Sunday, November 30, 2008
Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome
At $4.69 for a 18.7oz bottle, this stuff had better be good. Some Christmas/winter beers taste like a Christmas tree...may not be the most pleasant taste, or what you'd normally expect from a beer. However, the higher alcohol content these beers usually pack, along with the strong pine tree taste, they usually bitch slap you across the face reminding you it's Christmas.
For the beer...this is your standard English Ale...very good. Not Wintery/Christmasy or anything else in my mind. I'm not sure why they picked this recipe for their "winter welcome". I'd drink this beer any time of the year. Grade=A, PQ=15.9