AleSmith Brewing Company Reviews




dnstone
3.8
AleSmith Grand Cru - Barrel Aged
Dry fruit aroma. Poured from a bottle; copper color with a nice tan head. Flavors are a nice complexity of dry fruit and Belgian yeast with notable woody character. Notes: Denver Rare Beer tasting
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Pyrmir
3.9
AleSmith Grand Cru
750 ml bottle at Staffan47, thanks! Brownish amber with off white head. Aroma has ripe fruits, bready biscuity malt, slight vinous notes and slight spice. Taste is medium sweet without being cloying, dark caramel, dried fruits, plums, bready biscuity malts and spice. Very nice.
Thursday, July 28, 2016

cmacklin
4.3
AleSmith Speedway Stout
750ml bottle. Pours an opaque pitch black with a medium, creamy, long lasting, brown head that leaves plenty of lacing. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, licorice and caramel. Sweet flavour of licorice, roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit, caramel and toffee with a bitter coffee finish. Full body with a thick, creamy, smooth texture and soft carbonation. Excellent. A world class imperial stout.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

snoworsummer
4
AleSmith Reforged
2015 draft at the Anvil & Stave. Pours very dark brown with a bubbly tan head. Tastes like smooth booze, roasted chocolate malt, some tobacco, a hint of dried cherries, woody, and earthy. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like booze, roasted chocolate malt, some tobacco, a hint of dried cherries, woody, and earthy.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

AWISLguy
3.9
AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .394
12oz bottle from Appalachian Vintners in Asheville. 5/12/2016 bottle date is 2 months old. Excited this came in just as we were leaving. Orange pour, off white head with nice draping lace. Aroma has tangy pine, citrus and sweet malts. Taste is of sweet fruits, tangy pine, lemons, grapefruit zest and chewy resin, all on a sweet toffee bed. Medium bodied and softly carbonated, the flavor blend is quite good and there is a touch of alcohol. Finishes well blended between bitter and sweet, with each showing a strong presence. This does not break any new territory, but it is a very tasty pale that is very well done. 14.7
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

kidmartinek
2.5
AleSmith Horny Devil
Looks like caramel and mostly tastes like a really strong ale. You gotta love alcohol in and of itself to enjoy a beer like this. It hides it pretty well but at the end of the day its a boozy drink that i can’t think of much use for other than if you desire to get wasted quickly, corriander aka cilantro, peppercorn and belgian sugar yadayadayada aside.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

DSG
4
AleSmith Reforged
Bottle shared at a tasting at Tom L’s place. Very dark brown to black. Great aroma of bourbon, vanilla, cookies, chocolate, roast, caramel, nuts, a bit of dark fruits, alcohol. Sweet flavor with malt, chocolate, nuts, vanilla, bourbon, caramel, some alcohol. Rounded mouthfeel. Great stuff.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

bu11zeye
2.9
AleSmith Private Stock Ale
(Draught) Pours a hazy amber-brown with a moderate beige head. Aroma of caramel, old books, leather, and brown sugar. Flavor of caramel, medicinal, toffee, honey, dried dark fruit, and molasses.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

johnbuck100
4
AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .394
Poor is a nice orange color with a very long-lasting creamy white head. Great aroma this beer was bottled less than three weeks ago which is pretty cool considering I live in Pennsylvania.wow what a complex brew with lots of citrusy hops and nice mount backbone without being overpowering. A delicious Pale ale Highly recommend ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, July 25, 2016

Christpuncher
4
AleSmith Double IPA
aroma is piney, grapefruit zest. flavor is super hoppy, bitter, piney. pours a hazy gold with a thick sticky white head. had out of a 12oz bottle at home..nice double ipa
Monday, July 25, 2016

nutjes
4.5
AleSmith Speedway Stout
Van het vat bij Beerlovers Bar te Antwerpen U: zwart met donkerbruine schuimkraag G: koffie, geroosterd mout en gedroogd fruit S: Koffiebitterheid in de aanzet, pure chocolade en cacao. Moutbittere afdronk. Lekker sticky. TOP!
Monday, July 25, 2016

wombat23
3.7
AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .394
Draft at the source on 6/30/2016. Clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, and light pine. Taste is citrus, grapefruit, mild caramel, floral notes, and pine. Refreshing.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

wombat23
4.3
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged
Draft at the source on 6/30/2016. Almost black with a tan head. Aroma of bourbon, dark malts, and oak. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, oak, and coffee. Fantastic.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

