AleSmith Brewing Company Reviews




yngwie
4.3
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hammerhead
On tap at Sandar. It’s a jet black beer with a dense, finger thick tan head. Nice curtains. It has an intense roasted aroma with loads of coffee, some chocolate and burnt notes, hints of dark dried fruits and a boozy alcohol touch. It’s full-bodied as hell, smooth and warming, with a nice bitterness. Coffee dominated flavor with chocolate and some burnt malts. Lots of roasted malts too. Rather sweet, and with an ever-lasting coffee finish. A superb and delicious beer I’d love to see again. 161028
Monday, April 24, 2017

klm1
4.3
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Vietnamese Coffee
Beermail; Bottle 0,75l (as I know 28$); pours black opaque with creamy brown head. Aroma: roasted coffee, roasted grain, dark malts, molasses, burnt sugar?, vanilla, wood, leather, bourbon. Flavour: roasted grain, roasted coffee, malts with notes of toasted toffee, caramel, milk chocolate, molasses, burnt and candy sugar?!, vanilla, bourbon, woody notes, dark fruit esters...finish is dry, almost sticky...body is thick, texture smooth, carbonation moderate. Was I in a bad mood? Imo: It was too sticky, sugary in comparison to regular version of Vietnamese Speedway, which is superb, but this one, coffe note is too hidden...only last three or four sipps reveals that it live up to the hype.
Monday, April 24, 2017

Estebanik
4.6
AleSmith Reforged XX
Bottle sharing w Multi Qlti. Piana gruboziarnista. W aromacie wanilia, kokos, gorzka czekolada, szlachetny alkohol. I to wszystko na poziomie intensywności "wow". W smaku na początku słodycz deserowej czekolady, beczka, rozwija się w karmel, suszone owoce, aż po burbonowy, szlachetny alkohol. Piwo niewiarygodnie rozwija się w ustach. Słodycz jest spora, ale balansowana przez odczucie wyżej wspomnianego alkoholu. Rozpierdol, jedno z najlepszych piw jakie w życiu do tej pory wypiłem.
Monday, April 24, 2017

Joakgust
3.8
AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .394
Bottle. Clear golden orange beer with a large white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of caramel, citrus, grapefruit, stone fruit and lime. Flavor is fruity with notes of citrus, grapefruit, peaches, lime and grass. Well balanced.
Monday, April 24, 2017

klm1
4.3
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Nibs & Beans
0.75l bottle via beermail (only 22$?); pours black opaque with creamy light brown dissipate head with good lacing on the edges of a glass. Aroma: intense roasted grain, dark malts and additional ingredients as vanilla, coffee, cocoa. Flavour follows aroma, but it’s even more intense; roasted grain, malts with notes of milk & dark bitter cacao chocolate, intense coffee note, supported with vanilla, notes of toasted toffee, robust/ bitter cocoa, gentle sherry-like alcohol note. Finish is slightly dry, slightly bitter from roasted. Body is full, texture smooth, carbonation is moderate. Overall’: well...I can get two bottles of regular Speedway stout for the price of One of this one. And that’s not the only reason why I still prefer the regular one!
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Whatup14
4
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Boxcar
Canette 355ml. Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka foncée fugace. Arôme de bourbon, piment, chocolat noir, épices. Goût de malt torréfié, piment tout en longueur, sucré, léger bourbon, soupçon de mélasse. Carbonatation​ moyenne, corps moyen-dense​.
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Torrefacto
3.6
AleSmith Lil Devil
Pera, fruta verde, ciruelas y manzana. Cuerpo ligero, acidez muy suave y final seco.
Sunday, April 23, 2017

tom10101
4.1
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Boxcar
Can (355 ml), shared at tasting. Pitch black with a small brown head, not much retention, leaving little legs. Aroma is intensely flavorful with roasted malts, coffee aplenty, chili peppers, vanilla bean, molasses, alcohol and mild spiciness. Taste is semi-sweet, roasted malts with vanilla beans, coffee aplenty, molasses, alcohol lingering chili peppers. Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Coffee and chilies finish. Not the most balanced Speedway (usually it’s magical) but still impressively balanced considering all the ingredients. Really flavorful. Nice warmth from the chilies. Very good!
Saturday, April 22, 2017

