Samuel Smith's "Winter Welcome"
Winter Warmer Ale - England / Seasonal
$4 / 18.7 oz.
6 per cent
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.