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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:
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Added by Mebuzzard on 04-01-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,356
Reviews:
807
Ratings:
2,768
pDev:
14.78%
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Photo of Dper
3.47/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Craven
3.19/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of OldSchoolMike
3.62/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought this to take to a party on a whim. I guess that I'm not used to the genre. Nothing to complain about, but for the price, there are many other beers I'd rather have.

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Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dface
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenHoppy
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Furlinator
3.62/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VABA
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of irishphild
4.48/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Only worth drinking in draft form. In the bottle is more of a 3.

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Photo of ldb322
4.4/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very solid Irish red ale. The first one or two drink really well but after that it starts to lose its appeal. Definitely good to have every once in a while, especially on tap.

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3.39/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Burnt Amber with a decent head. Mild malt nose. Medium caramel body with light carbonation. Only average but sessionable.

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Photo of dipso123
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BCborn
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrewh995
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark reddish brown with an off white head. Smells of caramel, malts, and a little roastiness. Tastes of slightly sweet caramel, mildly roasted malts, some fruits, and a dry hop bitterness. Medium and creamy in body and medium in carbonation. Overall a decent beer, my first Irish red.

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3.06/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Aglassdarkley
4.31/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BAsbill
3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Branlott42
3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CrabMoneyHubs
4.43/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle poured into a pint glass shows a deep red clear body and floats a thicker 1/4in light tan head that stays for a bit and leaves spidery lacing.

Aroma is a muted bready malt with a floral hint.
Flavor matches including a sweetness and a light toasted malt, maybe just barely a caramel taste. Underneath the sweetness lurks another, almost metallic, flavor that I enjoy.
Mouthfeel is medium.
Overall a very drinkable ale that fills a void in my beer library.

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Photo of adam36
3.77/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkarimi
3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hackattack
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like British imports. Now they have a hard time competing with the American craft brews. However, this beats your basic American adjunct beer easily.

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3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 2,768 ratings
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