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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1864   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a clear reddish copper color. The head isn’t very nice looking: it’s a sudsy, one finger off-white shade with a slightly rough texture. About the only thing it does right is leave some lacing on the glass. S: There really isn’t much here aside from a touch of cereal grain and some caramel maltiness. Nothing defined or anything that pops out of the glass by any means. It becomes slightly nutty as it warms up, though I don’t pick up any roasted barley. T: It starts with a slightly acidic barley tingle, and finishes with some toffee. That’s about it really, but it actually kind of works considering that’s all it features. M: I’ll give it one thing: it’s drinkable as hell. The thin texture, high carbonation, and ultra-clean finish means this goes down almost like water. I actually prefer that it has a slightly sharp, angular feel over a rounded, creamy (and sweet) one. O: Not bad, not great, it’s just a very quaffable red ale with no standout characteristics. Basically, it’s one of those "chug ’em and forget when you’re in some faux-Irish pub" brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
achtungpv (210) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Nice rich red color. Thin head. Mild taste. A very good session beer. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biokid23 (102) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Not at all bad. An odd dark color, and a rich malty taste. Overall enjoyable beer, good with food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Draught at Emeralds Loop. Poured dark black brown with cream beige head. Aroma of roasted malts oatmeal. Light carb med bod. Roasty malty taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Capa (1970) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bubblehouse (327) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MissPxx (303) - - 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

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GIJOE (600) - 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

   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!

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