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

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

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Photo of froghop
3.2/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a clear dark copper with a dark red tint, small egg-shell head, good lacing.

smell is of malt, bread dough, some sweetness, and butterscotch caramel.

taste is sweet, heavily carbonated, malt, bitter hops in the background, little bit on the tangy side (soda water), and buttery in back, ends a little dry, and somewhat bitter.

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Photo of phishbone23
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of kimcgolf
3.36/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured to a brownish red, with thick white head that lasted long and then left very good lacing. Not a real strong aroma, but what was there was a nutty, almost brown ale nose. I enjopyed the flavor more than an American Brown Ale, although it was hard to pick out a distinctive flavor. Had a decent finish. Not a bad beer all and all.

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Photo of kingmaker
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of AmitC
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of carrollmel7
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of CurtisD
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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

Had a few pints of these at the Scottish Highland Games, unfortunately there was no Scottish beer.

Poured up a deep reddish brown color with a one inch off-white head. Surprisingly good retention, it held up throughout. It left some pretty decent lacing as well.

Aroma was pretty light but there was a slight malt sweetness, and some spicy hop character as well.

Taste was slightly more interesting with some light sweetness up front. A bit of toffee or something, very light fruit too. Spicy hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel was on the lighter side of medium bodied, but it was quite drinkable and smooth going down.

I'm not a big fan of the style but this was a solid option. Beats the hell out of BMC anyday.

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Photo of MPSTARR
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of JimGlonke
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of jkane101
3.02/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a deep reddish brown color with a 2 finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing are both very good. Somewhat of a bready and tropical fruit aroma. Not much to it, though. Bready, biscuity malty taste with some fruity ester at the end - maybe some plums. Slight astringent aftertaste. Not much to it, though. Decent for drinking, but definitely not a go to beer.

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

Photo of jujubeast6000
3.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 12/6/2009 (draft @ Flying Saucer, Houston, TX):

Pours a dark reddish tinged brown color body. Creamy off-white head, lastingish. Good lacing. English aroma, malty, some dark fruitiness. Malty taste, that similar Englishness too. Some fruitiness in the taste, maybe apple or strawberry-like. Pretty refreshing.

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Photo of JohnnyMc
3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of GeorgeCarroll
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of irishkyle21
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Ardeer
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of zrab11
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a dark reddish brow..with off white head and some lacing

S-Smells of malty grain with some roasted notes

T-Toasted malts come through with a brownsugar finish

M-light boddied with average carbonation

D-Pretty decent..alittle watered down but the roasted malts that come through make this a decent beer.

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Photo of Stoffel
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of nygannon
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
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