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

bottled
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzzler67 (1526) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Deep amber appearance with a decent, clingy head. Slightly nutty aroma but nothing to entice you. Mild, inoffensive taste similiar to Bass.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2004
1/9/04: on tap @ the smokehouse.
almond colored with a slightly creamy head. lacing. tan-brown body with hints of orange. slight pils aroma. more malt than a budweiser, but the flavor is just about as weak as a bud/coors/miller.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4371) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2008 Muted aroma, which was lightly fruit-sweet with dark breadiness. Nice looking mahogany beer with uniform foamy head. Moderately tea acidic, lightly sweet, woody, a little bit of cocoa. Lost somewhere between a bitter and a mild. Some minor flaws in the palate and finish -- some kind of chalk and water thing, but generally fairly crisp with a light hoppines that built. Pretty straightforward, and an enjoyable, if unpretentious beer.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2004
Draught, at McCarthy’s, Kenmare, Ireland.</br> Amber with a large creamy head, served extremely cold. Thin body and very little flavour. Slightly bitter but quite a forgettable beer really.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2004
This was an enjoyable pint - partly due to the time and place but, hey, that's part of it right? Great coppery mahogony colour with a rich creamy head. Floral and hops and caramel(?) aroma with a nice mildly bitter aftertaste. Preferable to many of the standard pub choices.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2004
Copper pour with medium white head (Draft). Unable to determine aroma due to bar atmosphere. Caramelly burnt flavor with a nice bitterness. Very smooth to drink, a nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tessic (906) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2004
Pours a reddish copper with a nice creamy head if poured vigourously enough. Otherwise coarse bubbles. This Smithwichs was from a bottle and I think is a little stale...but I could find some dark malt aromas with a little roasting character. Very small fragrance of vineger and florals. Malty initial taste, slightly bitter finish with floral and caramel notes.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
haddon90 (1490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2004
On tap at Siné at Pentagon Row. Dark amber pour. Nothing facy. Some caramel and roasted malt in the aroma, but other than that pretty bland. Some flavor, but very light. Guinness could do better with this beer. Too bland for my liking.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jgb9348 (4848) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Dark amber colour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt and not much else. Medium to Light-bodied; Subtle malt flavour with a bit of caramel and some light spices. Velvety texture with a bland palate. Overall, a pretty disapointing beer, not really worth trying...but it was a good treat! I sampled this beer on draught at Siné in Pentagon City (Arlington), Virginia on 26-December-2003.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2003
a fairly average irish beer , didn't stand up well to everything else i had the evening (bass,harp,etc) but very drinkable.


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