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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: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Patrickctenchi (4249) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle: Red Label as Smithwick’s Premium Red-copper with a large, oatmeal coloured head. Caramel and bread aroma. Cola-like caramel taste. Slightly peppery hop bittering. Very light, but not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (4637) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2013
Deep copper-red with a small creamy head. An easy to drink session ale with a malty character base.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Luvystypotables (826) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Amber coloured water, no aroma, no palate, no taste. Like making love in a canoe f*****g near water.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (4114) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
Keg in hotel that we stopped in at Bantry Bay October 2013. Gassy and lacking any real flavour. After drinking this I switched to Rose wine-at least you can taste something. One to avoid.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mathieuc (1568) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2013
Can poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark amber with a thin white cap that leaves some lacing. Aroma of old hops, slight grains. Taste is bitter somewhat and not really sweet. Slight cereals in the flavors. Body is light but it doesn’t feel watery. Carbonation is spritzy. Not much to say here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jilune (4) - FRANCE - SEP 25, 2013 does not count
De belles couleurs et fraîche à la pression. Un peu frustré, par son goût qui est présent, certes mais un peu trop doux à mon goût !

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnnniee (2515) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 21, 2013
14.7 oz can from Bert’s Better Beers Pours a tawny copper color with a decent sized long lasting off white head that leaves decent lace on the glass. Smells a bit of sulfury mineral water with a bit of caramel and toffee aromas rounding out the nose. The flavor is rich and malty with a light sweet brown sugar and caramel offset with a hint of buttery bitter toffee and earthy mineral water. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet lingering mouthfeel. Feels more like a macro lager than and Irish ale, but the richer darker malts keep me a little bit interested.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DruncanVeasey (7318) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle. Odd, but that’s what it is. 99p from Rhythm N’ Booze, Cleethorpes. Jelly red with a generous cream head going nowhere. Dough and rust nose with mineral streaks. Soft and papery with a (generally) inoffensive wet dough and aniseed character. Egg custard afters; fig, rust- all heavily watered of course. Basically tastes like a very dull old school English cask bitter- probably Bateman’s. OK.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alpha10 (371) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2013
2013/08/17 - Pours a clear red amber colour with a thin, off white head that lingers and laces nicely. Aroma is caramel, toffee and cereal. Taste is similar to nose, but very watery. Mouthfeel is thin/watery, with low carbonation and a drying finish. Very light, not enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rauchbier (3637) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle, from Rhythm & Booze, Barton upon Humber. Chestnut red, thin but lasting off white head and gentle condition. Delicate caramel and toffee sweetness in the nose with a slight roasted bitterness, soft and slightly caramel sweet in the mouth with a low chalky bitterness and faint flowery hop notes but developing a thin tinny note with a slight saltiness. finish is brief toffee and low bitter roasted notes.


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