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


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RATINGS: 1877   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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fez1907 (1) - - MAR 4, 2018 does not count
An okay Irish red tastes smooth but lacks body and aroma. St paddy’s staple ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

geeklimit (295) - USA - FEB 26, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2018 Pours dark brown, watery, sudsy head. Strong malt aroma. Sweet caramel malt flavor. Sweet aftertaste and watery mouthfeel.

Hopverdju (1762) - BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2018
Uit vroegere notities. Amberkleurig bier met crèmekleurige schuimkraag. Geur: mout, licht zoet, karamel. Smaak: moutzoet, karamel, licht bittertje, ietwat kruidig en licht fruitig. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: licht zoet, wat droog. Voor mij was het eens iets anders dan lager of stout in Ierland, tijd voor iets Palm-achtigs.

ElDesmadre (4446) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 29, 2017
Draught in Cork, August 2016. Light caramel, floral notes, shy fruity hints. Soft, smooth, light bitter, crisp, high drinkability. Very good.

SVD (2275) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2017
Glass at Shamrock, Nijmegen, Amber red beer, small mousse head. Aroma is malt, some hops, taste is the same, sweet, some bitterness, mild flavour, ok.

squzzi (72) - Wijchen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2017
Decent Red Ale. Drinkable stuff. Not something one should go the whole evening on. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

monksmisery (29) - - NOV 24, 2017
a very mild, easy going red ale. beautiful head, although don't expect kilkenney/guinness nitro-foam (to which this ale would honestly benefit from). in terms of malt profile and hop character, don't get this if you're looking for intriguing flavours, because they just aren't there. this is a balanced beer for a barbecue to have a few, not something to ponder what the brewmaster had in mind.

Aggiebob (1477) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 16, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2017 Draft. It poured an amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was malty caramel with a light bitter taste.

Bitterbill (2079) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Feb 2006 Poured from bottle a deep amber with a good head of foam that dissipated slowly The smell is a light note of malt and pretty much nothing else. The taste is a mix of malt and faint hops....not at all exciting nor complex but certainly not offensive. I'll let my next bottle get closer to room temp and if there are any noteworthy changes in my opinion of this brew, I'll edit my review. As it stands now, this just lacks the flavour that I was hoping for in a UK session ale. Too bad.

higgsbison (275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Drinkable but not great. light, highly carbonated, not much body, refreshing, A lingering aftertaste that is slightly bitter ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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