BeerandBlues2
4.3
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hammerhead
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy tan head, medium-long retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy earthy, chocolate and spicy coffee, moderate roast malt, prunes, figs, licorice, medium earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is heavy spicy and earthy coffee, heavy roast and chocolate malt, medium earthy, woody and spicy hops and bitterness, figs and prunes with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

wombat23
4
AleSmith Old Numbskull
Draft at the source on 6/30/2016. Clear amber with a beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and booze with faint notes of citrus and pine. Taste is malt, caramel, alcohol, toffee, dark fruits, bread, and hints of citrus/pine from the hops. Quite enjoyable.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

wombat23
4
AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale
Draft at the source on 6/30/2016. Dark brown/mahogany with a light beige head. Aroma of malt, wood, caramel and booze. Taste is malt, toffee, caramel, oak, alcohol, and light smoke. Excellent.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

wombat23
3.8
AleSmith Grand Cru
Draft at the source on 6/30/2016. Clear dark copper with a light beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, plum, cherry notes, Belgian yeast, spice. Taste is dark fruits, caramel, spice, and nuts. Finish is a bit sweet.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Cool_Bond
2.9
AleSmith Grand Cru
Scent of fruitiness and spices. Dark fruit, lightly spiced, caramel and raisins in a little scent. Okay bitter, almost a little sour and fills the upper part of the mouth for a long time. Had higher expectations of this beer. OK to drink. Bottled 1 August 2014. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

McNeillR
3.8
AleSmith Reforged
Fairly dark brown, thick set but thin edged wet sand head. Nose is earthy coconut, big Xmas pud booze and soaked sultanas. Initial taste is tobacco, rich coconut and crumbled choc cake. Carb is firm enough, mouthfeel fairly lean and meaty. Finishes fairly boozy - taps of brandy and thick cooking choc linger.

Bottle, Second Annual Xmas Tasting, Cheers BenHUntappd

Sunday, July 24, 2016

allmyvinyl
3.8
AleSmith Reforged
Bottle at the 2nd Annual Garvie Christmas Tasting. Cheers BenH! Pours opaque dark brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of coconut, vanilla, creamy, quite boozy. Taste is more of the same. Light chocolate. Hot. Light coffee note on the finish.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

cgarvieuk
3.4
AleSmith Reforged
bottle at home ... dark brown black ... small tan head... soft sweet toffee chocoalte roast malt nose ... big coconut .. sweet toffee chocolate .. light licorice hints ... boozy coconut
Sunday, July 24, 2016

574deadzone
4.1
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee
Draft at Wheatberry. No idea this was available in Michigan. Description on the menu, which I should have photographed because the online link is broken, mentioned the Vietnamese coffee, so I’m putting my rating here. First of all, this was way too drinkable for 12% ABV, holy crap. Rich if not overly intense aromas of cocoa, coffee, and caramel (served a little colder than necessary, possibly muting some aromas). Even presents some wispy lemony citrus aromas. Dark brown to black pour with slightest ring of brown-mocha head. Decently sweet, but more bitter in flavor. Full bodied, soft, rich and dessert like, finishing with lingering coffee bitterness. Really cool to have the opportunity to try this on draft in my neck of the woods. Fun experience, and a great coffee beer.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

BVery
4
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hammerhead
Tap at Grizzly’s. Dark dense oily pour with a frothy brown head. Rich aroma of dark malts, coffee beans, mild roast. Slick palate. Rich taste of bitter dark chocolate and nuts. Cool.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

bth122
4.3
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hammerhead
Draft at HOTB. Creamy brown head with black coloring. Aroma is amazing with Irish cream and Bourbon. Medium heavy bodied. Cocoa vanilla flavors. Creamy texture. Wow this is good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Echon
3.1
AleSmith Lil Devil
Golden. Fruity and spicy yeast aroma. Lightly spicy and malty flavour, and a dry taste with low bitterness. Light body. Overall, a decent belgian pale ale. I am afraid some of its qualities are lost on me - probably because it is too dry for my preferences.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Bule
4.2
AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel
750ml bottle of 2015 release. Pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Delicious brown sugar and toffee aroma. Intense bourbon at the start. But blows off with some time to breathe. A little hot.
Friday, July 22, 2016

