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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: 1878   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.


1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2002
Smooth, crisp, and more like a lager than an ale. Certainly nothing waranting a letter home. re-rate: It’s okay from the tap, but out of the can it’s downright terrible. Totally ruined my impression of this beer, then I saw the 3.8% abv on the can. I nearly threw it out.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Frank (2881) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2004
On tap. Honestly one of the most flavorless beers I’ve ever had the disprivilege of sampling. Not offensive but still worthless. I've drank exactly one pint of this and by the time I die I will have drank exactly one pint of this.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 1, 2004
bitter mouth feel, offfensive aroma, struggle to get it down. dark color with a thin head.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2005
On tap at the Orlando Ale House. For some reason I was really repulsed by this beer. I had a hard time finishing it - bitter and flat. It might have been the tap, but it didn’t seem that promising to begin with. I am not a fan of irish ales, and this did not convert me.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2005
I don’t care what the pronunciation is as it seemed to have a nice creaminess to it but the rest seems reminiscent of a heavily watered down stale malt with some nuttiness there. The aroma seemed non existent.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
BeerlessInNJ (5) - highland lakes, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2006 does not count
I bought this beer on a rrecomendation, It was Okay. i probly will never buy it again. it has a decent flavor a little bit of an aftertaste. a nice color. but is definitly a bit lame.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
thebeertourist (4822) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2007
Can. Dark amber colour, medium offwhite head. Sweet malty aroma. Sweet flavours, little character. Rather light. Super boring.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Charlzm (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 13, 2008
On draft at Molly Malone’s Los Angeles, 1/13/08. Nice light copper hue with modest head. Aromas of musty malt. Mouthfeel was like flavor: thin and watery. Only the faintest hints of malt and hop aftertaste bitterness emerged from the watery brew. There’s subtle, then there’s Smithwicks. This is like the water that was used to rinse out a glass a real beer had been served in. I won’t be drinking this stuff again.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
tizzomes (7) - brookhaven, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2008 does not count
A good beer not to strong so you can booze all night.Gets a bit boring though if your looking for a flavor to remember!

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DanielBrown (3819) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2011
On tap at an O’Neill’s (somewhere around Cov Garden/Leicester Square), London. Rusty red, smooth in the mouth.... so smooth in fact, that it goes down with the tongue registering any flavour. Bland beyond belief.


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