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Smithwick’s Pale Ale

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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Smithwick’s Pale Ale is a quality beer with a fuller taste, craft brewed with 100% pale ale malt and aromatic hops.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ambro206 (214) - ITALY - MAR 23, 2015
Una birra chiara, aspetto anonimo. Aroma assente. Dovrebbero aver usato luppoli americani per questa birra ma traccia non ce n’è. Equilibrata. Industriale.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fatehunter (1467) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Pours a half finger of head on a clear golden body. The aroma is mild, dry grain. The taste is mild overall: honey and a little metallic bitterness. The texture is crisp and fizzy. Not that great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6446) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2015
Big offwhite head. Clear coppery body with light carbonation. Fruity resiny herbal aroma with caramelly notes. Surprisingly delicate and fresh. Dryish wooden toffee taste with papery sugary notes. Mid-bodied. Fizzy, prickling mouthfeel. Dryish herbal sugary wooden aftertaste with floral notes. Lingering bitterness. I didn’t expect much from this, but it’s actually quite delicate and nice. (0.5l bottle, from Meny Strømmen.)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (198) - Minneapolis, - MAR 7, 2015
At O’Donnavins downtown on tap.pretty solid English pale ale. Can’t go into detail out.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Florya (579) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2015
How: bottle Appearance: clear pale golden, medium white head. Aroma: orange, grass, ginger, hops Palate: lively carbonation, light body.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
obxdude10 (2098) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2015
14.9 oz can, part of a Guinness "soccer" variety pack. Not sure what the Red Stripe is doing in that collection. Anyway, this "pale ale" sure isn’t what Americans now consider a pale ale. Not that American rule the world. Anyway, this beer pours a very light golden color with very little head and lacing. The nose is a little sour, with some light malt and bread notes. The body is kinda smooth, but the flavors are, for the most part, bland. I get more bready and malty flavors than hops. It’s a drinkable and slightly enjoyable beer, but not one that I would hunt down with great anticipation of drinking again.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnar (5972) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma is weak grassy, weak caramel. Taste is moderate sweet,caramel and nutty malts, dry light bitter grassy finish, perfumed and spicy hops. Thin watery body.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Palme (3606) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2014
0.5l bottle. This is one of those crystal clear golden looking ones with a nice, really nice big lacing almost a little fluffy white head on top. Looks nice, smells like butter. A little bit of wet dog also here, but this is a butter bomb in the aroma. Pale sweet malts and butter caramel. A mild hints of something that could be hops. It’s by all means not a horrible aroma, but way to much of the butter. It tastes surprisingly OK. Easy to drink. A mild grassy bitterness combined with thin caramel and again, butter and wet dog. Drinkable, but not something I will be having again. 25.10.2014

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StilleStorm (948) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2014
DAA; Bottle 50cl. Pours large, frothy, clear golden with moderate lasting and lacing white head. Nose is shy, pale malt, caramel and hay with a citrus touch. Taste is light sweet and bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (5461) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2014
500 ml bottle, from SPAR Hana. ABV is 4.5%. Brewed with Amarillo hops. Clear golden colour, moderate white head. Moderate aroma of fruity hops, some earthy notes too. Light bodied. Medium dry flavour, bland start, a little fruit, tolerable hops in the finish. Very little complexity. Not really bad, but there are better ales out there. Won’t spend money on more of this one.


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