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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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common

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RATINGS: 1871   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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 9, 2004
This draft brew from the Rathskeller Restaurant in Indianapolis was poured on our wedding day at diner. It had a small head of finely sized mostly lasting white colored bubbles that left behind a good lacing. The body was softy carbonated transparent and brown in color. The aroma was very mild with malt and hop notes. The mouth feel was mildly tingly with malt and hop notes then it smoothened in the finish. The flavor contained notes of mild malts and hops.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2004
OK. nothing stands out here. some decent malty flavours, but nothing that impressed me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2004
Tap. Nice deep brownish red with a tannish head, clear. Aroma is fruity and malty, with some licorice notes. FLavor is sweet and malty, with rich carmel undertones. I like this more than Bass or Boddingtons, and is way better than Killians....

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2004
On tap, Amber in the glass with a little head being produced. Malty at first but hoppy towards the end. Wasn’t a bad beer but not something worthy of a case buy.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Dark/Black Amber Coloring. Some Malt Here..Sweet. Not Very Balanced or Pronounced in Flavor. Definitly Makes Me Think Guinness Should Stick to Guinness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Fruity, slightly buttery, fresh whole grapes in taste, slightly acidic finish. Not bad, really. I was expecting worse.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badgerben (4392) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Pours a dark amber with no head. Kind of a bland, vague malt aroma; nothing special. Taste has some malt, little hops if any at all. It’s not bad, just doesn’t have much to offer.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2006 (draft) A sampling of this beer was intriguing enough for me to order a full glass. There was a slight watery taste that at first turned me off, but after a few sips I started to imagine, believe it or not, a slight peaty characteristic to the water.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2004
Draft, in Indianapolis, during the F1 race. Was told that it was simialr to Newcastle, but only better. I dont think it was. Brown in colr, no real head to speak of, kind of watery with a hard, in the back of the throat" finnish when swallowed. Tasted more like a lager to me than a brown ale. I stuck with the Newcastle for the rest of the trip!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (8527) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2004
bit of malty taste. Did not go flat after an hour - robust. Some hops and a bitter bite aftertaste. Quench your thirst..then after that.. its an easy summer drink. Carmel and mid-sip fruity taste, and carmel colour.


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