Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome

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Type: Old Ale
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  • 6.00% 
  • 1833/3686 
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Honey-amber-colored, creamy head of small bubbles, floral aroma and delicious malt flavor with great finesse.

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  • Mar 16, 2011
    kaj-ii (778)Rank: Beer ConnoisseurGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
    2.9
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    [Best served in an English pint]

    Poured amber in color with virtually no head and fair lacing. The aroma was almost non-existent with a slight hint of bready malts and doughy yeast. It tasted slighly bitter in the beginning with no real flavor at the finish. Mouthfeel was light bodied and watery in texture. Overall nothing special.

  • Feb 26, 2011
    madcaddie_foley (37)Rank: Beer NoviceGroup: Georgia Guzzlers
    4.6
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    First things first, I have to admit I look forward to the time of year that my bum is going to freeze off just for the simple fact that it’s when the best stout, porters and seasonal brews come out. And Sammy Smith’s is one of the forerunners of it all. On to the beer…

    This aroma is mostly spice with a little fruit and a slight alcohol scent. It pours a beautiful amber colour with a light lacey head. Simply put it tastes like Christmas, it’s sweet with a slight nutty spice aftertaste. It’s like sugarplum fairies holding a ballet on your tongue. The mouthfeel is consistent with this style of ale, and despite it’s sweetness it doesn’t feel sugary. I definitely wouldn’t advise chugging this beer or playing beer pong with it… (Don’t worry I would never disrespect a good beer like that!)

    This one is perfect to be shared with a loved one on a cold winter night by the fire place.
  • Dec 17, 2009
    mafergus (4)Rank: Beer Novice
    3.6
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    A winter classic, beer drinkers world-wide owe much thanks to Samuel Smith as one of the pioneers of the microbrewing industry.

    Winter welcome is a medium-bodied, slightly spiced winter beer. I'm not sure how to edit the beer information, but its certainly not an old ale. A quality beer all-around, very solid seasonal session beer.