Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale | Guinness Ltd.

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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

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Added by Mebuzzard on 04-01-2006

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3.91/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two fingers of head. Clear copper colored body.
Smell is a wet hay and barnyard scent, which turns out nice.
Taste is malt sweetness balanced with a nice dose of bitterness.
The texture fits well. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
A solid ale that hits the spot.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

In my continuing quest to try all sorts of beers I happened up Smithwick's. A dark ale that I thought had to be good. Well, it wasn't bad, but it wasn't as good I as I had expected.

Out of the bottle the beer poured a dark, richly colored brown that looks pleasing to the eye when light strikes it just right. The head it forms is lightly tan in color and it has an amazing staying power - all the way down the glass The lacing is also impressive - the most I have ever experienced with a brew.

The smell was great too, hints of spice and a gratifying odor of malts. But that's where it all ends. Mouthfeel was nothing spectacular and it surprisingly tasted watery to me. (I even tried another one just to be sure.) For such a darkly rich-looking beer - its watery taste was really a surprise.

Everything about the beer said it had to be superb, but for me it feel quiet short.

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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
3.48 out of 5 based on 2,745 ratings.
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