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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1950   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Franzen (408) - SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2015
Faint caramel and roasted aroma with some honey. Taste is sweet and bready with some raisin and honey. Creamy texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DialSquare (3581) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2015
12oz bottle from Kroger in Grandview: Copper orange pour with thin white head. Aroma of sweet fottee, nutty. Tastes of the same and little herbal. Little watery in the light palate. Not bad, but not anywhere near good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (1282) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Red/brown, thick white head. Mild bready, caramelly aroma, toffee as well. Flavour is mild with mostly some toffee and white bread.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2014
Fra fat på Bishops Arms, Kiruna 13 Des 14. Dyp gyldenbrun. OK tett skum som varer en stund. Tett teppelacing. Smaken er beskjeden. Antydning til karamell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerAndPonies (119) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
500 ml red can from a four-pack from Sobeys Liquor outlet, and served in my Okanagan Spring shaker pint glass. Pours a lovely, brilliant, deep reddish amber with lasting, fine, off-white head and plenty of spotty lace. Aroma is of bright, sweet malt/grains, red berries, and an earthy, woody hint. Flavor is mostly fruity, half-sweet, half-sour, and well-balanced. Good mouthfeel and a pleasant finish. Not the most exciting red ale, but a fine and refreshing version nonetheless.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonathonsti (29) - - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber with off white head. Sweetish malt aromas with some small spice note. Light hop verging on no-hop. Just ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HippyHop (498) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
Pour is amber with a finger of off-white cap. Mild retention and lacing. Nose is caramel and grain and not much else. Taste follows. I feel like there’s a hint of bitterness on the finish, but after a week of drinking 75-100 IBU IPAs, it feels pretty faint. As many others have mentioned, this stuff is more or less designed to be drinkable, boring, and inoffensive. It succeeds at least.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BierMeHoos (383) - Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Poured from a can. Pretty decent beer but not amazing. Part of a variety pack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - NOV 23, 2014
A solid macro-produced red. This beer would be much better with a little more body, but I feel like this is a macro-side effect. Dollars are more important than quality.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbertels (255) - NORWAY - NOV 10, 2014
Tap. Some hints of caramel on the nose -- no hoppiness here. Raven to caramel colour, good head. Aromas are subtle but very present. Refreshing. Nice thirstquencher.

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