Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale - Guinness Ltd.

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Ratings: 2,408
Reviews: 746
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.07%
Wants: 28
Gots: 200 | 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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3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Wyattldavis
3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice deep copper appearance with a tall, thick head. The smell and mouthfeel are understated and fairly flat. The flavor is the high point, but it isn't anything extraordinary. It tastes kind of like a very light Guiness I supposed. Definitely not a summer beer. Perhaps best on a very cold December night in Ireland?

Photo of JanetCDavis
3.03/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Smithwick's did not overwhelm. Lovely color, but comparatively bland overall. From smell to mouthfeel, just short of interesting. Paired with oysters on the half shell and the beer definitely could not stand up to cocktail sauce. Might be OK as a pure pub beer with low expectations.

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very smooth ale. Hints of caramel, fruit, malt, sweat, honey, smoke. Very easy to drink, if its on tap, and I am in the mood, why not. Is one of my top go to beers if nothing else is on tap I feel like, and when you go to an Irish bar (down the street from my house) and you don't like Guinness, this is one of the best alternatives. I love to drink my setting, and this will do just fine for my Irish bars. Go Groggs!

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of BrewMcQ
4.95/5  rDev +43.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Since everyone else has described the flavor (which is all highly subjective), this is the "go-to" beer in my household. It's smooth and light and just an all-around solid Irish ale.

When I brew my Irish ale, this is the benchmark I use.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
79 out of 100 based on 2,408 ratings.