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
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#44,429
Reviews:
844
Ratings:
2,979
pDev:
14.74%
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Photo of Oletimer4IPA
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good Beer at an excellent price.

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Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kuhndog
3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 11.2 fluid ounce bottle into glass. Bottling date is stamped as 'L7212GD005 13:43'.
Clear brown body, with more red when presented to light. Three finger head, settles to off white cap. Webs of lacing.
Caramel and roasted malt aroma.
Taste is more assertive than is the aroma, with lightly roasted malt, caramel malt, floral hops. Has a underlying mineral taste.
Medium mouth feel.
Very much of a pub beer, that can be called on to be multiple beers for the evening. Calls for music and group singing.

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Photo of Tarpon_Jerry
4.71/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nvrmind16
3.89/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Very smooth ale, not heavy, less alcohol content than most ales. great by itself before dinner.

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Photo of Hayden34
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VoxRationis
4.67/5  rDev +35%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Decanted from a 11.2 oz (330 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; production date July 31, 2017.
A: Pours a crystal clear, copper color with a one inch light tan head, good retention, and solid lacing.
S: Aroma is floral initially with caramel malt and a light spiciness predominating.
T: I detected a hint of clove, I thought, but mostly caramel malt and iron filings (which impart a bit of zing).
M: Light to medium bodied with strong carbonation.
O: Really a category defining beer. I first had it on tap in Mullingar, Westmeath, ROI, and brought it back to share with friends about a year before it became available in the States. One of my favorite, all-purpose, "go to" beers.

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

Photo of Dper
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Craven
3.19/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of OldSchoolMike
3.62/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought this to take to a party on a whim. I guess that I'm not used to the genre. Nothing to complain about, but for the price, there are many other beers I'd rather have.

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

Photo of Mysticmage
3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip. Weak collar as only lasted a few minutes. Nice colour, red coppar glow. Taste is ok. Does Taste like rickard’s red as previously noted. Prefer the original but this would do in a pinch.

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

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

Photo of Furlinator
3.62/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of irishphild
4.48/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Only worth drinking in draft form. In the bottle is more of a 3.

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Photo of ldb322
4.4/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very solid Irish red ale. The first one or two drink really well but after that it starts to lose its appeal. Definitely good to have every once in a while, especially on tap.

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Photo of ewpass
3.39/5  rDev -2%
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 -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RickStalzer
3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Tastes great cold from the tap in Swords Ireland

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Photo of BCborn
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrewh995
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
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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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 2,979 ratings