, then ends with a drawn out finish. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Resiny texture in the mouth with a mild alcohol warmth. Overall very tasty. Nice flavours of resin, pine, and caramel. I bet a fresher bottle would be even better.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bobhund (423) - - DEC 1, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kirarockrocks (10) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
The beer pours a murky amber color, tons of dross floating in suspension and resting on the bottom of the bottle, “Yummy”. The head is Herculean in size, the structure creamy, the color a beauteous light tan and as it evanesces, the lace forms a glutinous sheet to conceal the glass. Nose is dominated by the hop floral tones, sweet malt, fresh, crisp and clean, a real treat for the nose as well as the eyes.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BOSSbrewer (1968) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Had on tap at Monkey Paw in San Diego. Pours a clear Amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is spicy and malty. Flavor is sweet toffee and caramel. Really smooth. Wow. Just a wonderful beer. Fantastic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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