Smithwick's Superior Irish Ale - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by Cozzatoad:
3.58/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Draught version of the classic Smithwick's, mainly avialable in Ireland though i found it on cask in a Irish themed pub in Italy
A- Poured on a pint glass. Perfect pour, dark coppery colour with some lighter orange-ish hints if seen through light. Some extra-small bubbles slowly floating up and reaching, a dense, creamy, perfectly white head, that shows great retention throughout the whole tasting while still leaving an amazing load of thick lacing on the sides of the glass. Awesome, i could just watch this beer the whole day
S- Only a light hint of malty sweetness passes through the everlasting head. Malty smell is caramel, vaguely biscuity, maybe theres a slight floral hint
T- More than the smell suggested. Creamy sweet malts, a mix of caramel, sweet biscuits, a slight nuttines; quite bready overall. Some slight fruity notes showing up on the tongue. Finish is slightly hoppy though not bitter at all: a slight earthyness, some floral notes. Overall taste is slightly but somehow pleasantly metallic. Everithing is pretty much subtle, but all in all very nice and perfectly integrated
M- Decently thick though not at all heavy body, just a minimal hint of carbonation, resulting in what is posssibly the creamiest feel i've ever had in a beer
O- The perfect example of what a session beer should be. Not complex or super-flavourful, just highly drinkable and perfectly balanced. Worth a try if you are able to find it
Serving type: nitro-tap
05-16-2012 09:43:35 | More by Cozzatoad
More User Reviews:
3.61/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Garnet body with a thin, sticky, white head; lacing on the glass. Roasted malt grain aroma. Mildly sweet taste with equally mild toasted grain presence; wispy caramel notes. Medium bodied; smooth; clean and dry finish.
A very drinkable ale that satisfies without a lot of bells-and-whistles. Lightly malty without any big hop presence, it is still balanced across the taste and mouthfeel spectrums. Mild yet pleasingly satisfying in a low-key manner.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2014 23:36:19 | More by beergoot
3.51/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a medium to dark coppery amber with a half finger ivory head that dissipates to a thin film leaving light lacing. Light aroma of caramel malt, mild nuts; slightly spicy. Flavor of sweet malt, mild nuttiness, light fruit juice; finishes with light caramel malt and mild grassy hops. Medium bodied. A low key, pleasant Irish red. Better than I had expected, but not exceptional. The sweet malt is reminiscent of mass produced lagers, but this has the appropriate fruit flavors and the noted light nuttiness to give it character. Average, but pleasant to drink.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2014 19:56:02 | More by LiquidAmber
Smithwick's Superior Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
78 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.