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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1885   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
odannyob (76) - Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2014
poured from a 14.9 oz. can into an english pint glass. warm smell. almost a color between a dark ginger ale and a light cola with micro graphic bubbling. minimal foaming once poured. wierd, maybe, but i like the ale’s tastiness better outta the can than outta the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (4926) - Utah, USA - MAR 18, 2014
330ml bottle from the state store
Pours clear cola color with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma and flavors of toasted malts, bready, toffee, nutty and fruity

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
radio_nowhere (876) - Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Draft at Hardtimes Cafe, served in a pint glass. Clear deep amber color with off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt and slight fruity yeast note. Taste is sweet roasted malt, slight graininess with slight fruity hop note. Light body, moderate carbonation, light with clean finish. Another Irish Ale down the hatch, still a boring style to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maddmatt639 (264) - Pacifica, California, USA - MAR 15, 2014
No retention and no lacing. Smells of bread, grain, dirt and sweet malt. Tastes of semi-toasted malt, apricot and sweet bread. Sweet aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (904) - USA - MAR 15, 2014
Drunk from 50cl can in kilcullen, Ireland. Pleasant reddish ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6737) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 15, 2014
On tap at Tapwerks. Pours a clear deep amber with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has an earthy grain with notes of bread and a touch of sweetness. Flavor has lots of bread and earthy grain with a hint of toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (2293) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2014
11.2 oz bottle from Tipsy’s. Light amber and clear appearance with a nice off-white head and sticky lacing. Mild aroma of toasted malts, light roast, light caramel and light earthy hops. Similar flavor, moderately sweet and bitter. Average body. Overall, it’s just OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuedmaster (226) - Vista, California, USA - MAR 14, 2014
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours copper red with a slight white head with soapy bubbles, does leave chunky lacing. Faint aroma of grain and minerals. Does have a slight amount of caramel and fruitiness going on. Is well balanced with sweetness and bitterness about equal. Light body, thin and creamy texture, lively carbonation, and clean, balanced finish. Is a good representation of the style, just lacking in anything unique. You can pound a lot of these down effortlessly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (949) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Poured from a tap. Clear dark red color, medium white head. Slight hops, grain and malt aroma. Light malt flavor with a clean finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
perezs25 (39) - - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle. Low level of aroma, no hops detected, most a grainy aroma. Modest sudsy head with moderate to good retention, low to modest lacing but had to pour aggressively. Appearance clear with medium mahogany hues. Low complexity flavor and low to medium body. Astringent, grainy malt flavor aftertaste. Carbonation had bite. Overall very simple but not disappointing either. Would need a much greater hop character and aromatic dimension.

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