Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by acevenom:
3.03/5 rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured into a Guinness pint glass. Pours clear dark reddish copper with an abundant off-white head. The head dissipates slowly, leaving some lacing on the side of the glass. It's a faint smell. It smells of bread and it has that nutty/grassy type of aroma. The flavor is fairly neutral. There are flavors of caramel and it's slightly nutty. There's a slight back end bitterness. The flavor is fairly average. The body is light to medium and it's moderately carbonated. It's fairly easy to drink. Overall, this is a mostly average beer. I purchased this as a single and would not purchase this again as a six pack.
Serving type: bottle
04-29-2012 18:27:42 | More by acevenom
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3.89/5 rDev +11.8%
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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