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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChadPoole (444) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2017
Pours red amber with a small off white head. Malt and carmel aroma and flavour. Clean, crisp with a medium body and medium carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stchloe (1007) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Billed as a red ale, so that may throw me off, nice dark red pour with a tasty light malty body a little bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PanMarek (403) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2017
Dark, reddish pour with quick, beige foam. Roasted malt nose with some dried fruit. Medium body, slick texture with little fizz. Caramelly malts come through in the taste with a little hop bitterness. Nicely balanced and easy to drink. Leans toward the porter side of the spectrum. A good beer for a cool night.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (12497) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2016
Draft at Poteen Still, The Hague. Hazy dark amber with with a cream head. Aroma of malt, breadth notes, light red fruits, caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wombat23 (1236) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. As Smithwick’s Premium Irish Ale. Clear amber color with a light beige head. Aroma of malt and bread. Flavors are malt, bread, caramel, and toasted nuts. Easy drinkin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
darbeer75 (831) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Aroma: lots of malt and vanilla; Appearance: clear, dark amber pour with thin white head that lingers; Taste: malt that turns a bit overdone as temp rises; Palate: medium body with long, sweet finish; Overall: okay but ultimately forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
ozzy70 (1050) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 11, 2016
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours darker amber, large off white head, fizzy. Aroma of sweet roasted malts, breads, nutty. Taste was sweet, but lacking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VincentDamon (498) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2016
Bière rousse, foncée, pétillante, belle mousse. Nez plutôt casual de caramel. En bouche, la texture est bonne, le malt apporte des notes caramel sans trop d’originalité mais tout de même agréable. Rousse mainstream plutôt agréable. Cheers !

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierdimpfe (633) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2016
Hazy dark brown color with a strong amount of subtle activity. Creamy light brown 2 finger sparkling head, lasting around 15 to 20 minutes, with some strong legs. Aroma of faint ginger bread. Flavors of caramel, faint molasses, a little spicy and syrupy. Bready and highly sugary, but still with a nice sharpness. Slick smooth light to medium body with a nice carbonation intensity. Light to medium strength finish with a perfectly spiced feel and a hint of peppercorn and ginger. Overall a very good quality craft having delicious flavors and great freshness. Well balanced and intensified. Would drink this all day long.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (4259) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2016
Clear dark ruby, light brown lasting, lacing foam head. Little bit sweet aroma and taste. Barley, some caramel notes. Nice. (Belfast 201608)

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