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Brewed by Kilkenny (Diageo)
Style: Irish Ale
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Serve in English pint

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (18949) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2012
Bottled. Clear deep golden, rich head. Aroma of grapefruit and canteloupe. Mid dry with light-medium body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Some grapefruit and gooseberry. Low-medium bitterness. Hoppy and quite pleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Big ass can @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a clear golden appearance with a cream colored head. Cracker, biscuity, bready, herbal, a touch fruity hoppy aroma. Pretty clean, cracker/pale malty, herbal, somewhat grassy flavor. Easy enough to drink but not too exciting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2012
On draught at the end of the Smithwick’s tour. The beer is a clear golden color with a thin fluffy white head that evaporates steadily. Top ring of lacing with spots underneath. Aroma of grassy hops and malt. Light-bodied with a mildly bitter herbal hops character and malt in the background. The finish is short with a light hops aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (6344) - Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Dollar can. Pour looks like soda in the glass... The smell is whatever, light malt an hops. Flavor is weird, almost minty and grapey, not sure how the fuck they got this flavor. Some DMS and corn husk. It blows.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5658) - .....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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lusikka (5338) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2014
500 ml bottle. Thanks E!
Pours a golden colour with a small lacy head. Aroma of Goldings, heather and some malts. Flavour of sweet malts, British hops, cardboard, floral notes and pale malts. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a bit harsh carbonation. Finishes malty and dry. Mild and bulky.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (4888) - ITALY - AUG 9, 2012
ambrato carico rubino buona schiuma abbastanza persistente naso maltato leggermente fruttata caramello toffee leggere tostature

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (4664) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Amber pour with creamy off white head and lace. Aroma of caramel malt and earthy hops. Smooth malt front with a light earthy bitter finish. Medium body with good carbonation. on tap at a brewpub in killarney

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (4626) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Can. Light grain and faint roast in the nose, just a touch of citrus and grassy aroma hops. Pours dull golden, clear with a short soapy white head. Taste very dry, lightly metallic but pleasantly so with dry, lightly scratchy hops, a bit musty and grassy, light but pleasant bitterness, faint squirt of citrus. Crisp medium-full body, has some husky grain notes in the back, as well, but they’re compensated for with the freshness. Passes.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dwyerpg (4354) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 19, 2014
I’m not very impressed with this at all. An aroma I’m not fond of, looks okay, but the flavor is a bit milky with some light hops. Not really feeling it.


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