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Smithwicks – Superior Irish Ale

WP_20140707_005 Readers of my blog A Load of Nonsense will know that we work as drivers for a private school and make the most of all the holidays. The summer break saw us in Ireland with our caravan and there was plenty of opportunity for ‘research’. Sadly in the seven weeks we were there we found not one single hand pump, so there was no real ale as such. What could be found in virtually every pub however – alongside Guinness of course – was this.

What they say: a clear bear with a rich ruby colour and creamy head

I really liked this – fantastic colour and great taste, although I found it too gassy for more than a couple (or three). A version on hand pump would be great I’m sure