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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%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery
Winter Welcome Ale

Category: Winter Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: England
Alcohol: 6%
Medium-brown color. Fruity aromas and flavors of caramel fudge, banana raisin muffin, and floral honeycomb with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, delightful, creme brulee, honey buttered toast, and sprouts finish. A delicious and smooth winter warmer with great texture and drinkability.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Smooth & Mild & Malty
Aroma Aroma: caramel fudge, banana raisin muffin, and floral honeycomb
Taste Flavor: creme brulee, honey buttered toast, and sprouts
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Meat Loaf, Ribs, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious and smooth winter warmer with great texture 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
Beer Glass Shaker Pint Amber.jpg
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.
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