Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale | Guinness Ltd.

Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish AleSmithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale
BA SCORE
29.7%
Liked This Beer
3.45 w/ 2,755 ratings
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
Ranking:
#41,104
Reviews:
805
Ratings:
2,755
Liked:
819
Avg:
3.45/5
pDev:
15.07%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
526
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,755 |  Reviews: 805
Photo of Vetbidder
3.74/5  rDev +8.4%
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 +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Narthax
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ILOVEHAM
4.33/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SSGCujo
4.1/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KGilmour
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of k47k
3.77/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of derdtheterd
3.44/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of evanwoertz
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PortLargo
2.95/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerAndFilm
2.54/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mmorris15
3.47/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Schlitz74
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is average for a Irish Red Ale, It Pours a darker Red Color and leaves a little lacing in the pint glass. This is neither great or bad.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squeezyq
4.06/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Curt_rowe
3.87/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is the best generally available beer on the market. Can find it about anywhere, which is why it is my go-to. Looks great in the glass, tastes and smells of beautiful roasted malts and fruit, and are very drinkable. A six pack is nothing to put down. Overall, it's not the best you'll ever have, but it is a GREAT beer.

I have to admit, only reason this one didn't get 4+ from me, is because they changed the label. It was way cooler with the old-style label.

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Photo of Edie
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TomMahan
4.13/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DangerMouseMA
4.86/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of HoodviewBrew
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of newcastlemike
2.93/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a plummy, root beer colored body. Lace is very generous here and gives off some great skirting and webbing. 70% opaque.

Aromas of prunes, tree sap, and stale roasted malts.

Flavors are quite decent. Liquid fig newtons and oatmeal raisin cookie, kilned malts, and dry barley. Apples, pears. Minimal herbal bitterness but serves a purpose to both sting and balance the beer.

Mouth feel is relaxing, w/ just enough teeter of creaminess and carbonation to make this one a smooth hit.

Overall, Smithwick's is good. I've come to really enjoy sessioning this one over the whole six pack. Just lovely dark notes, fig sweetness, and roast malts. My favorite mass-distributed amber.

Word of advice here : Drink this one out of the glass, it gets rid of the metallic flavors so prominent with the bottle.

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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 29.7% out of 100 with 2,755 ratings
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