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RATINGS: 1279   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Decent not spectacular. Dark and malty - cloudy amber color with caramel and a little bit of licorice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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 (190) - 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 (246) - 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 (417) - 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 (4163) - 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 (3498) - 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 (4372) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2377) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 16, 2015
Tap at Brewdog Glasgow takeover. Strawberry jam, sticky resin hops, sweet but nice, bit of skunky bitterness. Good stuff. Caramel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
evergreen0199 (2194) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2015
Keg at Brewdog, Shepherd’s Bush, London. A deep amber/copper coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Hoppy, caramel, malty aroma. Tastes hoppy, caramel, malty, slight sweetness, slightly boozy. Utter perfection from Alesmith.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (2380) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Keg at Brewdog. Hazy red, small foamy white head, leaves sparse lacing in the teku glass. Aroma is strong caramel, rosewater, pine. Body is medium, foamy, lowish carbonation. Taste is pine, toffee, pretty sweet with a light bitterness. A flavoursome sweet beer. Pretty drinkable at the ABV.


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