Eleventh beer of Christmas 

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me ale brewed organically

Samuel Smith brewery in Tadcaster seems to be a bit of a hidden gem to the younger generation the sibling of the John Smith brewery bloodline who left to do his own thing. 

All the beers they brew are certified organic and the chocolate stout has to be tried to be believed the Christmas ale is itself a throw back to a time when instead of adding spices to beers abd slapping a rudolph pump clip on it would take a regular brew and pump it up to a higher abv to see the regulars through the season. 

Winter welcome ale tastes like a very fine real ale but with boulder kick at 6.0% bottle conditioned and brewed with hole dried fuggles and goldings hops the taste is that of a great flavoursome and rounded blonde beer 

You can pick up a bottle at glug in the grainger market 

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young ale drinker and camra mamber blogging about the north east beer scene