pjotrapostou
3.7
AleSmith Horny Devil
Bardzo klasycznie w stylu belgijskim, dużo przypraw i dość intensywny, lekka słodycz ale dobrze zbalansowana, jednak oczekiwania były większe
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Franckg
4.1
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Boxcar
Canette. Robe brune foncée sans col de mousse et faible effervescence. Arômes de chocolat noir, jus de piment, café latte, vanille, alcool sec, biscuit. En bouche, chocolat onctueux, gâteau au caramel et vanille, grains de café, le tout sous une couche de piment qui n’est pas fait pour les estomacs sensibles. On le sent descendre longuement dans l’oesophage. Il faut par contre avouer que les saveurs s’agencent bien (c’est Alesmith quand même). Texture bien lisse et corps moyen à rond.
Saturday, April 22, 2017

tricksta_p
4.4
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hammerhead
From tap at Bierfestival Groningen 2017. Aroma is tons upon tons of coffee, dark roasted malt, chocolate, espresso, coffee beans, with some liquorice. Flavour is medium sweet and bitter. Body is quite full and rich. Wonderful coffee Speedway variety, just delicious.
Saturday, April 22, 2017

SlovakSniper
4
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Boxcar
Chocolaté et petit punch pimenté. Le liquide me semble mince un peu. Petit biscuit genre gaufrette au caramel et au café. Le nez montre un filet de bourbon et une belle vanille. Au goût, le bourbon prend une ampleur. Le piment en fin de bouche est moyennement intense. La texture n’est finalement pas si mince que ça. Belle façon de partir le bal. Je vais pousser un peu ma note pour cette belle cohésion des saveurs.
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Radek Kliber
4
AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .394
Where and how: can @ home
Aroma splendid aroma, fresh mango, resin, sweet sugary malts, accacia honey and meadow flowers.
Appearance :
Top: mid plus sized, off white with solid lace with rings
Base: fine haze on amber
Palate : full bodied, soft texture, lighter carbonation, very smooth. longer finish.
Taste: in short refined smooth pale ale. Drinkable, refreshing, balanced and easy going as hell.
Other notes world class creation.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

wlajwl
4.4
AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .394
Aroma is citrus/orange, fruit and slight sugar/candy. The flavor is orange/citrus, malts, fruit, tropical fruit and a spicy/medium bitter hoppy finish.
Saturday, April 22, 2017

ShivanDragon
4.1
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hammerhead
Bierfestival Groningen 2017, Martinikerk, van tap, zwart met minimale kraag. aroma van enorme koffie bonen, filterkoffie, geroosterd, gebrand, chocolade, In de smaken overheerst de koffie ook weer enorm, voornamelijk de koffie bonen en wat later de wat filterkoffie achtige tonen, chocolade, geroosterde en gebrande mouten, denk dat de basis toch wat beter is.
Saturday, April 22, 2017

SimonBlok
4.4
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Barrel Aged: Hammerhead
Small sample from tap at BFGM17. Appearance: pitch black with medium tan head. Aroma: lots of chocolate and coffee, kahlua, smoke, wood, toffee, bourbon and hops. Taste: high sweetness and high bitterness. Notes of espresso, coffee, cacao, chocolate, oak and bourbon. Palate: full bodied, oily to creamy texture and medium carbonation.
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Richardvv94
4.4
AleSmith Speedway Stout
Gedronken op bierfestival 17, 5e biertje, op dit moment 11e beste bier ter wereld, ziet er goed uit, smaakt top, goed in balans, fijn mondgevoel, donkere haast zwarte kleur zoals het hoort, ruikt naar rozijnen, smaakt daar ook redelijk naar, gebrand, 100% volle smaak echt top
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Samuel214
4.1
AleSmith Old Numbskull
Flaska från Beergium. Osäker på årtal, kan vara ganska färsk. Provning med ölsällskapet. Klar kopparröd med halvfinger högt, gräddig, beige skumkrona. Doftar torkad frukt, mandelmassa, knäck och malt. Stor, oljig, lite matt kropp. Stor i smaken med rejäla nötiga och knäckiga toner och lite inslag av apelsinskal. Stor och potent med värmande alkohol. Väl sammansatt. Håller ihop väl mellan sötma, storlek och alkohol. Ganska straightforward och klassisk barley wine. Gott!
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Tide
4
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Chock Full O’ Nuts
Draught at Alesmith. Black color, white head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, nuts, coffee, chocolate, wood, a bit of dark fruits and licorice. Bitter finish with roasted malts, nuts, coffee, chocolate, licorice, wood and a bit of dark fruits. Excellent imperial stout.
Friday, April 21, 2017

