Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale - Guinness Ltd.
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3.21/5 rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Appearance: Light, clear brown with reddish hue against light.
Smell: Faint malt and moderate skunky cheap beer smell.
Taste: Faint biscuit and malt. Maybe a touch of honey.
This is really rather lackluster. To me, this is the beer to get when there are no other options because Bud and Miller stuff at the gas station. The smell is so faint, and the taste is just barely there, but enough to tell it's a Red Ale (barely). I confess I'm not big on this style. I probably wouldn't ever go out of my way to get this. However, yes, it is drinkable.
Serving type: can
01-19-2014 04:12:52 | More by TeamMathis
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3.46/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Pours a bubbly, effervescent clear deep amber red with a foamy, frothy eggshell had that slowly dissipates, leaving sticky lacing.
Floral hops, grain, specialty malt fruitiness, and fruity yeast esters accompany a hint of toasted bread. Becomes very metallic late.
Flavor reveals a toasted, nutty, bready malt backbone, which finishes dry and a touch bitter. There's an underlying ester fruitiness that isn't quite as prominent as in the aroma. Slight metallic notes emerge.
Body is moderate, with moderate to slightly high carbonation and a bit of harsh astringency in the finish.
More malt backbone than expected. The bitterness is a little overly done. The metallic character is offputting. Esters are a little odd, as well.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2014 01:16:57 | More by barczar
Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
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