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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1997   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   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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NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2004
A very malty ale, nothing in the way of hops showing. Sticky creamy head that lasts the length of the beer. Not bad, but wouldnt order again.

FROTHINGSLOSH (7670) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2011 I have had this one a couple of times but never been particularly impressed.+++ Sampled on draft this beer pours a light mahogany color with a medium sized white head that left great lacing. The aroma is light, bitter a bit woody and mildly hoppy. The flavor is generally mild and lightly malty on the front, followed by a nutty and woody element and then ends sharp and bitter. A pretty basic beer really.

Mullo (102) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2004
Draft, but, unfortunately served as a lager, not an ale - probably affects the flavour? Sharpness in hte hops flavour - could be a little smoother. Fairly standard as far as an ale goes - nothing too adventurous. Lacked aroma (probably due to being served as a lager). Nothing special about the malt.

DocLock (10647) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2004
On draft at Half Time, Poughkeepsie, NY. Pours a nice shade of ruby with a medium, white head. Aroma of malt, toffee, some fruit and cognac. Malty taste with a dense palate and a dry finish that had hints of cabernet. Not bad.

crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - DEC 12, 2004
on tap-smooth malty taste with some hops. matls were composed of mostly caramel and fruit. Not a roasted caramel but a sweet tone. Brown in color with a white head, decent ale.

braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2004
The most average ale ever? Nice looking, decent palate, drinkable, but nothing unique in the flavor at all. Simply dry and bitter, and good at it.

LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2004
had it from the tap, amber color with quarter-inch white head. very bitter with bitter aftertaste. not the best, not the worst.

BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Had on tap. Nice brown color but little head. Rather watery mouthfeel but good toasted flavors. Not bad.

ericnixon (746) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Nice dark color on this one. Pretty bittah taste with a good roasty-ness in the aftertaste. Overall it was pretty good.

weavie123 (1) - Berwyn, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2004 does not count
I find this ale to be one of the best beverages I have ever tasted. While not the most knowledgable beer drinker in the world, I have tasted my share of imported beers and ales and was drinking a Guinness Stout when a friend suggested I try Smithwicks. I was totally blown away and whenever I return to that particular bar (only one I know who serves Smithsicks) that is all I drink.

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