Smithwick's Superior Irish Ale | Guinness Ltd.

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Smithwick's Superior Irish AleSmithwick's Superior 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 kojevergas on 09-28-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
185
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
14.16%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
97
For Trade:
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Photo of CtheGeneral99
5/5  rDev +41.6%

Photo of Brett508
5/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Caveworm
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smithwick's Superior Irish Ale - Guinness Ltd. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's head is two fingers thick and off-white, lacing is nice and webbed, and a clear darker reddish brown body.

I smell caramelized, roasted malts and earthier grains.

Tastes like,again, roasted malts, a touch of caramel & more full bodied grains. Not much of a hop profile going on with this brew, but it really wasn't expected with a red. I can certainly get down with this.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean.

I'll choose to give Smithwick's Superior Irish Ale - Guinness Ltd. a 4.5 overall.

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Photo of VikingIrishman
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of nicholas2121
4.47/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smithwick's Superior Irish Ale brewed by Guinness Ltd, with an ABV of 4.5% This ale pours out a nice light brown color with a nice off white head. Superior Irish Ale has the look of sweet tea. The smell is sweet, with grain, and malts. You pick up on a hit of hops in the smell. The smell is rich and inviting. I really like the smell of this brew. Now for the taste, it sweet with some grains and malts. There is a lot going on in this brew. Smithwick's Superior Irish Ale, has a nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about it. The mouthfeel is rich , with flavor, but has a smooth aftertaste. This brew is a nice, smooth drinking brew. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.5 out 5. I would buy this brew again.

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Photo of knextel
4.47/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beerinabottle
4.44/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of Popadeaux
4.44/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap in several pubs across Ireland. Beer is always better when it is a on tap than imported in bottles or cans in the US. A local told me that this is really Ireland's "Beer".

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Photo of schwansmantr
4.4/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smithwicks premium Irish ale nice deep dark cola color with a rich hopy smell that poors with a nice head. A medium in thickness and in taste gets a B- .

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Photo of Walleybeer
4.3/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of DuffDaddy
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of mhuber
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Starts with a hint of caramel which gives way to the bitterness of the hops. Full flavored but not heavy. Very drinkable!

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Photo of plumberman63
4.17/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

darker amber, very good head, malty caramel aroma, slight sweet taste. No bitter after taste. a good drinkable beer not heavy, One I will get again goes at the towards of my list for now.

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Photo of psbaucom
4.12/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dwilson
4.05/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.04/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bershad22
4.01/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lotnik
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LJWalker
4/5  rDev +13.3%

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