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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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common

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RATINGS: 1921   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kamish (93) - Monroe, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2008
everyone needs to try this beer. thanks laura.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gregorymconway (206) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
Huge tan foamy head. Transparent deep ruby body. Light bodied beer, sweet, soft carbonation. Sessionable. Minimal hop presence. Caramel on the nose and some toffee as well. A roasty quiality in the aroma I can’t quite place.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franksv6 (378) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2015
Brown, amber colored beer with a small white heead. Taste is bread, watery, malty, little bitternes and little hops.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SteveOrz85 (37) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Poured from 12oz bottle to pint glass. Malty caramel and bread aroma. Appearance is dark amber with big off white frothy head. Taste is light and slightly sweet. Light bodied with a thin texture. Very soft carbonation. Light malty finish. Ok tasting common beer. Nothing special but not a bad beer.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
UncleKorm (976) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2015
In tap poured a clear dark caramel hue w/ small white head diminishing to a thin cap and good lacing. Light to moderate malty aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are malt, bread, and caramel. Light bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjmoen (114) - - MAR 15, 2015
Pours a red color with white head. A little low on flavor, kinda watery for my taste.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Anzacaine (2) - HUNGARY - MAR 15, 2015 does not count
I love red ales and this is my favourite. It’s smooth but not creamy, Has a great colour and head and has a beautiful taste.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JMonJMon1 (4) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2015 does not count
One of my favorites. Nice taste not bitter. Good red color. Not dry like some ales leaves a nice feel in your mouth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ContemplateBeer (1633) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 6, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2015 Aroma: Caramel tea biscuits with light tobacco. Appearance: Dark copper pour with a foamy tan head that settles into a skin. Flavor: Tobacco and wood up front with a healthy biscuit presence; the finish is semi-dry. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, flat carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Super clean, and chuggable; perhaps the perfect go-to beer in the world of faux Irish pubs. Speaking of which... was in Cleveland on October 5th, 2007 on a choir trip. We (some members of the choir) happened upon some hole in the wall seafood bar, looking for a late dinner + drinks. This also happened to be the night the Yankees and Indians were playing in the ALDS (the night the locusts swarmed the Yankees, and the Indians won in 11). We drank a ton of Smithwicks and ate mussels all night without paying a dime, all thanks to the friendly denizens of Cleveland. I’ll always associate this beer with that night.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Mackeon (89) - - FEB 23, 2015
An Irish red, but not a very good one. Pretty watery, the best about it is its color. Classic label, though, rather nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Augdraught1981 (170) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2015 Clear, dark pouring & easy drinking ale with a very smooth texture & taste. Love the little bit of roast & that familiar british bitter creamy aroma that’s comparable to a Boddington. This is one of those beers you can drink throughout the day or night, or keep in your fridge year round and never get tired of. Excellent drinkability & stays interesting. As a session / Pub beer, and that is what it is regardless of critiques about its lack of "wow" factor, I believe this is as good as it gets for me.


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