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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: 1871   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   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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ABUSEDGOAT (2852) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2005 Pours a thin brown body. Aroma is earthy and smells like a basement. Flavor is caramel, dough, minimal bitterness. It’s scary to think that a year ago this beer was possibly my favorite.

2.9
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Malty and a slight hint of citrus and flowers w/ a slight alcohol sweetness on the nose. The flavor was matly and sweet, tangy like grapefruit and a note of green. The mouthfeel was good effervescence and light. The pour was reddish brown w/ red hues, thin laasting head and good lacing.

2.9
jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2005
Draft. A hint of red in the daark brown beer gives this Irish ale some allure. Aromas are light, with some berry or currant fruit. Not as pronounced on the taste, with little to differentiate it from its peers. Passive hops and a barley/malt cereal component. Clear on the palate, though, with a pleasant dry finish. Not a rave, but a solid pub offering for something unique.

2.1
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 8, 2005
In impy pint form at an "Irish" pub in Lansing. The beer was tasty at the time but unimpressive. Althought the pub appeared to be owned by Guinness it was comfy and the food was tasty. Why does America keep doing this? We can have our own comfy pubs with delicious AMERICAN ales. It’s quite galling to pay $5 for a pint of mediocre Irish beer.

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Mac (2) - Riverside, California, USA - FEB 7, 2005 does not count
I had this beer in a pub in Riverside CA (Royal Falconer), great irish ale one of the best i’ve had. Mixes great with Guinness for a delicious black and tan. If you have a chance at a good irish or english pub around look it up you won’t be disappointed

1.8
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2005
On tap at the Orlando Ale House. For some reason I was really repulsed by this beer. I had a hard time finishing it - bitter and flat. It might have been the tap, but it didn’t seem that promising to begin with. I am not a fan of irish ales, and this did not convert me.

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Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2005 Well, considering that the bar keep at the mahwah bar n grill descibed this as a guinese like stout!???? It was light brown, had a decent head that diminished very quickly. Tasted ok, light in malts, almost no hops. I will be generous, I think they last cleaned the tap lines when Reagan was prez>

4
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2005
A wonderful darkish brown ale, has that ale fruitiness without being overly sweet, great hops, and is a winner from start to finish. I’m almost glad the terrible people at Guinness bought this because now I can get it here in the States. Excellent beer in every way.

3.4
beastdog75 (364) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2005
Reminds me of an English pale ale, as it has a similar fruity taste that can be found in English ales like Bass. Nice reddish copper color, and has a drying finish to it. Easy to drink.

3.8
Tmoney99 (14978) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Tap. Dark amber color with a medium tan head. Complex aroma that lasted the whole drink. Flavor was spicy with complex roasted malt with sweet tone. Very drinkable brew becoming more common in this area.


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