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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale - Guinness Ltd.

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Ratings: 2,129
Reviews: 735
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 21
Gots: 89 | FT: 0
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Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 04-01-2006)
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cratez

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled on tap during a recent trip to southern Ireland.

Appearance: dark amber/brown body with a bubbly tan head that promptly fizzles away. Lacing is sticky and consistent.

Smell: mildly sweet and hoppy, notes of roasted malt.

Taste: smooth caramel malt flavour with traces of barley and a slightly bitter finish. Alcohol is almost untraceable - Smithwick's is 3.8% in Ireland - and the carbonation adds a sharp bite to the taste.

Mouthfeel: there's no head on this beer and the body is too carbonated, which makes for a pop-like mouthfeel. The dry aftertaste disappears quickly.

Drinkability: overall, a decent beer. Smithwick's is a lighter, more carbonated version of Kilkenny. Worth trying.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2006 17:55:19 | More by cratez
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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
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