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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale - Guinness Ltd.

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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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Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 04-01-2006

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Amber body with some reddish color. Light tan highly carbonated head.

S- Caramel malt, faint sweet aroma.

T- Caramel malt comes through, with some sweet malt as well. Bitterness and malt on the finish.

M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation.

O- Not bad, good choice when only options are other macros.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Deep, almost brown red colour in the body that boasts ample carbonation. Produced a finger and a half of head that managed to retain some soapy islands, and offered minimal lacing.

Smell: Smells of nice caramel malt with smoke and peat notes and a touch of walnuts. That being said, it's not quite strong enough even with warming.

Taste: Starts with a molasses tasting malt whose sweetness is reigned in by peaty notes. Plum and light nuttiness comes forward as the malt asserts itself a bit more with then gets dusted away with some earthy hops that are accented by the nut taste in a bit of an odd but interesting fashion.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation with this beer is well done and very consistent. It leaves a bit of a peaty aftertaste that while mild initially, builds and becomes unpleasant near the end of the beer. Good enough transitioning though.

Drinkability: It's on the heavier end of medium bodies, but I've come to expect that from this style. It's a little dry for my liking, but I wouldn't say it's a struggle to get down.

Final Thoughts: Methinks this beer is supposed to be the benchmark for this style. It's far better then Kilkenny and I'd be interested to see what nitro would do for this one.

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Can from the LCBO in to Guinness pint glass.

A - Medium translucent brown with two fingers of off-white head that settled down after a couple of minutes.

S - Light caramel and toffee notes up front with a slight bitterness and some floral aromas in the background. The nose has a slight off-putting aroma that I can't pinpoint.

T - The sweet malt profile dominates with toffee, caramel and bready notes. A slight bitterness is present as well, especially in the finish.

M - Medium body, slightly creamy. Light carbonation.

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