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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale - Guinness Ltd.

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2,309 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,309
Reviews: 741
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.07%
Wants: 25
Gots: 171 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd. visit their website
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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1.1/5  rDev -68.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Received as a gift and I popped a top. The bottle appearance is unimpressive, who the hell is Smithwick, but it does say Guinness which I find decent. Smell, faint sweetness. Taste, bad hops and metallic brewing vessel, long finish with a bad aftertaste. Mouthfeel, thin but decent carbonation. Overall this beer sucks, I gave it a three on appearance because it is a bottle of beer.

OdinMcHaggis, Feb 16, 2013
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look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured a nice soft two-finger head that did not retain for very long. The bubbles rushed to the top which showed me that this beer is probably going to be over carbonated and lose its head fast.
Sure enough the head has diminished just as fast as I poured the beer. The smell of the beer reminds me of a macro amber or brown ale. There is some corn smell to it.
The taste is kind of malty with some chocolaty roastedness to it. But there is not enough of it to satisfy. There is a bit of citrus hops in there, but they are mostly tasted after the beer has been swallowed, mostly just a nasty bitterness in the corners of your mouth.
The mouthfeel is NOT good. Way too carbonated. I guess I was expecting a little bit of more smoothness to it, but the carbonation destroys any possibility of that. A nitro widget would help maybe.
Very mediocre and not worth what I paid for a six pack.

lukeoberm963, Sep 09, 2009
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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
79 out of 100 based on 2,309 ratings.