Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale | Guinness Ltd.

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:
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Added by Mebuzzard on 04-01-2006

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle had a friend's house. Pours a clear light copper color with small sheets of lace on top. Mild sticky lace clings to the glass. Aroma of light citrus, sweet malt, husk. Crisp clean feel. Easy drinking with a good amount of bubble play. Simple flavors with a mild bitter smack. Some residual sweetness balances it out. Touch of fruit and alcohol as well. Not a bad little Irish beer. I'd gladly drink this one with a steaming bowl of Irish stew!

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

For lack of anything more exotic at a local restaurant went to this acceptable go-to

A: Reddish/amber, clear, 1 finger white head

S: Some malty/caramel, not much else

T: Moderate malt taste slight caramel, not too much else that stands out, definitely muted on the hops side

M: Thin, moderate carbonation

O: A decent average beer, certainly beats almost all other American tap offerings

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3.41/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a dark, dark red, somewhere between ruby, burgundy, and light black, with a lovely white cream head that sits a fingers width above my mug. The lacing on the mug is thin and spattered across my glass. On the nose, the beer smells of sterilized caramelly malts with a touch of staleness. The nose is fairly simplistic, and not the most pleasant but not the most unpleasant either. The smell is a little cloying with sweet malt, but subdued enough that it doesn’t turn you off to the beer. The beer tastes very similar to the smell with sweet sterile caramel malts and a faint touch of bitterness. It begins with almost sickly sweet malts, but quickly pulls itself back with a faint hint of biscuit and more caramel flavor, which balances out the taste into the finish, which is clean and only faintly tingling with the sweet sterile caramel of the malts. On the mouth, the beer feels thin to medium body, with velvety smooth carbonation that reveals only a slight tingle on the close of the sip. Overall, this is a mass produced beer, but it is an Irish mass produced beer, and Ireland just seems to do mass production better than everyone else. Sure it is not as flavorful as some beers, and definitely has some almost-too-sweet flavors to it that are both sterile and weird, but this beer is generally very drinkable, and not offensive to the palate. It’s not a fancy beer, but it’s one that is easy to find and easy to drink, and it does have a hell of a lot better of a flavor than other mass produced beers. It’s a good drink.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Raiding my Dad's fridge while he's away.

Poured into a pint glass.

Comes out with a clear amber color and an off white head.

Some hop aroma but it is mostly sweet caramel malt.

Sweet caramel and bready malt. Some light hop flavor and bitterness. A little coppery as well.
Lots of carbonation scrubs the tongue.

A decent enough beer.

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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
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