Smithwick's Ale - Smithwick's Brewery / Irish Ale Breweries Ltd
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Reviews by zerk:
2.8/5 rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
This beer pours a clear amber with a nice off-white head... has a good head retention and leaves a fair amount of lace. Aroma is lacking, with slight notes of toasted malt, and not much else. Flavor is ok, but fairly bland. Notes of caramel and a light bitterness. Over carbonated for the style... fizzed up like a soft drink. While this beer has a strong reputation, I find it difficult to believe that it hasn't suffered at the hands of Diageo. If you're looking for an Irish Red, you could do much better.
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2005 03:47:21 | More by zerk
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2.85/5 rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Appearance: Clear, brownish-red color with two fingers of off-white head that fades with a decent curtain of lace.
Aroma: Grainy, grassy, a little nutty, cooked veggie.
Taste: Mild roasted malt flavor that is a bit nutty and astringent, some light bitterness towards the finish, then a pretty grainy finish with a little dish rag.
The Rest: Decent body and carbonation, but fairly unremarkable otherwise. It lacks a robust, appealing malt profile; this is much to grainy tasting.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2014 19:14:03 | More by curasowa
3.1/5 rDev -8.3%
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
Smithwick's Ale from Smithwick's Brewery / Irish Ale Breweries Ltd
77 out of 100 based on 506 ratings.