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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1995   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajoef (5) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
I liked the overall taste and palate of this beer. It wasn’t as smooth as some other beers but far better than most.

Rider0nTheStorm (50) - Ablis, FRANCE - JUL 19, 2017
Une bière rousse assez agréable, peu de mousse, gout de malt avec légère amertume.

dukeandduke (264) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2017
6/24/17 (Chicago). 16 oz draft pour into standard pint glass. $5.50 @ NW Vaughn’s. Dark copper pour, light tan head and carbonation. Light, sweet malt aroma. Mild sweet malt and chocolate taste. Light mouth feel and texture, minimal carbonation. Overall good offering.

dstarnick (8) - - JUN 23, 2017 does not count
Good tasting ale, would get again!!!!!!!� via Beer Buddy for iPhone

JohananaV2 (147) - - JUN 20, 2017
Not my favorite but if your in an Irish mood and need something to chase a car bomb with, it's not bad. Dark tasty and delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

azzurro (246) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2017
Got this one from the St-Pat’s promotion at LCBO. Strong taste for a ’light’ beer. Must be the barley. Tasty beer and easy going. I like.

ebone1988 (1918) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2017
Aroma is metallic, earthy hops, slight caramel, a little dark fruit, eh. Appearance is amber, light tan head, clear. Taste is light, earthy hops, caramel, watery, metallic, not great. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light, bubbly carbonation, earthy hop caramel water aftertaste. Overall, not especially impressive, but easily crushed.

jmgreenuk (9444) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 23, 2017
Tap at Sweenys Bar, Dublin. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a long-lasting frothy white head. The aroma is light grainy malt. The flavour is moderate to light bitter with a light crisp watery light fruit, metallic hop bitter palate. Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.

SN11 (65) - USA - MAR 18, 2017
dark red color. Looked promising but failed miserably. There’s next to nothing going on here. Very light ale. If Budweisier made an Ale, this would be it. Wouldn’t get this again.

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! ;)

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.

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