Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale | Guinness Ltd.

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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish AleSmithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale
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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish AleSmithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.

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

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1/5  rDev -71.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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1/5  rDev -71.1%

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1/5  rDev -71.1%

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1/5  rDev -71.1%

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1/5  rDev -71.1%

Photo of Roskoe
1.08/5  rDev -68.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Mix some keystone and bud light and you'll have basically the same thing quite a lot cheaper. Banana esters in your face, not even a hint of the roast barley they claim to use. This is as much an Irish red as... Well look it is t in any respect. All in all, it's such an outrageous lie in a bottle, it's surprising it doesn't rot on the shelves.

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Photo of alskoj
1.09/5  rDev -68.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This was one of the worst beers I've ever had. Taste like a cheap American lager. I'm trying to finish the six pack because I'm frugal and don't like to waste anything. I have one bottle left and I will keep that in my beer fridge as a reminder of how bad it was. I can't believe anyone likes this crap.

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Photo of OdinMcHaggis
1.12/5  rDev -67.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Received as a gift and I popped a top. The bottle appearance is unimpressive, who the hell is Smithwick, but it does say Guinness which I find decent. Smell, faint sweetness. Taste, bad hops and metallic brewing vessel, long finish with a bad aftertaste. Mouthfeel, thin but decent carbonation. Overall this beer sucks, I gave it a three on appearance because it is a bottle of beer.

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Photo of BlueShepard19
1.49/5  rDev -56.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of ajzy
1.5/5  rDev -56.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -56.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -56.6%

Photo of AD17
1.74/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of lukeoberm963
1.74/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured a nice soft two-finger head that did not retain for very long. The bubbles rushed to the top which showed me that this beer is probably going to be over carbonated and lose its head fast.
Sure enough the head has diminished just as fast as I poured the beer. The smell of the beer reminds me of a macro amber or brown ale. There is some corn smell to it.
The taste is kind of malty with some chocolaty roastedness to it. But there is not enough of it to satisfy. There is a bit of citrus hops in there, but they are mostly tasted after the beer has been swallowed, mostly just a nasty bitterness in the corners of your mouth.
The mouthfeel is NOT good. Way too carbonated. I guess I was expecting a little bit of more smoothness to it, but the carbonation destroys any possibility of that. A nitro widget would help maybe.
Very mediocre and not worth what I paid for a six pack.

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1.75/5  rDev -49.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -49.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -49.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -49.4%

Photo of duvel1979
1.75/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Urk1127
1.85/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Dark red almost brown. Smell is yeast. Toasty caramel malt. Light mouthfeel. No head. Light carbonation. Sweet taste but not in a good way. I did not like this

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2/5  rDev -42.2%

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2/5  rDev -42.2%

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2/5  rDev -42.2%

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2/5  rDev -42.2%

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2/5  rDev -42.2%

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