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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale - Guinness Ltd.

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2,307 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,307
Reviews: 741
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.07%
Wants: 25
Gots: 171 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

sweisel80, Mar 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

leansean88, Mar 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

RockinRob925, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of chumpy
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

chumpy, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of Dave1999
3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light amber colour with a foamy off white head.

The smell is pretty much all malts.

Taste is similar to the smell, it's all about the malts. It also has a slight bit of bitterness to it.

The mouth feel is light to medium with a nice level of carbonation.

Overall a pretty good beer, not complex or paticulary outstanding but a decent enough drink.

Dave1999, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of gigoat
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

gigoat, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

In a pint glass:

A: amber colored body, small white foamy head that hangs around for most of the beer, nice clingy lacing graces pint glass

S: mostly malts with slight biscuit and bready notes

T: malts, and biscuity and bready notes, there are some caramel hints as well

M: medium with a decent carbonation on the tongue, mostly creamy and smooth, sessionable

O: this is mostly a good brew. I would have this again, perhaps next year's at St Paddy's day with bangers and mash

BeerKangaroo, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
2.65/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. St. Paddy's leftovers I guess.

A sort of dirty tan head fairly foamy and large is made at about three fingers, many large bubbles in the head. Settles very quickly. Body color is a dark red copper brown amber color and quite clear.

Nose smells like soapy malt. Faint grass, maybe a little cinnamon, but first impression is something feels really strange and off putting.

Taste, there is next to nothing on this palate. Mostly just a soily dirt component, not much of a malt backbone, or classic grassy irish ale tastiness. Body seems to have a bit of stability to it, but the flavors just aren't coming out.

Overall, fairly uninteresting compared to other Irish Ales I've had.

smakawhat, Mar 22, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

illini4x4, Mar 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

PeteTheBeerDrinker, Mar 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Cluker, Mar 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

drwolfe, Mar 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13%

poogas, Mar 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Mattybz28, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of TheCondor
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the bottle into a pint glass…come on, I gotta put down some Irish Red for St. Patty’s Day! I’ve been drinking Irish Beer all weekend!

Appearance – A nice medium amber color with a big fat three finger head that hangs around for some time, with bubble rising inside the glass rapidly. Looks like an enjoyable brew! Say this in Gaelic “Is fearr rith maith ná drochsheasamh!” Fun!

Smell – A good stout malt smell comes right through with some biscuit and bready notes as well. Just smells like a good solid brew.

Taste – The malts really make their presence felt here! Again with the malty, bready, biscuit notes, but there is a little toffee and caramel hints as well. A very complex but balanced offering, if I may say so myself!

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, decent carbonation, creamy and smooth. Try this Gaelic! “Eist moran agus can beagan”

Overall – I really enjoyed this brew. It is complex, balanced, smooth, and highly sessionable. Honestly this may be one of the better Irish Reds out there, and I’m not a huge fan of that style. I’d absolutely drink and buy this again!

TheCondor, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of phishsihq
3.03/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smithwick's pours a rusty amber with one-inch of frothy, cream colored head that leaves a good deal of lacing throughout. Sweet malt aromas, mostly biscuit and bready notes, dominate the nose, with hints of caramel poking through as well. The same sweet malt in the nose erupts on the pallet before subsiding into some caramel and hop bitterness that blend perfectly to make this a very well balanced beer. A very crisp and clean finish is a product of a medium amount of carbonation and a creamy, medium body. Exactly what a Irish Red Ale should taste like.

phishsihq, Mar 19, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

MikeDre, Mar 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

corbs, Mar 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

wtighe03, Mar 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

buffalobeerfan, Mar 18, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

kmwilson76, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of brewskifan55
3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Top o' the mornin'! Poured into a plastic cup a couple hours before walking with the O'Tux Society in the Mal's St. Paddy's Day parade, Jackson, MS.

A: dark amber, producing a tan, two finger head that lingers with big bubbles in its wake.

S: nice and malty. A hint of caramel.

T: ...and so goes the malts.A semi-dry finish. Smooth, light; perfect for an Irish breakfast.

M: medium with medium, frothy carbonation. Produced a fine, Irish mustache.

O: A very sessionable Irish ale. Perfect for calming down the demons in a Guiness Extra Stout.

brewskifan55, Mar 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Blueribbon666, Mar 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

GennyCreamAle, Mar 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

tedho21, Mar 17, 2012
Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
79 out of 100 based on 2,307 ratings.