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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Smithwick’s Pale Ale is a quality beer with a fuller taste, craft brewed with 100% pale ale malt and aromatic hops.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2479) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 21, 2012
At McGann's in Doolin. Plain looking but some lacing. Kathy says you pronounce it Smithicks or you get a blank stare. Nose is great citrus and pine. Piney malty palate. Pretty decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6752) - .....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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2827) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Can from Bert’s Pours a slightly hazy medium gold color with a decent off white head that persists for quite a while. Aromas of bready caramel and toffee with hints of light floral hops. The flavor is light sweet sugar with hints of caramel and toffee and bits of light fruit and earthy hop. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Not a bad pale ale, probably not something I would pick up often, but something I might buy for my relatives.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
felsenpils (129) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 20, 2014
14.9 ounce can, part of the Irish Beer Discovery Pack from Diageo. Full golden color, nice white foam. The aroma is of hops and ale esters. The flavor is slightly sweet with perceptible hop oils. Almost tastes American because ot the hops. Not my favorite beer from Smithwick´s, but a quality product nonetheless. Kind of like a mild West Coast IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1976) - - OCT 3, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 11-17-13- Poured from can into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a nice golden amber color with a two finger pure white head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is mainly of a rather sweet caramel smell mixed with a moderately strong corn aroma and some aromas of a grainy nature. Other than these aromas, are some smells of more tea like nature as well as a bit of earth and grass. Taste – The taste begins with a rather sweet caramel flavor as well as some flavors of a light grainy bread taste. As the taste moves on some flavors of tea and honey come to the tongue as well as a little bit of a more grassy taste. In the end, a little bit floral and some earthy hop flavors come to the tongue, leaving a rather easy going sweet and lightly hopped flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average as well. Both are rather appropriate for the sweet, tea, and lightly hopped flavors of the brew and make for an easy drinker. Overall - A little on the lighter hop and sweeter side for a pale ale, but easy drinking none the less. A decent drinker.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (34765) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2015
From tap. Aroma is crisp hoppy. Light fruity. Bitter and smooth fruity. Bitter and smooth fruity finish. Grassy and peachy fruity. Smooth fruity finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lorenasa (158) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Poured from tap. Pours a golden color with a thick white head made of tiny bubbles. Aroma of hops. A complex flavor starting smooth and water-like but quickly transitioning to a sweet corn middle to bitter and hoppy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
culchiem (2955) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber with a firm head. Nice smooth pale ale with an even bitter finish

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Pours malty red/brown with white head. Aroma is cream and malt. Light flavour, with a pronounced malt note. Light finish

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
meshleman (27) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Nice aroma. Citrus like hop bite. Nice amber color and good head. Great summer treat.


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