Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
2.75/5 rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Single bottle (no dates I could interpret) poured into a tumbler.
Appearance: Orange-brown in color but when held up to the light the orange shades are stronger. Pale white foam (1/8") across the top of the glass with plenty of lacing when drinking it down. Nice.
Smell: Earthy and loamy - reminds me of first spring dirt. There is some hoppy smell in there, but it's unusual. It's not doing it for me.
Taste: Earthy flavors again. Some metallic tang and bitterness combined. Again very unusual but for me unbalanced in the bitterness direction. I'm still not getting it.
Mouthfeel: Plenty of carbonation otherwise nothing special.
Drinkability: No...I'm not liking this one. It didn't go well with a meal and the taste isn't something I can see sitting and sipping, or even having alone. Maybe this one is past freshness?
Serving type: bottle
03-27-2010 22:32:06 | More by damndirtyape
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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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