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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: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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ARH's rating

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ARH (1125) - 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.


2.8
Sigmund (7536) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2017
Keg halfpint, as Smithwick’s Red Ale, at Kenny’s Kilmardinny Inn, Dublin. Was also available on tap in every pub I visited in Northern Ireland and Dublin. Reddish brown colour, off-white head. Malty aroma and flavour, a little caramel, not too sweet but has minimal hops and very little character.

3.1
fdomig (1025) - München, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2017
1 pint at the Failte, Killarney. Aroma is light malt. Appearance is dark brown with a brownish foam. Taste is light sweet. A bit watery, soft carbonation. Good.

2.9
Theydon_Bois (19545) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2017
Keg at the Tullyglass House hotel, Ballymena, 10/07/17. Copper colour with a Reddish glint topped with ano offor white head. Nose is biscuit, caramel, red lemonade, brown sugars. Taste comprises biscuit, toasted grains, toffee, light fruit esters. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light bitterness. Par for the style ... managed a pint !

3.2
kermis (13482) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2017
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Bottle shared at THT June ’17, as Smithwick’s Superior Irish Ale. Near clear amber with an off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and light fruits. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation. [16/06/2017]

2.8
MarcinG (874) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2017
Pint @Malahide Grand Hotel. Rubinowy klarowny kolor. Piana biala,srednia,utrzymuje sie w szkle. W zapachu slody czerwone owoce,karmel. Wodniste o ziarnistym posmaku,czerwone owoce w tle.

2.6
Maakun (5589) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2017
Bottle shared at THT. Clear light amber with big off white head. Light dust, caramel, soft cocoa, dust, chalk, hint of metallic notes. Light sweet and bitter. Light bodied. Meh.

2.6
sjogro (4172) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2017
Sampled from bottle at THT June at kwartje. Gifted from Michael, danke!! Clear gold to amber gradient with thin greyish head. Dry malt, dry tea leaves, light caramel, cardboard. Light sweet and moderate bitter.

3.1
mariuspoenari (2692) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2017
Sampled at the June THT. Clear amber pour with an off-white head. Notes of citrus, caramel, sugar, light hops.

3
Sven1973 (477) - GERMANY - JUN 3, 2017
Gezapft in einem Dubliner Pub (Ferryman). Rötlicher klarer Körper, etwas Schaum. Aroma leichtes Karamell, Kaffee, leichte Malzsüße. Geschmack ebenso, leicht bitter

2.4
Zita (6324) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2017
light sweet malty aroma,brown, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, flat,


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