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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1921   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2004
had it from the tap, amber color with quarter-inch white head. very bitter with bitter aftertaste. not the best, not the worst.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Had on tap. Nice brown color but little head. Rather watery mouthfeel but good toasted flavors. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Nice dark color on this one. Pretty bittah taste with a good roasty-ness in the aftertaste. Overall it was pretty good.

4.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
weavie123 (1) - Berwyn, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2004 does not count
I find this ale to be one of the best beverages I have ever tasted. While not the most knowledgable beer drinker in the world, I have tasted my share of imported beers and ales and was drinking a Guinness Stout when a friend suggested I try Smithwicks. I was totally blown away and whenever I return to that particular bar (only one I know who serves Smithsicks) that is all I drink.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hmright (101) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Pretty tasty overall. Draft in San Dawg, from a beautiful Irish lass. Thin head. Kind of bland start, but enough flavor to keep ya drinking. Kind of flat finish too, but overall good.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2004
The numbers may look average in theory, but in practice, this is one of the tastiest and consistently drinkable DRAFT beers I’ve ever experienced. Bottled, it’s a different story (much like switching from draft Newcastle to bottled--something is lost in translation.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimonB (66) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - NOV 20, 2004
330ml bottle (04-02-24). Average off-white mostly to fully diminishing head. Virtually none lacing. Sparkling clear thin to average light amber colored body. Light malt, very little hops and subtle toffee in aroma. Light sweetness as initial flavor. Moderated bitterness, a tiny bit salty as final flavor of average to long duration. Light to medium-light body in my mouth, quite dry, lively to fizzy carbonation. A sensation of metaliic feel toward the final.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2004
Draft in Montreal. Delicious, nutty, dry ale. Beautiful lacing; subtle and balanced flavors; great session ale.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheGrandMart (1) - Brighton, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2004 does not count
Can’t beat this Beer it’s like an old friend, Good head,The aroma was malty with a mild hop bitterness.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 16, 2004
Very clear amber brown with white head. Light roasted notes in the nose. Med weight w/dry finish and little body. Plain light rasted flavors with a boring lager attitude. Decent I guess!


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