Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale - Guinness Ltd.
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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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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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