Thursday, 18 April 2013

Smithwick's Draught

Guiness & Co., from St. James Gate, Dublin, Ireland produces Smithwick's Draught, a deep, amber coloured ale.  Smithwick's Draught is clear and capped with a cream-coloured head. It contains 5% alcohol and it comes in handsome 500mL cans.

S.D. has a malty aroma, tinged with notes of caramel and brown sugar. It has a smooth, pleasantly creamy mouthfeel. The flavour has bready notes as well as a bit of brown sugar. It has a lovely bitter but mild finish that ushers Smithwick's off the palate.

Smithwick's Draft is a quality ale.  It's pretty tasty, and I have few complaints. If you're in the mood for a smooth brew, this stuff might adequately fit the bill.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting seeing you review this one, its the staple beer for me in Ireland if theres no craft beer available (and I don't fancy a Guinness) but what we get is pretty different, its only 3.8% and very easy going, which is good if you plan on having a few. Its not very popular though they have tried rebranding it and launched the Smithwicks Pale Ale which isn't bad for a macro.