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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1950   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2005
on tap-Pours a clear amber-copper with a big, off white head. Smells creamy-malty and lightly sweet. Taste has a crisp maltiness and a bit of hops, although I didn’t care for the taste that much, not quite up to my expectations from comments most of my buddies have made that enjoy it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Snoro (302) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2007 Un goût caramalisé. Une bière bien ordinaire mais meilleur que les bières commercial. Je ne suis pas fort sur les bières d’Irlande, je l’ai acheté pour l’essayer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DiamondD (38) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Tried a 12 oz bottle of this. Bought it at the QFC up here on the plateau. First of all way overcarbonated. After that the aroma is not to bad. Flavor and especially the body is way to thin and boring. The rating on this is overated. Bland and acidic. Worth a try if your used to Macrobrews.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Nothing particularly interesting here. Kind of like a guinness....without the sour notes. I actually enjoyed this more than guinness draught. Not too bad if you are trying to find something to buy from your grocery store

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DCJack (182) - Alabama, USA - NOV 26, 2005
weak bland dark beer. unremarkable in every respect indistinctive taste and diluted flavor

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
8ballchaos (4) - schererville, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2006 does not count
As the rating by DarkElf already stated, "from the brewers of Guiness" should look impressive and, in my opinion tast impressive too. I was, unfortunately, a bit dissapointed by this one. They had this in bottles at Meijer’s of all places. Light malt flavor with a bit of a nutty aftertast. Not much for a full flavored beer. Taste, strangely enough, like most other Ale’s. Very different, at least to me, aroma than some other ale’s I’ve tried. Nice pour with a heavy amber hue but still too thin for my tastes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Quevillon (2702) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2006
Pour une bière assé foncé, son goût n’est pas si prononcé, juste amère. Son arome n’est pas si intéressant, mais c’est mieux que les ales des grosses brasseries.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2006
Dark amber brown color with a light soapy head. Boring aroma of caramel, almonds, and Hershey’s chocolate. Some roasted malt notes with a watery flavor. The finish is clean with a little vanilla. Much too quick to dissipate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2006
Bottle. Clear brown color, bubbles with nice foamy beige head, fully lasting. Aroma of light malt and hops and caramel. Taste of light malt and caramel with big metallic aftertaste. High carbonation, watery texture. not a good ale. Bière de couleur brun clair avec des bulles dans sa robe et un bon collet beige mousseux qui perdure jusqu’à la fin. Odeur légère de malt, houblon et caramel. Goût légé de malt et de caramel avec un fort arrière gout métallique. Co2 élevé, texture acqueuse. Je n’ai pas apprécié cette bière

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
rdawson321 (145) - USA - MAY 14, 2006
Dark amber beer. Mild caramel notes, but mostly watery and thin bodied. A little sweetness, a little bitterness. Nothing special, wouldn’t drink it again unless I didn’t have other options.

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