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


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RATINGS: 1684   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Each year the label has a different picture.
Ingredients: Water, malted barley, yeast, hops, seaweed finings, carbon dioxide.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
migwell (276) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Three beers in a row reviewed with Winter in the name and 3 strikes... I may be out. This is a mild, smooth and weak brew, fairly lackluster but inoffensive and drinkable enough. Not one of Smith’s better efforts as it is the opposite of complex and interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (863) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Appearance: pours with a medium beige head, the beer is very clear, a nice amber color with maroon hues Aroma: cherry, bread, a bit faint Taste: very subtly sweet, perhaps some buttery flavor, not very bitter Palate: lively carbonation, light mouthfeel, sweet aftertaste Overall: not very complex, I pick up sweetness on the taste and aroma the most on this beer, I'm saying it's grape but could be cherry or some other sweet fruit, not so sweet it's not drinkable though ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinator (1850) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Soft musky malt aroma. Pretty light copper color with a minimal head. Smooth with medium weight. Caramel, biscuit, malty with a little boozy bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1893) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle. A: Dark amber color with an off-white head. N: Caramel, toffee, cracker, minerality, honey, peppercorn, some corn and plenty of earthiness. T: Sweet and very lightly bitter M: Light body, soft, creamy carbonation, no alcohol. O: A sweet beer with some nice complexity given how light it is. Could drink a few of these during the holiday season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
colui72 (648) - HONG KONG - NOV 14, 2015
Pours bright amber with a creamy thin head. Aroma of caramel and malts. Taste is a bit plain, very British sweet malts with a dry finish. Ok ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (898) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle from BevMo! in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is vanilla and herbed soupy something. Some kind of spiced fruit chicken pot pie. Is it a savory meal? Is it a dessert? Interesting, but a bit of a sloppy mess.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
njnut (447) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Poured into pint glass a nice Amber with a just off white head. Aroma is fruity and malty. Taste is malt heavy with some hops coming through in the finish. Not much linger to it. A bit thin for a winter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3636) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2015
2015 2016 version from the Real Ale Store, Newark. Rich Amber colour white head. Lots of fruit. Taste mid sweet nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
BrewMaster0912 (49) - Marysville, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Has a sweet light smell, almost smells a little like vanilla. Comes out a dark amber color with a creamy colored foamy head. Doesn’t taste like it smells, has a strong hop taste to it and leave a very dry and nasty aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Sturdy but refreshing. Heavily malty body with a whole lot of fruits and a pleasant bitter finish. Quality winter brew.

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