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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1872   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
freretoc (634) - 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 (78) - - 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 (744) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2014
Drank in adare ireland in a nice local pub. Fairly light with slight sweeter notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
homebrewgeek (35) - Frederick, USA - APR 20, 2014
Good looking beer,good head of foam,nice color and aroma. ..not my style of taste and beer

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Johnsense (791) - - APR 19, 2014
"I have some import beer in the fridge downstairs". Great, Smithwicks. At least it wasn’t stella. Pours red, taste and smells kinda like beer.... Nobody cares. As pedestrian as your brother who can neither afford a car nor public transit. Scroll further down for a detailed review because i really couldn’t be bothered.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
Had on-tap at Three Blind Mice in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. From what I can tell, this is a permatap over there and it comes at $4.50 a pint, or something like that. Appearance: Nice red color with a small tannish head. Lacing is alright at the start, but spotty the rest of the way. Looks alright. (3.5/5) Smell: Malty. "Red." Maybe a sort of hoppiness, but definitely malt-forward and grainy. Nothing special, average at best. (3.25/5) Taste/feel: Blah. It has all the typical flavors you’d find in a red/amber, but this one has a significant artificial sweetener sort of aftertaste that I tend to get in cheaper beers and it turns me off to this a good amount. Grainy. Slightly below average. The mouthfeel on this one is a bit thin with a moderate/high carbonation. (3/5, 3.25/5) This is just a pretty mediocre beer, and it’s about what I had expected, maybe a bit less than. Wouldn’t buy again, but I wouldn’t turn it down. 3/5

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mooms (44) - SWEDEN - APR 16, 2014
Aroma : faint malt. Appearance : reddish copper, big foamy head. Taste: like a middle of the road pale lager macro, not bitter at all. Palate: foamy, lager like. Very forgettable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
greenpuddin (1) - Moab, USA - APR 11, 2014 does not count
Certainly isn’t terrible, I’ve had better and worse... If you are looking for a "meh" ale, this is probably it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ozarkspops (353) - - APR 11, 2014
Deep amber pour. Toasty and bready amber malt aroma. No hop presence. Flavor is very smooth. Mild sweet. Medium body. Toasted bread. Amber and caramel malts. Little earthy hop aroma. ---Rated via iPhone

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