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:
0
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Ratings: 185 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Exeter
3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 scootercrabb
3.13/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BenBreeg
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of MTKATL
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EMV
3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap in Ireland. Poured into a pint glass.

L: Pours a clear dark golden/copper color. Thick creamy white head with some good lacing.

S: Mild... grains and malts... a bit of floral hops.

T/F: Not offensive. Toasted malts and grains... a bit of a mineral water flavor. Some sweetness throughout. The hop profile is mild... just some bittering at the finish... a bit herbal/floral. Smooth and drinkable. Good carbonation and almost creamy on the tongue.

O: An inoffensive beer. Nothing special, but easy to drink and goes well with a meal. I've had much better beer on both sides of the proverbial pond.

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Photo of allistermcg
2.56/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of chuckm
3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a beautiful pour with a dark brown color, red is visible when I hold my pint in front of the light. Head is full and lasts a while, lacing stays present. Regrettably the pour is the highlight, a non existent smell at 44 degrees, perhaps too cold, and a mild flavor with little of the heartiness I was expecting. just a roasted flavor. Feel was good, thick and full, coating the tongue but overall I had hoped for more.

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Photo of Billg1967
2.71/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of U-S_Navy_vet-88
5/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of sgrimm
3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MacMalt
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into pint glass. It pours a rich, dark amber with a milk-white head and lacing. The smell is mostly bready malt with faint caramel and hops. The taste follows the nose. It is very dry and malty with only a faint sweetness. The finish is fairly bitter. It is moderately carbonated and with a low ABV of 4.5% it is very easy to drink. Smithwick's Irish Ale serves its purpose of being a good sessionable pub ale. I would like to try it on draught as I suspect it is better than out of the bottle. This is a famous ale and I would certainly drink it in Ireland but there are much better offerings this side of the pond.

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

Photo of seanote
3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dwinslow15
3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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 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 StevenShawSr
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Urk1127
3.31/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Smithwick's Superior Irish Ale from Guinness Ltd.
3.53 out of 5 based on 185 ratings.
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