RateBeer
overall
44
52
style
Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Irish Ale
Dublin, Ireland
Serve in English pint

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1860   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Capa (1963) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 16, 2014
Clear, medium amber with a tan, frothy head. Aroma is lightly sweet malty, slight caramel. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Flavor is a bit malty, sweet, light roasted...very light. It’s not too shabby, for what it is; an easy drinking pub ale.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bubblehouse (310) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Pours a dark color with a reddish tint. Smells as sweet as it tastes. An average beer but drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MissPxx (297) - - FEB 13, 2014
Very sweet aroma. Golden brown colour. Slightly caramel. Very slight head. Fizzy, hoppy taste. Fairly generic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beernoob1982 (2) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2014 does not count
Poured from a 12oz bottle as a deep copper brown. This beer has a thick long lasting cream colored head. The carbonation level appears to be pretty decent. the aroma comes as sweet, malty and slightly hoppy. the taste is pleasant with a nice hoppy bite that persists throughout. the malty and sweetness is mild but allows the beer to finish clean and doesn’t linger to long on the palate. Overall I really enjoyed this beer. You can really taste the influence of the Guinness brewery in this without it being a lighter Guinness clone.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GIJOE (574) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Pours dark amber with a big, frothy tan head. Malty nose. Taste is fairly well-balanced sweet maltiness and hop bite. Thin, lively carbonation. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerInHeaven (134) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2014
pours a deep copper with a thick beige persistent head. great lacing. interesting malty aroma. smooth taste with a slightly creamy mouth feel. pleasant finish with just a hint of hoppy bitter linger in the sinuses. good beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonshawn (318) - - JAN 28, 2014
Tap. Brownish with nice white head and great lacing . Pint. Malty and pretty smooth. Creamy with good finish. Only worth ordering at an Irish bar, but decent.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
felsenpils (104) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 20, 2014
14.9 ounce can, part of the Irish Beer Discovery Pack from Diageo. This is a very nice Irish ale. Reddish color with lots of CO2 and good foam retention. The aroma is very clean as is the taste. Very subdued ale characteristics. Highly drinkable, great body and mouthfeel. For those of you looking for extreme American microbrews, this will not be your favorite. For those of you will a refined beer palate, you will find great balance and complexity here.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jasond612 (259) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Pint at Maggie o'donnells with Shannon. No smell. Not much of a taste. Watery mouthfeel. Yawn ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JanEric (978) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2014
Amber coloured. Tap in corralejo fuerteventura. Lots of co2. Low taste but acceptable because of the low abv.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 3 4 5  6  7 8 9 » 186


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50