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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mebuzzard on 04-01-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,750
Reviews:
804
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
14.94%
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
519
For Trade:
1
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clean/clear dark amber color, some carbonation, little fizzy off-white head, some tiny islands and sticky lacing left behind. The nose is mostly malts and caramel. The taste is malty with some caramel. Light body. Drinkable I guess, but I would not buy it again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown bottle into a weizen glass. Has a dark brown with reddish tint color and a 1 inch head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Taste was rather bland compared to the color and smell. Not bad, but not a lot of flavor. Felt good in the mouth and is definatly drinkable. Overall a fairly decent beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into an imperial pint glass. This is a popular beer and I'm not exactly sure why. I guess because its so unoffensive and bland that people like it the same way they like mayonnaise.

Beer is brown and clear, forms an off white head that's thick. The head falls away leaving lacing behind on the glass and the carbonation is steady and moderate of medium sized bubbles. This is a red ale? Looks like an English brown. Other than the color the beer looks fine.

Aroma is weak but I can detect a slight roast. I'm going to ignore that this beer is a classified as a red ale from now one.

Almost no flavor at all. Some sweetness up front, no roast, no bitter no alcohol nothing. Blank. Its like drinking colored water. Oh well.

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3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this both on tap and by bottle.
A good pour, dark, caramel color with beige head that lingered a bit, that all but disappeared.

Aroma was light; soft hops, malt and nuts and biscuit.

Taste was about the same as aroma. The biscuit seemed to fade. A balanced beer between sweet (at first) and dry (finish).

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can from the LCBO in to Guinness pint glass.

A - Medium translucent brown with two fingers of off-white head that settled down after a couple of minutes.

S - Light caramel and toffee notes up front with a slight bitterness and some floral aromas in the background. The nose has a slight off-putting aroma that I can't pinpoint.

T - The sweet malt profile dominates with toffee, caramel and bready notes. A slight bitterness is present as well, especially in the finish.

M - Medium body, slightly creamy. Light carbonation.

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The beer pours a beautiful amber/red color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a dry, caramel/roasted malt nose with little to no hop aroma. It's light with a stiff dryness. The taste is the same. It has a very drinkable pilsner malt flavor with a touch of caramel malt sweetness and a faint roasted feel. It's light and easily quaffable; a fine session ale. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low/medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This isn't the most complex around, but these brews generally aren't. It's an accessible beer that most can enjoy.

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Who can reject free beer from work? On to the beer:

Smithwicks pours a copper red into a pint glass, forming a good head at the top. It has a sweet smell that's mixed with a grainy scent and a vague DMS. The taste is a tad sweet, with a buttery follow-up. Bready notes are recognized, and it has a quick hoppy bitterness at the end of each sip. Finishes dry. A decent brew that's worth a shot.

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The aroma has lightly roasted malt, cereal grain

The flavor follows with those flavors as the beer is generally malty. Cereal grain and a decent body Lacking in flavor and then a corn-like flavor comes in. A slightly metallic finish.

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Smithwick's Imported Premium Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
3.48 out of 5 based on 2,750 ratings.
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