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Samuel Smiths Winter Welcome Ale

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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: English Strong Ale
Tadcaster, England

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1642   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Each year the label has a different picture.
Ingredients: Water, malted barley, yeast, hops, seaweed finings, carbon dioxide.


2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
huineman (342) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2015
Pours amber with greenish-white head. Low aroma of peach, Seville orange, cookie. Soft and watery. Low bitterness. Doesn’t linger long.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (955) - PERU - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle - Pours a clear amber with head that has a lot of bubbles. Aromas of orange, grass, and light spice. More spice comes out in the taste with some sweetness in the finish. Average rew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JanEric (1108) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
Reddish brown with a small head, good lacing. Aroma has some malts. Dry palate, a bit of biscuit. Nie full body, dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
samzim (311) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
Toffee aroma with notes of yeast. Clear amber colour. Toffee flavour with notes of fig. Medium in body and carbonation. Solid beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maledictum (700) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber, nose is spicy, toffee, fruit, taste is crisp, toffee, light spice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (79) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 19, 2015
UPDATED: APR 21, 2015 Bottle from Epsom Cirlce Market, Epsom, NH. Aroma is yeasty, malty with a bit of chocolate and fruit. Appearance is clear orange/light brown with good bubbles and a two-finger off white creamy looking head with good retention and fair lacing. Taste is good balance of sweet and bitter, not as complex as the aroma. Palate is medium bodied with creamy texture, soft carbonation, and minimally bitter moderately long finish. Overall, an enjoyable beer that is on the lighter side for a winter brew and is not so filling.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Milter (270) - Nyborg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2015
God engelsk strong ale. Flot farve og skum. Lidt for dyr. Alt i alt en forfriskende øl

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EtTuCthulhu (1329) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2015
The beer pours a very clear copper color with a large white head, and the aroma blends earthy and floral hops, orange zest, and caramel malts. The taste is mildly bitter, slightly sour, and a touch sweet with an aftertaste that is reminiscent of earthy hops and a subtle fruitiness. The palate fuses a slick texture, soft carbonation with a bite, and a medium-light body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8478) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pour out of bottle, slightly hazy orange-red pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon into some dark fruits, touch of slight white fruit in there as well. Taste was a mix of white fruit, orange, dark fruits into a bit of cinnamon, hints of toffee and caramel, finishing sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pumpkin87 (102) - - APR 8, 2015
Pours orange-amber with thin off-white head that leaves only minor skim. Nose has a bit of malt sweetness with grassy/herbal notes. Taste adds toast, stone and nuts, perhaps a suggestion of dried fruit. Sometimes beer reviews seem to grope for adjectives, seeking hints of flavor that may be imaginary. Really, there’s not much complexity here. This isn’t a bad drink by any means, but it doesn’t say winter or fireplace or anything in particular.


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