Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by Eramen:
3.35/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A - An attractive red, hazel-brown ale, not much of a head to speak of but it laces the glass well enough.
S - There is an indistinct fruity pleasantness along with caramel. A bit disappointing actually.
T - Buttery caramel, red fruit mixing well with a nice maltiness.
MF - Too watery for a fuller appreciation, carbonation is mild and just about right.
O - A decent enough Irish red ale and the most popular one here in Ireland. I often find myself drinking this in most pubs in Dublin due to the fact that American adjunct beers are all the rage here and no other ales are stocked! :(
Serving type: on-tap
07-11-2011 16:26:37 | More by Eramen
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3.89/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a clear dark ruby with heavy carbonation. Lacing moderate to heavy. Looks like the classic Irish ale that it is.
Aroma: Caramel, toffee, bread, toast, grass and hops all compete. It had a balanced malty and hoppy character.
Taste: Follows the nose, with caramel and floral hops dominating. Pretty solid red ale. I don't want to say it tastes generic, but you definitely know this is a big-brewery beer. Very good, though, and it works for all seasons.
Mouthfeel: Perfectly balanced.
Overall: Like a lot of long-standing European brands, Smithwick's has kind of been outpaced by modern craftier takes on the style. Still, it's a very reliable beer, and I can't see myself every turning one down, especially on an early Spring day when it's getting greener outside and stout-and-snow season is fading.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 19:48:07 | More by illpass78
Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
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