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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale - Guinness Ltd.

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Ratings: 2,437
Reviews: 752
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 33
Gots: 246 | 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: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

surprisingly white topper, 1 1/2 fingers, over a transparent, clear, beautiful color of dark brown/red... have had this many times before. remember it tasting very good....
smell is of a weak brew, typical dive bar kind of brew. have my tastes (and nose) changed since I last had this?
taste is easy, typical dive-bar kind of stuff... I remember liking this a lot last couple times, keeping in mind the low abv and thinking it's just a satellite Guinness product. it is why I purchased this single this time around..,.. i'm not very happy with it.
perhaps it's because I've done a Korbinian, Optimator and Slingo already. it just is not a match for any of those.
it smells like a bar, though. it smells like a typical commercial mass-produced beer. I wonder if they have changed the recipe? either way, I wont be buying this one again. there are way too many other brews out there with more satisfying flavor than purchasing this import from 6000 miles away. California is FULL of average grade brews.... and GOOD ones too!

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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
79 out of 100 based on 2,437 ratings.