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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1983   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (549) - - NOV 26, 2015
Pours a Coke like body with a medium dense head. Almost no aroma. Nice and malty taste. Nice and fresh! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
commonmac (1045) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2015
On tap at Keegan’s in a pint glass. Caramel and brown in color with tannish head. Malty aroma with some nutty characteristics and subtle sweetness. Taste has qualities of caramel and toffee with a little bit of sweetness. Very thin mouthfeel. It’s still a good fallback option if you’re at an Irish establishment and they are out of Harp. Nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lobosaintori (89) - - NOV 13, 2015
Pours a dark amber with decent amber head. Aroma is nutty AND caramel . taste is of caramel and toffy. A bit wattery with a decent finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (831) - Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Originally rated on 2/6/08- I consider smithwicks to be a good beer because its very well balanced, not overpowering in anyway in regard to flavor, smell, mouthfeel, ect without being watery . This is a good beer for people who dont drink much or have limited backgound in dark beers. Worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer_rookie (403) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Pre-pour notes. As I opened the bottle, the aroma from the aroma very clear. Very nice.

Aroma is nutty and roasted malt. It’s bready, ap I don’t know if that’s yeast or malts. But it’s very tasty.

Mouthfeel is pretty thin. It’s light, and crisp. It’s super drinkable. It has a little Guiness creaminess in there.

Overall, this is very good. I’m pleasantly surprised. I expected much less, and boy was I surprised. Certainly, this is a must try. Red ales, are not my favorite, but I could be persuaded otherwise with ales like this. Do try this. I’m glad I did.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bcoble003 (288) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - OCT 3, 2015
A pretty good beer out of bottle... Cool October night. Now I must continue to watch the fire. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cjsleme (5) - Arnold, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2015 does not count
This is probably my Favorite beer! It's easy to drink and I love the roasted flavor in it. I have been getting this for a while now, I really need to try more Red Ales. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Parmenion777 (143) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2015
Dark honey amber colour, medium creamy off white head. Toasted malt and caramel aroma. Some sweetness, malt and caramel but a bit thin.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
luttonm (4619) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Draft in Ayre, MA. Creamy white head on charcoal brown. Soft sweet malt aroma. Smooth body, raisins and sweet fruity malt. Solid. Not a ton going on. Feels a bit under attenuated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrewje41 (2870) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Draft pour pint at the Wilde Rover. Pours a dark brown color with a fizzy bubble head. Seemed firing to rate this for the first time in am Irish pub, though I would prefer to be across the pond and doing it right. I’ll pretend for now. Creamy body with a nutty malt flavor. Has little flavor, but not bad. Not bad, but not really that good either.

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