Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale | Guinness Ltd.

Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish AleSmithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale
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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish AleSmithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mebuzzard on 04-01-2006

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Mahogany reddish colour, close to 2 fingers of creamy eggshell/tan coloured head, some rings of lace at the top of the glass. Smell is malty and almost cereal like, some nutty scents come off of this, lightly sweet toffee and carmel are present but are minimal, for the most part this had a fairly neutral aroma. Taste is a little better, cereal like malts, earthy and nutty flavours, light sweetness and caramel, light bitterness towards the finish, clean aftertaste. The nitro made this creamy and light but unfortunately also makes this close to flat, light carbonation and feel. A pretty ho-hum offering and not something I would order again unless of course I found myself in an undesirable bar with limited offerings like the one I consumed this one in.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Flat and dishwatery are the flavors that come to mind. The faintest beer-like smell. Why do I think of bricks and concrete basements? There is something like used tea bags and spoiled fruit here. A hint of sawdust in the nose. Sharpish club soda flavor takes over. No hint of anything hop-like, nor any hint of malty sweetness. The head is big and rather coarse, but pleasant enough.

This is such a wretched beer, I don't think being an allegedly Irish style is any excuse. I went back and looked at my review of bottled Guiness with the new harp logo. The Diageo legacy seems to be making their beers into even more unpleasant industrial concoctions. I feel a rant coming on.

12 oz bottle from Trader Joe's.

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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 29.7% out of 100 with 2,756 ratings
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