Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by libbekat:
4.08/5 rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
I had not enjoyed any Smithwicks till I visted Ireland. When I returned home I now see it everywhere. Thank goodness for that.
This ruby red ale is very smooth. It pairs well with almost anything. Because it isn't heavy or as full bodied as some other favorites of mine, I enjoy this in the summer. I think it is a great beer to take to a friend's house for dinner too; especially if you have to share it but want something you will drink and enjoy too.
It has a well rounded body but is not bitter.
Serving type: on-tap
08-09-2007 19:53:37 | More by libbekat
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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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