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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale - Guinness Ltd.

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Ratings: 2,436
Reviews: 752
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 33
Gots: 244 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of brewskifan55
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Photo of Blueribbon666
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of GennyCreamAle
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of tedho21
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of justinbrown
2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

Photo of gregu2
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear dark amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half-finger high off white head that quickly died down and consistently left a thin head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of tea leaves in the nose along with notes of toasted malts.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of tea leaves and toasted malts as well as a very slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish leaves your mouth a little dry.
O: There’s nothing overly special about this beer, but it’s a nice change of pace from just drinking Guinness on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s very easy to drink and I wouldn’t have a problem knocking back a few of these.

Photo of StoicBeast
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of MattyG85
3.98/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep and clear amber ruby red with lots of rising bubbles. Impressive five finger off white head with very good retention. Lots of lacing sticking around the glass.

Smell: Sweet malts that are slightly roasted with plenty of caramel and toffee. A very bready and biscuity aroma. Light hint of earthy hops in the background. A pretty nice smell of bread.

Taste: Sweet bready pale malts with notes of caramel, toffee, and wheat grains. Somewhat roasty like darker bread. Light taste of earthy hops towards the finish. Fairly simple but the malt taste is solid.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy, crisp, and somewhat drying in the finish.

Overall: A nice tasting Red Ale. On the lighter side but good for the style.

Photo of BigCheese
3.82/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz, got a 6pack for St Patricks Day. Gotta represent.

A: Pours a ruby brown, with minimal, head that immedietly dissapears, almost no lacing at all.

S: Not Much, some dark malts, molasses based.

T: "Red/Amber" bread maltiness up front. Has a milky sweetness. Crisp and clean. Has a dry black tea like
finish. Not complex but quite pleasant.

M: Very highly carbonated which is nice. A bit watery, extremly drinkable, (even chuggable).

O: Still my favorite of generic Irish brews (Harp, Guinness, Smitwicks). Nothing complex but makes a great black and tan. I'll probably always get suckered into buying atleast one for St Patricks Day. Would be a great tailgating beer in the fall. Nice on a chilly march night.

Photo of dvanhandel
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of fx20736
2.12/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint at fridge temp.

Tea-like amber with a natural vanilla toned thick head. Impressive lacing.

Aroma: This must be what DMS smells like. Reminds me of a dirty diaper.

Well structured mouthfeel.

Tastes like it smells.

Notes: There was a time when I liked this beer. That was before I delved into craft beer. Maybe I got a bad bottle.

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of DSlim71
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
79 out of 100 based on 2,436 ratings.