Tide
3.7
AleSmith Noël
Draught at Alesmith. Light brown color, white head. Bitter taste with ripe fruits, nuts, malts, earthy notes, toffee, bread and a bit of yeast. Bitter finish with ripe fruits, earthy notes, malts, dark fruits, toffee and a bit of grass. Very nice Belgian strong.
Friday, April 21, 2017

Tide
4.1
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Nibs & Beans
Draught at Alesmith. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, espresso, wood, nuts, chocolate, licorice, dark fruits and bread. Bitter finish with roasted malts, nuts, espresso, dark fruits, wood, bread, licorice and chocolate. Exquisite imperial stout.
Friday, April 21, 2017

Tide
3.2
AleSmith Spezial Pils
Draught at Alesmith. Golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, toast, grass and malts. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, malts, toast, grass and bread. Good pilsner.
Friday, April 21, 2017

Tide
3.6
AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .394
Draught at Alesmith. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, resin, mango, grass and a bit of pine. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, resin, mango and grass. Very nice APA.
Friday, April 21, 2017

Tide
4.3
AleSmith Rye Barrel-Aged Vietnamese Speedway Stout
Draught at Alesmith. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, nuts, dark fruits, whisky, oak, coffee, toffee and chocolate. Bitter finish with roasted malts, dark fruits, toffee, whisky, chocolate, wood, coffee and nuts. Exquisite imperial stout.
Friday, April 21, 2017

Tide
3.5
AleSmith Tart Lil Devil
Draught at Alesmith. Golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, earthy notes, ripe fruits, tart, coriander and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, orange peel, coriander, ripe fruits and grass. Very nice Belgian ale.
Friday, April 21, 2017

Tide
4
AleSmith Old Rumskull (Rum Barrel-Aged American Barelywine)
Draught at Alesmith. Brown color, white head. Bittersweet taste with rum, a bit of roasted malts, nuts, raisins, wood, a bit of bread and toffee. Bittersweet finish with rum, wood, toffee, raisins, ripe fruits, bread and caramel. Exquisite American strong ale.
Friday, April 21, 2017

Tide
3.6
AleSmith Decadence 2016
Draught at Alesmith. Copper color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, malts, nuts, hops, wood, toffee and a bit of ripe fruits. Bitter finish with citrus, nuts, toffee, wood, a bit of ripe fruits and hops. Very nice brew.
Friday, April 21, 2017

garroch
4
AleSmith Double Red IPA
Not that much going on with the aroma; had to stick my nose so deep in it that I snorted a gulp's worth. Once expelled, a pleasant sweet smell remained. Nice thick body, aggressive bitterness that lingers and fades to a warm toasty malt finish. Might supplant Nosferatu as my favorite red. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, April 21, 2017

jtclockwork
4
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Cacao Nibs
Crowler - pours dark brown tan head - nose/taste of chocolate roast, coffee, vanilla - medium bodied. Smooth. Solid.
Friday, April 21, 2017

Marheb
4.1
AleSmith Nut Brown Ale - Rum Barrel-aged
(En fût à la source): Je sais pas si ce sont les mêmes barriques utilisée pour la Rumskull mais c’est doux et peu épicé. La base semble supporter à la merveille l’affinement. Solide.
Friday, April 21, 2017

Marheb
4.5
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Boxcar
(En fût à la source): Tellement d’équilibre, c’est impressionnant. La vanille, le whiskey, la chair de piment grillée, le tabac et le cacao forment une entité formidable. Après quelques gorgées, on se rend compte que la chaleur s’est installée. Pas question de la mettre à la porte.
Friday, April 21, 2017

Obfuscate
3.8
AleSmith Spezial Pils
Not sure how this is a Top 50 rated Pilsner other than people see AleSmith. Either ways it’s decent I’m working on a 6 pack, no complaints.
Friday, April 21, 2017

Marheb
4.3
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Chock Full O’ Nuts
(En fût à la source): Texture d’une richesse mémorable, torréfaction molle, fruits confits et une finale poivrée, épicée.
Friday, April 21, 2017

