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


on tap

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ARH (1139) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a shaker. The aromas are not very strong on this one, but what does appear is a cereal and grainy note with a faint caramel sweetness and an abundant damp and leather aroma. It’s a dark, but clear, amber-orange color (maybe more brown than orange) with a big white-ish, puffy head. When it reduces, it gets a swiss-cheese look to it. The head hangs around for a while until it reduces to a soda-fizz looking ring, but it leaves a good amount of puffy lace down the glass. The taste is a flat, medium-light sweetness and light bitterness. The mouth is light bodied (maybe medium bodied), thin texture, with lots of effervescent, fizzy carbonation. There’s a flat citrus flavor in the mouth with a bit of nut flavor and a light caramel. There seems to be an underlying rye, or just generally grainy, flavor throughout. It finishes with a light toasty note and some grassiness. The aftertaste is mostly clean with a rye and cereal flavor that doesn’t linger very long.

Grumpelmies (431) - GERMANY - NOV 29, 2017
Draft as Smithwick's Red Ale @ Ha'penny Bridge Inn, Dublin. Red/brown with a small white Head. Mild aroma of caramel and biscuit. Taste is mostly caramel with a bit of metal, biscuit and sweet malts. Kind of fruity as well. Finish shows some light hops. Low to medium carbonation. Watery. Ok I guess if you just want to pound a couple of pints.

billRN (1) - - NOV 22, 2017 does not count
Great tasting. Not sure what else I could ask for from this ale. Good stuff. Reasonably priced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Maracuja05 (2056) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2017
25-08-17 // draft at sherwoods bar & restaurant. Quick stop near the airport. Waiting for the bus. Murky amber Brown. Tasting watery with soem roasted malts.

stantheman (1101) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 9, 2017
Tall can from BC Liquor stores. A dark amber with beige head and faint beer-ish nose. Malt forward with a trace of hop.Very mild and generally lacking in beer flavors. 2.1

Grumbo (4273) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2017
Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn. As Smithwick's Red. Pours clear bright amber brown with a bubbly off-white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, caramel, bread and light fruit. Medium to heavy sweetness, light bitterness. Medium body, oily texture, average to soft carbonation. Finish is sweet and malty. So so.

Nordcore (1698) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2017
Tap at a bar in Amsterdam, 23.09.17. Amber, clear with a creamy off white head. Aroma of hops and malt. Light bitter with a malt end...Amsterdam.

fellebag (1571) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2017
Pint. White foamy layer. Clear brown red color. Aroma is caramel, autumn, rose hips, strawberry leaves. Taste is quite sweet

mike_77 (7271) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2017
Dark copper colour. Aroma and flavour have some slightly caramelised malts. Slightly too cold and gassy.

VDuquerroux (1954) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - AUG 31, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2017 Bottle, 50cL. 3.8%. "Smithwicks Red Ale". Gift from my dad. A sparkling borwn orange clear beer with a medium off-white head ; average retention and lacing. Herb, light citrus, water, caramel note. Light dry bitter refreshing, sweet note. Light body, thin texture, average carbonation, sweet caramel dry fresh finish. Overall, correct.

On tap, 25cL. @bar "Ty Anna", Rennes, FR. A beautiful sparkling amber beer with a white foamy head ; good retention and great lacing. Nitrogen, light roast, caramel and chestnut notes. Light to medium sweet, light dry refreshing, bitter note. Light to medium body, thin oily texture, soft carbonation, dry fresh light sweet finish. Overall, correct. 6-5-6-3-12 = 32

Padchenko (395) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 6, 2017
Pours purplish brown with small white head that doesn’t last. Goes down easy. Slightly sweet malty and some caramel. Good beer

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