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Advent Beer Calendar 2008: Day 15: Samuel Smith’s Winter Welcome

Today we’re going with a classic: Samuel Smith’s Winter Welcome Ale. A quintessential English Winter Warmer, it’s malty and hoppy with a touch of spiciness without going over the top at 6% alcohol by volume.

Not much more I need to say—just look for the distinctive bottle and colorful label and you’ll be in for a treat.

Strangely enough, Samuel Smith’s is one of the only breweries these days without a website. Instead, I’ve pointed to Merchant du Vin’s page as they are the official importer of the Samuel Smith’s line of beers into the U.S., and they have a decent page for it.

BeerAdvocate grade: B. RateBeer score: 3.25/5, 66th percentile.