Marheb
3.4
AleSmith Tart Lil Devil - Raspberry
(En fût à la source): Corps moyen, beaucoup d’esters et de framboises sucrées, acidité faible, finale sèche et propre.
Friday, April 21, 2017

Marheb
4.4
AleSmith Old Rumskull (Rum Barrel-Aged American Barelywine)
(En fût à la source): Une concentration de sucres bruns et vanille qui s’évaporent en bouche de façon élégante. C’est liquoreux mais aérien à la fois. Une touche fruitée, minérale et boisée enrobent parfaitement le baluchon de sucres. Ça fonctionne, c’est le moins qu’on puisse dire.
Friday, April 21, 2017

Marheb
4.3
AleSmith Rye Barrel-Aged Vietnamese Speedway Stout
(En cask à la source): Une puissance chocolatée laisse infiltrer un mocha vivement rôti immédiatement rattrapé par une bouquet chaud d’épices et de bois sec. Moins arrondie dans la finition mais encore une fois une version hautement satisfaisante. Risque d’être encore meilleure en bouteille. À suivre.
Friday, April 21, 2017

klm1
4.5
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Boxcar
Brothers beermail; one can 0.355ml, should be two (khmmm!); with 13% abv. The strongest canned beer? So f*** what! - Pours oily black, hazy/opaque, with dissipate creamy brown head. Aroma: roasted chilli, roasted grain, daRk malts, molasses, vanilla, wood, bourbon....flavour follows aroma with more stenght & intensity; roasted grain, malts with notes of cacao dark chocolate, milk chocolate, fresh roasted coffee beans, just hint of smoked, peated, molasses, roasted (smoked?) chilli, woody notes, sweet (vanillin) vanilla, gentle bourbon note. All ingrediends are pretty well blended, just chilli burnt is maybe too intense before finish (I think that Bourbon intensify chilli burning). Finish is dry. Body is thick, texture smooth, carbonation moderate to low. F***: after small can I’m almost drunk. I’m getting older.
Friday, April 21, 2017

alvaro78
3.7
AleSmith IPA
Aromas citricos y tropiacles Buen aspecto espuma persistente En boca balanceada, maltosa al principio para un final citrico resinoso
Friday, April 21, 2017

mcberko
3.7
AleSmith Spezial Pils
12 oz. can, pours a hazy golden blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out a herbaceous grassy character upfront, followed by biscuity malt. Flavour follows accordingly, with lots of grassy hops, plenty of herbal character, and biscuity malt. A proper German pils here. Count on AleSmith to get this right. Very good.
Friday, April 21, 2017

balloonbuffoon
4.4
AleSmith Nut Brown English-Style Ale (Bottle and Draft)
Draft, chalice glass. Appears amber-brown with some lacing, and the nose is of creamy caramel malt. A very well-balanced brown ale. It’s light-medium bodied, and has smooth caramel and mild, earthy hop flavor. Executed on point. Suitable for many settings.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

balloonbuffoon
3.2
AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .394
From a tap to a pint glass. Medium gold with a good amount of head. Smelled of dusty citrus hops. A decent drinking, non spectacular APA - medium body palate with a mild burntness and grapefruit hoppiness.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

balloonbuffoon
3.2
AleSmith Lil Devil
Paid ~$2.50 for a single 12floz with bottling date seemingly absent. Poured into a nonic glass. Its a medium-dark gold with a small layer of froth. Hay, artificial banana, and lemon zest compose the nose, which is much like you might expect from a wit. C’mon Alesmith, call this beer what it is...a Belgian Wit. It is is done close to style, so can’t knock it too much. Yet, it is very typical and feel no need to describe the palate further.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

neongolden
4.4
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Boxcar
(On tap @ Anvil and Stave, April 5/17) Pours black with a medium tan head. Nose of chocolate, dry coffee grounds, wood, light bourbon, smoky chili, moderate roast. Flavour is dark malt with rich caramel and light molasses, cacao, light vanilla, dark fruit, smoky pepper, coffee with floral notes and surprisingly bright fruity hints, a little wood, earth, bourbon is quite balanced and intricate rather than hitting you over the head. The chili heat definitely kicks up at the back end though, dry and smoky and emphasizing the earthy notes and bitter cacao, unfortunately slightly overwhelming the nuances from earlier in the sip. Finishes dry thanks to the heat. Quite full bodied, smooth carbonation. This is lovely stuff, but a touch less burn to the chili and I think it would have been even lovelier, because what I think would have been an impressive aftertaste was somewhat truncated. Small knock against a top notch stout.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

