Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale | Guinness Ltd.

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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish AleSmithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mebuzzard on 04-01-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,741
Reviews:
800
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
14.94%
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
509
For Trade:
1
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Photo of merlinsbeard
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roskoe
1.08/5  rDev -69%
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 jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cbaz
3.07/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nater919
2.88/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Nolster
3.33/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeckHardy
3.1/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a nitro can into a nonic pint glass. Purchased from a local off license.
This Irish ale pours a deep copper colour with a two finger stark white head. Good retention and decent lacing.
The aroma was typical for the style, bready and freshly baked biscuits.
The taste was smooth with slight hops at the end. The mouth feel is creamy and the finish crisp.
Over all a decent beer albeit a little pricey for the four pack. I would give this Irish ale a B.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bbtkd
3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Smithwick's Premium Irish Ale, 4.5% ABV, 20 IBU. Pours medium viscosity and real dark brown, almost black, with a one finger white head that left decent lacing. Malty nose, taste is a sweet and malty. Excellent mouthfeel, and overall excellent.

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Photo of alexsergio
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoshHatfield
4.31/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of duvel1979
1.75/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Jaisell
3.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PMarcy78
3.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vetbidder
3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The look of this beer has always been enviting, dark and heady. Scent is of sweet malt with some overripe dark fruit in the back. Flavor is of malt with slight caramel with a lasting slightly sweet malt finish although at the same time watery and crisp with serious carbonation. I agree that this is a beer drinker's beer, you can put them away one after another with ease. One of the best macro beers available.

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Photo of MustangPauli
3.47/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ILOVEHAM
4.33/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SSGCujo
4.1/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KGilmour
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of k47k
3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of derdtheterd
3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of evanwoertz
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
3.48 out of 5 based on 2,741 ratings.
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