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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale - Guinness Ltd.

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2,415 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,415
Reviews: 748
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 33
Gots: 228 | FT: 0
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Ireland

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: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle. Has a nice large soapy head with minimal lacing. A nice deep, dark amber in color. Smell carries notes of caramel. Abundantly carbonated, but not too much. Starts out with a very very light sweetness that leads into a moderate bitterness but finishes with a lingering sweetness that leaves you wanting more.

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

Pours hazy deep copper to rust. Off white long lasting head.

Crackery malt aroma, with sourdough like tartness. Light fruity pear esters, tiny hop spiciness and toasted and caramel malt.

Flavor matches the aroma, but with earthy, minty, woodsy moderate to moderately high hop bitterness. Toasted malt more dominant in the flavor than caramel.

Very dry mouthfeel, light medium body, and prickly high carbonation.

Overall, lighter and drier than expected, also more bitter. Carbonation seemed too high. Decent sessionable ale.

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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
79 out of 100 based on 2,415 ratings.