Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale | Guinness Ltd.

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

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mebuzzard on 04-01-2006

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#43,038
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811
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2,783
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14.78%
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Presents a single finger of head with heavy lacing on top of a standard amber with great clarity. Smells initially of a fruity ale yeast esters but it is short-lived, eventually settles down into a normal biscuit malt aroma. Flavor is a grainy and biscuit malt base with an creeping rise of diacetyl butter in the finish, texture is light, crisp and fresh. I cannot find any significant hopping character in either the flavor or aroma, and this is fresh from the tap!! If only the level of butter was reigned in slightly, and some kind of significant hopping accent were present, this one would have been pretty great.

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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 2,783 ratings