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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1878   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1386) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Pours a nice clear brown color with off-white head. Caramel malt on the nose mainly; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some roasted malt and just a smidge of hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
conway (1431) - - MAY 24, 2014
Draft. Dark clear mahogany with little head. Aroma doesn't propel much but has some caramel malt. Taste follows and adds a biscuity note. Insubstantial mouthfeel and little carb. Sessionable but that's about it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnth (18) - - MAY 22, 2014
Red ale, clear body with white head which tends to disappear. Some light malt and hop lingers. A session ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tillmac62 (194) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2014 Clear dark amber pour with a dark ruby cast. Average head and lace retention. The nose is slight and has a slightly burnt aroma. Nice medium body with average carbonation. The taste follows the nose with a slight burnt malt off flavor. The finish has a bit of effervescence and the burnt off flavor lingers. If you want a red ale, get an excellent one like Green Flash Hop Head Red.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rproff78 (85) - - MAY 12, 2014
Good ole Irish lager. One of my favorites actually. Never had it out of a can but good still.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
pilsnerrogge (2498) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2014
On tap @ O’Learys, Finspång, Sweden
Eye: Red-ish amber. Creamy head.
Nose: Caramell, grass, a little bit of hops.
Mouth: Thin and watery.
Tongue: Caramel, sour malt, water, grassy hops.
Brain: Just as boring I thought it would be.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
freretoc (690) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 7, 2014
Bu à la pression en 25cl, couleur ambrée nette et une mousse très très intense malgré aucune effervescence, une bière sans goût sauf sur le sucre candy peu d’intérêt !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deepas (20) - - APR 25, 2014
Had this for the first time not to long ago and had a unique after taste for me. Didn’t really mind it, but not really one of my favorites.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
htzpah (96) - - APR 22, 2014
Uninspired but drinkable. Brown ale that's superior to New Castle. Notes of "beer" on the tongue.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryanscourt (745) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2014
Drank in adare ireland in a nice local pub. Fairly light with slight sweeter notes.

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