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Monday, December 27, 2010
Day 361 Drink: Smithwick's Irish Ale
Smithwick's Irish Ale got its start in 1710 when John Smithwick began brewing ales in Kilkenny at the site of the former St. Francis Abbey. It is the leading selling brand of ale in Ireland.
Smithwick's Irish Ale pours a dark amber color with a moderate head. The aroma has some roasted malt qualities. The flavor has a good amount of body, with malt sweetness leading the way. The ale is lightly hopped, with a slight amount of fruitiness from the ale yeast. Pretty smooth.