Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by ChrisPratz:
3.38/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A: Pours a very deep, almost blacked out brown with about 2 fingers worth of head that dissipates down to a nice pillow of foam across the top that clings all the way down.
S: Nice roasted malt aromas with some scents of nuts coming thru and a very mild aroma of deep dark roasted coffee or espresso. Not sharp on the nose but its def noticeable.
T: Some good roasted malt flavorings with the nuttyness aromas coming thru. Light smokeyness here as well. Bottle here tastes different then the drafts ive had before and I have to say I remember those being a bit more enjoyable.
M: Light carbonation works with the roasted malt flavorings, everything is clean and crisp with a very minimal dryness.
O: This is usually my favorite go-to brew around St Pattys Day although im used to having it in draft. This bottle tastes a bit different then im used to and although its not unenjoyable, i def have to say im gonna stick with the drafts. Gave higher then normal scores because of it.
Serving type: bottle
09-08-2012 05:01:11 | More by ChrisPratz
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3.84/5 rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from an 11.2 ounce Euro-brown bottle into a shaker pint. A moderate pour produces about one inch of a creamy, pale tan head that proves quite sticky. The color is a deep copper with high carbonation.
I perceive that old familiar aroma of minerals and faint, tea-like hops that distinguish many of these beers from the Brittanic isles. The flavor is malty and a little sweet but with a fairly dry finish. The malt tastes of caramel, but hints of a honey-like quality can be detected as well. The body is medium thin and lager-like, but with a creamy mouth feel from the head and carbonation. A little bit of grassy hop bitterness settles on the tongue.
This is a fairly light, sessionable and refreshing beer but with a good deal of flavor. Nothing special, but nothing overbearing or off-putting- just an all around good beer. Bought as part of a six pack for about $8.50 (on sale) at Hennessey Market in uptown Butte. Believe it or not, this is a fairly rare beer to find in these parts.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 01:30:21 | More by archyquaffer
Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
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