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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale - Guinness Ltd.

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2,434 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,434
Reviews: 752
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 33
Gots: 243 | FT: 0
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Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 04-01-2006

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3.99/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1980
4.1/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imdabuzzard
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ryan33iowa
3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tclipse
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of plunkinberry
3.22/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Truly an enjoyable alternative to the run of the mill standard alternatives

Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Grogsky
3.22/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
2.87/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DoctorZombies
2.8/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Auburn copper color with whiteish head; not much here to smell;lite bitter taste and linger;lite mouthfeel; overall, wet carpet finish.

Photo of Alanca
4.74/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Super awesome beer it tasted like the sweat from a super model

Photo of lemmy187
3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KeithE
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.27/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Z-man
3.97/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.51/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jsimozar
3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Feels a bit watered down. Not much smell. Might have something to do with it being poured from tap.

Photo of Reckage
3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of demonspeed
2.76/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.01/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, deep, dark, clear, reddish/mahogany color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Some good aromas of toasted malt, imparting notes of biscuits, English muffins and toasted soda bread. I get notes of brown sugar, caramel, black pepper, as well as some floral notes of clover, freshly cut grass and hops.

Taste: Similar to the aroma. Up front are strong flavors of toasted malt, imparting notes of biscuits, English muffins and toasted soda bread, followed by some sweet flavors of brown sugar and caramel. The beer finishes with some very slight hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied to medium-thin, with some ok carbonation. With an ABV of 4.5%, there is no alcohol on the palate at all.

Overall: I really like this beer! It’s not spectacular, exceptional, or even great, but it’s a very, very, good, solid malt forward, slightly sweet ale. One of my favorite session beers!

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3.49/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of little_star
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mamaraza
3.08/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of loubar
3.89/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle from Cost Plus. Pours a reddish amber with a lasting off white head and plenty of spotty lace. Flavor of caramel malt with hints of honey and a pleasant dry finish. Balanced, clean and refreshing. The body is medium thin and lager-like, but with a creamy mouth feel. Not particularly complex but it’s not supposed to be. A really nice 4.5% ABV session ale.

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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
79 out of 100 based on 2,434 ratings.