demitriustown
3.5
AleSmith Lil Devil
12 oz bottle: Taste has got a wonderful upfront yeast characteristic with banana and clove intermingled and a decent hop backing. Appearance is a lightly cloudy yellowish/orange with a medium white head that lingers. Aroma has got the classic Belgian yeast, fruity, and a bit of spice. Palate is medium carbonation with a lingering fruity aftertaste. Overall, Good stuff. I would get it again. Cheers!
Friday, July 22, 2016

jtclockwork
3.8
AleSmith Olde Ale - Bourbon & Brandy
Etched glass bottle - pours dark brown - nose/taste of brandy, bourbon, oak, caramel and toffee- med body
Friday, July 22, 2016

vtafro
3.8
AleSmith Olde Ale - Bourbon & Brandy
Bottle. Brown pour with white head. Spice, malty, bourbon, Apple, Brandy aromas. Flavors are old books, roasted, malty, vanilla and apple Brandy notes.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

stef73
3.2
AleSmith Lil Devil
De couleur doré avec un peu everfesssance et le col est blanc . On des de malt et on n’a côté légèrement citronnée, c est un une Biere bien balancer
Thursday, July 21, 2016

3fourths
3.3
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hammerhead
Sample from tap is deep brown with a crema head. While the coffee expression is strong in the nose, and seems to obscure the malt (though coffee and roast do have some overlap), it’s a distinctly dirty coffee note that comes across as peanut butter, mud, soil / earth... and as much as love a nutty African bean, in this stout the peanut note only reminds of autolyzed yeast. In the mouth it’s full-bodied, rich and viscous and sticky, sweet but not cloying, carbonation is fine and supple, and the espresso effect in the finish is surprisingly authentic, opposite the nose. Points scored for the richness without overbearing sweetness, and for the velvety carbonation, but points lost for the problems in the nose.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

thedm
3.4
AleSmith Nut Brown English-Style Ale (Bottle and Draft)
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a very small sized head of foamy light tan colored bubbles that were very quickly diminishing and left behind a semi-transparent light brown colored body and a poor lacing. The mild aroma was brown malt. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish with a lingering nutty aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of nutty mild hops and brown malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

ttoadee
3.6
AleSmith Lil Devil
Golden pour, little haze, quick white head. Nose is melons and hay. Bittersweet. Middle is soft bread, cantaloupe, and honeydew. Finish dries some, bit still leaves sweet.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Leafs93
3.4
AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .394
Pours hazy gold with a small white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, earthy and light toast. Taste is mild bitters. Light bodied with a dry finish. Nice.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

mice
3.9
AleSmith IPA
Miltei kirkas kuparinruskeaa hieman vaaleampi olut runsaalla ja pitkäkestoisella pitsiä jättävällä vaahdolla. Tuoksu eksoottisen hedelmäinen, karamellisen maltainen ja hieman häivähdyksenomaisesti ruohoinen. Maku samoin eksoottisen hedelmäinen, greippisen hapan sekä hieman havuinen ja taustalla häivähdys karamellista mallaspohjaa. Keskitäyteläinen suutuntuma, hiilihappoja vähäisesti. Pehmeää ja samettista, ei liian humaloitua ja varsin tasapainoista IPAa tässä saa nautiskella.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

mice
4
AleSmith Old Numbskull
Kirkas punertavankuparinen olut melko runsaalla ja kestävällä vaaleanbeigellä vaahdolla. Tuoksu sitruksinen ja havuinen, jopa hieman savuinen, makean maltainen ja karamellinen. Maku havuinen, maltainen, hieman karamellinen. Lievää sitruksista hedelmäisyyttä löytyy myös. Keskitäyteläistä hieman täyteläisempi suutuntuma, hiilihappoja hyvin vähänlaisesti. Pehmeä ja monimuotoinen, oikein nautittava Barley Wine.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

markextrae
4
AleSmith IPA
from bottle, poured a light hazy golden colour with a white head, nose of crisp malts, tangerines, sweet orange, sweet tropical fruits, citrus, light pine notes, earthy crisp mouthfeel, without a overpowered bitterness. clean, sweet aftertaste. nice
Thursday, July 21, 2016

markextrae
3.6
AleSmith Double Red IPA
from bottle, poured a darker amber to red colour with a slight off head. nose of spiced rye, caramel malts, resinous pine notes, grapefruit, pine, dried apricot, taste is sweetness of malt upfront, followed by a strong bitter pine finish. medium bodied mouthfeel.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

