jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 27, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
OK beer - not sure why I’m rating this, other than I’m thinking of everything I’ve had that’s Irish. You’ve had it, you know what it tastes like. Def better than American macro beers...
ThemDubs (1) - - FEB 9, 2016 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma - bread, toast
Appearance - dark red, clear with a frothy tan head, about 1/2 inch
Taste - Slightly sweet
Palate - medium body, smooth texture, flat, bitter finish
Overall - A very drinkable beer. Has a not too complex taste followed by nice hoppy finish. Low abv provides for a great session beer.
ccex (1155) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2 oz. bottle pours a clear reddish brown with a moderate and lasting off-white head. Aroma is full of caramel and roasted malts, with some bread. Taste is slightly sweet with a grassy aftertaste that made me think of Germany instead of Ireland., Body is medium with slight carbonation and a smooth creamy mouthfeel. There’s nothing wrong with this one, but it didn’t wow me.
johnnymusky (746) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Better than the harp but lacks real flavor...a taste malt and not much else...looks great in my glass but lacks in quality.
DrNosha (1028) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Flasche. Kastanienfarbenes Bier mit beigem Schaum. Leicht Nussiges Aroma. Geschmack nach Röstmalz. Leicht cremig.
Kosmokrator (760) - ITALY - DEC 2, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Alla spina. Ambrato scarico, poca schiuma, un accenno di nocciole, malto e caramello. Povera, scarna, acquosa, ma quantomeno dissetante e non fastidiosa.
murran (475) - - NOV 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a Coke like body with a medium dense head. Almost no aroma. Nice and malty taste. Nice and fresh!
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commonmac (819) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Keegan’s in a pint glass. Caramel and brown in color with tannish head. Malty aroma with some nutty characteristics and subtle sweetness. Taste has qualities of caramel and toffee with a little bit of sweetness. Very thin mouthfeel. It’s still a good fallback option if you’re at an Irish establishment and they are out of Harp. Nothing to write home about.
lobosaintori (89) - - NOV 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber with decent amber head. Aroma is nutty AND caramel . taste is of caramel and toffy. A bit wattery with a decent finish.
BeerRenter76 (473) - Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally rated on 2/6/08- I consider smithwicks to be a good beer because its very well balanced, not overpowering in anyway in regard to flavor, smell, mouthfeel, ect without being watery . This is a good beer for people who dont drink much or have limited backgound in dark beers. Worth a try.
beer_rookie (262) - USA - OCT 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pre-pour notes. As I opened the bottle, the aroma from the aroma very clear. Very nice.
Aroma is nutty and roasted malt. It’s bready, ap I don’t know if that’s yeast or malts. But it’s very tasty.
Mouthfeel is pretty thin. It’s light, and crisp. It’s super drinkable. It has a little Guiness creaminess in there.
Overall, this is very good. I’m pleasantly surprised. I expected much less, and boy was I surprised. Certainly, this is a must try. Red ales, are not my favorite, but I could be persuaded otherwise with ales like this. Do try this. I’m glad I did.