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

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Added by Mebuzzard on 04-01-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,986
Reviews:
811
Ratings:
2,783
pDev:
14.78%
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Photo of ewpass
3.39/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Burnt Amber with a decent head. Mild malt nose. Medium caramel body with light carbonation. Only average but sessionable.

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Photo of dipso123
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BCborn
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrewh995
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark reddish brown with an off white head. Smells of caramel, malts, and a little roastiness. Tastes of slightly sweet caramel, mildly roasted malts, some fruits, and a dry hop bitterness. Medium and creamy in body and medium in carbonation. Overall a decent beer, my first Irish red.

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Photo of Tstromer
3.06/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Aglassdarkley
4.31/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Branlott42
3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CrabMoneyHubs
4.43/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle poured into a pint glass shows a deep red clear body and floats a thicker 1/4in light tan head that stays for a bit and leaves spidery lacing.

Aroma is a muted bready malt with a floral hint.
Flavor matches including a sweetness and a light toasted malt, maybe just barely a caramel taste. Underneath the sweetness lurks another, almost metallic, flavor that I enjoy.
Mouthfeel is medium.
Overall a very drinkable ale that fills a void in my beer library.

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Photo of adam36
3.77/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkarimi
3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hackattack
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like British imports. Now they have a hard time competing with the American craft brews. However, this beats your basic American adjunct beer easily.

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Photo of Nace4
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Golfontap
4.18/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Franziskaner
2.87/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Deep brown to amber in color. There's a fingernail of eggshell white around the rim and most of the top. The aroma is slightly nutty, but I'm struggling to search it out. The taste is a cross between cola and caramel. The mouth is a bit thin and watery.

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Photo of dukeandduke
3.12/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

6/24/17 (Chicago). 16 oz draft pour into standard pint glass. $5.50 @ NW Vaughn's. Dark copper pour, light tan head and carbonation. Light, sweet malt aroma. Mild sweet malt and chocolate taste. Light mouth feel and texture, minimal carbonation. Overall good offering.

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Photo of Boodoo
4.44/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.03/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown-ruby body that is perfectly clear, loose carbonation supports a creamy, thick light tan head. The nose and flavor display rich, toasty malt, caramel, toffee, and even mild coffee, perhaps a touch of soap/floral notes. The flavor is mildly sweet with even more timid bitterness, each doing their part to add depth, balance each other, and not distract too much from the warmth the rest of the flavor provides. The body is medium-full, creamy, warm, even frothy.
I found this to be a delectable brew, especially within its categorization. The simple but fleshed out toasty flavor was delicious, and alongside the sweet/bitter balance it was almost beautiful in its simplicity.

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Photo of bankboy66
2.05/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Didn't enjoy this. Smells terrible and tastes like charred meat of some kind.

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Photo of eldoctorador
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Turbo
3.34/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbehlar
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjrider
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 2,783 ratings