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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale - Guinness Ltd.

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2,160 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,160
Reviews: 735
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.03%
Wants: 22
Gots: 100 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 04-01-2006)
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BradLikesBrew

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3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a caramel colored body with deep red hues. The head is white and short lived.

Mild, sweet malt notes on the nose, rather one dimensional.

Caramelized barley is the primary flavor, but its not a very strong one. Hops are faint, though present on the finish. It does have some malty sweetness, but not enough to make it cloying or particularly interesting for that matter.

The carbonation is surprisingly high with a thin, soda-like body.

Has more in common with a glass of Pepsi than a pint of traditional Irish Ale. Looks great, but the flavor is too light and shallow and the body only accentuates its flaws. Before you can find much flavor, the bubbles scrub your tongue clean. Not a terrible beer by any stretch, but it lakes smooth body, balancing hops and intriguing malt character that Irish Red Ales should strive for. I think its fair to say this is a "dumbed down" example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 19:21:20 | More by BradLikesBrew
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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
79 out of 100 based on 2,160 ratings.