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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: 1946   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   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.


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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Pours dark brown with a slight white head. Nice malt flavor and goes down easy. Not amazing but definitely enjoyable for what it is


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrewje41 (1415) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Draft pour pint at the Wilde Rover. Pours a dark brown color with a fizzy bubble head. Seemed firing to rate this for the first time in am Irish pub, though I would prefer to be across the pond and doing it right. I’ll pretend for now. Creamy body with a nutty malt flavor. Has little flavor, but not bad. Not bad, but not really that good either.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
brewgianlu (11) - - AUG 20, 2015
Classic red. For me it isnt fantastic. It is quite good. Surely in stile (it is guinness ) beauty to see, with aroma of bread and spicy.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
smroush (134) - Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Aromas .are mostly bready malt. Hop presence is very mild and nondescript. Color is a dark reddish-brown, with a fairly large off-white head which dissipates fairly quickly. Taste is fairly sweet with just a mild bitterness. Body is medium; carbonation is average; texture is slightly thin. Finish is medium, bready with just a slight bitterness. Overall this is a pretty unremarkable beer; mild and one dimensional.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AAEA (226) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2015
12 Fl OZ ($1.79 Bottle) pretty good Irish Red. I think its an easy going beer. don’t let the darkness fool you; its easy going.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (3116) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2015
330 ml bottle. 4.5% ABV. Appearance: Dark red-brown color with a creamy and durable tan head that leaves the glass partly coated with foam. Aroma: earthy hops; faint off-notes. Taste: nearly as hoppy as malty; mild bitterness. Mouthfeel: medium bodied with medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (693) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
This is a good example of an Irish Red Ale, I found the flavor to be rich and full of malt and some fruit. It also has a nice copper color. I would drink this again.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (14058) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsd08460 (252) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Aroma: caramel, floral, Appearance: clear, amber-red, off-white head Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Nice.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bergstaden (1709) - Røros, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2015
Amber with an off white head - Caramel malt aroma - Gentle caramel malt body- The cvaraml amlt goes into the finish - This was ok

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Austin_Ripper (60) - Iowa, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a tan head, a slightly sweet taste with a bitterness at the end that sticks around a little too long for me. A decent beer, might get it again in the mix and match 6-packs Hy-Vee does.


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