overall
38
49
style
Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Irish Ale
Dublin, Ireland
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1987   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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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
beerlover82 (235) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2005
Deep amber with small,weak head that dissapears fast.No real aroma or flavor here,folks.Pretty bland.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (12295) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2005
on tap-Pours a clear amber-copper with a big, off white head. Smells creamy-malty and lightly sweet. Taste has a crisp maltiness and a bit of hops, although I didn’t care for the taste that much, not quite up to my expectations from comments most of my buddies have made that enjoy it.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2005
Pour is amber brown with a thin dense tan head...smell is grainy with hints of bread...taste is a little sweet but very bland overall...a mildly sour corn finish...drinkable if cold enough...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2005
Pours a deep clear copper with a big, frothy, creamy ivory head. Lots of nice lacing. Good looking brew. Smells creamy and lightly sweet. Fruoty malt and light hops. Taste is dominated b a bready crisp maltiness with some underlying hops to offset the sweetness. That’s about it for the flavor, very straightforward beer. Lightly bitter aftertaste and a bt thin in the mouth. Easy drinker but somehow doesn’t put it all together to be anything distinctive.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2005
On draught at Tigin in Stamford. Pours out red with a small dissipating head. Taste starts out on the grassy side and finished on the nutty end. Not bad for a session ale.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2005
Bottle. Light mahogany with a large cream-colored head. Nose: wet leaves and cardboard. Flavor :caramel malt, hazelnuts and floral hops, all weak. I’m not impressed.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4387) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2005 The aroma has some floral hops as well as some caramel. The appearance is a copper red brown with a good white head. The flavor was bitter from the hops but also had caramel as well as toffee taste in it. Overall its nice, the taste was good but not as full bodied as I would have liked. The aftertaste was nutty with the malt and hops again coming through.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2005
Not bad at all. Pours a medium-dark reddish brown with a nice, thick tan head. Nutty, earthy aroma and flavor, I couldn’t quite put my finger on. Smooth palate, but not watery. The bartender said that this stuff is what they modeled Killian’s Irish Red after.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2005
not bad, dark amber color, and a head that hangs around, this beer tastes a little thin, but drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HighlanderOne (1263) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2005
Looks nice, dark amber with a persistent head. But the aroma and flavor are off, It’s kinda a burnt organic flavor, like burning leaves or moss or something. Also has a slightly metallic aftertaste. It is drinkable though, just not quite at par with better ales.


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