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Brewed by Dundalk (Diageo)
Style: Irish Ale
Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland
Serve in English pint

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1837   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.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2004
All of a sudden, I see this stuff everywhere on tap. I don't know if they are giving this stuff away or what, but I didn't care for it. Dark amber color with a bit of sweetness and a mellow hop finish. I guess Guinness is everywhere and soon this will be as well. Another tap handle wasted.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2004
Draft at Brownies Pub in Philly. Nothing really going on here. Besides a little creamy taste. Tasted and looked like an Irish red.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2004
Draft - This beer had a nice copper color and big head. The beer was very smooth with a proper amount of carbonation. A wee bit sweet and slightly light on the malt.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianGirl (89) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2004
This is a decent beer. It did not seem to have a very distinct flavor to it. Some maltiness. Little head. I enjoyed this beer on St. Patty's day, but it tasted a little watered down.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Got this bottle on a trip to Ireland. Possibly the best Irish ale I've had. A nice deep amber/red color and thin head. Awesome taste thourghout the whole thing. Really liked this beer.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
JK (4287) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2004
Very light malt aroma. Dark brown with a small head. Dry flavor with lots of carbonation, reminded me of a cider. One dimensional, not much there.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2004
Deep red in color. Nice beer. Subtle malt flavor. Had it on tap, and it was fresh tasting. Bitter finish. Light hop. Good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 18, 2004
draft: Reddish amber with a decent looking head, subtly malty aroma with some deep sweetness involved..malty flavors with some notes of biscuit, but overall mostly U.K. boringness...you know, that stale cardboard taste of over seas..fuck the U.K. They think they are bad, blah.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (2855) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2004
Very nice and limpid amber body topped with a thick head which fades too quickly. Pleasant sweet aroma with a hint of caramel which unfortunately lacks some character. Hopefully, the flavor has more punch. It's malty, sweet, refreshing and, above all, very equilibrated. Good bittersweet final. Among the Irish beers available in Montréal, this is my first choice.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kmasson (1) - Forest Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2004 does not count
I have traveled the World and this is by far the best beer I have tasted. A group of us went to Irland a few years ago and we all fell in love with it. I amways make sure friends bring me back a pew pints when they travel to Ireland. I here it is now in the states but still unable to locate in Chicagoland area.


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