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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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a nice deep copper colour. The off-white head is quite frothy with a good hard pour. Loads of sticky lacing with good head retention.

The beer smells of faint malts and toffee.

The taste is quite well balanced between sweet toffee and caramel and biscuity roasted malts.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a clean finish.

Overall, I think this was better when I had it in bottled form. It seems less dynamic now. Still very drinkable.

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Photo of sevenarts
2.44/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Dark reddish brown with a strong, frothy head. Nice lacing.

S: Not much of a smell, just a bit of a sweet malty aroma, very faint and simple.

T/M: Nice flavors of sweet malts, a little bit of spice, just a touch of very understated bitter hops. A little bit of a thin, watery mouthfeel.

O: This is a solid ale, very refreshing and drinkable.

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2/5  rDev -42.5%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.56/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried Smithwick's irish red at the Tilted Kilt today...good beer and good service. The beer pours a deep clear amber with white head that left some lacing on the glass. The smell was fairly simple, malt. The taste was a decent malt based beer that had subtle hop to help clear the pallet. The mouthfeel was a nice medium body with good carbonation. Overall it is a decent beer.

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.93/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a draft into a 20-oz. imperial glass at Hooley’s in La Mesa, Calif. Color was dark red, kind of brownish. About an inch of head. Caramel chocolate lacing on the top. Good looking film on the sides that stayed throughout.

I had to work for the smell, but I got some fruity aromas. Cherry and apple led the way.

Really didn’t taste like the nose indicated. Tasted toffee, nutty and roasty malts.

Light body. Average carbonation. Smooth and roasty finish.

I surprising enjoyed this beer a lot. Just a smooth, roasty beer.

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of spinrsx
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On Tap

Appearance - Clear brown colour with a large frothy off-white head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes or so.

Smell - Malts, dark fruits, roasted/toasted notes

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, nuts, and some raisins. There is also a slight amount of a woodiness and a touch of spice. It ends with a malty slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall - An above average highly sessionable beer that is a better option than most of the beers available to me locally. It hit the spot and I'll order it again.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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