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Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery

Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery
Winter Welcome Ale

Category: Winter Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: England
Alcohol: 6%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery
Winter Welcome Ale

Category: Winter Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: England
Alcohol: 6%
Bright gold color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of lemon herb muffin, grapefruit marmalade, white grape, and hop pellets with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, elegant, long toasted dark baguette, peppercorns, and watercress finish. A lovely, quenching winter ale with great balance and style.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: lemon herb muffin, grapefruit marmalade, white grape, and hop pellets
Taste Flavor: toasted dark baguette, peppercorns, and watercress
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Turkey, Smoked Trout, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lovely, quenching winter ale with great balance and style.

The Producer or Importer

Merchant du Vin

The Producer or  Importer
119 1st Ave SO, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104
USA
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Winter Ale

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Winter ales are deep golden to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 5.5-9%. Beers in this category can be unspiced, though a majority of these beers feature a wide variety of seasonal spices. True to their name, these beers are commonly brewed in the winter and often feature cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and all spice in their flavor profiles. Better examples of this style feature a balance between added spices, hops, malt and alcohol. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Full Sail Wassail Winter Ale and Deschutes Jubelale.