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Smithwick's Superior Irish Ale - Guinness Ltd.

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78
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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd. visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kojevergas on 09-28-2010)
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scootny

New York

3.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

What a good looking beer. Huge off white head that leaves tons of lace everywhere. Slow fade leaves a nice covering. Smell is a bit of a letdown. I have to swirl the glass to get the malts to show. When I do I get light caramel and toasted grains. Grassy hops, floral notes, and grain husk. Taste starts with typical Irish red profile of a malt front, flowing into a mineral based tanginess. Malt is a bit light but offers up lightly toasted grains and whole grain bread crust. Some mild nuttiness. Hops are earthly and mild. Dry mildly astringent make for a clean finish with a tea like trace on lingering. Feel is somewhat substantive with enough weight to keep it from the watery grave that has found Harp. A coarsely creamy carbonation make it an enjoyable swallow. A decent brew but it had lost its way like Harp. It has suffered less but nonetheless has turned into a shadow of the full bodied ale it once was. Having said that it still has something to offer and is a step up from the BMC crowd.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 05:43:23 | More by scootny
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Squacher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

07-06-2014 23:44:27 | More by Squacher
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boku56

Nevada

3/5  rDev -11.8%

07-05-2014 03:01:21 | More by boku56
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Tivlavrie

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

07-01-2014 02:17:24 | More by Tivlavrie
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GlendonTT


3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

06-24-2014 02:11:12 | More by GlendonTT
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Filler83

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +25%

06-24-2014 01:46:34 | More by Filler83
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gigs015


2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

06-22-2014 19:43:38 | More by gigs015
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HoppySeb

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

06-09-2014 18:55:56 | More by HoppySeb
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Glanzman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +17.6%

06-02-2014 16:38:43 | More by Glanzman
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syndelee

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

05-21-2014 22:55:02 | More by syndelee
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mpenning13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

05-21-2014 02:47:55 | More by mpenning13
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pheelingIt

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

05-16-2014 20:16:24 | More by pheelingIt
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Pens1967

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

05-15-2014 01:55:04 | More by Pens1967
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TheRealtor

Florida

3/5  rDev -11.8%

04-29-2014 23:37:27 | More by TheRealtor
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Bierwolf

Missouri

3.04/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle poured into a glass

Appearance: Pours amber with 2 fingers of off white not quite tan foam. Clear with some carbonation. Foam persists gradually reducing to a thin froth. Nice lacing.

Aroma: Light vanilla with mostly malt on top.

Taste: It tastes pretty much how it smells...malt and kind of sweet without any hop bitterness to speak of.

Mouth Feel: Creamy and smooth with a dry finish.

Overall: An okay Irish red ale. Certainly would have it again but if I have other choices this would probably be passed up.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 01:52:57 | More by Bierwolf
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BillParton

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

04-22-2014 19:43:49 | More by BillParton
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Hayley_86

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

04-21-2014 16:08:01 | More by Hayley_86
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tbone1384

Wyoming

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

04-14-2014 03:50:59 | More by tbone1384
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DuffDaddy

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +25%

04-02-2014 14:36:25 | More by DuffDaddy
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racingkenny14

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

04-02-2014 11:20:20 | More by racingkenny14
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Shafaegalo

Texas

3/5  rDev -11.8%

04-02-2014 00:46:30 | More by Shafaegalo
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mattszczesiul

New Hampshire

2/5  rDev -41.2%

03-28-2014 20:58:58 | More by mattszczesiul
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BGCoon

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

03-28-2014 20:57:58 | More by BGCoon
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patrickfromnj

Ireland

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

03-28-2014 15:24:41 | More by patrickfromnj
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

03-26-2014 18:57:09 | More by hooliganlife
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Smithwick's Superior Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
78 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.