BigBeer45
3.7
AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .394
Drank from a tulip, poured from a bottle, this ale was a medium burnt orange in the glass with some haze and presented a white and faint off-white creamy, three finger cover, it left very nice lacing on the glass, the aromas were fruity citrus hops that were perfumey and resembled fresh squeezed oranges and orange fruit, a little tangerine, grapefruit and pine notes, some toasted malt and a bit of bread in the background, less than medium fruit and malt sweetness, it had flavors of fruit citrus hops that had orange and hints of resin, toasted malt (less than medium), big orange and less grapefruit, some fruit and bread sweetness, there was a bitterness that was medium or bit less, the bitterness lingered a little on the tongue, toasted malt followed, this drink had average carbonation, the mouth feel was a light medium, it was creamy on the lips, the nose was very fruity, the hops were big for a pale ale, I liked the nose more than the flavor, a straightforward, good tasting pale ale.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

degbert
4.5
AleSmith IPA
Draft. I’m not even going to break this one down. A good IPA is all about balance and harmony; it’s a Zen moment of suspension where bitterness, dryness, sweetness, and generosity meet in a single moment of carbonated satori. When perfect, it is extraordinary. When out of balance, it’s shite. There’s a lot more shite in the world than there is extraordinary. This, however, is extraordinary; one of only a handful of IPAs I’ve had where I said to myself, "Yeah, this is it. This is worth the hype." Go get yourself some.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Nickls
4.5
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hammerhead
22oz bomber/growler from Flowers Beer in Phoenix. Jet black and dense looking, bubbly dark khaki head. Coffee leads in the aroma, toast, dark chocolate, roasty malts, and espresso. Flavor is rich coffee, touch is slight dark chocolate sweetness...lush flavors and texture, bitter but rich espresso. Thicker viscous but soft pillowy body. Wonderful.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

TychoJames
3.9
AleSmith Double Red IPA
Flaska bishops. Rostfärgad kulör. Doft av druva och spannmål. Smak av russin, säd och lite citrus. Vill minnas att färskare varianter varit betydligt blommigare. Denna känns dock ganska ok trots "lagringen".
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

daje
3.7
AleSmith Decadence 2015
Bottle, may 6th 2016. Dark amber body with a medium tanned head. Aroma of apricot, caramel, spicy yeast, pineapple. Taste is sweet, burned apple skin, berries, toffee, alcohol. Herbal hops in finish, lasting sweet caramel and alcohol aftertaste.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Alusmamuts
3.9
AleSmith Olde Ale
MMXV edition. Dark red-brown with small yellow head. Nice strong bread aroma. Quite strong bitterness rich with sweet bread notes. Bitter aftertaste.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

tmoreau
3.8
AleSmith Double IPA
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co. and snifter served displaying a clear, orangey gold color, with a fluffy layer of soft white head foam, and web-like lacing. The nose was sweet, malty creaminess, with esters as tropical fruit, grapefruit, pineapple, and light resin. Medium+ bodied, with decent carbonation, and a little silkiness to the mouthfeel, the taste added a strong, citrus & rind bitterness, smoothed by a touch of malty sweetness, and intensified by a warming, but non-boozy alcohol presence. Solid DIPA.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

ryanscourt
3.5
AleSmith Robust Porter
Malty. Toasty and roasted flavor thin bodied. Robust in flavor. Had at brewery on draft
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

ryanscourt
3.4
AleSmith India Pale Lager
Stable. Nothing crazy. Enjoyable and light to drink. Had on draft at brewery.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

ryanscourt
3.8
AleSmith Tart Lil Devil
Really nice. Light and refreshing. Slightly sour but not really a sour ale.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

ryanscourt
3.6
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Crème Brûlée
Enjoyable but less than the speedway stout. Hard to taste the vanilla with be coffee and chocolate overtones
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

ryanscourt
4
AleSmith Speedway Stout
This is to beers as to what ports are to wines. Excellent flavor and complexity but at the expense of being a niche beer.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016