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Samuel Smiths Winter Welcome Ale

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomekk1978 (272) - POLAND - APR 11, 2014
Barwa" Głęboko bursztynowa, klarowna. Piana biała, drobno pęcherzykowa, szybko opadająca. Aromat: słód, lekkie nuty owocowe i alkohol. Smak: słodowy, lekko słodki, ubogi Do tego lekka goryczka i alkohol. Wyczuwalny DMS.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
javiercrasher (138) - Granada, SPAIN - MAR 29, 2014
Cobriza, luminosa y cristalina, con una buena capa de espuma color hueso de buena retención. Aroma suave, a malta dulce, ligeramente especiada y frutal. De cuerpo medio y bien gasificada. En boca dulce, acaramelada, algo terrosa, todo muy suave y equilibrado. Samuel Smith sigue siendo el contrapunto a todas esas cervezas extremas a las que últimamente estamos acostumbrados.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ZacM612 (39) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Amber color, thin white head with a little lace. Faint aroma. Nice bitterness, a little caramel flavor. Medium body, with a slightly bitter finish. Okay, but probably not worth importing.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GriffDaddy (48) - - MAR 21, 2014
Malty, kind of dry, some banana and light tropical on the finish. Maybe my palate is ruined from too many hop bombs, too many experimental over the top strong brews. Underwhelming from every angle. Toasty, dry. modest body. Not terrible, but feels kind of left behind. Would I drink again? maybe. Would I order again? no.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tore_pettersen (191) - - MAR 11, 2014
Enslig flaske som sto igjen på polet, Sørumsand. Gyllen mørk farge med en høy lys skumtopp. Lukt av malt, karamell, frukt, litt gjær og eiketre. Søtlig smak med karamell, sitrus og malt. Medium kullsyre og en god bittersøt ettersmak. Juleøl smaker godt også i mars.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnyoski (415) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle. Amber with a foamy off-white head. Caramel, raw dough and light citrus aroma. Bland malty flavor with a slightly bitter finish. Watery, dry texture with average carbonation. Drinkable but really lacking any distinct flavor. Thankfully I bought this on clearance, which makes it taste slightly better.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (4686) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear light copper body under a small foamy white head that left some nice lacing. The nose is sweet, toasty, and caramel malt with minimal hoppiness. Some light dark fruitiness. The flavor is pretty simple, sweet caramel malt with a slight huskiness up front. Finishes with some lingering caramel sweetness. Medium bodied, rather thick given the fairly low ABV. Soft gentle fizzy carbonation. Pretty bland and boring overall, probably stripped of what character might have been there after they sucked all the yeast out of it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimmythespoon (438) - CYPRUS - FEB 28, 2014
Shared bottle at tasting, amber colour, not much in the nose but quite malty, very thin body not my kind of beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (343) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle. A- Dried fruit, toast, butterscotch, ginger, spices. A- Copper color, clear liquid, white head. T- Caramel, dried fruit, malty, spices P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, dry finish. O- Not as full bodied or rich as I was expecting. Some nice flavors but still lacking a little something. I think the Winter Welcome title threw me off as I was expecting a solid Winter Warmer. Oops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Waitito (7) - - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
Nice amber color, pleasant carbonation. Crisp taste with notes of spice and sweet malting as. Good beer overall.


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