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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale - Guinness Ltd.

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2,360 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,360
Reviews: 743
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.07%
Wants: 27
Gots: 182 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd. visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 04-01-2006)
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3.15/5  rDev -8.7%

ifixufly, Nov 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

WaltChristian, Nov 07, 2014
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3.11/5  rDev -9.9%

Pours a nice light amber color with decent head retention. The smell had some hops to it, but also what seemed like cooked rice and little bit of oak. The flavor was a little underwhelming with most of the flavor being in the aftertaste. The beginning has a bit of bread flavor while finish has a bit of hop bite that lingers. Not bad, but nothing great either.

WhiteHillsStore, Nov 06, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev -2.9%

TinkerToys, Nov 06, 2014
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Honeybourne, Nov 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

bluHatter, Nov 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

GeorgeCarroll, Nov 04, 2014
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3.03/5  rDev -12.2%

The aroma has lightly roasted malt, cereal grain

The flavor follows with those flavors as the beer is generally malty. Cereal grain and a decent body Lacking in flavor and then a corn-like flavor comes in. A slightly metallic finish.

dar482, Nov 04, 2014
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3.1/5  rDev -10.1%

Urk1127, Nov 03, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev +0.9%

sheenisgod, Nov 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

TheyCallMeYukon, Oct 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Being from Ireland I drink a lot of this stuff. Light enough to guzzle all night and not have a banging head the next morning. Tip: If in Ireland ask for a Smithwicks with a Guinness head ;)

Jayball10, Oct 31, 2014
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2.2/5  rDev -36.2%

BobMessina, Oct 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

spycow, Oct 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

Frank_TX, Oct 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

Zaphog, Oct 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

drmcleod10, Oct 29, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -0.3%

LoganMc, Oct 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

cavanagh, Oct 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

saison90, Oct 28, 2014
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TeachChefs, Oct 27, 2014
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bundy462, Oct 26, 2014
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FaradayUncaged, Oct 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

ShawnL, Oct 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

mcnuggs, Oct 25, 2014
Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
79 out of 100 based on 2,360 ratings.