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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mebuzzard on 04-01-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,745
Reviews:
802
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
14.94%
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
514
For Trade:
1
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Photo of BeerAndFilm
2.54/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mmorris15
3.47/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Schlitz74
3/5  rDev -13.8%
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 +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squeezyq
4.06/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tigerbrau
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Curt_rowe
3.87/5  rDev +11.2%
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 +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TomMahan
4.13/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DangerMouseMA
4.86/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of HoodviewBrew
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of newcastlemike
2.93/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.72/5  rDev +6.9%
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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Photo of sokol_1993
3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.21/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trailboss76
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark tea-like color, no overly pronounced aroma. Very pleasant first few drinks and still just as good at the bottom of the glass. No particular bitterness.

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Photo of MTKATL
3.17/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Platonis
3.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jschott75
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zbooks
2.75/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of NeverSettle
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of porters4life
3.92/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
3.48 out of 5 based on 2,745 ratings.
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