Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale | Guinness Ltd.

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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish AleSmithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mebuzzard on 04-01-2006

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3.16/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Was looking for Killian's but found this instead. Here goes:

A: My favorite thing about the beer. Ruby red and see-through; perfectly clear, in fact. I poured it properly and got a nice foamy head that took minutes to recede. Good lacing.

S: Smells like a cheap English pale ale. Detect some amber malt and maybe a faint smattering on English hops, but not much else.

T: OK, not as good as Killian's, though. Wish there was more of a malt character like other Irish red ales. Very light and drinkable, but there's not much going on in the beer. Some amber malt, minimum hop character.

M: Medium carbonation. Doesn't go down as smoothly as I thought it would judging by the appearance, though.

O: An OK beer with little character. Drinkable but disappointing.

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3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was an okay beer. I poured a Dale's pale ale through it and it tasted better. Tell you a story about this, my brother was in Ireland and his wife ordered a Guiness draught. When it came my brother's turn he said he would like a Smithwick's draught. The publican looked at my brother then at his wife and said, "so the wife is having the Man's beer and himself is having the Lady Guiness." That about sums it up.

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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
3.48 out of 5 based on 2,741 ratings.
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