Dundalk – Smithwick’s Ale
Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Category: Irish Red Ale
Brewed in: Ireland
The nose is very subtle with a faint malty aroma. There are notes of caramel and hops but, again, very subtle.
The taste is clean and reminiscent of a lager. The malt leads the flavor march and tastes a bit more grainy than the aroma. Caramel is again present but understated. The yeast and hopes are present but very hard to detect. They taste very clean – almost fresh – but are quite understated.
The mouthfeel is soft and it drinks very clean and crisp with a somewhat dry finish. Medium carbonation.
This Ale seems to straddle a couple lines with lagers but is quite refreshing and very easy to drink. This is another beer to remember when you aren’t looking for something new or extremely interesting and just want a reasonably priced six pack for some event. In fact, if you have friends who aren’t big into the beer scene this might even be quite interesting for them.
This entry was posted on January 26, 2011 by gramity. It was filed under 3 Pints, Beer Tasting, Irish Red Ale, Ratings, Scottish and Irish Ale and was tagged with Beer, ireland, irish ale, smithwick's, Tasting.