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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Ratings: 2,745 |  Reviews: 802
Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sexmortus
4.89/5  rDev +40.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jw4free
3.29/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jbf190
2.9/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dope
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jtierney2909
3.72/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My favorite beer in the mass market. Very drinkable, and I just find it goes easily with many different foods. What I like is that it's not Irish Budweiser. I don't care to pay much attention to color or feel - does it taste good? Smithwick's is a different brew than your average grocery store six pack.

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

I'm no specialist but I would say Very Good. I'm not a fan of Guinness, but this is a lovely, simple, mildly tasty almost red ale that is unoffensive to taste, feel or bitterness. A perfect beer with a meal in that it will not intrude on other tastes, yet is refreshing. The head is white, light and foamy, like sea foam. It does not taste as dark as it looks. Definitely will have another.

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Guppy314
2.85/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Wow, this is singularly unremarkable and so disappointing (from Guinness). OK, so pours dark amber with some aroma of malt. Fluffy quickly vanishing head. Malt but thin with high carbonation and a watery finish. This is like an entirely forgettable Summer beverage, but that slot is already taken (PBR).

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Photo of psoriasaurus
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CrimeDog
3.3/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours - Deep brown color not much head or lacing.

Smell - Roasted malts, pretty bready nose, sweet caramel.

Taste - Roasted malts and rye, caramel and grains.

Feel - Medium body well carbonated

Overall - Decent beer not a big fan little too sweet.

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Photo of singletary
3.97/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

It pours dark cooper color (almost soda color) with a sweet malty smell. It has a sweet malty taste that stays all the way through. Overall a nice Irish ale that was easy to drink and pleasant.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BubbleBobble
2.98/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of cunning_stunt
3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jfettig
3.86/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buck89
3.89/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a clear copper-brown with a thick rocky light tan head. Great retention and nice lacing. The nose was definitely sweet with some fruity notes - apple and cherry - and brown bread. My first taste was thinner than expected from the nose, but more consistent with the low ABV. Bready and spicy, with a hint of cinnamon. I did not get any diacetyl or DMS. Nice clean, dry finish.

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Photo of madelf66
3.22/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nodder
3.26/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mortarforker
2.98/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of sennoma
2.53/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Smell is nice and "red ale"-y but the mouthfeel is thin and there's a distinct metallic note to the finish. Not a fave.

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Photo of thoglund
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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