MJPilsener (7) - Shamong, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2005 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
First time I had this was in Ireland and I had no idea what I was in store for. If you had never had it and you like Iria=sh beers try to find this one. It has now been brought to certain parts in america. Only a true Irish pub would carry this.
jennincincy (1) - Milford, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2005 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very tasty and refreshing as well. The color is good and the flavor is such that it mixes well with Guiness, which of course adds a bit of coffee flavor. All in all, my favorite beer at this time.
joshpiledean (315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On Tap. Light red color, clear, small head. Light aroma. Pretty bland and boring, but drinkable nontheless. Had sort of a sweetness to it.
raymow (817) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good - highly drinkable. I only had a little sample but I’m looking forward to going back and getting a full pint. Had a nice dark copper color and slightly sweet aroma.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little carmelly, and chewy. Not that good. A watery backbone. It was either this, regular guiness, or bud on tap. So, we went with this, not bad, not great.
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown Ale. Small White-brown head. Light tasting. Not a whole lot of flavor and almost nothing stays in your mouth.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Last time I had a Smithwicks, the bottle was way past its "Best Before" date. So I approached this one with some trepidation.
Silly of me. This is a solid and easy drinking ale. Nice copper/red colour with surprisingly little carbonation for a macro. Little aroma - a faint hoppiness. Taste is good, lingering bitterness is good too.
Thing is, Smithwicks is a good light tasting ale. It’s almost really good, but there’s just not enough of the qualities that make it good to make it great.
Makes sense I hope.
shadey (1903) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2005 On tap at J.B. Quimby’s outside of Rochester. A malty irish red. midiocre but drinkable.
AAO (102) - Næstved, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tastet in Kilkenny. Redish kobber color. Middle head. Sweet hoppy aroma. The taste is nearly like a sweet chritsmasbeer, fresh and sweet. Ok ale.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2005 Ruby red color, clear with a off-white head and little lacing. Nose of malty dough, light fresh hops and tons of light caramel malts. The flavor is balanced, a bit too dry for my liking with just a touch of roasted barley in the tail and turbinado sweetness. Finishes dry, refreshing. Good Irish ale.