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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: 1897   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2004
On tap: Dark reddish/brown in color with soft white head. Appearance would suggest a more full bodied flavor. This was not the case. Clean, sweet carmel malt aroma. Flavor is soft and boring. Lightly, toasty carmel malt flavor. No hop bite at all. Rather bland. From Guinness I expected a bit more.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2004
it poured in to my plastic cup with a brownish-coppery colour and with a thin white head. the taste was unimpressive, rather boring, and i had no sense of either bitter nor malty tastes.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGreatKen (76) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2004
This is an ale, but it’s crisp and not bitter like a lager. It’s a little lighter than Newcastle Brown Ale, more like a bitterless Bass.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2004
Sweet malty aroma. Deep amber/copper color. Caramel, malty flavour with a nice hop balance. Fairly good brew.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2004
Decent irish ale. Nothing special and nothing spectacular either. However smooth and a good thirst quencher.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2004
Tap, at Kitty O’Sheas, Chicago. Really creamy and soft. Malty aroma. Not special, but not bad either.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2004
copper-reddish color. light tan lasting head. grassy nose. medium carbonation, watery body. light hop flavor. not much else!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2004
On tap at The Gate. Poured dark orange/brown with minor aroma of malt. Taste was malty and a bit of chocolate with some bitterness in the aftertaste. Nothing entirely special

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (10464) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2004
Orange brown ale with a thick dirty off-white head. Rather grassy lager aroma. Some maltiness with nutty notes in the attack, but with not much else in the finsih, rather like slightly bitter mineral water with tonic. Dull.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUN 1, 2004
on draft: i have heard about this beer forever and couldnt wait to taste it once i saw it on draft at the bar. i was wrong for waiting. not much of a beer very watery and thin with a caramel toffee flavor that rolls around and goes away. if you want to have a smithwicks and dont want the alcohol or have to go to the bar. get a piece of caramel and drink with cold water and youll get the same impression. uninteresting.


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