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

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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.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2004
on tap. I should have known this is a guinness product. served at Buddy’s Shamrock, possibly for more "irishness".

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Frank (3203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2004
On tap. Honestly one of the most flavorless beers I’ve ever had the disprivilege of sampling. Not offensive but still worthless. I've drank exactly one pint of this and by the time I die I will have drank exactly one pint of this.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2004
On tap; I want to try this out of the bottle. Dark amber, nitro head too dense to let any aroma through. Malty. Some hops when it warms up. Nitro mouthfeel obscures how full or light it might really be. Good, though, for nitro.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2004
(Draught) Pours a copper body with a descent-sized creamy beige head. Aroma is mildly sweet and toasty. Flavor of sweet malt and some caramel. Creamy mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2757) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2004
500ml brown bottle. Red brown topped with a surprisingly thick rocky off white head. Malt aroma. Smooth mouthfeel, lots of dark malt/roasted flavours. Bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2004
A beer that supposedly gives no hangover? I don’t know a bout that one, but this beer sure was smooth on tap at McCormicks in New Bruns. Celebrated St. Paddys Day in September here with an old pal. Smooth and delicious. Good Times.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2004
On tap at Claddagh Irish Pub in Middleton, WI. The beer pours almost black with ruby highlights ’round the edges. Looks like rootbeer. Nice initial off-white head with good lacing all the way down. Nothing really stands out in the aroma beyond maltiness. First taste is caramelly-malty with a followup of hops. Nice, clean finish. Surprisingly light body. Reasonably tasty and inoffensive.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nuffield (3740) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2004
Perhaps I was spoiled, having just come from the Clark Street Ale House and some rather respectable brews. But I had a full Imperial pint and it was a struggle to enjoy this. Caramel flavors but very thin. Only a titch of a malt body, and overall very watery and weak, especially considering all that color (makes you think about coloring additives?). Drinkable, at least, but not much more than that. (on tap, Fado [Irish Theme Pub], Chicago, IL)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Bottled version purchased in Canada. Dry, toasted caramel, Goldings hops, and ale yeast fruit in the nose. A lot more hop than I expected but the malt is solid and round but less juicy than many English counterparts. Malt does show some toasted caramel to it. It has a fluffy mouthfeel but not fluffy/creamy from residual sugar or dextrins. More like it was highly carbonated.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 28, 2004
Had this first years ago in Ireland, and had it there since, but it’s been a while. Medium brown with small tan head--excellent lace. Malt aroma and flavor, slightly sweet. Good, but not as good as I remember the domestic version in Ireland.


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