stevoj (3026) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 9, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice pour, creamy thick head. All else lacking, kind of weak and watery, unimpressive, tasteless
JStax (3975) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a dark amber color with a beige head of foam. Good retention. The aroma has toasted bread, malt, a subtle sweetness. The taste is pretty well balanced with a touch more malty sweetness than bitterness. I get a fruity, caramelly sweetness throughout. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not a bad beer, really. I am enjoying it much more than I do regular Guinness, which I think is a reasonable comparison to make even though they are completely different beers.
Beardbeerman (282) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed in 2009. Pours a clear copper with a fiery hue topped by a finger or so of off-white frothy head. Retention is moderate, as is carbonation. Some chunky lacing is spotted. The nose is nutty and roasted malts with a herbal hops backbone. The taste is very nutty and roasted with the malts at the forefront. The hops do come through with a sharp and herbal features. Mouthfeel is on the medium-low mark and the finish is ok. What makes this ale interesting are the roasted elements which are very satisfying. Cheers!
jsimozar (1) - - FEB 2, 2015 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had it on tap. Didn’t really have a distinct smell. Felt a bit watered down.
Sean19 (14) - GERMANY - FEB 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nicht besonders intensiv im Geschmack, aber sehr süffig. Schöne Schaumkrone und tolle Farbe!
Ctplt777 (356) - - JAN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
RMcDaniel (6) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2015 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
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Maxbier (706) - Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
angel77 (1573) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
loubar (155) - Los Gatos, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.