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

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RATINGS: 1982   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 (40417) - 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 (34322) - 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 (25926) - 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 (23428) - 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 (23012) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21421) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Light chestnut brown color, see-through, with a thin and creamy light tan head. Aroma of butterscotch and malt, slight pepper in the background. Tastes of scotch, malt and caramel. Medium body. Not a bad beer, easy to drink.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2012
Draught at Beefeater Inn, Göteborg. Amber beer with à small offwhite head. Malty nutty aroma, fruity notes, grapes, à little roasted. Malty roasted flavor, fruity notes, nuts, quite thin. Fruity malty finish with hop notes.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2015
Tap @ Bishops Arms Savoy, Malmö. Clear amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and light fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. Bland. 100715

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Theydon_Bois (16865) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2012
Tap at Taffes Castle, Carlingford - 25/08/12. Golden copper colour, slight chill haze with a thin white head. Grain on the nose, muted straw and hops, very little else - dull ! Grain, wheat and a slightly herbal taste - uninteresting! Light to medium body, higish carbonation and a bittersweet aftertaste. The blandometer was high on this one !

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (16771) - 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.


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