AleSmith Brewing Company Reviews




italianjohn
3.8
AleSmith / Pizza Port Logical Choice
Pale golden pour with a thin white head and bands of thick lacing .... aroma is light and citrusy grapefruit, light orange and pine .... taste is of some warming booze, pine, citrusy grapefruit and orange along with bitter dry dank hops .... has a spicy bitter dry hop on the back end into the finish that lets some abv in there ..... slick and oily mouthfeel .... finish is very dry and bitter with a piney and citrusy aftertaste ..... considering its 10% the booze is hidden pretty well and the beer is smooth .... nice brew
Friday, July 28, 2017

DiarmaidBHK
4
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Thai
Draft at Mekong. Pours black with half inch of khaki foam. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Lots of coffee, chocolate, and spices on the nose and tongue. Hides it’s booze well. Nice.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Iznogud
4.7
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Rye Barrel Aged: Vietnamese
On tap at Alesmith Brewing/Anvil & Stave. Pours black with tan to light brown head. Roasted malts, lots of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, some rye, dried dark fruit, whiskey. Sweet, thick, chewy, complex, but still smooth. Bit warming, but no excessive alcohol. Full bodied. Out of 6 Speedways tried at the brewery this one was best for me.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

SG111
4
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Thai
Tap at Hop Cat, Detroit. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is lots of Thai food notes. Smells like pad Thai, ginger, peanuts, spice, pepper, chocolate, coffee. I like that nose a lot. Flavor is pepper and chili spice, chocolate, ginger. That is good stuff.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Iznogud
4.1
AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel
On tap at Alesmith Brewing/Anvil & Stave. Pours black with nice dense beige head. Heavy malty, roasted, dark fruit, caramel, dried fruit, bourbon, raisins, wood, some chocolate. Sweet with bitterness in finish. Full bodied. Warming. Nice.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Iznogud
4.3
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged
On tap at Alesmith Brewing/Anvil & Stave. Pours black with small brownish head. Roasted malts, chocolate, molasses, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, some wood. Sweet. Oily, bit sticky, thick. Full bodied.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

doctorbarn
5
AleSmith Speedway Stout
Big coffee and chocolate notes Very smooth and drinkable
Thursday, July 27, 2017

gnoff
3.5
AleSmith Nut Brown English-Style Ale (Bottle and Draft)
RBESG 2017, sampled on July 21, 2017.
During the epic bus ride(s) going from Riga towards Tartu, after brewery stop no 1.
Bottled.
Clear brown color, tan to light brown head. Nutty, toasted scent. Sweet, malty, grainy taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Nutty aftertaste.
7/4/7/3/14=3.5

Thursday, July 27, 2017

gnoff
3.5
AleSmith Lil Devil
RBESG 2017, sampled on July 21, 2017.
During the epic bus ride(s) going from Riga towards Tartu.
Bottled.
Hazy golden color, off-white head. Spicy, sweet, fruity scent. Spicy, sweet, fruity taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Spicy aftertaste.
7/4/7/3/14=3.5

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Ungstrup
3.1
AleSmith Spezial Pils
Can. A hazy golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, herbs, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of fruits, straw, and malt, leading to a bitter finish.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

RobertDale
3.9
AleSmith Hall of Fame: Imperial San Diego Pale Ale .394
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a decent white head. Aroma of citrus, tropical, and pine. Taste is grapefruit, orange, mango, pine, and malt. Nice balance. Very good.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Niko100
4
AleSmith / Pizza Port Logical Choice
Nice golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, floral hops, tropical fruit, some pine, & citrus. Flavor of sweet malt, pine hops, tropical fruit, caramel, and citrus; Finish is bitter & fairly boozy; Potent stuff - nice!
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

obguthr
4.3
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Thai
Dark chocolate, coffee, mint. Black, thin tan head. Dark chocolate, raisin, mint. Espresso finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Not nearly as weird as I expected and good as heck!
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

obguthr
3.9
AleSmith Hall of Fame: Imperial San Diego Pale Ale .394
Apricot and orange nose, strong. Clear amber, medium head. Apricot, orange, lemongrass. Medium body, easy carbonation, warm.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

