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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
From tap at Fiddlers Green. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is dark malty and light butterish. Roasted and malty flavoured. Bitter and medium dry into a roasted finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29207) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2006
A nut brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has light notes of nuts combined with hints of yeast. The flavor is rather sweet with a note of burnt caramel and toffee. An OK beer without being anything special.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (20640) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Draught at a hotel bar in Dublin. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, grass and hops. Fruity flavour of caramel, grass and hops. Dry hoppy finish-

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2010
Draught at The Gate Clock, Dublin Airport. On the browner side of copper colour, clear, small head. Fruity nose with some vegetables. Mid sweet with clean, rounded mouthfeel. A slight roastiness, but mostly it’s a general, lagerlike fruitiness that dominates this beer. Low-medium bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (16537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2006
Can. Deep amber colour with an off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with some roasted hints and hints of caramel. Sweet malty flavor with some hints of caramel. A bit thin mouthfeel. Malty finish with some bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2010
Can. (3.8% version). Huge head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are malt, caramel, nuts and fruits.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
yngwie (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2007
Can. A clear, golden beer with a decent, off-white head. It has a boring, but not bad, aroma of mostly burnt caramel. The flavor is more on the malty side, but there’s some caramel as well. Thin-bodied boring beer, with almost no finish, just some vague grain- and malt-notes. Boring! (070213)

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (12538) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2006
Draught. Dark brown color, brown tan head. Crisp menthol-hoppy aroma with touch of brown sugar. Light to medium-bodied. Smooth mouthfeel, also very carbonated. Not very strong palate: some malts, light hoppy bitterness in the finish. Cross-over of Newcastle Brown Ale and Kilkenny.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2001
Reasonably malty; the one beer Guinness makes that they don’t ruin with nitrogen.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2004
(Draught) Pours a copper body with a descent-sized creamy beige head. Aroma is mildly sweet and toasty. Flavor of sweet malt and some caramel. Creamy mouthfeel.


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