Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale | Guinness Ltd.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Smithwick's is a clear beer with a rich ruby color and creamy head. Clean and delicate aroma with different individual notes: from the top fermentation by the Smithwick yeast come aromatic esters creating a fruity aroma. The Aroma Hops added late in the boil contribute clean fresh floral notes. Ale Malt contributes aroma hints of biscuit and caramel.
Refreshing and clean taste with a gentle balance of bitterness from the hops added early in the boil, sweet/malty notes from the ale malt, and hints of roast/coffee from the roasted barley.

Added by Mebuzzard on 04-01-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,068
Reviews:
847
Ratings:
2,999
pDev:
15.03%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
657
Trade:
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Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: brilliant copper amber to light copper brown under a moderate sized cream colored foam cap with moderate retention

S: rich and malty with light toast and a hint of spice and some dried grass in the background

T: complex lightly sweet malt flavors with a trace of caramel and a mild, spicy bitterness.

F: creamy medium light bodied beer with below average carbonation.

O: A refreshing beer that provides a break from Guinness.

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Photo of TDougher
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BUprice
4.81/5  rDev +39%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JimboBrews54
4.99/5  rDev +44.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MinerBob
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBeast
3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crash8per
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CTHomer
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; amber/mahogany in color; 1 finger light beige head that receded to a wispy cap; OK lacing;

S: grassy with a touch of toast;

T: follows the nose from start to finish; mild bitterness at the end;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: nice; easy drinking; a good example of the style;

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johnnyrafer
3.66/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ivan-Beertacora
3.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sandradj
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chitoryu12
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: Hazy cola brown. Good off-white head with average retention.

Smell: Mild malt, citrus, and a tiny bit of hop.

Taste: Very mild and plain bready flavor. Slight bitterness with no hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: Thin and highly carbonated.

Overall: A definite mass market beer. Doesn’t taste bad, but isn’t very interesting.

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Photo of dcstrutter
4.3/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is the type of beer that’ll keep you warm at night. Great flavor!

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Photo of tylerjin
3.44/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mustela_Man
3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dwalkernh
4.4/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DMc8ride
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Remion
4.04/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottyB515
3.37/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rlhj
4.43/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This is on the softer side of red/ambers, as it most certainly lacks a major kick and has a sweetness to it. A nice, soft, easy drinking beer.

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3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of seakayak
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MugC
3.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 2,999 ratings