Long Summer
Smithwick's Brewery / Irish Ale Breweries Ltd

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Irish Red Ale
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
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Avg:
3.11 | pDev: 23.15%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
4
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Smithwick's Brewery / Irish Ale Breweries Ltd
 
Ireland
Avail:
Summer
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3.13/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

330 ml bottle. 4.5% ABV. (From notes).

Appearance: Dark red-brown color with a creamy and durable tan head that leaves the glass partly coated with foam.

Aroma: earthy hops; faint off-notes.

Taste: nearly as hoppy as malty; mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied with medium carbonation.

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3.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - Amber with zero CO2 activity. This beer raises an immediate head that dies very quickly and leaves light cover with minimal lace.

S - Mild biscuit malt and pear with wild lemon hop followed by some light apple notes.

T - Biscuit malts again with a nice mild fruit tea flavour like an apple green tea with notes of lemon and a mild bitter hop finish.

MF - A little thin to be honest, it seems to have a watery finish and a slight leaning towards metallic.

Overall - This beer seems decent enough. I drank it in the late Autumn in Ireland which is clearly not the best time to have this. I suspect that had I drank this on the long summer evenings the brewers suggest the review may have been higher. I will endeavor to put this hypothesis to the test next year.

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Long Summer from Smithwick's Brewery / Irish Ale Breweries Ltd
Beer rating: 3.11 out of 5 with 4 ratings