Smithwick's Ale - Smithwick's Brewery / Irish Ale Breweries Ltd
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Reviews by Opethsprite:
3.73/5 rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Brought it back home from Pazzo's in Lexington (Plug for Pazzo's! Yay!) It is deep brown in color with a strong red tint. It would be a lot better looking if the head hung around for more than 0 seconds, but hey. Smells very sweet (in a fruity way) and yeasty. Not too complex, but rather refined in its simplicity. The taste is surprisingly subtle and fades rather quicky. As expected from the nose, there is a sweet yeasty taste, the aforementioned fruit being drowned out. It finishes with a dry, grassy taste. Normally, I'd prefer more carbonation than this, but somehow, this beer pulls it off without much at all. A very nice beer.
Serving type: growler
07-28-2005 01:41:10 | More by Opethsprite
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3.1/5 rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Had on-tap at Three Blind Mice in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. From what I can tell, this is a permatap over there and it comes at $4.50 a pint, or something like that.
Appearance: Nice red color with a small tannish head. Lacing is alright at the start, but spotty the rest of the way. Looks alright. (3.5/5)
Smell: Malty. "Red." Maybe a sort of hoppiness, but definitely malt-forward and grainy. Nothing special, average at best. (3.25/5)
Taste/feel: Blah. It has all the typical flavors you'd find in a red/amber, but this one has a significant artificial sweetener sort of aftertaste that I tend to get in cheaper beers and it turns me off to this a good amount. Grainy. Slightly below average. The mouthfeel on this one is a bit thin with a moderate/high carbonation. (3/5, 3.25/5)
This is just a pretty mediocre beer, and it's about what I had expected, maybe a bit less than. Wouldn't buy again, but I wouldn't turn it down.
Serving type: on-tap
03-04-2014 07:27:01 | More by Alextricity
3.06/5 rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Smithwick's Ale (pronounced Smit-icks in Ireland) is a decent choice of ale while in Ireland. Personally, I will probably never have another one because it is just okay. The appearance is the best thing about this beer.
A-Nice reddish color with a decent off-white head.
S-The smell is plain and not very strong.
T-The taste is better than the smell (if that makes sense) and it goes down quite easy.
M-There is an emptiness of feel in the mouth but it is smooth.
O-The beer could be summed up with one word and that word is okay.
Serving type: on-tap
02-11-2014 22:04:32 | More by kcrosson492
3.15/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
12oz bottle, no freshness date. I haven't had a smithwicks in probably ten years. Now I know why. Boring aroma and flavor, both were grainy and forgettable. Deep red color.I would likely never buy another one of these unless I was actually in Ireland.
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2014 21:36:25 | More by ArrogantB
Smithwick's Ale from Smithwick's Brewery / Irish Ale Breweries Ltd
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