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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1921   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vestlake (146) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Dark amber color with half a finger head. Smell is lightly malty with a tiny hop aroma. It has a very light mouthfeel and not a lot of taste jumps out. What taste there is is malty with just the faintest hint of hops. Decent enough beer for what it is. If I wanted a lightweight beer, I wouldn’t hesitate to pick this over an AAL.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Dark amber, finger white head Smell grainy, powdery Taste sweet grainy adjunct lagery Light body Ok

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TattooJack (213) - Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014
This beer brought me back to when I lived in Germany in my early years, I hung out in Irish bars back then. I opened the beer and the smell made me think of fighting, and bushmills. We all have our demons and sometimes we are transformed back to them, this beer does that for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_sully (206) - - JUL 5, 2014
Very foamy white head with a dark brown body. Fruit and malts. Slightly bitter taste with a hint of caramel and wood. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
fezzy (93) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Carmel malt aroma from clear amber-colored pour with a pillowy white head. Taste mostly stale biscuit - bready. A bit of hop in there somewhere, but indistinct and not aromatic or tasty. Okay mouthfeel - easy on the palate but perhaps a bit thin. Not bad, but mediocre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bellco33 (426) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass: Pours deep brown with a hint of red and a nice looking tan head. Decent lacing. Aroma of caramel malt and sugar. Taste is a malty caramel, sweet residual sugar, a little nutty, with a surprising but small amount of hops on the back end. Light to medium body, high carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. This is a pretty solid beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Itzjerm (1541) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Nice average beer with malt forward and water ending. Sweet slight tropical flavor. Very nice head. Average in flavor pass. Thin on tongue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
boxofrane (2315) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle straight from. The aroma is fairly standard lager but does have a slight spice, a bit if a Maltiness. The taste is sweet, easy to drink, slight touch of bitter on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimsal27 (277) - New York, USA - JUN 14, 2014
pours a rich deep brown color, medium head. head taste has some malt and toffee. nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
It poured a dark reddish brown color with a thin white head that leaves nice rings of lace behind on the glass. The aroma has a sweet malty nose with some mild hop notes. Its flavor has a creamy smooth malt character that is fairly sweet with some caramel notes and mild hops for balance. The carbonation is very mild making the texture creamy smooth. It has a medium body with a thin balanced finish. Overall it’s a very drinkable beer with a good body and flavor

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