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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1983   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Sparkling brown ale, thick rocky off-white head. Nose held light notes of chocolate, roasted malt, and caramel with a slight fruity undertone to it all. Light and airy, malty, with a decent roastiness flavorwise. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth, drying caramel malty finish. A very bland and boring brew...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 5, 2005
I had high hopes going in. on draft in cowleys irish pub. very little aroma, very little flavor. dark red and very carbonated

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thegreenrooster (4030) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Pour is dark red with a white foamy head. Aroma is weak but there are some rosted malts in there. Flavor is pretty weak as well. Again you get some roasted malts but that is about it. When i bought this I was thinking this could be real good being brewed by Guinness and all but i was mistaken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Tried this at a Guinness promotion. It is ok and has a nice carmel like aftertaste but it is too watered down. Just does not have much flavor. I guess these are session ales. I like Harp and Bass much better but this is not "bad".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stephenhall22 (3) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2005 does not count
Initial taste is relatively good, but the aftertaste morphs from a good taste to a mild bitter taste, but overall a nice brew. Color is relatively dark. This is a nice addition to the Guinness family.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6426) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2005
Bottle: Aroma is mildly sweet and malty and lightly roasty. Pours a real dark, transparent amber. Big white creamy head with excellent retention. Malty and creamy up front with a lightly roasty and bitter finish. Very smooth. Nothing spectacular but definitely better than the only other Irish Ale I’ve had, Murphy’s Cream Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAR 3, 2005
Tap, Boston 2005: Poured amber with a medium white head. Light malt, hop aroma. Light carbonation. Mild fruit flavor, apple and grape. A decent session beer but otherwise unimpressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crockett (1093) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2005
Pours red with a big white head. Mildly roasty aroma. Pretty earthy and I though I detected some smoke but that was probably the bar aroma. Malt and toffee with an unusually hoppy finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Not bad at all. Poured a dark red amber with a thich head and heavy lacing. Crisp light malt aroma with a flavor of light hops and malt. This is a good easy drinking beer that would do well on a hot Arizona day.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rkn65 (106) - st. clair shores, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2005
Draught: Started nice with a rich thick head. Tasted of roasted malt and some nice hops. After a few more sips it started to leave a sickly sweet aftertaste. Adjuncts??

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