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:
#39,438
Reviews:
846
Ratings:
2,988
pDev:
14.74%
 
 
Wants:
66
Gots:
653
Trade:
2
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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 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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Photo of jakea
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

Photo of Cesium137
4.69/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One bottle out of a sample pack. Typical red ale. Beautiful color, slightly sweet, full, but not overwhelming taste. Good stuff.

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Photo of takusan1000
4.16/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rsquared59
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jimpyle48
3.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThomKeg
4.41/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Chilmer
4.06/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bull Feeney's

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Photo of _admiral
2.33/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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