hershiser2
3.1
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Thai
Draft taproom. Pours black with a small team head. Aroma is sweet chili sauce, chocolate. Flavor is Thai chili, chocolate, a little mint. Maybe some coconut. I’m not sure about this.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

ttoadee
3.6
AleSmith Spezial Pils
Slightly hazy yellow, quick head. Nose is malty and floral. Light bitterness. Middle is sweet malt, honey , crisp apple, more of the floral. Finish is mildly and pleasantly bitter, soft malt.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

hershiser2
3.9
AleSmith Hall of Fame: Imperial San Diego Pale Ale .394
Draft taproom. Pours golden with a large soft offwhite head. Juicy citrus aroma of orange and grapefruit. Flavor is orange peel and juice, vanilla hints, light green vegetation. Bitter up front smooth clean finish. Very nice.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Lore
4.4
AleSmith Private Stock Ale
dark amber colour with ruby notes, one inch creamy yellowish head, which lasts for several minutes; aroma of dried figs, some dates and raisins, walnut and herbal notes, whisky and toffee; taste of dried figs and plum, walnut liqueur, intensive syrupy-caramel notes, honeycomb toffee, herbal medicine, apple, biscuit, hints of anise, some moderately burnt-herbal like bitterness in the background and spicy alcohol; excellent English strong ale with definite quadrupel-like features
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Zilb
2.7
AleSmith Nut Brown Ale - All English (Draft Only)
Brune pas de mousse ni carbo. 1er nez vieux vin rouge. 2eme nez malt grill? et noix. En bouche, bonne rondeur mais plate ? cause du manque de bulle. Final cacao/nois/pointe caf?. Originale mais pas exceptionnelle. ?tonn?e des notes moyennes : pas su trouver la DLC.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Borup
3.2
AleSmith Spezial Pils
33 cl. bottle. A hazy golden coloured beer with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, fruit, straw and with a bitter finish.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Desverger
3.4
AleSmith Spezial Pils
[email protected] -Light yellow pour with a white head. Grassy hoppy and fruity aroma and taste with some notes of lemon, light citrus fruity, grainy malty, with some grassy floral hoppy accents into the finish.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

yespr
3.1
AleSmith Spezial Pils
12 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy yellow, small white head. Aroma is grassy and herbal. Bitter, grassy and herbal. Bitter and dry herbal hoppy finish.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

CH-303
4.5
AleSmith Speedway Stout
Appearance: Dark brown, near black, seems clear. Some dark tan head.
Aroma: Coffee, prunes, dark malt. Roasted.
Taste: Coffee, very dark malt, roasted, prunes? Dark chocolate. Very smooth and great balance. Warming. Great!
Bought: Craft Gallery (Bern), 750 ml, CHF 28.90
Info: 22/7-2017, BB: ??/??-????

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

hauxe
2.6
AleSmith My Bloody Valentine
Pours dark amber from the bottle. The head is thick and frothy. Aroma is a mix of caramel and red berry. An interesting mix that works, unfortunately, more nauseating than pleasant for my taste. Taste is very sweet up front, turning tart, then finishing with a dry, mild bitterness. Finishes warm and lightly alcoholic. Body is thick and rich. Overall a wonderfully complex but ultimately cloying effort that fails to grow on me.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

DocLock
4.7
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged
Shared bottle. Dark blackish pour, thick, tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, oak, bourbon, vanilla, molasses, chocolate. Complex flavor, huge palate density, notes of oak, vanilla, molasses, chocolate, bourbon, well hidden alcohol. Delicious!
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

DocLock
4.2
AleSmith Private Stock Ale
Bottle from Smith’s. Pours hazy dark brown with tan head. Nose was roasty caramel malt, nuts, brown sugar, spice. Tasted caramel malty, with yeasty notes, nutmeg, very complex, comes off like an imperial nut brown ale mixed with a Belgian quad.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

