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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cjsleme (5) - Arnold, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2015 does not count
This is probably my Favorite beer! It's easy to drink and I love the roasted flavor in it. I have been getting this for a while now, I really need to try more Red Ales. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Parmenion777 (242) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2015
Dark honey amber colour, medium creamy off white head. Toasted malt and caramel aroma. Some sweetness, malt and caramel but a bit thin.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
luttonm (5721) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Draft in Ayre, MA. Creamy white head on charcoal brown. Soft sweet malt aroma. Smooth body, raisins and sweet fruity malt. Solid. Not a ton going on. Feels a bit under attenuated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrewje41 (3581) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Draft pour pint at the Wilde Rover. Pours a dark brown color with a fizzy bubble head. Seemed firing to rate this for the first time in am Irish pub, though I would prefer to be across the pond and doing it right. I’ll pretend for now. Creamy body with a nutty malt flavor. Has little flavor, but not bad. Not bad, but not really that good either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
brewgianlu (11) - - AUG 20, 2015
Classic red. For me it isnt fantastic. It is quite good. Surely in stile (it is guinness ) beauty to see, with aroma of bread and spicy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
smroush (259) - Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Aromas .are mostly bready malt. Hop presence is very mild and nondescript. Color is a dark reddish-brown, with a fairly large off-white head which dissipates fairly quickly. Taste is fairly sweet with just a mild bitterness. Body is medium; carbonation is average; texture is slightly thin. Finish is medium, bready with just a slight bitterness. Overall this is a pretty unremarkable beer; mild and one dimensional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AAEA (266) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2015
12 Fl OZ ($1.79 Bottle) pretty good Irish Red. I think its an easy going beer. don’t let the darkness fool you; its easy going.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (4761) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2015
330 ml bottle. 4.5% ABV. Appearance: Dark red-brown color with a creamy and durable tan head that leaves the glass partly coated with foam. Aroma: earthy hops; faint off-notes. Taste: nearly as hoppy as malty; mild bitterness. Mouthfeel: medium bodied with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (1649) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
This is a good example of an Irish Red Ale, I found the flavor to be rich and full of malt and some fruit. It also has a nice copper color. I would drink this again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (19361) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2015
Tap @ Bishops Arms Savoy, Malmö. Clear amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and light fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. Bland. 100715

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