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:
Smithwick's is a clear beer with a rich ruby color and creamy head. Clean and delicate aroma with different individual notes: from the top fermentation by the Smithwick yeast come aromatic esters creating a fruity aroma. The Aroma Hops added late in the boil contribute clean fresh floral notes. Ale Malt contributes aroma hints of biscuit and caramel.
Refreshing and clean taste with a gentle balance of bitterness from the hops added early in the boil, sweet/malty notes from the ale malt, and hints of roast/coffee from the roasted barley.

Added by Mebuzzard on 04-01-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,475
Reviews:
846
Ratings:
2,988
pDev:
14.74%
 
 
Wants:
66
Gots:
653
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 2,988 |  Reviews: 846
Photo of D1noB
2.94/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A heavy malty finish that has that anything brewed by Guinness follow thru.

Taste rating in words: A full bodied, round ball just rolling down the hill.

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Photo of BabaBeer
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of alskoj
1.09/5  rDev -68.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This was one of the worst beers I've ever had. Taste like a cheap American lager. I'm trying to finish the six pack because I'm frugal and don't like to waste anything. I have one bottle left and I will keep that in my beer fridge as a reminder of how bad it was. I can't believe anyone likes this crap.

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Photo of FlyNRyan305
4.56/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great well balanced beer. I could drink a lot of these.

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Photo of tumblingpenguin
3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Photo of jtw21
3.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tone
3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear copper color. 2/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, slight caramel malt, slight Euro yeast, slight citrus hops, and rice. Fits the style of an Irish Red Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is an elevated dryness. Tastes of sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, slight caramel malt, slight Euro yeast, hint of pale malt, slight citrus hops, and rice. Overall, good appearance and complexity, but poor blend, weak body, and rice is a detriment.

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Photo of ledouge
3.1/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of smithj4
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BennyProfane
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barnzy78
3.51/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. It's been years since I had one of these! Pours red in color with a creamy beige head that eventually fades to a foam. Sweet grainy aroma with caramel and earthy hops. Malty flavors with bread crust, toasty grain, caramel, earthy & grassy hops, slightly nutty. Lighter side of medium for body, modest earthy bitterness, finishes dry for optimum drinking ease. It's been awhile since I had one, and it will probably be awhile until I have another one. Not too bad & always good around St. Patrick's Day.

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Photo of jwat
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaveWaterDrinkBeers
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jkrug5
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of anthony-s
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonkeyLord
4.45/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lagerquestrian
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cmoore32
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of msscott1973
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foxman27
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of plumberman63
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

ok beer.....................................................................................................................................................

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Photo of redjellydonut
2.68/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Purchased at Trader Joe's in Austin, 3/10/18. Poured in tulip to get a good look at it. Quickly dissipating creamy head. The principal charactistic is sourness, not bitterness. The maltiness is there as an afterthought. It has a sharp, heavy carbonation bite. The finish carries the hops, but there's also an unpleasant acidic burn. I suspect this particular batch may have encountered some especially damaging treatment in route. If this is the profile Smithwicks intended it's not a very good product.

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Photo of mpolewan
3.12/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of FadetoBock
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 2,988 ratings