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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   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.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goozen (3003) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
Tap at Bruxelles, Dublin: Clear gold coloured brew with an slightly American hoppy taste, big guy Diageo tries to be crafty.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robobeerbelly (51) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Its a good beer but its a little too malty for me. I had this on tap and I think I got the bottom of the keg. I’ll have to try it again.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kiwianer (3340) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 10, 2013
The head is robust, the body golden and clear. It smells hoppy, malty, mild, bit fruity. The taste is less hoppy, a bit malty, creamy. Mild but ok. 12/9/9/8/-/9

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5894) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2013
on tap in belfast .. . half pint .. . simple gold .. wonderful bitterness .. . hay, pear, grain .. . medium foam .. . not really a pale but still enjoyable .. . . I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bierkrug (2133) - - MAR 10, 2013
500 ml bottle in Swords, Ireland. Pours a gold color with a thick fizzy white head. Aroma is pale pine hops and fruit. Taste is a surprise and sweet. Then the palate ends in pine bitterness. A roller coster ride of flavors.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
flying_pig (973) - SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2013
500ml from Asda:
Grainy with a lot of lager hops and some lighter, grassy ones. There is some sweet malts too and various adjuncts with a sweet, almost honey like aroma following this.
Golden with a bubbly, one centimetre tall head on top that has okay retention.
Corn, some light hops and sweet lager malts with some corn and a hint of honey. This was a fairly bland and basic tasting beer & certainly not a craft one.
Very tangy with a lot of carbonation and a light body. There is a definite lager feel to the beer and it is fairly bland.

This one tastes cheap and standard and certainly isn’t worth picking up, other than malts and a slight hint of honey it had nothing to offer so give it a miss.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciaranc (930) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 10, 2013
Clear, slightly watery looking amber tinted gold. Fizzy head that doesn’t last. Strong bready malt and toast in the aroma. Clean flavour, with a moderate hop bite. Fizzy carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Quite thin bodied. More toast and bread in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2013
Creamy softness in the palate. Sinusoid hoppiness (in waves), feels like a series of afterquakes. Fairly standard hop-taste; associations to oatmeal, muscat nut and cigarettes.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
triskaideka (149) - Killarney, IRELAND - JAN 3, 2013
On tap (various in Killarney) and in bottle at home. Bottle is better in my view - maybe not so cold as in the bars. A good attempt and a serious improvement on the "original" variety.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lilja (1694) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2012
En rund och len ale med fruktig smak. Lätt kolsyrad med en snäll beska. Saknar kropp och stanna inte kvar i gommen så länge som önskat.


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