Smithwick's Ale | Smithwick's Brewery / Irish Ale Breweries Ltd

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Brewed by:
Smithwick's Brewery / Irish Ale Breweries Ltd
Ireland

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 04-16-2002

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Reviews:
315
Ratings:
727
pDev:
16.02%
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3.41/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of VashonGuy
3.54/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Smithwick's was at nearly every pub in Ireland on our holiday, usually right next to Guinness. When I wanted a change from the usual Guinness, Smithwick was the best option. It's a caramel red ale, with a bit of hoppy bite to it. It doesn't have much complexity, but it goes well with meals, and it's pleasant enough.

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Photo of hophugger
3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BilleGibbons
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nice red ale and have every st paddy’s day.
Medium body and nice feel

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.23/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a darker amber color. 1 finger off white head. Retention is good.
The nose is minimal. I get nothing from it.
Taste - is mellow. Slight sweetness. Slight malt. Minimal hops.
Feel is fairly light. Somewhat watery.
So, so beer overall. Nothing to go out of your way for.

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Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of taospowder
3.23/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.8/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.36/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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2.71/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.42/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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5/5  rDev +48.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SportsGuy33
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.72/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.29/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.81/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dar482
3.12/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.77/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Backlog. 12 oz bottle. Never used to be a fan of Irish Ales (probably due to Killian’s), but these maltier styles are growing on me. Aroma is of roasted molasses. Color is deep, deep red. Tastes of mostly malt, little hop presence. Better than I was expecting.

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3.54/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Impicker
1.6/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A lot of carbonation. But taste like water. Miller light has more taste

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2.84/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Smithwick's Ale from Smithwick's Brewery / Irish Ale Breweries Ltd
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 727 ratings