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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1871   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1057) - 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 (1987) - 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 (358) - 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 (323) - - 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 (621) - 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 (135) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonshawn (354) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
felsenpils (109) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jasond612 (275) - 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

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