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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1976   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

RaucusBacchus' rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
RaucusBacchus (63) - Sandy, Utah, USA - JAN 4, 2014
11.5 oz. Bottle: Pours brown with excessive head. Excellent lacing. Malty nose with grains evident. Light bodied, dry, crisp and toasty at first flush. Lacks depth and moves rapidly to and through a fleeting, bitter, tannin laced finish. I am not particularly fond of this beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrumpy369 (389) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 9, 2016
On tap at an in gledaugh. Light brown colour small white headm. Nose is light industrial. Taste is light roasted coffee with decent carmelly notes. Light fruity aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (1984) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUL 6, 2016
On Tap. 06/07/2016 Color ambar, aromas caramelo, sabor caramelo notas ahumadas, cuerpo medio

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dsc123 (12) - - JUN 6, 2016
Sweet caramel aroma with toffe notes. Estery. No hop aroma. Copper, brilliant, small head. Clean tasting with caramel and fruity esters. Nice hop bittnerness and dry finisb. A bit one dimensional.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
toscanoigor (82) - Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL - JUN 3, 2016
Do tap: É uma bela cerveja, precisa ser dito. Vermelha, clara, com boa formação de espuma. Aroma de caramelo bem leve. Sabor de malte, caramelo, um pouco frutada. Tem um corpo leve, desce suave, boa carbonatação. É uma cerveja decente, quase ubíqua na Irlanda, disputando com a Guinness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SarkyNorthener (3917) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2016
Keg@smugglers Cove, Cap Salou, Catalonia, Spain. Brown beer with large creamy head and good lacing. Aroma is lightly roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, nutty and caramel. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (3195) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2016
Look; off-white top, clear golden body. Aroma; grassy juicy fruity mild hops, pale caramel malts. Taste; wort, malts, fruity soft hops, nuts, roasted notes, leading to a malty soft finish. Palate; good, normal body. Overall; nothing wrong here, easy n nice. [tap@BishopsArms Luleå Sweden]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pumpkin87 (222) - - MAY 21, 2016
Pours clear coppery brown with small-medium off-white head, which goes quickly but leaves some nice lacing and small skim. Big caramel nose with yeast and some nuttiness. Palate follows suit, with caramel, burnt toast, slight fruitiness that tends toward pumpkin plus a touch of hop bitterness on the finish. In no way is this complex or nuanced, but it’s a delicious session beer that’s gone before you know it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
___Steve___ (70) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2016 Ruby red and clear as a bell. Slightly off-white foamy head about a cm thick after it was poured out of the 500ml can. At first you can smell the yeast which is followed by a deep floral and fruity aroma. It has a certain caramel malty flavour and a hint of bitterness and balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kambei70 (933) - - MAY 16, 2016
On tap. Brownish clear pour with foamy tan head. Cereal/cardboard aroma. Very sweet, caramel, malt flavor, plenty of carbonation. Slightly metallic malt finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cagou007 (952) - FRANCE - APR 29, 2016
Pours deep black with thin tan head. Nose is roasted Malts. Aromas are roasted malts, coffee and a hint of vanilla, average carbonation, medium body. Short roasty finish.

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