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Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Irish Ale
Dublin, Ireland
Serve in English pint

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 1941   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Smithwick’s is Ireland’s number one ale. Its exceptional taste, distinctive colour and purity of ingredients make it unique. Its rich, satisfying taste has earned it five gold medals in the famous Monde Selection Beer Tasting Competition. Smithwick’s is produced using the finest hops and special roasted, malted barley. In 1998 a new enhanced draught product with improved head retention was launched along with redesigned glassware.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Spectacular appearance, large fluffy white head and dark amber color, slight carbonation. Pleasant odor and taste of caramelish malts and slight dry, hoppy bite to finish. Pretty good, but a little light on the lasting flavor. I’d like to try it on tap.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2005
This one has a watery palate that doesn’t "stick" like a good beer should; nonetheless, it is a nice beer. The slightly roasted malt takes precedence over the hops, but the latter does provide a small bite, just to let you know that yes, they are there. The aftertaste is slightly like sour caramel. Nice session beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2005
Draft - malty, sweet aroma. Deep amber appearance - EXACTLY like Michelob Amber Bock. In fact, a friend and I ordered SW and his wife ordered an AB. They were brought together and we could not tell them apart without tasting them. Flavor had some malt sweetness and not much else. Very average.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cows9 (41) - Dumont, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2005
Great aroma of roasted coffer. Good looking pur with big frothy head. Flavor is disappointing though. Just an ordinary ale.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
desurfer (1252) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2005
Dark ruby/amber body, tight nitro-looking white head. Nice looking lace too. Aroma undetectable in the smoky bar. Flavor is moderately malty, a wee bit of hops squeezed in at the finish. Drinkable, but ho-hum in general.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2636) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Medium sized gray colored head. Good retention and a surprisingly lasting lace. Clear dark amber color. Lightly malty nose, hops? Light body, Dry malt flavors,lightly grainy with faint caramel notes. finish is dry, quick, bready.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Smithwicks on draft at WJ McBrides by the Kansas Speedway is a very nice Irish Pub. Food was good, beer was cold and delicious. Smithwicks was a very nice Ale. Would have scored higher with me but I felt it was a little thin for an Irish Ale. Smooth and Drinkable, its a solid beer. If you are by the Racetrak in Kansas City, good beer on tap is a beautiful thing.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Clear amber color with a medium off-white head. Very light earthy nut aroma and flavors. Very soft thin feel. Extremely watery.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Deep ruby color with a medium off-white head. The aroma and flavor were not impressive in any way...slight nutty tones, bready tones, and a gentle earthiness in the aftertaste. The feel was sickly soft and thin...semi-wet finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Tap@toad in a hole. Small, thin white head; dark chestnut coloured liquid, clear, no lace--doesn’t look great. Light-medium body; light foamy carbonation; fairly dry. Aroma of wet paper, caramel; earthy; pale malts; apple. Flavor is musky; apple skin; light bitter finish; bready (wheat); raw yeast, lightly toasted flavor; plain malt profile: sugar, light carmel; yeast and hops provide most of the flavor: rich and full flavors in small amounts. VERY european; earthy, pale malts, mellow hops, dark and enjoyable.


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