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Samuel Smith's "Winter Welcome"

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Samuel Smith's "Winter Welcome" is a warm, malty brew


Samuel Smith's "Winter Welcome"

Winter Warmer Ale - England / Seasonal
$4 / 18.7 oz.
6 per cent ABV

The Yorkshire ales of Samuel Smith are legendary, combining reverence for tradition with an uncommon dedication to quality. This beer is brewed in the Winter Warmer style; smooth, malty brews that are a touch stronger, plumper, less bitter and more caramel-scented than the typical British pale ale. "Winter Welcome" is a tawny gold, topped with a froth as white and fluffy as Santa's beard. It delivers just enough richness to soothe the wind-chapped senses, yet doesn't push intensity so far as to limit the beer's drinkability by the pint. Solidly malty, "Winter Welcome" is very dry with a hearty, multi-grain toast quality. Complex earthy aromas worthy of artisanal cheese add depth, while mineral sharpness and herbal hop twang scour the palate clean. This winter beer is a study in restraint, an impeccably balanced brew with class that needn't shout to make its message heard.

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