Review – Smithwick’s Irish Ale
From Diago Brewing (Also Brewers of Guinness and Harp) – Smithwick’s is produced using the finest hops and special roasted, malted barley. In 1998 a new enhanced draught product with improved head retention was launched along with redesigned glassware.
Diago Brewing, Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland- Smithwick’s Irish Ale – 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. 5% abv.
Appearance: Poured a dark, clear amber with a creamy head that subsided to 1/4 inch.
Aroma: Bready and sweet malts, not to bready or sweet.
Taste: Caramel sweetness, a little bit of bread crust and a nice small layer of hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied and lingering.
Overall: A hardy, yet sessionable beer. A nice spicy finish that balances the sweetness that starts it out.
December 2, 2009 @ 7:09 pm
Dec.2,2009-I need some information on “BEST BEFORE” Please e-mail to me. How do I read the following stamped on my 12 pack bought today? Dec. 2 “09”———–L9178GF003 > 615978 08:01 On the other end of the 12 pk is another Best Before with the only difference being the last four numbers – 08:03. Do I have beer that is out of date? (1710 Smithwicks, imported from Ireland–12 pack Thank you, Donald Bell [email protected]