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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: 1937   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsimozar (1) - - FEB 2, 2015 does not count
Had it on tap. Didn’t really have a distinct smell. Felt a bit watered down.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sean19 (13) - GERMANY - FEB 2, 2015
Nicht besonders intensiv im Geschmack, aber sehr süffig. Schöne Schaumkrone und tolle Farbe!

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ctplt777 (307) - - JAN 26, 2015
The best Irish Red Ale I’ve had. Lots of roasty, sweetness. Tons of malt and barley. The color is really awesome. As far as big beers go, this one is actually really good. There is a ton of flavor and big roastiness to keep it interesting

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RMcDaniel (6) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2015 does not count
Smithwick's Irish ale tastes like an average beer to me. It does not seem to be especially different from some U. S. Beers, and I was somewhat disappointed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maxbier (679) - Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Brownish clear pour with foamy tan head. Cereal/cardboard aroma. Very sweet, caramel, malt flavor, plenty of carbonation. Slightly metallic malt finish. I used to like this ale a lot more, spoiled myself with better tasting brews over the years. Drinkable though.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
angel77 (1350) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 11, 2015
Caña en el sperteyu el 10-01-2015. color cobrizo oscuro con espuma beige. Aromas y sabores ligeramente ahumados y dulces. Cuerpo ligero fácil de beber. Normal

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
loubar (153) - Los Gatos, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Cost Plus. Pours a reddish amber with a lasting off white head and plenty of spotty lace. Flavor of caramel malt with hints of honey and a pleasant dry finish. Clean and refreshing. The body is medium thin and lager-like, but with a creamy mouth feel. Not particularly complex but it’s not supposed to be. A really nice 4.5% ABV session ale.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Franzen (386) - SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2015
Faint caramel and roasted aroma with some honey. Taste is sweet and bready with some raisin and honey. Creamy texture.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DialSquare (3341) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2015
12oz bottle from Kroger in Grandview: Copper orange pour with thin white head. Aroma of sweet fottee, nutty. Tastes of the same and little herbal. Little watery in the light palate. Not bad, but not anywhere near good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (1261) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Red/brown, thick white head. Mild bready, caramelly aroma, toffee as well. Flavour is mild with mostly some toffee and white bread.


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