Winter Welcome Ale from the Samuel Smith Old Brewery in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, England pours a beautiful, clear rusty-amber colour and leaves a thin but frothy beige collar on your glass. This strong beer carries an almost cider-like apple aroma with hints of pine and spice and a caramel sweetness.
Samuel Smith’s Winter Welcome Ale delivers a very bubbly mouthfeel that gives way to a dry taste, again reminiscent of apple or pear cider. A peppery and clove-like spiciness comes though mostly in the finish, balanced by a hoppy bitterness. You are then left with a pleasant face-warming sensation between sips.