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Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery

Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery
30th Anniversary Winter Welcome Ale

Category: Winter Ale

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

Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery
30th Anniversary Winter Welcome Ale

Category: Winter Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: United Kingdom
Alcohol: 6%
Bright amber color. Aromas of dark toast with marmalade, roasted dates, malt, and clove with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length spiced cranberry, spice cake, and radicchio and endive finish. A dry and spicy Winter Ale with a great balance of intensity and drinkability.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dark toast with marmalade, roasted dates, malt, and clove
Taste Flavor: spiced cranberry, spice cake, and radicchio and endive
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Meat Loaf, Ribs, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry and spicy winter ale with a great balance of intensity and drinkability.

The Producer or Importer

Merchant du Vin

The Producer or  Importer
119 1st Ave SO, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104
USA
1 253-656-0321

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.