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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1864   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.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2004
Not spectacular by any means. a decent session ale i suppose with not much aroma, and nthing more than your average irish ale taste. Nice shake up to the mix.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2004
this alr was creamy with a decent head, but lacked any real flavor, across between rolling rock and killian's, only darker. It was very strange, as it was heavyier, but just tasteless

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (1949) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 7, 2004
Strikes up a good balance between malt and hop flavors. I was expecting it to be a little smoother and full bodied, but it's still very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1087) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2004
had this on draft--just recently became available in the US, apparently. a great-looking beer, kind of like a lighter guinness. amber with a fluffy, lasting beige head. extremely smooth (if a bit thin) body, but very malty and tasty. finish is very quiet. i could very easily drink this stuff all night long.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beercoach (14) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2004
One of my favorites all time, mostly for being a good Irish beer that you can drink all night without filling yourself up.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - FEB 26, 2004
Malty fruity amberish ale, slightly peated flavors. There was much hype that disappointed me. Disagree with Oakes, I think it might be better on nitro.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2004
Totally unremarkable. Better than their stout, kind of sweet and creamy. Not one I'd have again, but I did finish it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
monkeycmdr (18) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2004
Despite this being found almost anywhere, it's a remarkably good beer. Heavy, earthy malt tones, just the right bitterness, and a moderately heavy body. The red color is really nice. Overall, a solid easy to find brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holdwine (1075) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2004
On tap. Now this is a nice Irish Ale. Are you listening Coors? Slightly sweet and malty in the nose and first taste. Requisite nut brown color. A touch of tartness in the finish. A good ale if you have to drink a few.

4.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mdmedic (1) - Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2004 does not count
pronounced smith-icks available only on tap in wash dc and virginia. unknown when it will be avail in cans or bottles.


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