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:
#40,470
Reviews:
850
Ratings:
3,006
pDev:
15.03%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
661
Trade:
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Photo of dpgoblejr
3.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the bottle in a snifter via a friend from work---cheers Randy!
This decent little red pours a red tinged brown color with a decent
head of off white foam that subsides to a thin ring, thin light clumping
layer, and shows some spotty lacing. Nose of light toasted malts and subtle
herbal notes. Flavors of toasted malts and subtle grains with a hint of
toffee and light English yeast giving a trademark English/Irish flavor
with subtle light herbal hop notes. Nice mouth feel; medium light
body, medium carbonation, and a crisp lightly sweet and balanced finish.

Overall a SOLID little brew in a light and under appreciated style.

Cheers

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Photo of gvickery
2.63/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I'm not sure why it's called "red", it's not. Very dark brownish amber with tan 1/8" head. The color reminds me of slightly watered down cola. Very faint malt smell. Taste is sweet malt, some raisiny dried fruit, no hop presence. Almost no carbonation, I know that's a style thing but it could use more. Overall it reminded me of something old, stale and musty. They can keep it.

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Photo of KMillard
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is one of the original Irish ambers, the Kilkenny ale and is regularly drank throughout Ireland. It is more bitter and fuller bodied than the standard American take on the style. Goes down easy and can be drank in a session or in between Guinness in order to wet the whistle.

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Photo of KMcGrath
3.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Michelleroo
3.62/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Yum! Very easy to smash...gotta get another one...

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Photo of Hanhwaeaglesv2
2.8/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

기네스가 아이리쉬 에일이라면. 이것은 아이리쉬 라거라고 부르고 싶다. 이도저도 아닌 맥주

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Photo of Bob_Sacamano854
3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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