DocLock
3.7
AleSmith Decadence 2015
Bottle from Smith’s. Hazy brownish ruby pour with off-white head. Nose was caramel malt, yeasty candi sugary, spicy. Tasted like a roasty, slightly smoky Quad with some spicy notes, brown sugar, yeasty finish.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

datrael
4.7
AleSmith Speedway Stout
W aromacie mnóstwo kawy, ziarna kawy, swiezo parzona kawa, w tle nieco czekolady, bardzo intensywnie. W wygladzie gleboko czarne z obraczka bezowej piany, opakowane w fajna czarna puszke. W smaku uderza niesamowicie intensywna kawowosc w stylu espresso, do tego gorzkie kakao, gorzka czekolada, praliny, mleczna czekolada najpierw nuty subtelne i eleganckie, potem intensywne i agresywne, wow. W posmaku wanilia, tiramisu, ciasto czekoladowe, bardzo bogate i zlozone. Na finiszu lekkie rozgrzewanie. Slodko - gorzkie z palona goryczka. Cialo geste, kremowe, zadziwiajaco pijalne, alkohol, poza lekkim rozgrzewaniem, ukryty. Doskonale piwo, klasa.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

HogTownHarry
3.7
AleSmith My Bloody Valentine
March 12, 2015 - with blankboy, gregclow, jercraigs and mabel - bomber. Looks perfect - bright and deep ruby with a large lasting tan creamy head. Pale ale aroma with light rye and extra roast - lush, and a bit acidic. Taste is like a drier ESB with some resin bitterness, a little sweet but the bitterness increases. Slick, light, airy, medium finish - a bit of a black IPA linger - mild roast and green resin bitterness. Decent.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

chrisv10
3
AleSmith Spezial Pils
Can, 4.9%. Clear yellow with small white head. Aroma is malt, grainy, hop and grass. Flavour is malt, grainy, hop, grass, straw, little sweet, little dry and a little bitter.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

SeniorZozo
3.9
AleSmith My Bloody Valentine


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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

ALIBALI
4.1
AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale
AscheDry & durchaus OLDALEig. Cake, Birkenrinde & der Wollüberwurf formen ein rustikales Ganzes. ?. 0,75l Bottle. Maui machts möglich :)...THANXXXX!!!
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

kassner
4.1
AleSmith / Pizza Port Logical Choice
Golden beer, great lacing, head can’t hold the head, great stuff inside, eith lots of hops and a good amount of malt. Just a tad too much carbonic acid.
Monday, July 24, 2017

vastervikman
3.7
AleSmith / Mikkeller APA
From USA trip in january. Tap. Clear deep golden color, white head. Smooth nose, honey, malts and hops. Rich smooth body, honey, hops. Bbalanced and tasty.
Monday, July 24, 2017

vastervikman
3.8
AleSmith Cream Ale
From my USA trip. Svart med lite blygsammare aroma. Lite rostade toner , jäst och lite jordig. Riktigt bra balanserad!
Monday, July 24, 2017

vastervikman
4
AleSmith Anvil ESB
From USA. Best of the best like a bench mark. bread, grass, spruce, earthy, raisin, woody. LAcing stays forever and ever.
Monday, July 24, 2017

vastervikman
4.6
AleSmith / Pizza Port Logical Choice
from my USA trip. Indeed a good stuff here! Only good stuff .resin, floral, grass, citrus, toast, dough, alcohol, bubblegum.
Monday, July 24, 2017

beer_queue
4.5
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Vietnamese Coffee
Strong coffee & bourbon on the nose; earthy, smoky, dark-roast coffee with that sweet bourbon in the back. Full, mouth-coating body. Coffee and dark chocolates lead the way to provide a bitter, smoky base. Some dark sugar sweetness (caramel/brown sugar) in the middle and bourbon to finish. Overall, a delicious coffee-forward stout with enough sweetness and chocs to add balance & variety; bourbon is the cherry on top. Beautiful beer for the coffee fanatics!
Monday, July 24, 2017

jzzbassman
3.8
AleSmith Spezial Pils
Can. Pours slighty hazed yellow with a fizzy head. Sweet aroma of corn and grass. Flavor is nice and crisp, subtly sweet, with a good amount of carbonation for a nice finish.
Sunday, July 23, 2017

