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Smithwick's Superior Irish Ale - Guinness Ltd.

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79
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117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 7
Gots: 29 | 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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5/5  rDev +45.8%

CtheGeneral99, Aug 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

rpbisaillon, Aug 16, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -11.4%

BeckySherman, Aug 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this from a 12oz. bottle on Block Island.

This beer has an orange-red color. A lighter bodied version of the classic Red.
The head, almost completely white. The aroma doesn't have a great deal of strength to it, nor should it. This one goes a little too weak, though. The flavor brings out more, a nice base of caramel and toast with herbal leaf, a mineral note, and a little buttery biscuit.
The feel is about spot-on, herbal and mineral notes showing up in a semi-dry body as sweetness works to tone down the hard water element. It's crisp all the way and fairly smooth but boring. A session ale for sure.

ExtraStout, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

scottvanbelois, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Jaemoe, Aug 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Westyn, Jul 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

StaggerRollRoll, Jul 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

pep, Jul 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

rcatalano, Jul 23, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

duceswild, Jul 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

EricKelly386, Jul 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Steven1024, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

andyjeigh, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

jgiordano88, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of scootny
3.34/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

scootny, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Squacher, Jul 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

boku56, Jul 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Tivlavrie, Jul 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

GlendonTT, Jun 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Filler83, Jun 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

gigs015, Jun 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

HoppySeb, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Glanzman, Jun 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

syndelee, May 21, 2014
Smithwick's Superior Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
79 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.