Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale - Guinness Ltd.
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4.75/5 rDev +37.3%
A - Dark red color and with out light it looks black with a 1 inch head on top.
S - a maulty smell that is intoxicating in its self.
T - Sweet with a stout type of after taste to it
M - Crisp and clean all through out your mouth
D - you can definalty sit down and and have a few of these with out getting sick of them
01-05-2010 20:10:43 | More by MadElf25
4.72/5 rDev +36.4%
I had this on tap at a local bar. I had never heard of this beer before trying it. Heard it was made by Guinness, and thought I might give it a try. Pours a reddish brown color. With about 2 finger length head that recedes quite quickly. Leaves a light lace on the glass. Hints of caramel, sweet with some smoothness, and light carbonation.
Goes down pretty good. All around good beer. I would take this over a Guinness Draught.
10-17-2006 06:47:35 | More by malcolm723
4.72/5 rDev +36.4%
I have to say, for the price I was extremely pleasantly surprised. The taste is balanced and smooth and vaguely reminds me of pumpernickel bread and coffee beans. The high level of malt gives it a lasting and satisfying thickness that lends itself to slow enjoyment.
For the price, the taste is exceptional.
A very thick brew with plenty of substance.
Alcohol is not very pronounced in this brew, which allows the subtlety of the malt and hops to come through and form a delicious blend of flavor.
It could stand a little more flavor, possibly a pinch more hops.
Really, for the price, you can't go wrong. It's a good beer, not perfect, but it's a heck of a lot better than it's price tag would suggest.
05-05-2010 01:24:03 | More by Fatheranderson
4.7/5 rDev +35.8%
Found this beer by accident, was looking for a partner for a Black and Tan. Our local LCBO doesn't carry Bass Ale anymore so Smithwicks was suggested as an alternative. Now my beer of choice. Being of German descent i've always enjoyed German beers, Smithwicks is now 1rst choice
01-02-2011 08:00:59 | More by totallyr
4.7/5 rDev +35.8%
First tried this beer on-tap back in '07 at The Recovery Room in Mineola, Long Island while attending nearby Hofstra. Been hooked since then, whether on-tap or from the bottle.
A-Has somewhat the look of Guinness, but lighter looking and more amber/reddish; very enticing.
S-Aroma not very pungent, but not too dull either. Moderate at best.
T-Exactly the way all Irish red ales should taste. Touches of caramel and malt. Has the characteristic of being heavy, like most ales, yet easy on the taste buds.
M-Again, caramel heavily present in the ale's aftertaste.
D-Bartender, keep 'em comin'!
Serving type-Either bottle or on-tap (though I lean more towards the on-tap variety)
11-23-2008 23:13:00 | More by RAdragna
4.6/5 rDev +32.9%
Enjoyed on a Monday evening after work (01-19-09) with a group of friends.
A: Dark & clear. Red & brown with some carbonation. Little lacing. The head was small.
S: Malt & hops. A tad sour, as it should be.
T: Earthy, roasted malt. A dry & bitter, slighty hop finish.
M: Light body. Crisp, but carby.
D: I'm almost always excited to find Smithwick's on tap & will default to it unless there is a craft on tap I either like or haven't tried.
Ahh, Schmidt-icks...my old friend.
02-02-2009 03:21:41 | More by ILikeGoodCider
4.55/5 rDev +31.5%
A: Very dark amber brownish. Nice head with really good close retention. Light brown chocolate foam, somewhat reddish color, thick lacing and great cling
S: Roasted malt and some nut.
T: Very roasted malt flavor with smooth close. Smokiness at the end. More toasted flavors in the middle with a watery caramel character.
M: Pretty smooth, not quite what I would call creamy.
07-24-2010 21:02:34 | More by AlexCorleone
Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
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