April 24, 2008

Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale.

Back to the beer reviews. Repeat enabler Bruce of Back to the Bat Cave sponsors tonightís review. His contribution this week was Samuel Smithís Winter Welcome Ale by the Samuel Smith old Brewery in Tadcaster, England.

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It comes in a 1 pint 2.7 FL OZ brown bottle. The bottle has the name of the brewery molded into the glass. There is a gold foil wrapping around the neck. The label has a purple background and is very busy. In the middle is a picture of an old merchants ship.

There is a nice dark copper color to it. It is clear with no hints of cloudiness to it at all. When poured a half inch white head with a combination of bubbles formed. The head slowly faded into a film and ring on top the beer that lasted until the finish.

When smelled you can detect a mixture of malts and grains. It almost smells like a bran cereal. There is a touch of citrus to it as well as a hint of spice. The taste is a combination of malts and some spices. I had a difficult time singling any out. They mixed fairly well together.

This is a medium bodied beer. The carbonation level is comparable with most beers Iíve had. Itís very easy to drink.

Bruce usually goes out of his way to find some of the most jacked up beers Iíve ever had. In fact heís rather good at finding beers that no normal person would ever want to drink. This time he actually found something really nice. Itís pleasant and easy to drink. I give it a 6.5 out of 10.

Posted by Contagion in Alcohol at April 24, 2008 11:06 AM | TrackBack

I gotta toss ya a bone every so often.

Posted by: Bruce at April 25, 2008 05:32 PM