Beer Review: Smithwick’s

Beer:  Smithwick’s Ale
Brewer: Guinness Ltd.
Source: Draught
Rating: *** (7.0 of 10)
Comments:  I should probably revisit old beers more often.  I first tried Smithwick’s in it’s home town of Kilkenny, Ireland in 1998 and was not too impressed and gave it a 5.7 grade.  Back in those days I was not yet into real ales or having them served at room temperature.  Smithwick’s has reached American shores in recent years and I’ve grown much more fond of it.  It has a pleasant red color and a musty aroma.  The flavor is nutty with a pleasing aftertaste.  The head is sustained while drinking and leaves behind irregular lacing.  Nice beer!