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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1897   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
csbosox (1224) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Had at KC Bier Meisters meeting. Dark amber color, off white head. Malty nose, sour notes. Malty, slighty sour flavor. Lots ’o carbonation. Light and watery. No thanks.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cdog (32) - Farmington, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2005
A nice beer with a creamy head that has a hint of molasses . Not overly hoppy yet full boddied and a soft finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 12, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2006 For an Ale it was not that bad, it was really lager and bitter but better than most of English style Ales. Yes.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2005
Not a bad session beer. Pours a medium amber with sufficient head. Aroma is not remarkable. Tastes like a grassy lager to me. All in all, this is a middle of the road, all-pleasing session ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hangover (1064) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - FEB 11, 2005
Nice dark amber pour with an initially voluminous white head. Slighly malty and peppery aroma with a hint of something metallic. Decent effervescent mouthfeel. Taste is somewhat smokey, more malt, caramel and slightly sweet. Dry finish... minimal hopping. Easy drinking, perhaps a good session ale if you are into these. Personally, I find it rather bland and unimpressive. On tap I imagine it would be significantly better. A foamy nitro charge might work.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2005 Pours a thin brown body. Aroma is earthy and smells like a basement. Flavor is caramel, dough, minimal bitterness. It’s scary to think that a year ago this beer was possibly my favorite.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Malty and a slight hint of citrus and flowers w/ a slight alcohol sweetness on the nose. The flavor was matly and sweet, tangy like grapefruit and a note of green. The mouthfeel was good effervescence and light. The pour was reddish brown w/ red hues, thin laasting head and good lacing.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jefcon (1420) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2005
Draft. A hint of red in the daark brown beer gives this Irish ale some allure. Aromas are light, with some berry or currant fruit. Not as pronounced on the taste, with little to differentiate it from its peers. Passive hops and a barley/malt cereal component. Clear on the palate, though, with a pleasant dry finish. Not a rave, but a solid pub offering for something unique.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 8, 2005
In impy pint form at an "Irish" pub in Lansing. The beer was tasty at the time but unimpressive. Althought the pub appeared to be owned by Guinness it was comfy and the food was tasty. Why does America keep doing this? We can have our own comfy pubs with delicious AMERICAN ales. It’s quite galling to pay $5 for a pint of mediocre Irish beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mac (2) - Riverside, California, USA - FEB 7, 2005 does not count
I had this beer in a pub in Riverside CA (Royal Falconer), great irish ale one of the best i’ve had. Mixes great with Guinness for a delicious black and tan. If you have a chance at a good irish or english pub around look it up you won’t be disappointed


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