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

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RATINGS: 1865   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
lordwunjo (46) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2005
Tap. Creamy and nice caramelly aftertaste. Somewhat thin bodied, but has a very nice dark dark red color. Great taste.

2.8
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Bottle. Looks, smells and tastes like pretty much all other "good" mass produced beer. Dark brown with a good frothy head on top. Light aroma of malts and some hops. Not bad, just not much. Flavor and mouthfeel aren’t bad. It’s pretty smooth, but the flavor is rather simple, some malt and hops, that’s about it. For a mass produced, it’s not bad.

3.5
can8ianben (1556) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Little head, but nice dark red colour. Maybe the tender just poured it wrong. I had this one in Charlotte at an Irish bar downtown. There is some very interesting smoky malt characteristics going on here. Friends I was with were raving about it, said that they hadn’t had it since they were in Ireland. Its good, nicely bitter, but nothing that makes me think it should get a 4.0 or higher.

2.9
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Draft at Legends - Notre Dame. Poured a clear med-dark brown/amber with a foamy white head. I picked up a little sweet malt and some light hops in the aroma, but nothing substantial or exciting. Creamy mouthfeel. Mild hops, some caramel, and a light malty backbone were about it for the flavor. Average, yet very easy drinking.

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ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUL 7, 2005
Amber colored with a foamy white head. Nice smooth taste and a good deal of carbonation. Not much aroma.

2.7
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2005
Pours a nice light amber color with a lot of rising carbonation and a good amount of foamy offwhite head that lasts. Aroma is malty but not much to it. Flavor is pretty dry, with a lot of carbonation, and not much in the way of a distinct taste...watery. Overall, not too great.

2.7
CamdenD (1197) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 1, 2005
MIld all the way around here. Not much to shake you in any direction. Nice when on tap when it seems closer to a cream ale, loses much of its smoothness in the bottle.

2.2
Snoro (306) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2007 Un goût caramalisé. Une bière bien ordinaire mais meilleur que les bières commercial. Je ne suis pas fort sur les bières d’Irlande, je l’ai acheté pour l’essayer.

3.2
dwyerpg (6218) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 27, 2005
The haed really puffs up on this guy. Initial taste is not-brown aleish, but then it gets retty watery and iffy. Much rather have the stout from this company.

3.5
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Draft at Shakespear Pub. My favorite of the night (slow night). Aromas were a little weak, but the flavor saved it a bit. Roasty malts and hops gave it some flavor.


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