Day 8 of Taste-Mas: Samuel Smith Winter Welcome 550 ml

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This seasonal beer is a limited edition brewed for the short days and long nights of winter. The full body resulting from fermentation in ‘stone Yorkshire squares’ and the luxurious malt character, which will appeal to a broad range of drinkers, is balanced against whole-dried Fuggle and Golding hops with nuances and complexities that should be contemplated before an open fire. 550 ml, 6% alc./vol.
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  One thought on “Day 8 of Taste-Mas: Samuel Smith Winter Welcome 550 ml

  1. Chooch
    December 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    I don’t normally like fuggle hops, but this beer is pretty good!!

    I think the flavor profile is the perfect match for the hot roast beef sandwich I just finished. 🙂

    Seriously though.

    I taste a lot of fruit in this brew, but there’s a coppery hoppy aftertaste. It isn’t unpleasant at all, but it is unique to this beer!

    Yet another win for the 12 days of taste-mas!!!

  2. December 21, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Day 8, Frantic on TV and Winter Welcome Ale in my belly, now that’s what I call 4 Days till Christmas. Perhaps this will be a tradition for me; Curl up with a Samuel Smith Winter Welcome Ale and watch Harrison Ford get Frantic. Anyway, the beer is quite nice and refreshing. It poured a caramel colour with a small white foam head. The fruitiness and the maltiness of the beer comes through which makes it a joy to drink.

  3. Chris
    December 21, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    After a busy Saturday with son’s hockey and driving the icy roads and battling the crowds for last minute presents, nice to be home with a hot dinner and another beer to taste. Didnt research a food match on this day, went with the nice, easy (and tasty) chicken and tomatoes on rice with parm on top.
    First thing that struck with this beer is that it is much lighter than the previous 7. A golden/amber colour.
    A slight head when poured. Low to medium carbonation.
    I didnt find much character to this beer. Didnt love it, didnt hate it. Meh.

  4. December 21, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Crazy bottle! Nice pour, nice colour, nice taste. Easily could plow through a bunch of these. Dare I say on a roll?

  5. Russ
    December 21, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Golden amber colour. Easy drinking beer with a slightly malty, slightly hoppy taste (but not too much of either). Quite enjoyable from beginning to end.

  6. December 23, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    I know I liked this one, I just wish I could remember why. I’m drinking today’s beer right now and losing track of taste memories. The label is nicely garish though, some Monty Python and Sgt. Pepper going on there.

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