neongolden
4
AleSmith Noble Empire
(On tap @ Anvil and Stave, April 5/17) Pours black with a pale tan head. Nose is a mix of bourbon, dark molasses malts that are lightly to moderately burnt, vanilla, a lot of wood. Flavour is very smooth and relatively low on roast. A bunch of vanilla, dark burnt sugar, some toasted oak, lots of bourbon, kind of over burnt and over boozed compared to the Speedway mold - I realize my impressions are probably affected by having this with multiple Speedway variants. Sweet molasses finish with bourbon. Medium bodied. Low carbonation. Too hot for its body. I bet some age could settle this down nicely though, so more nuances from the barrels can be appreciated.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

neongolden
4
AleSmith Reforged XXI
(On tap @ Anvil and Stave, April 5/17) Pours extremely dark brown with an off white head and lace. Aroma is a bit of near eastern spice, dried red fruits, red wine, a touch tart, caramel, wood. Flavour is tart, fruity, a bit spiced, mulled wine vibe. Caramel backbone. Fairly dry overall, some spirit heat of rum and light bourbon towards the back end. A bit astringent, maybe. Not bad at all, a little oversmooth like FW XX. Medium full body. Average carb. A good sipper.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

neongolden
4.2
AleSmith Old Numbskull - Bourbon Barrel Aged
(On tap @ Anvil and Stave, April 5/17) Pours a deep red tinged brown with a stable fine white head. Aroma is dried figs, toffee, grapes, vanilla, bourbon. Flavour mimics it a bunch, rich toffee, figs, vanilla, mixed dried fruit, some whiskey, light heat, oak. A bit nutty. Pretty balanced for the abv. Medium full body and soft carb. A textbook high-quality bourbon barrel barley wine.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

neongolden
3.9
AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel
(On tap @ Anvil and Stave, Apr 5/17) Pours a clear dark red brown, with a fine but decent white head and spotty lace. Aroma of crisp, mineral, toffee, raisin, vanilla, wood. Flavour is surprisingly light caramel, some dried pale fruit, oak, vanilla, some boozy bourbon. Body is kind of light and mineral. Boozy. Soft carb. Huh. I expected substantially more richness from the body than was present here. While that crisp feel is interesting, it also seemed to struggle to backstop the barrel character.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

neongolden
4.3
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Nibs & Beans
(On tap @ AleSmith, April 5/17) Pours black with a pale tan head that fades slowly with serious lace. Aroma is rich bakers chocolate/cacao, vanilla beans, dark roast coffee, moderately burnt malt, dark toffee, lush. Flavour is pretty blended between cacao/dark unsweetened chocolate, vanilla, dark roast coffee, light molasses and dark fruit, a bit earthy, pretty rich, with a dry finish that’s moderately to heavily bitter. Coffee tends to dominate in the finish with a bit of cacao. Medium full body, soft carb, and a little booze. Very nice stuff. More bitter than regular Speedway thanks to the cacao nibs, but I didn’t find it wildly out of balance because of it.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

neongolden
4.2
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Mokasida Coffee
(On tap @ AleSmith, April 5/17) Pours black with a fine pale head and lots of lace. Aroma is a bit tight for a Speedway, the dark malt core lifted by cocoa powder, dried fruit, sweet, a bit earthy, vanilla hints, a bit smoky as it warms. Flavour is very fruity for a Speedway, sweet, a touch tart, relatively light roast. Prominent blueberry, cocoa powder, light roast coffee, earth, some lightly burnt grains, a hint of alcohol, light bitterness for a Speedway. Smooth stuff. Medium full body and soft carb. Hard not to view this beer in the light of the normal variant, since this is all about coffee character, but that character is admirably distinct. It’s soft, fruity and acidic in comparison, so it lacks the outright punch. That’s largely compensated for by its elegance. Very lovely stout.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

DocLock
4
AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .394
Can from Whole Foods. Pours hazy straw with off-white head and high carbonation level. Nose is floral hops, pale malt, citrus. Tastes hoppy, resiny, floral, with a smooth and complex mouthfeel and bitter finish that floats like a velvety cloud down the back of your eager throat.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017