Samuel Smith 'Winter Welcome' Ale

Samuel Smith Winter Welcome Ale 1
Samuel Smith 'Winter Welcome' Ale. 6% abv. 32 IBU. Amber-golden color. Thick creamy head with excellent retention and lacing throughout. Aromas of rich malt and some bright spice. Front taste is somewhat malty with a mild bitter hop bite that falls going into the aftertaste, which is faintly malty sweet. Thin-medium body. Mouthfeel is thin, clean, some carb.

Samuel Smith is one of those dependable old breweries that makes a lot of home runs. Though most other Christmas/Winter brews are bigger and bolder than this one, it's still a classic and an old favorite. Well recommended.

From the brewery:

"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."

Samuel Smith Winter Welcome Ale 2