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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: 1937   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ilovesmid (15) - IRELAND - JAN 20, 2008
I love this Ale. Reminiscent of the smell of old Dublin... I’d have it for breakfast if only my fiancée would let me.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kwbrq1 (1) - Belle Chasse, Louisiana, USA - MAY 23, 2008 does not count
I have travelled the world and have not found a better ale than this Irish classic. But my rating is based on fresh tap tastings in actual Irish pubs.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mzurface (1) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2008 does not count
Best fucking ale on the planet. Period. It has the most full and robust taste of any ale around. The aroma after a Smithwicks has just been poured is the most amazingly heavenly scent ever in the history of mankind. Also, sidenote: the Blacksmith might be the single greatest creation in the history of the world.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
1gandalf (12) - mason, Iowa, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Another personal favorite. nice balanced taste,fairly creamy head, nice lace. Robust smooth coffie notes some caramel and a good malty flavor. A nice earthy Ale.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
glennous (27) - - SEP 27, 2013
My favorite beer. Great all-around. Good taste, good head, good appearance. Best when on tap, but the bottle is still great!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
1901 (32) - IRELAND - DEC 10, 2013
Aontaíonn tú gan aon ábhar atá mídhleathach nó gráiniúil nó a sháraíonn aon chearta tríú páirtí a chur suas ná ceangal a dhéanamh leis. Aontaíonn tú gan aon ní a dhéanamh a chuirfidh isteach ar úsáideoirí eile leas a bhaint as an Suíomh nó a d’fhéadfadh difear a dhéanamh d’oibriú nó do shlándáil an tSuímh. Aontaíonn tú gan iarracht a dhéanamh rochtain a fháil ar fhaisnéis phearsanta Úsáideoirí eile.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DougiePhiTau (99) - USA - APR 10, 2005
thsi i my 100th beer and my birthday so i celebated with this last ngith and i hve more today, it is not priced to bad and a great irsh ale to drink on any occasion

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
stabincabin (1) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2005 does not count
if i had to make a word for it my word would be scumptulecent. to quote Will Ferrell. It so good off the Tap. Once it hits your lips it is so good.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
themattman (1) - Lumberton, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2007 does not count
Visited Ireland for the first time and fell in love with this beer. Couldn’t get enough of it. Haven’t had it in a bottle... as far as on tap, fresh Ireland, I would rate is as my number 1 beer there.

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.


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