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

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RATINGS: 1894   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Smithwick’s is Ireland’s number one ale. Its exceptional taste, distinctive colour and purity of ingredients make it unique. Its rich, satisfying taste has earned it five gold medals in the famous Monde Selection Beer Tasting Competition. Smithwick’s is produced using the finest hops and special roasted, malted barley. In 1998 a new enhanced draught product with improved head retention was launched along with redesigned glassware.

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3.3
kleinertod (127) - - JUL 17, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2019 Haselnußfarbenes, klares Ale mit rotem Schimmer und weißem Schaum. In der Nase Malz, geröstete Haselnüsse und etwas überreifer Apfel. Im Mund malzig mit bitterer Note, Vanille, Walnuss und etwas Toffee.

3
phillybass (127) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2019
Drinkable but not worth looking for again. It’s refreshing and not offensive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
blackisle (3567) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2019 Draft @ Gielty's bar, Keel, Achill Island, poured into a pint. Clear medium amber, small frothy white head, mostly diminishing, good lacing; aromamalt, grain, caramel; taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, caramel, candy sugar; malty sweetbitter aftertaste, caramel notes; medium body, watery to oily texture, soft carbonation; decent red ale.

3.4
Drinking_77 (277) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - JUN 16, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2019 Review: 500ml can of Smithwick’s Red Ale: 3.8% vol. Anytime I am back in the old country Smithwicks is my go to drink on tap, love it when I am out and about as it is an easy ale to stomach and you get a lot for your mileage! Albeit it does tend to make one go to the toilet a bit too often! Coming all nice and shiny in the famous red coloured colours on the can, with the logo of the castle representing the old city of Kilkenny, “Ireland’s Oldest Ale” Looks good on the pour, good creamy white head and a dark ruby red colour, as advertised! Nice enough to look at, with some good lacing and a head that sticks around. Bit of a disappointment in the smell department, in that it was pretty odorless, just the hint of the grains, the malts and the fruits, but very, very light on the nose. Light enough taste, soft and light bodied, easy going down the hatch, clean and crisp, nice and smooth. Getting a nice taste of sweet malts, caramel, the roasted barley and some fruit flavours. Hops are gentle and on the low level. Flavour and tastes are subtle but overall very well balanced to create a beer that is so smooth and clean and crisp in taste and in body. Light enough, slightly different to what I would normally have on tap which has more of a kick to it and the perfect session ale, a little better to what you would get in the can. Overall quite smooth and a nice and relaxing beer to have on a slow Sunday afternoon in front of the box. It’s simplicity is what makes this beer, no faffing around with mad potions here. The sweet malts and the roasted barely lovely on the tongue. Yes it’s a winner. The top easy drinking beer, albeit, as mentioned, the tap is far superior to the can, but that’s a given I guess. Always love me old Smithwicks, a fan forever!

2.6
sawbuck (981) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2019
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2019 Aroma of rich caramel malt with some corn. Deep red color with hints of plum, thick white head. Sweet malt up front with lots of bready notes. generic grainy sweetness with a dry bitter finish. Medium body with a watery mouthfeel. Average

2.7
Pinball (13091) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 28, 2019
UPDATED: APR 28, 2019 Tap at scholars lounge , roma mild aroma mild flowery . Flavor is slightly citrussy, mild hard roasted malts. Minwral water. Fainter sweet dark caramelly notes

3
dutchdarthvader (1200) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2019 Tap @ Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross, Dublin III 2019. Licht zoete ambere kandij karamel smaak. Licht hoppig met een zachte bitter en zachte schuimkraag. Diffuus amber kleurig. Overall doet me dit biertje vanaf de eerste slok sterk aan een Palm biertje denken en dat is zeker niet verkeerd al wint Palm het dan wel op alle fronten. Orgineel glas

2.4
pdog555 (696) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 28, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2019 Pours dark amber with a fluffy white head. Aroma of dark malt. Taste is sweet and malty, fee hop influences. Palate contains herbal notes. Not bad.

3.7
jcousin (7) - - JAN 9, 2019 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2019 Reddish brown appearance, very smooth but also very ordinary, no hop flavor .

2.6
NeverBinge (327) - Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2018
A malty-sweet aroma with some caramel - not very strong. The taste is somewhat too bland for me, certainly not bitter enough. I can drink it as an unobtrusive thirst-quencher, but very rarely experience the desire for that kind of beer nowadays.


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