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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: 1997   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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exeter (535) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 17, 2017
Pours dark red with a nice head and good lacing. Tastes of caramel, breadiness, slight floral and nuts. Not bad for a light ALC beer. Great if I need to drive heavy equipment at work. lol, just kidding! ;)

2.6
bigbadbob77 (2) - Penetanguishene, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2017 does not count
This "Premium" ale gives a huge short lived head. Has no smell and is quite bland. This is not one I’ll be purchasing again.

3.1
thejackpacker (448) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2017 Draught at several in County Sligo. An incredibly drinkable ale and one eh at has enough taste to back it up. A strange Guinness-esque foam when poured. Can be tinny after other more powerful beers. One to go the distance, my Irish Doombar. So here we are to re rate Smithwicks. Honestly one of the most tasteless beers I’ve ever drunk and I don’t mean that in a bad way. It is very nice and easy to drink but honestly has so little taste, supremely smooth though.

2.6
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Draught. (backlog) Deep amber colour with a small white head. Aroma is sweet malts, some toffee, mild wood as well as some herbal notes. Flavour is sweet malts, mild grains as well as some slight floral and wooden notes in the finish. Smooth, but nothing to really write home about.

2.4
Skarecrow (747) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 5, 2017
11.2 Fl Oz. bottle Red brown with good head. Malty/grainy aroma but also oxidized. Medium bitterness. Some malt but I expected more and the oxidation didn’t help metters. (Date code on bottle was L6057GD004 whatever this means ???). Uninspiring.

3.4
pitch992 (217) - SLOVENIA - FEB 1, 2017
Gentle, no exceptional highlights in any category. Highly drinkable, notes of gentle fruitiness, grassiness, low caramel.

2.7
aholmes987 (23) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2017
Really disappointing. Nothing going on here at all. Slight malt taste, very slight. Finishes dry.

3
ChadPoole (478) - 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.

3.3
stchloe (1067) - 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.

2.9
PanMarek (438) - 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.


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