Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by heath1agnew:
3.68/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
appearance- Dark red to light brown in color, two finger head that comes down eventually to a thin layer of foam, fairly good lacing is visible.
smell- caramel comes to the nose first, with light hops and a touch of malt in the background.
taste- caramel sweet taste, with a hint of dark fruits. all in all there was really a lack of flavor, but the flavor that was there was good.
mouthfeel- perhaps a bit to thin. i would say it's a bit below a medium bodied beer.
drinkability- very drinkable and is a session beer.
notes: the real weak spots in this beer are the lack of flavor and mouthfeel. otherwise it really isn't all that bad, but nothing special.
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2009 19:21:59 | More by heath1agnew
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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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