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

bottled
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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.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Had on tap. Nice brown color but little head. Rather watery mouthfeel but good toasted flavors. Not bad.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vadie (670) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
Ambré avec un tête petit et beige. L’arôme du malt et du caramel. Le goût à plein de malt et un peu du caramel avec un amertume léger dans la finale. Facile à boire avec la carbonatation doux.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewGoblin (282) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
Really no complaints here, nothing remarkable though. Pretty nice orangey-brown colour with a fizzy off-white head. Smells and tastes of honey, light leather, caramel and brown bread malts. A medium mouthfeel on this Paddy makes it a really easy drinking pub classic.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Msdrbeat (47) - - AUG 12, 2014
From bottle. Very smooth and even taste. Really drinkable and enjoyable overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Osprey87 (1605) - WALES - AUG 10, 2014
Numbers only rating. No notes available. **************************************

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hermod (3140) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Tap@ Bishop’s arms, Norrköping. Red/brown, thick white head. Mild bready, caramelly aroma, toffee as well. Flavor is mild with mostly some toffee and white bread. Smooth. Very thin.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hockeybeerguy (1953) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy amber to orange to red color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some super light lacing all around. The smell had a light toffee to chocolate to caramel nuttiness but all combined and pretty subdued. The taste was mainly malty sweet with a decent sessionability about it. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent carbonation running about it. Overall, Irish Red ale? Uhh...sure, not bad just not great.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Joakgust (871) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle. Clear red amber beer with a small white head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, toffee, herbs and dried fruit. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, toffee, herbs and dried fruit. Ok.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rok1024 (1092) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUL 28, 2014
Clear dark amber appearance, creamy head. Hoppy, grassy, tofee and caramel sweet aromas, malty taste with not much depth. Average Irish Ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RhetoricalAns (233) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
Clear amber pour, thin pillow of a head, bit of residue. Caramel malt aroma and body, some biscuit and hints of hops in the end. Medium body good amount of carbonation.


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