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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: 1974   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerMan91 (9) - RUSSIA - APR 10, 2016 does not count
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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joejames (461) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2016
Bottle to shaker glass, pours clear reddish brown. One finger light tan head that laces well and retains nicely. Aroma of caramel that’s very light. Taste of sweet malts with just a hint roast bitterness. Light bodied, moderate carbonation, slightly sticky mouth feel. Finishes moderately sweet. Tasting notes of caramel, biscuit, tree nuts, roasted malts and slight earthy bitterness. A good Irish ale, nothing spectacular but drinkable.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Claves77 (215) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Good dark color, translucent with consistent brown. Thin white lace. off flavor smell, not like anything in particular. Smooth flavor, but not that well balanced. gives up quickly. Ok for a cheap beer, but likely better options.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cafgen (192) - California, USA - MAR 10, 2016
On tap. A reddish color with almost no head. Aroma is pure sweetness, malt and caramel. Taste is malt and caramel. Not my kind of beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlennHendry (247) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2016
Picked up some last St. Patrick’s Day, figuring I had to go Irish at least once that day. Smithwicks got the call and it didn’t disappoint. It poured a coppery-red with a nice balance of malts and some sort of fruity hoppiness. At 4.5 per cent it’s a fine session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThemDubs (3) - - FEB 9, 2016 does not count
Aroma - bread, toast Appearance - dark red, clear with a frothy tan head, about 1/2 inch Taste - Slightly sweet Palate - medium body, smooth texture, flat, bitter finish Overall - A very drinkable beer. Has a not too complex taste followed by nice hoppy finish. Low abv provides for a great session beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ccex (1183) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2016
11.2 oz. bottle pours a clear reddish brown with a moderate and lasting off-white head. Aroma is full of caramel and roasted malts, with some bread. Taste is slightly sweet with a grassy aftertaste that made me think of Germany instead of Ireland., Body is medium with slight carbonation and a smooth creamy mouthfeel. There’s nothing wrong with this one, but it didn’t wow me.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (856) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Better than the harp but lacks real flavor...a taste malt and not much else...looks great in my glass but lacks in quality.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrNosha (1477) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2015
12oz Flasche. Kastanienfarbenes Bier mit beigem Schaum. Leicht Nussiges Aroma. Geschmack nach Röstmalz. Leicht cremig.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kosmokrator (813) - ITALY - DEC 2, 2015
Alla spina. Ambrato scarico, poca schiuma, un accenno di nocciole, malto e caramello. Povera, scarna, acquosa, ma quantomeno dissetante e non fastidiosa.


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