dfearnley
4
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Vietnamese Coffee
Shared at RBAG 2017 - thanks kbudd. Pours dark with a thin tan head which does not last very long. Avenues of gummy alcohol run down the glass after every pull. Lots of coffee and toasted malt aromas assisted by oatmeal and dark chocolate. Taste is coffee and roasted grains; I can pick out oatmeal and rye most prevalently. The alcohol is present but not a feature.
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Habanero
3.8
AleSmith Private Stock Ale
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy amber with an average off-white head. Aroma of toasted caramel, breaddy notes and ripe fruits. Sweet flavor that ends up being more dry and a little bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Ale.
Sunday, July 23, 2017

nathanvc
5
AleSmith Speedway Stout
Draft at Yard House, Los Angeles. Finally found after a three-week long trip through the USA, after giving up hope, but here it is.
Pours cloudy jet black with a lasting, small, foamy, beige head. Smell is roasted malt and toasted bread. The complex aroma contains the same, dark chocolate, dark fruits (figs), malt, coffee (with milk), some hops, even citrus, caramel, some vanilla, smoke and light alcohol. It tastes medium chocolatey sweet, light to medium coffee-like bitter, with very light sour hints. The finish is long, roasted and light hoppy (but never aggressive in both aspects) and very light alcoholic. The ABV remains-well hidden, yet there is some warmth from the alcohol. Full body, a creamy and very smooth texture, soft fizzy carbonation - which makes it unbelievably easy to drink. Due to the enormous richness in flavour, complexity in aroma and smoothness in palate, this is probably one of the best beers I’ve ever tasted.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

BuckeyeBoy
1.9
AleSmith Old Rumskull (Rum Barrel-Aged American Barelywine)
750ml bottle thanks to Steve. Pours out a dark amber topped with a sand head. Nose is full infection barrel notes and rich malts. Taste is more of the burning tires infection wow this is bad.
Saturday, July 22, 2017

zoucrew102
4
AleSmith Hall of Fame: Imperial San Diego Pale Ale .394
Bomber. Sweet tropical fruit hop aroma with notes of grapefruit citrus and pine resiny hops. Pours clear golden colored with a large off white head that has excellent retention and some lacing. Starts with sweet tropical fruit and grapefruit hop citrus flavors with a bit of citric acidity. Finishes dry and quite smooth with grapefruit hop flavors continuing before a hint of pine resiny hop bitterness hits the palate at the very end. Very nice imperial IPA.
Saturday, July 22, 2017

crossovert
3.2
AleSmith Spezial Pils
355ml can. Light gold pour, big white head. Aroma is hugely hopped for the style, very spicy and floral, biscuit malt. Flavor is very round, not super flavorful up front but a heavy resinous noble hop finish with some bitterness. This is not the greatest pils in the world, not really made to style, to heavy and not enough well-roundedness, but i could drink a few.
Saturday, July 22, 2017

DialSquare
3.8
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Thai
Draft from the Hoof Hearted brew pub: black pour, medium frothy tan. aroma of basil, ginger. tastes are fairly spiced - ginger, faint chili, cumin vibe. also chocolate, coconut, roasty, lemon/lime, coffee, milky. not my favorite take on this, but still very interesting.
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Ronritter
3.9
AleSmith Hall of Fame: Imperial San Diego Pale Ale .394
on tap golden pour with white head aroma is cereal and grapefruit taste was citrus zest with a bitter hop finish
Saturday, July 22, 2017

gregwilsonstl
4
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kona Coffee
Tasted kona coffee, Jamaican coffee, and the speedway versions of each on fish smoking day w carter. Tastes similar to the coffee. Smoother than Jamaica. Hazelnut.
Saturday, July 22, 2017

gregwilsonstl
3.8
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee
Tasted kona coffee, Jamaican coffee, and the speedway versions of each on fish smoking day w carter. Dark black. Beer isnt tasting much like this the coffee. Something like cherry at the end.
Saturday, July 22, 2017

ABUSEDGOAT
3.7
AleSmith / Pizza Port Logical Choice
You have done quite well with yourself dog, but you aren’t that good yet. Amber colored with a white head, aroma of grapefruit, citrus, caramel, light tropical fruit. Medium to full bodied, hop flavors dominate with a sweet malt finish.
Saturday, July 22, 2017